Saturday, March 8, 2014
This is another strange Saturday. Dad is getting new brakes put on the Jeep and hopefully getting our AC fixed. We hope he makes it back home soon.
Tomorrow, we are planning on going to a state park. It will be cloudy and in the 50's, so it will be nice for walking.
Mama added some bling to her motorcycle helmet. (It is a sticker. She didn't do the bling herself.) Her purple problem is back. Yep, she chose a purple butterfly. She could have had pink, but no, she wanted purple. I think she needs to admit that she really likes purple. BOL!
The Greyhound Companions on-line auction is underway! Check it out at Greyhound Companions On-Line Auction. Did you notice that our photo is in the auction photo banner at the top of the page? Yep, it is from when we did our graffiti at Cadillac Ranch last year.
If you are in the St. Louis area today or tomorrow, you can see some of the hounds from Greyhound Companions at the Home and Garden Show. We wish we could be there because those hounds are getting lots of loving from visitors.
The Greyhound Who Is Excited About Going Hiking Tomorrow
Friday, March 7, 2014
|This is me after my surgery in 2011,|
|Won't you help the hounds?|
Here is the link - Greyhound Companions On-Line Auction. Bidding begins today at Noon central time and ends on March 15th at 7 pm central time. Good luck!
The Greyhound Who Is Super Excited To Promote This Auction
Thursday, March 6, 2014
I am happy to report that we are getting treats from the "treat man" almost every day. If we take a walk between 8:30 am and 9 am, we are pretty likely to get a treat. We were running late this morning and I thought we were going to miss out. We saw him giving treats to some other dogs but he left before we reached him. Scout was wanting to run to catch him. BOL! Yep, the treat man really motives Scout to take walks.
Mama says we are getting spoiled because if we see a golf cart, we think we should get a treat. I am embarrassed to say that we have tried to get treats from people who don't have them. There are three golf carts with treats and two of them have the good ones. Scout still refuses to take plain biscuits. I don't want to make the treat man feel bad, so I take Scout's. BOL!
One time, I was busy watching a squirrel and the treat man stopped and handed Scout a treat. Mama told him not to bother with mine. He got out of his cart and put the treat in my mouth and told me to make believe I was crunchy that squirrel. Mama says she wishes she had her camera because I was concentrating on the squirrel and crunching a treat at the same time. I love the treat man.
We have a big group of Canadian visitors staying here. They speak French, so I can't understand them. However, this morning they were standing in a group talking while we walked by and one of them said "Wee Wee". I know what that means, so I went wee. BOL!
THROW BACK THURSDAY
We thought we would start posting an older photo of us on Thursdays.
|Me in Feb 2013 showing my displeasure over the "No Pets Allowed" sign.|
|Scout modeling a hat Mama knitted in Feb 2013.|
The Greyhound Who Thinks All Campgrounds Should Hand Out Treats
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Mama learned when we were in Houston that she had to take a motorcycle class to receive her motorcycle license for Buddy. (Buddy is her scooter.) She really didn't want to take the class. She waited until we moved here because there was a class that was only a few miles from home. The one in Houston was an hour away and she would have to be driving in rush hour traffic. It also meant that we would be left home alone for 12-13 hours and she refused to do it. There is a scooter only class offered here, but it was also about an hour away. The folks drove to the location the week before and Mama decided she would take the regular motorcycle class instead. It is a good thing she did because the weather on Sunday turned icy and she would have had a very long drive home.
Saturday was the first day of class. Mama was the only girl and definitely older than all the boys. There were five "boys". They all rode motorcycles and Mama rode a scooter. The first part of the class on Saturday was in the classroom and the second part was on a course. The weather on Saturday was about 80. Mama got overheated at one point due to all the gear. (helmet, long sleeves, gloves and boots) She drank two bottles of water and was fine. The second day of the class, they started out on the course because bad weather was predicted and the instructor wanted to get them inside as soon as possible. It was very cold and all their hands were freezing even with their gloves. They ended the class with ice on their helmets and coats. BOL!
Mama said the class was fun and she learned a lot. She would have enjoyed it more if she wasn't so worried about passing. She said if she failed, she was selling Buddy. She learned to weave, stop fast, do a figure 8 (which was her worst thing) and to swerve and stop. I am sure she learned other things, but those are what she talked about the most. Her favorite was the stopping fast and the swerving and then stopping.
The boys had the most trouble with learning the clutch. Mama and the youngest guy were the only ones who didn't drop their bikes. One guy locked up his front brake and crashed pretty hard. Another guy dropped his bike during the exam and that was an automatic fail for him.
Mama had to pass a course test and also a written test and SHE DID! She was so happy when she came home.
Yesterday, Mama took a cab to the license office to take her written test for her license. She was there for three hours. She said there were 76 people in line ahead of her. She passed! She now has a motorcycle license which means she can ride any scooter or motorcycle. She is still confused by the state's website concerning scooters which said if you bought a smaller scooter you didn't have to take a driving test. Well, it turns out you have to take the class no matter what and once you do that, all you have to do is take the written exam. (The instructor told her she shouldn't have been required to take the class. He said it depends on what license office you visit.) It is very confusing, but she is legal now, more confident, and is ready to ride again!
Miss Woe, the resident greyhound here, has died. She was 12. Our thoughts are with her folks and her foster sister, Marie. The campground is not the same without her.
The Greyhound Who Is Sad For Miss Woe's Folks But Happy She Is No Longer In Pain
Monday, March 3, 2014
We were sitting outside and this squirrel climbed on top of the flag holder. He then proceeded to put almost the entire flag in his mouth and then he climbed down and was hanging by the flag that was in his mouth. Can you believe that? Dad tried to get a picture but the squirrel got startled and left.
The Greyhound Who Thinks Squirrels Are Nuts!