Monday, June 15, 2009

Home Again

I had no idea that I was going on an adventure meant that I would have to get up at 4:30 AM! Way to early for me but Barbara was the one driving so I didn't have much choice! The dog-crate-on-wheels was crammed full of stuff for our trip - food, toys, treats, my tracking gear, presents, water and Barbara's suitcase. Ambrose is in his crate in the front of the car but you can't see him behind all the stuff!

I was a bit worried about spending 9 hours in a car with him in case he had one of his fart explosions. Fortunately Barbara has been adding digestive enzymes to his food so that problem has been taken care of thank goodness!

It was a very long trip and Ambrose and I slept most of the way although Barbara did make lots of rest stops so we could get out and stretch our legs. I was very glad to get to Aunt Debby's house and survey her big fenced yard and garden.

Ambrose particularly liked the petunias and ate many of them.

My cousin Coby is a very nice guy but I don't think he was too thrilled that we invaded his home. We were a bit rambunctious for him but he did get used to us, I think think he got jealous when Aunt Debby and Uncle Stan made a fuss over us.

I enjoyed roaching in the grass. It felt so good. We don't have grass in our yard, only ground cover which does not lend itself to roaching the way this nice, soft grass does.

While we were there, Ambrose got some kind of allergic reaction to something (we are still not sure to what) and was itching like crazy. He woke us up at night with his scratching. My aunt and uncle took him to the vet so that Barbara and I could go to our workshop. Ambrose had to get a shot and pills and have a bath in special shampoo and conditioner (Ha!) and wear the dreaded satellite dish on his head!

I think he looks even goofier that he usually does. He kept crashing into everyone's legs with the cone and it was hard for him to go up and down the stairs.

I'm exhausted from all the travel, the workshop and the visiting with the family. We had a great time but I am glad to be home. I'll post about the tracking workshop tomorrow and catch up with all your blogs soon.


Amber-Mae said...

Welcome home guys! Oh poor Ambrose. ope he gets well soon.

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Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

We're glad you're home safely, Niamh. It sounds like quite an expedition! Sorry about Ambrose's allergic reaction. Itching badly is no fun for anyone. We hope he's all better soon.

Your Friends,
Tommy and The Girls

Fred said...

Looks like a fun trip...except for the giant collar! Yikes! I'm still wearing mine, too. :(

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Looks like you had fun - moreso than Ambrose (maybe it was from eating the flowers?!?). That grass looks great! My yard doesn't really have grass, so I don't get to roll around much.

*kissey face*

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Sounds like a fun trip, apart from Ambrose and his allergy. We hope he is ok now.

Holly & Zac...XX

Fenway said...

Your goofball brother takes care that he ends up being the total butt of your jokes. Ends up in a halo! hahaha

I'm glad you got to scritch and screech in the grass after that long trip. You sound like a pleasant traveller...definitely NOT smelly Ambrose!

You look beautiful after

Mango said...

Poor Niamh! Those pups can be deadly with the ramming cone on their doofus heads. I hope you enjoyed yourself.

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Lorenza said...

Hi, Niamh!
9 hours?? OMD! Sounds a lot!
Glad you had a nice time there.
I hope Ambrose is feeling better now!
Kisses and hugs

Pedro said...

Niamh & Ambrose,

Busy trip, beautiful yard, tracking and satellite dishes around your head... Whew, I'm gonna go take a dawg nap now cause I'm pooped! Can't wait to hear about the tracking workshop.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That sure sounds like a wonderful trip. Nine hours is a bit much but lots of breaks I am sure helped..
Poor Ambrose. We don't like those things either...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Tee said...

Hello there!

We hopes ambrose gets better soon. Sounds like grass allergies to us ... our Snoopy's allergic to grass ... its perpetual since we have grass all around, all year too! :p

The poor thing simply has got to make do with anti-histamines to reduce the itchiness.

Licks and Wags

Tuffy and the Dog WOods Pack

Agatha and Archie said...

grrrr the dreaded cone...We hope Ambrose is less itchy and we hope you guys are having a blast at Aunt Debs.....Love and kisses A+A

Momo and Pinot said...

Hello Niamh, what happen to Ambrose? Sorry for the big satellite dish, Ambrose, we hope you'll feel better soon. The long trip seems fun. We laughed when we read about the possible fart explosions situation. Well.. come to our house. BOL One human pup and we are making all kinds of noise according to our pawrents!

Momo & Pinot

Honey the Great Dane said...

Welcome home, Niamh!! It's good to have you back - and I can't wait to hear ALL about your workshop - I want all the details!

Poor Ambrose! What bad luck! I wonder what he got allergic to?? You're right - he looks even more goofy in that satellite collar...but also more adorable! :-)

It looks like you had a great trip and a really fun adventure!

Honey the Great Dane

Sue said...

Poor Ambrose. I still have bruises on my legs from when Samba was wearing a plastic bonnet.