Saturday, May 22, 2010

I Can't Believe My Luck

Since my birthday was last Sunday, Mr. Taleteller was nice enough to take me to Chicago for the day yesterday. It was a lot of fun, even though we didn't get to take the girls. We ate at Weber Grill, did some shopping and went to the top of the Willis Building, which is the recently renamed Sears Tower. We took Flat Nigel along with us, but it wasn't the same as having the girls with us.

I was afraid that when we got back, rather late, that not only would there be a mess to clean up, but that I would get a serious case of the cold shoulder.  To my surprise, we did not come home to a mess and Bunny was thrilled beyond words to see me.  She leaned against me for a long time and then curled up on the couch with me.  There's really nothing like coming home!

I count myself lucky every time I come through the door.  Not only do I still have a job that I mostly enjoy doing, I have the best things in the world to come home to.  While I'm very thankful to Mr. Taleteller for taking me on the trip, I'm also grateful to the girls for making it wonderful to come home!

We were recently awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by Bud and Ginger and Dexter and Nora.  The rules of the award state that we must thank those who gave it to us, so thanks Bud, Ginger, Dexter and Nora!  It also says that we need to tell seven things about ourselves and then list seven others to receive the award.  Since Bunny's answers to these things are always better than mine, I'm letting her take over from here.

Bunny here with my list of seven things about me!

1.  I like sleeping in in the morning, the later the better!  I will get up if I have to, but don't count on me to be the alarm clock.  That's Lilac's job!

2.  I can't resist kids, especially little girls.  They are just the right height to pet me and they never seem to get tired of it.  Plus, they always fuss over me a lot while they're petting me.

3.  I love to run at the dog park.  Mom even says I show off a little sometimes when we go there.   But I don't run much in the house unless I get a really bad case of cabin fever.

4.  I like to pretend I'm going to sleep in Blueberry's bed at night when Dad calls us to bed.  It drives Dad and Blueberry crazy!  Blue insists on having her spot and Dad likes Blue to be happy.  I hold out for a little while and then I hop up on the bed with Mom and Dad.

5.  I once caught a baby robin in my mouth, but I let it go.  Mom yelled "Drop it" three times, and I did it every time until it got up on the fence and landed outside the pen.

6.  I enjoy sharing the big dog bed with Lilac when she'll let me.  Sometimes she will share it with me, and sometimes she gets up and leaves when I lay beside her.  I try to be careful with her and let her have what she wants.

7.  Nothing makes me happier than all of us going on an adventure for the day together.  I know Lilac doesn't like riding in the van so much, but I like it when she goes with us and we get to sniff around at the dog park and all spend time together.

Now, we'd like to pass this along to some other bloggers.  If you don't like to participate in awards, that's okay.  There's no pressure.  It's all in fun!  We're also supposed to tell them that they got an award.  I tried to remember who I'd seen get this award already, but I'm sure I missed some somewhere.  We're sorry if you already got it!

1.  Being Ladybug
2.  Who's Driving?
3.  Mygreatdaneisinlovewithme
4.  Greyt Days
5.  The Adventures of Cloud the Wonder Dog
6.  Dennis' Diary of Destruction
7.  Multum In Parvo... With A Cinnabon Tail

Whew!  That was a lot of thinking!  I think I'm going to need a nap after all that.  Hopefully you'll have fun visiting them if you haven't already!

And yes, we're participating in the blog hop this weekend.  It's been a lot of fun and we've seen some great new blogs because of it!  We're glad they decided to start this.

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  1. Flat Nigel looks very smug up there in the Willis tower....

  2. I don't think that my mom would like that tall building to look down from. Me either.
    Glad you came home to HAPPINESS. Whew!!!

  3. i'm glad you had a fun birthday trip to chicago, miss taleteller! i know it would have been grrreat to bring your lady doggies with you, but flat nigel is the next best thingie, right? :)
    please tell miss bunny that she and my big sis asa would be like two peas in a pod with the snoozing in thingie. dude, asa can snooze until like 11am!! i nevarrr sleep past 6am...the early birdie catches the worm! heehee.
    the booker man

  4. Flat Nigel is a lucky guy; we've never been to Chicago! Cheers from the blog hop!

  5. Boy, Flat Nigel got to go to Chicago and The Herd hasn't - yet.

  6. I loved your trip to Chicago! Thanks for sharing!
    Sending lotsaluv to you all. I'm sure Bunny and the crew gave you a huge homecoming welcome!

  7. The pictures in the tower made my mom dizzy, BOL! We're glad you two (and FN!) had a good time in Chicago!! :-)


  8. We are kinda jealous of flat Nigel - we have never been to Chicago and it looked fun.
    We are glad you had a great birthday and came home to your great dogs.
    Congrats on the Award and well done with the tag.
    have a nice weekend.
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  9. What a pawesome trip!

    Thanks fur sharing FN's trip too!

    Khongrats on your awards!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  10. FN looks like he is flying thin air!!

    Congrats on your great award! We just love learning more about you Bunny!!

    Smileys and Snuggles!
    Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

  11. The trip looks like a lot of fun. Glad you didn't get too much grief from the kids at home over it!


  12. I hope you had a lovely day in Chigago.

    Thank you, Bunny, for sharing those interesting facts about you :)

    Love, Bella.

  13. Oh, thank you for the award, ladies! It looks like fun and I will be thinking up which little-known Drive trivia to share. :)

  14. Trips without the dogs makes my heart grow fonder.... its good for all of us sometimes. Glad bunny wasn't moody about it. :-)

  15. Yeah Chicago! We have yet to go on the skydeck; the thought of it makes me super-nervous. Flat Nigel looks quite relaxed up there.

  16. Sure Mr. Taleteller gave you a nice surprise taking you there!
    Congratulations on your Awards!
    Kisses and hugs

  17. Boy Flat Nigel sure gets around! Thanks for sharing the shots of Chicago! And congrats on your awards!

  18. Ha Doing the bunny hop!

    You caught a robin? wow you must be super fast! You know, Flat Nigel has a good thing going. How do I make myself flat?

  19. Thanks so much for our award! Always love your blog.

  20. Oh boy! Mom just loves Chicago! In fact she picked mem up at the breeders on her way home from her first trip there!
    And do you know that's how Flat Brutus started too? Mom couldn't stand to go on her trip without me, so she made a "flat" me to keep her company last summer! Glad you are all reunited with the ED hounds now :)

    Brutus the Frenchie

  21. hello bunny its dennis the vizsla dog hay congratchoolayshuns on yore awards and thank yoo for passing them along!!! hay wow that luks like a tall bilding i am not shoor i wood want to wawk on that invisibul floor!!! ok bye

  22. Hope your birthday was wonderful! How could you think your girls wouldn't be happy to see you? They love you with all their hearts!

  23. Hope your birthday was fabulous! Flat Nigel looks great! Congrats on the award!

  24. It looks like you had gobs of fun! But you shouldn't get too used to coming home to no messes. Bunny told me that the girls all agreed to be super good for your birthday. Then it's back to normal!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  25. Sounds like a great bday trip. Happy Birthday!!!

    I'm glad that Bunny wasn't jealous of flat Nigel... I agree that dogs make coming home wonderful!


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