Hi! Bear here!
I know Mom has been fussing about having cabin fever, but good grief! How does she think Maddie and I feel! Do you know how many walks we’ve been on since we got home the first of November? Exactly zero. Nada. Zilch. None. RIDICULOUS!
I know, I know. We have the yard to run in – and that’s good. But do you know how boring it is to run around this yard 50 times a day! I mean, you can only sniff these trees so many times. Of course, Maddie doesn’t get as bored as I do ’cause she can sit in one place for hours waiting for a piece of grass to move. And when it does – WHOA BUDDY! She is digging like her life depends on it. I have never seen such! I mean, a lot of days I just lay out in the yard and watch her. She gets all excited when she finds something called a mole at the bottom of that hole. Moles are little, scrawny, white, and GROSS! I wouldn’t touch one if you paid me. Well, maybe if you paid me with hamburger I could touch it – maybe.
Anyway, today the sun was bright, and the sky was blue, and Mom and Dad said the magic word – WALK! They got out the collars and halters and leashes, suited Maddie and I up, and away we went. Man, when I got outside that fence, I thought I had died and gone to doggy Heaven.
Here’s our walk today in the pictures that Mom took. I wrote captions under each one so you would feel like you were walking right along with us.
I was pretty tired when we got home because Dad and Mom haven’t been exercising us like they should. I told Mom again that if she would let me go with her to the Island, I would be a very good dog, not do anything annoying, and get in lots and lots of running around in the snow. She just laughed and said, “No, Bear. It’s going to be a lot colder on Mackinac Island than when we were in Arkansas in the snow.”
As soon as Mom sat down in the den, I went into the bedroom where all the stuff she’s taking with her to Michigan is piled up. I helped myself to a couple of things, and then walked out to see what she’d say.
Well, dang! After she quit laughing and told me what a good “try” that was, she STILL said no. Something about I wouldn’t fit under the seat in the airplane, and did I want to ride in the belly of the plane in a cage. No ma’am, I don’t. Guess I’ll just wait for summer.
(Updated 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday-updated material in green) Time to ask for recipes for Bree’s Recipe Day on Friday. This week let’s do casseroles. These can be side dish casseroles or “meal in a dish” casseroles. Casseroles are very popular in the South and a favorite item to take to pot-luck dinners. Please email your casserole recipes to me at email@example.com by late Thursday afternoon. Make sure to include all the ingredients, clear instructions, and how many your dish serves. I promise to give you Ted’s Macaroni & Cheese casserole recipe, which is the best I have ever had. Jordan and Matthew’s favorite mac & cheese is GDaddy’s!
Does the recipe you are sending have a special family history? If it does, please include the story with your recipe. And please don’t forget to give your city and state (if you don’t mind providing that – no problem if you’d rather not).
“I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.” . . . Billy Graham