Hi everybody - Brutus here!
Mom is letting me do the post today because I was just SOOO excited about the project we just wrapped up. You might remember that a few weeks ago we received a fantabulous package from the relentlessly huge himself, Mango. It was really fun to get a gift like that, and I am still enjoying all the wonderful things he picked out to send me (I even shared a little with Mason). It was part of a game called Paw it Forward, and to keep up with our part of the deal in playing, we needed to send gifts to three of our friends.
A few days ago mom loaded me up in the car & strapped on my harness. It wasn't time for agility or any of my training, so I wondered where we were headed
After a short ride, I found out: we were going SHOPPING!!! Oh man, I love this place!
Mom said we were there to buy the gifts to send to our friends for the Paw It Forward game. She let me help pick things out, so of course I headed right for one of my favorite aisles!
We had tons of fun picking out fun things to send. I wanted to make sure we had the perfect pressies for everyone on our list! Let's see - there's the stuff for Lucy & Tank.... Got some things for Captian & Candy.... What about Deborah's dogs???
We finished up our shopping, including a bag of food for our Mason. We were in the store for a LONG time! BTW, I always walk around and help shop from the ground. Mom just plopped me in the cart to inspect the goods (or do you think she did that just to take a picture? Hmmm...).
When we got home mom unpacked everything and laid it out so I could make sure all my buddies had enough stuff. She also got out some other things she had picked up on a separate shopping trip (without moi, the nerve). Look at Mason in the background - he was saying "Dude - Mom said to stay away!! You're gonna be in trouble! I'm telling...."
Mom found boxes to pack up all the goodies, so that the postman could take them to our friends. Mason & I kept a close eye on things to be sure that nothing got left out.
I insisted on testing a few things to ensure they were safe for our little friends to play with. Can't figure why mom kept taking them back. I was only trying to help.....
Next I got busy on the cards. Mom wrote the notes (my penmanship isn't so hot), but let me sign each one to give it a more personal touch. As you can see, I took this responsibility very seriously!
I guess you could say that she caught me red-pawed here BOL!
Mom took care of the final packaging details while Mason & I rested on the couch.
After a power nap, I made sure to inspect the packages to make sure she had done it properly. Looked like a good job to me (I would have had a heck of a time with that tape gun myself!), so I gave her packaging job my seal of approval.
Last thing was to check and make sure that all boxes were labeled & addressed properly so that the postman can deliver them to my friends. Gee, he must be in really good shape to carry these boxes all the way to California, Arizona & Massachusetts! Poor guy....
Well, off to the post office they go. Mom said she had to do that part by herself, since doggies aren't allowed in - whatever! Actually I was so tired by this point that I was glad to have a little peace and quiet. Supervising is hard work, you know!!!
So to Captain & Candy (over at I Need a Sugar Fix), Lucy & Tank (from the Plus Size Pug blog) and Deborah and all her pack (at Amazing Animal Lovers' Blog), your presents are officially on the way!! Hope that the snail mail isn't too jammed up with christmas catalogs, because Mom said they should take no more than a week to get to you.
Thanks for playing along everyone! Hope you enjoy having your gifts as much as we did picking them out. It really is better to give than to receive!
Now don't forget to Paw it Forward!!!!