Thursday, March 31, 2011

Team Brutus Takes Chicago (Part 1)

Hello, friends!  Brutus here to tell you about our latest adventure!

Mom has been such a lousy blogger lately, making all kinds of promises to post things, then never getting around to it.  Once again I am taking matters into my own paws to tell you about all the fun stuff we've been up to.

Early last week mom started moving lots of stuff around - that usually means we're going somewhere.  Sure enough, on Thursday morning she loaded me & Carmen up into the car.  

We drove & drove.  It seemed like forever!  After many hours, mom got all excited when she saw this sign:

And then shortly thereafter when this bunch of buildings popped up on the horizon:

Luckily we drove right past all those skyscrapers, and soon got off the highway.  Just a few more minutes and we finally stopped, almost 400 miles from home!  Mom seemed really happy to be "there" (where ever "there" is), and a nice lady came out to greet us.  Turn out she is mom's friend Hope, who we met last summer while at the big show in Wisconsin!  We must be here for a visit!  Woohoo!

Carmen & I were busy investigating the smells - we knew Hope had some doggies 'cuz we met them last year.  Sure enough, pretty soon Dax & Teddy came out to greet us!  It's a Frenchie party!!

Me & my bud Teddy.

The lovely Dax
Little did we know, there are other furkids here too!  Here's Ceilidh (pronounced Kayleigh) the Boston Terrier.  Tough to get a photo of this gal, she kind of made herself scarce...

Here's Tango, a Brussels Griffon (how can you not LOVE that face??)

And the alpha dog, Rock (also a Griff)

It took us a while to figure out the group dynamics, but eventually things settled down enough to go inside. Here's Hope trying to keep some semblance of order amongst the Frenchie mayhem!

Turns out that me, Carmen, & Teddy were great pals, and Rock like to sit & supervise the goings-on.  Ceilidh, Tango & Dax weren't so into our roughhousing (can you say "fun police"?) and were happier in the peace & quiet of their crates.

Just when Carmen & I thought this was going to be a kick-back-and-relax kind of vacation, mom reminded me that Dax & Teddy do agility like Carmen & I.  Ruh-roh, I got a funny feeling this is a working vacation!

Bet you can guess what happens next.  But in case you can't, mom says she'll let me get the second part of this post up sooner than later!  Apparently we didn't drive all the way to the windy city to just sit around!


Oskar said...

Wow sounds like you guys already have a great time going. Better limber up those little legs!

Nubbin wiggles,

Amber-Mae said...

You have so many wonderful friends! Sounds like you're having an adventure of your lives!!!

Molly the Airedale said...

What cute friends you guys have! Sounds like you're in for some agility fun!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Two French Bulldogs said...

It was a trick! Mommas are real joksters making ya think its a vacation! Good luck big boy. Your friends are adorable
Benny & Lily