I'm happy to report that we are all home safe!
Paul & I got in at 2AM this morning, a bit later than we'd planned. Unfortunately we had to sit on the tarmac in the 113F heat for an extra hour and a half while they cleared a broken-down plane (eek!!) off the only runway that was long enough for us to take off from! Other than that, the trip was smooth sailing, so I can't really complain (and the 1st class plane upgrade really helped too...).
First thing this morning I picked up the boys from the "spa". Both of them reportedly did well and looked every bit of their normal selves, as well as very happy to see me. Mason liked his "cuddle time" and Brutus was all about "game time". They both enjoyed their Frostypaws and grilled cheese sandwich bedtime snacks. I did my best to get a picture of Brutus dragging one of the staff out to me - this is the best I could do in the midst of all the enthusiasm (sorry about the lousy photo):
Can you even see Brutus? He was moving so fast the camera couldn't compensate! He caught sight of me through the glass & couldn't get to me fast enough :)
Once we got back home, both Brutus & Mason were down for the count. Don't think they slept well while I was away, and were just so glad to be back in their normal comfortable surroundings. I had to laugh when Brutus barked, or should I say tried to bark - he is hoarse! Must have been quite the noisy little guy while I was away; he wore out his barker!! Brutus & I had a nice cuddly nap, him snoring away on top of me. My phone was the only thing in reach, so here's a slightly fuzzy picture of our siesta:
We brought home some souvenirs, including a black bear stuffie for the boys (like they need another one). Brutus was more interested in a sequoia pine cone, must have smelled really interesting.
Going to give my not-so-green thumb a workout & try to grow my very own sequoia from the kit (ha ha).
Brutus was very intrigued by the sequoia pinecone. Guess what happens next...
Yep, he tried to eat it!
Supposedly only an little squirrel called a chickaree can open these, unless they are opened by fire. Guess the pinecones never met a Brutus before...
Here's a photo of the new stuffie, "Sherman". We'll see how long this little guy lasts...
Mason with his new buddy Sherman. After the picture he headed off to enjoy him in the privacy of my closet (away from Brutus).
Hope you all enjoyed Flat Brutus and his travel adventures. It'll be a while before I need his services again, so he's tucked away for safe keeping for now. We are all glad to be home and back in our normal routine. Need to catch up on everyone else's blogs, did the best I could form the road! I know I've been tagged/given awards by of few of our furiends, so know that I appreciate you all thinking of me & will oblige with the appropriate posts as soon as I can!
Speaking of that, we've got some good posts lined up for the rest of this week, including some long-awaited ones! We found a few presents waiting in our mailbox (our prize from Sugar's contest finally came - yippee!!), and I also got a CD with some agility action shots of Brutus.
Stay tuned for all that & more :)