Friday, July 22, 2011

Road Trip!!!

I wish I could say that I am going some place to cool off, but unfortunately I'm not.  Today I'm driving to Kentucky and right through the heat wave.

Accompanying me on this trip will be Charlie, of course.  I am on the fence about taking Rudi.  She didn't eat yesterday and I worry that something may happen on the way.  But she seems to feel 'okay' and there's a part of me that thinks this trip would be a good one for both of us to share because it'll be our last one.  Time together, even just in the car is always good.
I was going to take Todd with me too.  But I've decided to leave him at home.  I'm really going to miss him.  I'll be back at the start of the week, and will look forward to catching up on your news when I return.  

53 comments:

  1. Have a safe and fun trip, Kim... and say hello to Charlie for me!

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  2. I always laugh when I see a photo of Todd; he looks like such a bundle of energy! Enjoy your trip and I hope you can stay cool. Sophie is not enjoying this heat; I bought her a little swimming pool, but so far she wants nothing to do with it.

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  3. I don't know enough about dogs to advise you on whether or not to take Rudi, but, you will do the right thing, whatever that is. Have a great trip, in spite of the heat.

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  4. Have a safe fun trip!!! Stay cool!

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  5. I sure the dogs will love not sharing you with anyone else for a change,praying for travel mercies for you & your dogs,phyllis

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  6. Have fun...enjoy your dog. And Todd will be there when you return - he's SO dang cute!

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  7. Wishing you safe travels and quality time with Dear Rudi. That Todd...he just cracks me up!

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  8. travel safely. God bless your Rudi!

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  9. I hope you have a safe trip! I would have trouble leaving Todd behind as well, but I'm sure Rudi will be absolutely thrilled to be with you!

    Thank you for your supportive comment on my blog, you gave me a much needed boost :o)

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  10. stay cool. this is really dangerous heat now. ours has gone on for 28 days ... animals and trees and people really suffering.
    but you'll have fun! if anybody ever deserved a change in routine, it's YOU!!!
    love,
    tammy j

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  11. Have a wonderful trip! I would want every moment I could with Rudi too.

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  12. Enjoy your trip and be safe!

    Sam

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  13. Even though all the dogs have their own personalities, they're very similar in the pictures. Except Todd. His puppy exuberance just bounds across the blog every time! Have a fun trip!

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  14. I do not envy you the long ride in this heat. Have a safe trip!

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  15. Have a safe trip - hope it's not too hot!! Todd is sooo cute - he looks like a bundle of joy!! I printed off the photo of him climbing out of his cage and everyone at work had a good chuckle!! He should be named "Houdini" :o)
    Judie, Duncan & Hamish

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  16. this heat worries me so much about the animals...how is rudi ? i think about him. and say a little prayer for that sweet dog.

    safe travels, my friend

    sending love,
    kary and teddy
    xx

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  17. Todd always looks like he is having a wonderful fun time! Keep safe on your trip and I hope you enjoy the time with whoever you decide to take with you.

    xx

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  18. Safe Trip, stay cool.

    Sheila & Bob

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  19. Wishing you a wonderful & safe trip. Here's hoping that Rudi will be able to come with you too.

    Woofs
    Nadine & Neeli

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  20. Be safe, drive carefully and have your self a good time.

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  21. It'll probably be good for Charlie to have some time with you without Todd around. It should reassure him that he's not forgotten and gets a few special perks.

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  22. Have a safe and enjoyable trip Kim!!
    xx, Fern

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  23. Hi Kim, May your time be sweet and enjoyable. Your little Todd is so cute-looks like such a character.
    Can't wait to hear all about the trip.
    Hugs, Noreen & Reggie-dog

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  24. Please, please, please...may I come puppy-sit w/ Todd? :)
    Be safe, Girlfriend!

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  25. Tomorrow will be 5 weeks of grace if I am counting right. What a wonderful gift you have given not only to Rudi but yourself.
    Enjoy your time together. I feel sure Rudi will love having you almost to herself. And you will have even more special memories.
    Have a great trip and be careful of this terrible heat!!!

