I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Monday, October 25, 2010

We're OK in OK

Stumpy was bound and determined that I wasn't going to leave her behind this morning

I asked her to move and she did (ever so slightly)

When I asked her to move away from the door, she moved just enough that I had to trip over her to get to the door

She's not happy (as noted by the "talking" ears)

We finally got in the car and once again I was made aware of a weird emotional attachment I've developed

Those are Alf's nose prints, left over from his ride to California in July. When I see them. I can see Alf sitting beside me, looking forward to his new life.

We sure do miss that boy!
The reason I mention this embarrassing attachment, is because with the sun setting earlier they are beginning to become a problem. I either have to get off the road, early to reduce the glare from the nose prints or wash the window. I got off the road early today :)

Anyways, we made it to Oklahoma. I think Stumpy may think I am pondering replacing her as navigator. She did a pretty good job today

When she wasn't staring at me

But I did catch her dozing once...

Stumpy has entered Norwood's Fright Week Monstah Mash Up Costume Parade! We won't be able to get her a costume so I sent Norwood a picture I had taken of Stumpy, earlier this year,when she was clearly possessed!. It's not as contest, but for each entry Norwood is going to send a piece of green paper to Khyra, to help with funding Khyra's XTerra Transport. Khyra's Kheeper/Mom/chauffeur does at least one transport every weekend, helping dogs who have been pulled from abusive situations and high kill shelters on their way to a happily ever after forever home. Last weekend she did transports on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Goooooooo Norwood!!!

1,645 miles down, 1,091 miles to go. We've passed the halfway point.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We think she is saying "Are we there yet" he he We actually can see why she would be bored in OK nothing much to look at!!!

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Miller The Mal was doing some of THAT kind of sleeping on Saturday!

Sorry woo are more than halfway to Dirtville ;-(

Keep her honest Stumpy!

Khyra and The Golden Khousins
PeeEssWoo: We miss Alfie too!

Carey Brown Strombotne said...

hey stumpy, whatchoo lookin' at?? you sure are a silly girl!

Stella said...

I think you are a real dish, Stumpy! So beauteous you should win every gorgeous dog contest.

So there!


Wyatt said...

Stumpy has the most expressive ears! She looks cute nodding off....I'm sure you are both anxious to be home, in your own beds, for a good nights sleep.


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

maybe Stumpy wants you to turn around and head back East:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Calsidyrose said...

Hi ya'll from Texas! Can't believe how close ya'll were to me relative to your home place! Why, some Texans consider Oklahoma within commutin' distance. ;)!

Stumpy's "talking ears" crack me up!

Drive safe & have fun!

Anonymous said...

I love the talking ears!! Glad y'all are having a safe trip...even if your navigator is reluctant to get back to Dirtville!

Elyse and Riley

An English Shepherd said...

Nothing wrong with a good doze ;-)


Anonymous said...

I have talking ears sometimes, too!

How exciting that you're in Oak-luh-home-ah! That's where my mom and dad are from, you know. Be sure to sing OHHHHHHHHH-kla-home-ah as you go through!

Wiggles & wags,

PeeS. I think Stumpy is a super great navigator!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

The pictures were from Sunday. We actually did have a tornado warning out on Saturday. The tornado siren actually sounded for the first time we can remember being in Texas.. They said there was location spotted between our down and the next. Sure glad none of those tornado's decided to stop in and visit us...
Hope you find a nice lake to stop at on your long journey..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie