Perry’s Vacation

photo-1I know, I know it has been a long time but I just have to tell you that it is because I went on VACATION people!

It was so much fun, I just don’t know where to start…

As you might remember my vacation did not get off to a stellar start since I pulled Grandma down in the parking lot and all.  However, it did get much more exciting after that.

When I got to the Grandunits ranch things got much happier.  The parentals had left and I was free to relish in the country and the joys of being spoiled.

Grandpa B put out a fence so I was able to not get lost.  It was so cool because I figured out how to open the door and go outside ANYTIME I wanted.  So they just left the door open and I went to and fro.  IT WAS AWESOME.  Yeah like that will ever happen here at my house!

Next I got to hang out at a real day school  – Thousand Hills Pet Resort – in the country where all the dogs ran around, hung out and just got to play in the dirt – no concrete play yard there.  I cannot wait to go back there!

Now you all know how much I love food.  I felt like I was at a 5 Star hotel.  The Grandunits know how to make a spread.  I was so spoiled that I even got a bedtime cookies.

I did get into trouble a few times…it is apparent I am not a cat person.  As much as I would like a little fluffy friend I just cannot resist chasing them around.  But for the most part I was puppy perfect.

However, I have to admit I did miss Mom and Dad just a little, and the next thing I knew we pulled up in the truck I love so much and I saw my car!

I waited nicely and got out of the truck with my no pulley collar…yep folks…I am a reformed grandma puller.  I have learned my lesson.

Well I saw Dad and was excited to see him, but knew it was afternoon snack time so I would catch up with him later.  The next thing I know is Dad is trying to grab my back leg.  What, postponement of snack?

Yep, problem was my back leg has a huge owie on it.  The joint is swollen with an abscess or something and I have a skin problem.  I heard them talking about maybe a staph infection.  Great- another visit to the doctor’s…but hey this is my SLO doctor, Dr. Linda Powers at San Luis Obispo Veterinary.  She is awesome and a funny lady.  Plus I was able to stock up on one of my favorite snacks, Hypoallergenic Treats, by Hills.  Yummy.

photoFinally after all was said and done Dad and I drove back to the big city.  It was a long drive but we made it.  I was so happy to see Mom and I did a dance around for 5 minutes.

However, I thought I would have the luxury of gently getting back to my routine and was enjoying my time on the back porch.  Two seconds later PITA the squirrel came up real close and started to screech at me.  Game on rodent!  Ever since I got back he has been getting me into trouble as I have been barking up a storm.  Don’t mess with my yard!

Finally, the entire family is busy with getting the electronic gluten-free healthy cookie book ready.  Mom made the Lemon Zesties and dark chocolate truffles again for pictures this week so I was VERY happy being the foodie that I am!

Well, this was a long note but too much to share.  Until the next time we meet….PEACE!

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I’m Having SO much fun

Dad left me at Grandma and Grandpa’s this morning and went home without me – not sure if he was mad or just needs a break.  I’m hoping he just needs a break since I do like living in Santa Monica.

After he left I helped Grandma make the beds – I’m not sure she liked it since I could not help myself and chewed on her blankets.  I then went to the laundry room and found my second FAVORITE thing in the world – a big roll of toilet paper called paper towels.  Boy – I was in heaven!  Grandma was finishing up the bed so I pulled it off the washer and shredded it all over the kitchen and family room.  When Grandma came out of the bedroom, somehow it did not faze her and she just handed me a chew toy and quietly picked up the paper towels.

Now I’m outside helping Grandpa clean off the patio.  My Aunt Vickie seems to be warming up to me and maybe she’ll play with me tomorrow.  I’m here 2 weeks so I have lots of time to get her on my good side….

I’m off to Summer Vacation at Grandma and Grandpa B’s

Today was a long day.  Dad packed up the car with all my things – my  2 big boy beds, my crate, my elevated dish and water, a 20 pound bag of food, my treats and biscuits, toys, vitamins and fish oil.  I am going away for 2 weeks and there’s a lot required to take care of me.  I’m going to Grandma and Grandpa B’s since Mom and Dad are going to a conference whatever that is.

I’m supposed to be on my bestest behavior but we’ll have to see about that.  My aunt Vickie lives there and she is a golden retriever and is an old lady so I’m hoping she will play with me.  I’m going to miss Mom and Dad so much but they said they would come back and get me – I’m hoping that’s true since I was wearing Dad out today on the drive.  I went to that town they call SLO before – lots of green grass and fresh air so hopefully I can have LOTS of play time and my lungs will be happy since I’ve been coughing from the smog – you would think I was a smoker but cigarettes were never interesting to me.

Since Mom will be away I’m not sure I will be able to type while she’s gone but check back and see if there is something to report – otherwise I’ll be back in a few weeks.  I love all my fans….

Perry Goes to Grandma’s House on National Puppy Day

In honor of national Puppy Day Dad decided to take me on a road trip.  He had lots of pictures to shoot for his photo class and Grandma and Grandpa were away and have a new kitchen so I got to go with my him and my human friend Andrew to San Luis Obispo.  It gave Mom a much-needed break from taking care of me and having to manage my every move AND I now get a chance to explore a new house.  Even better I got to miss Puppy kindergarten this week – yeah!

It is SO much fun.  There are bones hidden everywhere from my Auntie Victoria –  like an Easter egg hunt.   And there’s a kitty cat named Sashi who looks like a big pillow and I So want to play with her but she keeps going under the bed.  I can’t wait to explore the rest of the house but Dad seems to want to keep me in the kitchen near my crate – I think he’s afraid of what I might get into – but that’s what puppies do.  This is the best time ever on national puppy day!