I did not!
Hide the evidence Benji
Or shred the evidence..
Some exciting news from headquarters this Christmas. There is lots of movement, talk about moving, and moving parts to manage. Stuff is being donated or sold -yes, Da Sky and I are very closely guarding our stuff – and boxes are being filled. Da Sky and I even had to practise sitting in a big box for a
gazillion days couple of hours. No, no, we are not left behind since we are considered priceless. Pew, that’s a relief.
The word is that we will move overseas but we won’t travel by boat. Why not travel by boat over the sea? Yeah, that beats me too. Traveling by boat would have been my first choice since I got my captain’s license way back and Da Sky is a fine first mate. Instead, we will travel by car and then in an air-monster. The car will be easy peasy. We will even have a VIP chauffeur flown in for us from Europe Still, I’m not too sure about the air-monster. You-all know that Da Sky can fly and I’m famous for breaking the sound barrier but we are no rocket stars. I guess that’s about to change. Where we’re going? That seems to be all hush-hush and top-secret. All I know is that we haven’t been there yet, they have lots of sheep to
chase look at, and it’s far, far away.
While the moving parts are moving, Sky and I are trying to fit in a couple of things one more time. I finished my last secret mission and I got my AKC Novice JWW (Jumpers with Weaves) title (with three first places). My little brother got his first Q and a second-place at his first AKC agility event ever. Pretty good heh?! He had barely turned 15 months, the minimum age to enter. We also said our goodbyes to Apalachicola. We missed Miss Martha but were able to sail one more time on the big float a.k.a. The Follower. I was told that the big float won’t be able to follow us overseas. Yep, that’s another mystery to me. I would think that we can slow down soon but knowing headquarters that might be wishful thinking. If I don’t see you before the end of the year:
A bit of shopping
Sailing on the big float
Ms Martha MIA
Happy Howli-Days and Smooth Sailing from all of us!
P.S. Don’t eat all Santa’s cookies and if you do make sure you shred the evidence.
Sky for sure is getting around. The other week I showed him da big city Apalachicola. I had been there before but it was all new for Da Sky. Sky was a rock star; he got to greet people left and right and kept wagging his tail. He even walked as if he owned the city. That’s pretty good for a newbie.
The coffee shop
Forrest Gump’s boat
I decided to show Sky my favorite nooks and crannies in da city. Forrest Gumps’ shrimp boat was still there but my other hangout, Oysterbones, was gone! Therefore no additional yummies for us pooches. Luckily we had packed plenty of supplies for this trip so we didn’t go hungry. We found out later that Oysterbones had only moved a couple of blocks further down the road. Oh well, we will have to go back soon then. Our next stop was the Chocolate & Coffee Company shop. This was just for the humans. There was lot’s of chocolate we couldn’t eat but hey sometimes you have to sacrifice a bit for the sake of something greater. A visit to Margaritaville seemed to fit the bill.
The new doggles
All you need is sand, sand, sand!
Of course, no coastal road trip is complete without a stop at the beach so that’s what we did before we went home. It turned out that Sky, just like me, doesn’t like water. Good boy, Sky! The humans were a tad disappointed; they love the water. I never understood the attraction. It’s wet, it moves, you get cold, what’s the point?! On the other hand, the beach itself is a super sandbox. Sky got some goggles as his blue eye is a bit light sensitive. I think he needs to order a visor because those goggles kept falling off his face. You can’t dig like that.
Come visit the forgotten coast
Port St. Joe Marina
A stranded boat
We saw a lot of debris from Hurricane Michael (October 2018) that hasn’t been dealt with yet due to a lack of funds. And we didn’t even go to the places that were hit worst of all such as Mexico Beach (FL). We are wondering if this means that the forgotten coast really has been forgotten. We hope not because it is a wonderful place to visit!
I don’t know about you but lots has happened here. The Deal Ms. Zulu and I had with mom went very well. And around Thanksgiving, we had a V.I.P. stay with us for a week. The two occasions must be related. It was the first time that I met Mom’s nephew. He is studying abroad for a semester and was able to visit us. So, both Ms. Zulu and I got lots of attention and we got to go on trips. It definitely was a week packed with fun stuff.
One day we toured around Florida’s coast. That day was a long day in the car, but I didn’t mind as I could sit next to our V.I.P. guest. Since I had just finished my studies I shared some of my successful secrets with him. No, I can’t tell you those because then they won’t be secrets any longer. And I let the V.I.P. sit in my favorite spot, it’s right behind the driver’s seat.
Ms. Zulu stayed home alone, she had to catch up on some much-needed sleep. I don’t blame her, she has been on so many trips already that she forgot how many. And I have to say, I was dead tired too after such a long day. We walked and walked, I felt like Forrest Gump. I think I even saw his shrimp boat in Apalachicola (FL). It made me hungry. When dinner was served, I was a bit disappointed that it was not for me. Lucky for me, wherever I went, people pitied me (yes it does help when you look skinny) and I got some treats. Especially the Tin Man, at the Tin Shed, and the lady at the pet store Oysterbones were generous. So a big thank you to all the wonderful people who kept me fed and petted while I walked Florida’s streets.
Getting started, dead tired already
Forrest Gump’s shrimp boat
A Christmas Tree
The Tin Shed
We walked and walked
Taking a break
No, I did not chase this guy
Where is my dinner???
Did I tell you that I was tired?
Happy Tails, Benji.