Friday, January 20, 2012

Holiday Rewind...Chicago bound part 1

Like I was saying yesterday, it’s a good thing that I was resting after an eventful Christmas morning at home and then at Gammy and Gampy’s house because only 2 days later, mom and dad got up early and all of the noise woke me up!  So, of course, I got out of the big bed to see what all the commotion was about.  And just when I was going to give them a talking to for making so much noise, they whisked me up, put on my seat belt harness, and out the garage we went.  I knew what that meant…CHICAGO!!  At first I was thrilled and anxious (yipping and trying to get up front with dad),

but then I remembered how tired I was and crashed.  Mom and dad were glad because they knew it was going to be a long day of surprises.  Seems like before I knew it, we were driving slow and approaching a small town, smaller than ours.  How strange, I thought.  Where in the world could we be?  This is NOT Chicago.  We stopped at a gas station to fill up the car and my stomach.  It was time to check out the surroundings and “take care of business”, but to my ‘rents displeasure, I only accomplished the first task.  Then back in the car, but we only drove down the street before stopping again.  Now I was really anxious to find out what we were doing!  We all got out of the car and dad rang the doorbell of a beautiful limestone house,

and you won’t believe who was there waiting to greet me!  None other than my great friend, SUKI!! 

She was the very first pug I ever met (we had such a fun 4thof July together) and I was so happy to see her again!  Suki (and her mom) flew from Texas to visit her Grandpa and Grandma, who live in the middle of Illinois, so our moms planned a get together since it would be on the way to Chicago!  Everyone was so nice to me and made us feel like part of the family!  Suki’s mom made some homemade chicken and dumplings for lunch that my mom hasn’t stopped talking about!  Since we weren’t allowed to help finish off any leftovers, Suki and I immediately began to catch up as old friends do.

Then we exchanged gifts.  I wish mom had taken a picture of the perfectly wrapped box that Suki gave me!  It was so pretty, almost too pretty to open.  I said ALMOST!

I was starting to work up quite a glow with my t-shirt on, so dad took it off so I wouldn't over heat.  Hehee!  There were so many things to open, just look at all my gifts!

Now how cool is that bowl and bacon ornament?!?  Seriously, I love them all (THANKS Suki!).  You can't really see it very well in these pictures, but I got a skinneez osterich!  You will see more pictures of me palying with it in Chicago, don't worry.  Yep, that brings my Christmas total of Skinneez up to 4!  I am a lucky pug!  Next it was Suki's turn.

I am so glad that I wasn't the only one to dive right in!  Suki went to town opening her Lambie Doodle.  That got her in a feisty mood so she played tug of war with my dad.

Next it was time for us to head outside for a bit and take care of some business.  But not the kind you are thinking about!

Don't we look tough in our sleeve-less coats?!?
We had some official Sunflower Sister business.  Suki masterminded the entire heist!  No need to re-post pictures here, just head over to Wilma's blog to read more about it!  And trust me, it's worth the click!  Well, after being outside in the cold, we needed to warm our tushies!

And then sadly, before we knew it, our visit was over.  We needed to hit the road so we wouldn't be traveling into the late hours.  I miss my friend already!  We had a blast!

Can you believe all of the excitement I’ve had already?  And I’m just at the end of week one!  Stay tuned for another full week of posts in my Holiday Rewind series starting Monday.  Up next, one more important stop on the way to downtown Chicago!

Have a great weekend!



Gracie the Agility Pug said...

What a fun visit you had. We got to spend Thanksgiving with Suki and her mom. She is one fun pug!

I love the picture of you both in front of the stove.

RebTee said...

Payton, I wish my mama would take me on such AWESOME adventures! said...

Looks like you lovely ladies had a great time. And yes, you both do look tough in your sleeveless puffy coat. Payton, your skineez collection is awesome - do you have one of each?! That fireplace must have been a toasty place to camp out. I can't wait for Monday's edition! *wink wink*


Meredith LeBlanc said...

Miss P, you're such a social butterfly! What a wonderful holiday you had. Thanks for sharing your adventures.

Scarlet & Meredith

Buddy said...

Dang Payton, I'm surprised you are up and typing and blogging and sharing pics....I'd be a total noodle pug still after all that adventourness!!!!!

Minnie and Mack said...

Payton, we can't believe how busy you were for Christmas! We love hearing about your adventures, too! Can't wait for the next installment.

Kisses and hugs,
Minnie and Mack

Sammy and Neko said...

What a treat ! Friendship forever. You two look so cute together too. We will let you know if we ever come near where you are ! Both mama and papa used to live in Oak Park, IL. If you ever have a chance to come to Minneapolis, please stop by !!

Lots of lovies

dw said...

Oh, Payton, what a fantastic visit you had with Suki! I can't wait to see your visit to downtown Chicago - how the heck did I miss that visit? Oh, right, I was out of town for Christmas... :/ Great pics!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Payton
I could not wait for this post to hit the news release! You are having so much fun, that I can hardly believe it. Gosh,,, you must be exhaugsted from all the holiday visiting!
You and Suki are so cute warming your tushys.

Shea, Lola and Tucker said...

You and Suki are adorable together and it looks like everyone had a great time!

A Day in the Life of Pugs said...

The two of you are so cute together ... BFF's forever! Love the coats! And the cool presents you gave each other ... looks like so much fun! Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster & Liberty

Suki said...

Hi Sid,
Wink wink, hehee, snort.


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Suki said...

Hi Payton,
It was fantastic to see you & your parents again! I agree with Sid, we do look tough in our sleeve-less puffy coats.

Can't wait to see you again my friend.

Rumpydog said...

What a great time! I love the photos, especially the last one with you and Suki and your humans!

Bunk said...

Look at those coats! You sure look like some fashionable puggums! I am not sure about the words pug and tough going well together, but I would say you look like a bunch of cutie patoootiees!

Hank said...

Payton, I have sure enjoyed readin' 'bout yer holiday. The presents, friends, prime rib.....mmmmmmmmm. an' that Suki gal REALLY went an' stoled our fire hydrant???

Oh, well. Since it was YOU, it's okay.

Frank The Tank said...

Hi Payton!
I love all the photos, I cant believe that you went to visit Suki, you are so lucky! you both looks so cute! The gift exchange was fab, I love how you both opened your pressis, you were spoiled and so very lucky! It looks like you had an amazing time! I love to see your adventures, I wish that I could be a part of them, you need to come to Wales to see me!!! Love, Licks and big pugalier hugs from your friend Frank xxxxxxxxx

Kitty+Coco said...

Pug buns roasting on an open fire! That looks very relaxing. Guess you sorta needed a sec to wind down after opening presents (you are a total Pro at that, by the way). The water bowl you got is pretty pawsome too.


moPSY+MISIOber said...

Two lucky girls :) both of you look so pretty on piano picture, and the presents!! our mom LOVES your new bowl, and we LOVE bacon ornament :)it's officia, Payton you had the best Christmas ever ;) Love PT :)

Suzy said...

You girls are so CUTE! I love your coats xoxo