Hi everyone, it’s me again, Makena. For the new followers, I like to occasionally steal my parents blog and write about living in an RV from a dog’s perspective.
I have been enjoying my time in Florida. It has been full of presents, sunshine, and best of all, visitors! And it is nice not having that alarm clock scaring me half to death at 5am. A perfectly good night of sleep is ruined by that screeching ‘beep, beep’ noise, followed by my mom’s grumbling.
My Christmas wishes came true – I had some really nice presents to open. Nice to see my parents use those gift cards on things other than gas and groceries! I really enjoy opening presents. My parents made me sit patiently staring at my package for a while. Oh, the suspense!
I finally received the ‘okay’ command, and it was off to the races!
And much to my delight, I received a squirrel with sixteen squeakers!!!!! Best gift ever!
Take a good look at the squirrels head…he was beheaded about 30 minutes later! I was able to get three squeakers out, before I decided to take a nap.
My social calendar has been pretty full as well. Unfortunately, I still have not figured out how to take photos, and my parents seem to forget as well, so I don’t have photos of everyone that has stopped over. But I was very excited when Fred and Donna stopped over. We first met them the day after we picked up our 5th wheel, at a Heartland Owners Rally. They, along with George, Iris, Gary and Pam took my parents under their wing and they had a fun and educational week together. It was nice catching up with them, and my parents had a nice BBQ dinner with them – no doggie bag for me though 😦
My pals Steve and Joan, from Crazy Horse also stopped by. They were home for Christmas to visit their family, and are now back in Lake Mead for the winter, where they do some volunteer work.
Tom and Ellen, co-workers from Amazon, also stopped over. They were also kind enough to invite my parents over to Ellen’s daughters house for a fantastic Christmas dinner. Again, no doggie bags for me. I think my cousins Rudy and Reagan need to teach me the fine art of stealing people food from the counter! They also got together at a Tiki Bar near Clermont to watch the sunset together. But it was a cloudy day, so not much of a sunset (serves them right for not bringing me along!)
Karen and Al, also fellow Amazon workers, stopped by as well for lunch, and Disney planning. We will all be going to Disney the first week of February, so they dropped off some DVD’s for my parents to watch. My mom is pretty clueless about all these Disney characters so she has a lot of homework to do.
The park we are in now has a fenced in dog area, so I have been able to get out and play almost every day!! It’s not a pretty dog park, but it’s a great use of space right along the fence. I wish more parks would do this, as I have a lot of energy to burn off.
And when I am not busy playing outside, I watch these super noisy sandhill cranes go by every day. They are bigger than me, so I keep a safe distance!
Well that pretty much brings you up to date with my social life. Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years!
Quote for the day: “Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear.” – Dave Barry