Monday, July 20, 2015

travel is exhausting for a poodle-in-charge

Travel is exhausting for a Poodle-in-charge.
Here I am at the Homewood Suites in Beavercreek Ohio.
First of all, no one asked me if I wanted the family to go on a business trip across the world.
I do like to be with my people, but whew! A long ride-in-the-car.

There are a lot of new smells to take in on that kind of trip
all the stops along the way, usually quilt shops for momma. The hotel itself took a lot of sniffing.
On a trip I MUST smell every grate. I am on a mission to smell grates across the USA.

You never know what's been there.

This was a particularly wonderful park with geese, lakes, bridges, paths, big trees.
I love this picture of me with my people, our shadows are very artistic, no? My momma loves art.





(Miss Mary, notice the sign? Kayak crossing? )
My peeps and I walked here at least three days out of 5 in Ohio. We all like a little peace at the end of a busy day of sniffing.
I assume they're sniffing, where else would Dad go all day?
I know momma sniffed at least 20 quilt shops on this trip!The first day on our own, while Daddy went "dog"knowswhere, was to this craft shop. www.busybeaverarts.com/

They loved me!!
They petted me and let me come in to watch over momma as she shopped and shopped. Beads, yarn, fabric, every craft was represented in one shop. I took a moment to see this little fairy world in a dish
I was happy to be there, always love to smell new smells and meet more people but this trip was tiring. First of all, I did NOT like that Daddy didn't stay with us all the time. Apparently he went "to work" or so momma said.

While he was gone, I got a chance to run the hotel.
The little girls behind the pool fence were especially cute, adoring me as they were. The outside table with umbrella was nice, feeling the dry air blowing around my hair while momma beaded. The housekeeping manager took a real liking to me, and sat on the floor petting me while telling mommy about her dogs.

I don't know why I was so worried, somehow Dad found his way back in the evenings, somehow momma with her poor sense of direction found her way back to the hotel to meet him.

Still, I couldn't rest for a few days. On the third day I just put myself to bed early and trusted they wouldn't leave me. It's exhausting to have to sleep with one eye open.


I have a lot of memories to share with y'all and will write all about them over the next week.
Love, Cole


20 comments:

  1. New smells are great fun but there is nothing like the comfort of your own bed!

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  2. Oh poor Cole! I know that it is exhausting to take trips. I love the photo of your shadows. Did you mom get any good fabric? Stay cool! Hugs, Mickie

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  3. Glad that you were able to find a nice park to visit on your travels. Barley and I think that Ohio has some of the very best ;)

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  4. Love those shadow pictures!
    Can't wait to see what Momma will get up to with all the new toys and inspiration.

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  5. Aw, you were only about 20 minutes from where I live! We're in Beavercreek a lot for shopping and dining out. Too bad we didn't spot you around town while you were here!

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  6. That was quite the road trip! Thanks to Goolge maps!
    Great shadows!
    Looking forward to your shopping stories!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  7. That was quite the road trip! Thanks to Goolge maps!
    Great shadows!
    Looking forward to your shopping stories!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  8. It's always nice to have new smells to smell, new people to charm and control.

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  9. Don't kid yourself, Cole...travel is exhausting for all of us! But it's so wonderful the places to go and explore. I loved the shadow photos. Very cool! :)

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  10. Parks, rest stops...all are a must! Oh lordy...that picture of cole using the pillow CRacks ME UP!!!!

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  11. There is nothing better then to have an entirely new area to smell for a few days. and then return to your home to find all new smells that came along while you were gone. It's what we call a win win...

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  12. Trips are always an adventure. But we are always glad to be home, both two and four legged adventurers.

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  13. So many adventures! And I am really jealous of that craft store. Sounds divine!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  14. How exciting, the assets would love to travel. They also like storm drains. ,sometimes silly McGee leans so far in we think he will fall in!

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  15. I mean bassets, they certainly are NOT assets!

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  16. I love to read about Cole's adventures; I'm sure he charmed lots of folks on this trip.

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  17. Looks like you had a pawsome time Cole! You must be exhausted from all of those car rides.

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  18. I think Rita worries we'll leave her behind too when we travel! Glad you finally got some rest on Day 3, Cole!

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  19. Love hearing about your adventures Cole, this one must have been exhausting!

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  20. PepiSmartDog: always LOVE reading your posts!
    I don't know how you do it Cole!
    Thank goodness your such a world traveler and experienced all-round good guy.
    Apologies for being late visiting you. *blushes*
    Thank you for joining out Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.
    We really love it that you take the time to be in our blog hop.
    Hope to see you again real soon.
    *waves paw* :=)

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