Travel Plans…

So, here’s the deal people… WE KNOW. That’s right, dogs always know. My humans act so sneaky and stealth when they are getting ready to go on a trip. I will tell you the first tip off. My mom changes the sheets on the bed every Sunday, like clockwork. So, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that when she does it on a Friday morning something is up. My mom likes to go into each week with clean sheets… don’t ask; I don’t get it either, give me good old grimy sheets any day. But I digress.

It starts with changing sheets on the wrong day. Then I see her rummaging deep into the closet behind the hang up clothes and out she comes with the overnight travel bags. This seals the deal. It is at this point in the process that I start to get cranky. Sheesh, why in the world do they have to go somewhere, don’t we have everything we need right here at home?

“Bax, it’s our anniversary weekend” she says. “Your Dad and I are getting away for a few days to celebrate!”

“Oh brother…this is more information than I care to know.” She proceeds to tell me that I am going to stay with Karen, which is a good deal for me. I love staying there. They really treat me like the king of the castle and I love that!

So, my mom scrambles around tidying the already clean house, because she doesn’t like coming home to chores… she remakes the bed, takes out all the trash, gathers her computer and packs the bags. I can tell she is really happy to be getting away. Apparently for humans, anniversaries are something special.

She loads me up in the car and off we go to Karen’s house. By this time, I’ve made the decision to be happy about it. After all, the way I choose to view each situation is up to me, right? I can focus on the negative, which would be a couple of nights out of my own king sized, pillow top Beauty Rest mattress, OR I can focus on spending a few days with Karen and her dogs, particularly Angel! I choose the latter and now that I’ve made that decision, I am starting to get enthusiastic about it all.

Happy anniversary humans! See you on Sunday.


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  1. Hi Baxter, this is Sadie Bennett. My Mom, Tammy is fantastic, my Dad, Randy is also pretty swell, BUT they also leave me and my annoying Brother Tupelo from time to time. I also have a “Karen”, but she comes over to our house and stays while Mom & Dad are gone. Here’s my scenario. Auntie Karen arrives, super happy to see her because she’s a “dog person” and “gets me”. Then Mom and Dad run around crazily for about a half hour trying to get out the door, because it ALWAYS takes longer than they think to get ready. They leave. I sit by the door waiting, thinking, “Maybe they’re just gone for the day.” Once I know for sure they’re not coming right back, I settle in to the routine with Karen. A few days later I hear the garage opening, I leap to get down the hall to the door, it opens and there’s my Mom. Lots of wiggling, smiling, happy kisses, etc. Then about an hour later, I pout for the rest of the day, remembering that, “Hey, didn’t you guys just leave me for a week? Shouldn’t you be “punished” to a certain extent?”. I quickly forget that I’m pouting and snuggle up to Mom for a nice Belly Rub. All is right again with my world, well except that Tupelo still drools all over the place, leaves his little white hairs EVERYWHERE, and is such a pillow hog… But I digress. Mom & Dad are back, I’m a happy camper. Now let’s go for a walk….


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