Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Labor Day Recap

Hey everybody.  Brutus doing the posting today, as mom is muttering something about being too beat from work.  Seriously?  The silly humans just had this "Labor Day"holiday (I personally didn't see any labor going on), and she's already complaining about being tired from work?  What is it that she does to teeth all day that they wear her out so much?  Chase them around or something???  Anyways, I digress....

What I have to tell you about today is our long weekend up at the Lake.  Dad's humans have a place up there, and every year they do a really big clam bake on Labor Day.  So on Saturday we all piled into Big Earl and made the short trip (about and hour and a half) up to Sandusky, OH.  This is how we roll:

Apparently Carmen decided she needed to improve her view, and before mom could do anything about it she managed to crawl up onto Big Earl's gigundous dashboard.  Hey look, we have a real-life bobblehead!!

You gotta watch these girls, I tell ya.  Always trying to take over.  Look, she was over there trying to tell dad where to go!

Um, dad...  Wasn't that our exit??

As if backseat drivers aren't bad enough - we've got a front windshield driver!  All Carmen was trying to do was get dad to stop at that McDonalds (look close in the picture, you can see the sign), silly girl doesn't get that Big Earl can't fit through the drive-through!

Anyways, Big Earl got us up to the Lake without a hitch, and we just couldn't wait to get out and explore!

For once, the weather was perfect, sunny but cool.  That meant we got to get dragged all over the neighborhood go for lots of nice walkies.  I heard mom say something about tiring out the Frenchies so that they were bearable, whatever...  We were happy to investigate all the new sights and smells, not to mention showing off our matching patriotic collars

Are ya coming mom??

We even indulged mom, posing by the water.  Supposedly this is one of the "Great" lakes, mom called it "Erie".  I think "fishy" would be a better name for it, since that's how it smells.  What's so "great" about it anyways???

Sorry, we're not impressed.  Let's get out of here before we get eaten by a swamp monster or something!

Back at the house, the clam bake preparations were well underway.  Mom wanted to take a picture of the sign, and of course I was happy to pose with it.

I can't say much about the clams themselves, since mom wouldn't let us anywhere near them.  We got stuck in Big Earl while all the humans ate.  Something about us being too likely to get in trouble. What the heck???

 Just look at all those crumbs going to waste out there!

After dinner we got let out of our prison were able to go out and mingle with the guests.  There were lots of little humans, which Carmen seemed to be really perplexed by.

Wow, he walks on all fours like me!  Hey, wait up buddy!

Being more experienced with the smallish humans myself, I know they are suckers for a the sad puppy routine.  Put on my best act for this nice girl, how did she manage to resist my charms?!?

Come on!  Just one lick!  Puhleeeease???

I have to say, it was really good to have Big Earl along (see him in the background of that last photo? We parked him right in the driveway).  It's great to be social, but with tons of little kids flying around on scooters and all, a Frenchie just needs a place to get away when things get too dicey!  Carmen & I retreated into the coach to play our way - a good game of Frenchie bitey-face!

So it was nice to have a chance of scenery and for us all to have the weekend "off".  Maybe the humans call it Labor Day weekend because everybody felt so tired when it was over, like we'd worked or something.  I don't know about everyone else, but this pack is gonna need a few days to recover from all the excitement!

Mom says we better rest up, that Carmen & I are going to need our energy for something really important soon.  Wonder what she's gone and gotten us into now??  Guess you'll find out when we do!  

Well, I feel a nap coming on.   Later taters!!


dw said...

What a great weekend adventure! I've been through Sandusky on the interstate (in something much much smaller than Big Earl!) and I live near another of those Great Lakes -- see, we have something in common, guys! Thanks for sharing your weekend adventures!

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What a fun weekend Brutus!! Thanks for taking us along!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! A Busy FUN weekend you guys had. Mmm I wonder what's mom's big important plan for you. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

The WriggleButts said...

Thanks for sharing your adventures. Mom was all "aww" over the frenchie butt picture.. ;)


Oreo said...

Sounds like a great and fun weekend. I think the worst part for you was being stuck in big earl and seeing all those crumbs going to waste. That would have drove me CRAZY!! BOL
Glad you had a good time with all your peeps!!


Two French Bulldogs said...

What a fantastic adventure. We love the pictures. So Brutus, Carmen seems to be taking over the copilot position. Be careful of those gals. I know from experience. Those little kids are a great snack source. You keep showing Carmen the ropes she'll catch on. Welcome home
Benny & Lily

bullie_mama said...

Oh Carmen, you're such a cute little bobblehead! You look so tiny up on that big 'ol dashboard!

Tucker said...

YOu didn't get to stop at McDonalds? What the heck - your hoomans couldl've gotten out and gots the foodables.

woof - Tucker

genji said...

You know how to travel in style! My guys should be complaining about stuffing three greyhounds in the back of a Subie wagon.

doyle and mollie said...

aw we are laughing so hard about the real bobblehead we cant possibly comment on anything else
loves and licks

Kari in Alaska said...

Sandusky brings back many Cedar Point memories :)


Molly the Airedale said...

Look at you up on the windshield with the fan blowin' at your butt, Carmen!
You and Brutus sure have it made with Big Earl! What a great place to hang out when there's too much hooman excitement for you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Alien said...

I can't believe I just found your blog. Where have I been? Outerspace apparently. I hope we can be friends.

houndstooth said...

Your weekend looks almost as busy as ours was! Whew! I'm resting up this week because I have another big weekend ahead of me!


Lorenza said...

Glad to know you all had a great weekend!
Looks like Carmen likes to be everywhere!
Kisses and hugs

Oskar said...

What a great adventure! Little Carmen is fearless navigating like that!

We love the mirror image of the two of you on the couch watching what's going on out there.

Nubbin' wiggles,

Puglette said...

what a fun weekend! carmen, the dash board is the best place for reclining. get mom to put a nice comfy blankie or pillow up there for you. other folks on the road just love to see doggies on the dashboard!

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Brutus it looks like you had such fun at the clam bake. We are spending some time at Happy Tails Bed & Biscuit in Idaho while the folks are in Boston. Kate, the owner is very good to us and plays with us and walks us 4X a day AND we get to play in a play yard too. Lots of fun. Can't wait to see what your mommy is up to!!