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  26. Enjoy the time you and Rudi have together on your road trip.

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  27. Be careful in that heat...and have a blast!

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  28. Oh my they are soo cute, love the photos! Our Misty AKA Miggy is a mix of Wheaton Terrier, Golden Retriever, Border Collie and Shepherd we have so many nick names for her and one of them is Bengie cause she looks like a Bengie at times . I am sure you know who Bengie is lol I love the fact that you take these lovely pooches in and give them a happy loving home ! Have a wonderful day !

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  29. We wish you a safe trip Kim as you travel across the heat wave.
    I know you will see some pretty sites on the way.
    Kiss the furrys for us.
    love
    tweedles

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  30. I hope you have fun on your trip and that Rudi got to go! :) Safe travels to you!

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  31. Have a wonderful trip, and safe travels!

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  32. I stopped by your blog especially to see Todd. He makes me smile! Have a fun safe trip!

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  33. Safe travels and sweet kisses to Rudi!

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  34. Enjoy! The dogs will love the air conditioning. When is this heatwave going to be over?

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  35. I hope you have a lovely trip and enjoy some peaceful reminiscing with Rudi. I bet she'll love having you almost to herself! ;-)

    I think Charlie and Rudi will keep you busy and just think how fun it will be to come home to a joyful Todd!!!

    Be safe, my Friend!

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  36. Safe , cool, trip . With Rudi and Todd you have the privilege of sharing the two best times in a dogs life .

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  37. Kim, I saw this and thought of you. A lady who finds it harder to say no to an animal in need than you!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2017608/The-Lady-With-700-Cats-California-woman-takes-strays-pioneering-kill-sanctuary-expects-business-boom-landing-television-show.html

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  38. I keep hearing about this U.S. heatwave. I sympathise with you all although it is currently only 9 degrees celcius in Eaglemont, Victoria. Keep cool on your trip.

    love Kaye xoxo

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  39. Save Travels!!! And I can hardly wait to hear who went and who stayed home!

    Four Things I know:

    1. Sometimes it's fun to go.
    2. Sometimes it's a relief to stay home.
    3. Time together, doing no matter what, is time together.
    4. The Mom all ways makes the right decision... because she's the Mom!

    Have fun. Can't wait to hear!

    with love from the Bleu

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  40. It's good for Todd to miss you Kim.....it will make for a stronger bond. And of course all the kisses upon your return! lol

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  41. Hope you had a great trip. Can't wait to hear all about it.

    AROOOOF!
    Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack

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  42. With all those faces to steal your heart every time you leave Golden Pines in a vehicle ....I don't know how you do it. I'd want to take them all. Such precious time with Rudi, but I think you made the right decision.
    Tod is winning me over. What a cute boy, but I see the devil in him....as in all puppies....BOL

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  43. over 100 degrees
    I would be dead
    my bulldog would be in the fridge
    and the welsh terriers would be bald
    x

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  44. Todd kills me! He is so cute :) What a great smiling face!

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  45. Hi Kim - one question.......does anyone ever mistake Todd for a toy. My goodness he's cute!

    Elaine

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  46. Hi Kim,
    It has been such a long time since I visited and I see that I have missed so much. Life is returning to somewhat normal. Although I still really miss my Dad so many happy blessings have been coming my way I can't help but to be thankful and happy. I see that your new family member, Todd is a ball of energy. And oh my goodness is he precious. If you get a chance pop on over to my blog to meet my new family member---I just could not help myself.
    I hope you had a wonderful safe trip and enjoyed the time with your sweet Rudi. I am glad I stopped by to catch up--I have missed reading your blog. I am back now and can't wait to read all that you have to share.
    xoxo
    Mimi

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  47. I'm glad you made it home safe and sound Kim! I am thinking your pups were very glad to see you home!! :)
    xo Catherine

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