If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off that a lot of humans. -James Herriot
Have you noticed we have more holidays now than ever before? If it weren’t for FB, I would have missed “National Siblings Day.” By the way, when did that one start? #sorrysiblings
Siblings Day may have slipped past me, but you can “bet your doodle” I was ready for National Pet Day on Saturday. #newpriorities #dontjudgeme
Held on April 11th, this pet holiday was established in 2007 by celebrity pet and family lifestyle expert Colleen Paige– the creator of National Cat Day.
The Boys and I had a day full of activities planned.
Harley’s day started with scrambled eggs and a trip to OTPR. Nothing says I LOVE YOU better than a few hours with your furrends and favorite humans… #canineclub…
Since Jax is still receiving his puppy vaccinations he is MIA at the daycare – but don’t you frown, I had some fun times ahead for lil man as well.
Saturday fun cannot begin until Saturday chores are completed. But there was a bit of a dilemma – Harley was at camp, Doodle Dad was out of town at a conference, and I needed to mop my floors.
Who was going to keep Jax out of my way?
I love it when I improvise…. #callJimmyFallon
And if by chance you’re wondering – NO he didn’t appreciate that at all #upsetpup
Earlier in the week I had a revelation – if I was going to celebrate my doodles today, I couldn’t imagine doing it without my 5 star dog walker protege. Therefore I invited him to join Jax and I for an organized, intimate, supervised “puppy romp.”
What was supposed to be an hour of fun and frolic with puppies galore lasted 7 minutes for us. #yessir
Why only 7 minutes? Here are my top three reasons:
- Jax wasn’t comfortable
- Jax didn’t like it
- Jax wasn’t comfortable and Jax didn’t like it 🙁
I know when my doods are asking “what in the doodle?” I can see it and I can feel it. In addition to Jax’s uneasiness, I felt it was poorly organized, too many puppies, and not enough supervision. So we left.
Not sure the organizer understood, she
looked glared at me like I was rude and/or crazy. #Isleptwellthatnight
With 53 minutes to kill, I called the pet resort to check on Harley. Sometimes by mid afternoon he’s laying around bored and ready to come home. If that was the case, I could swing by and snatch him early.
This Saturday he was in the thick of “fur fun” and probably would not have appreciated me showing up ahead of schedule. #sticktotheplan
With additional time on our hands, I needed a plan. Then the pawfect idea came to mind.
Whenever I’m feeling out of sorts, or the rhythm of my day has changed without my permission – I go where I know I can regroup and get back in step.
I go to STARBUCKS
This turned out to be the greatest change of plans ever! – Marshall had his first Frappuccino #whippedcreamplease #parentalpermission
And Jax had his first Puppuccino #holdthecaffeine
#prettycool to have a pet lover take your order too!…
A Puppuccino is a tiny cup of whipped cream goodness …
Jaxson Teller Bennett is now a ride or die Starbucks fan…
We scooped up Harley after hanging around the patio area making our own little Starbucks pawty happen, and returned to Doodleville.
Although they were both pretty tired, they allowed me time to whip up some chicken tacos #myfav and then I watched them end the day with that dance that they do…
Love me some Doodles – they’re my hip to my hop!
Dance cause it’s Monday then share us with your friends!
The Hop that wraps up the weekend.