It's been a busy first few weeks on the World Tour for Flat Brutus - he's really getting around! He's seen so many things that I can't get it all in one post, so I'm splitting this update into two halves. The first will be about our non-blogging friends who have been hosting lately both here in the US and abroad. Then tomorrow I'll do part 2 about the fun Flat Brutus had while visiting our DWB buddies.
Flat Brutus' first international host was our friend Arlette and her two Frenchies, Rufus & Lilly.
They are live in Cologne, Germany. Flat Brutus followed Arlette everywhere (to Rufi & Lilly's dismay!) - she took him to work, the salon, a cafe, and of course to see some of the local sites. Here's Flat Brutus lounging on the Rhine River. In the background is the Hohenzollern bridge and the Cologne Cathedral
As if that wasn't exotic enough, Flat Brutus got to accompany Arlette and her mom on their trip to Istanbul, Turkey!
He got to go for a ride on the Bosporus Sea,
and even saw the Blue Mosque (sorry for the small photo, that's as big as I could get it for some reason....).
After all that travelling, Flat Brutus and headed back to Cologne to relax for a few days with Rufi & Lilly before saying goodbye.
Now Flat Brutus is really traveling - his next host (Sarah-Jane) has him on another whirlwind tour of western Europe, this time to no fewer than 4 countries! At this rate, he's going to need to add a few pages to his passport!!
Meanwhile, back on US soil....
Flat Brutus has been hanging out in Pittsburgh. Our friend Nathaniel was so happy to host him that he and his Frenchie, Biwa, had a feast planned to celebrate his arrival! Talk about a warm welcome!!
The other Frenchie in the photo is Pancko, who came over to celebrate with FB & Biwa. He & his mom (Lissa) also helped show Flat Brutus around the city. The next day they took him to the park for a romp in the beautiful spring weather.
Then they headed back home for a little couch-potato time. Nothing like being offered a nylabone and a little butt-sniff from hostess Biwa to make you feel like an honored guest!!
They turned in early that night, as Biwa needed her beauty rest. The next two days Flat Brutus got to attend his first AKC event, the Western Pennsylvania Kennel Club show! Unfortunately, Flat Brutus missed the entry deadline and couldn't compete (plus he's a little small for breed standards....). Biwa, however had a most impressive showing weekend, winning both days!
Flat Brutus was most honored to be able to appear in the win photo! Nathaniel had to hold onto him, since he was so excited he looks like he would have lept right onto the table to hug Biwa!!! A little side note, Biwa was bred by our friend (and vet) Dr. Lori, who is next on his hosting list. I'm not going to let any proverbial cats (or Frenchies for that matter) out of the bag, but you'll be seeing a lot more of Lori and as well as her gang of Frenchies at her Assisi kennel soon...
So after all that excitement, Flat Brutus was happy to have a few days to rest. He'll be heading back to Ohio briefly then on to lots of other exciting places. Thanks to all our great hosts for showing Flat Brutus such a good time. There have already been some wonderful donations made to FBRN, so an even bigger THANKS for that!!
Be sure to come back tomorrow to see all the fun that he's been having with our blogging pals, you'll be sure to see lots of familiar faces!