click here for the Second Half of August Adventures (August 17 to August 31)

Flo's August 2013 Travels

Hi everyone. I decided to redesign my Website because my Aunt Louise notified me that now that I'm blogging everyday it's a little confusing on tracking what I'm doing the way I have been blogging. So I decided I would no longer category my adventures in Boating Adventures, Camping Adventures and Fun Stuff Adventures. Instead I will blog my adventures by the calendar date. But if this is still confusing please let me know by E-Mail me at fundogflo-run@yahoo.com.



Dad getting ready to water ski

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  8/01/2013 - 8/02/2013    DISTANCE:  15 mile

Thursday August 1, 2013

Today the wind was down so mom and dad decided they would go to the lake. Before they left me we had breakfast and went for a walk. When we got home from our morning walk mom put a cooler together. As they were leaving mom gave me a little bit of my food for a snack. After I finished with my snack I went to mom's seat and watched them pull away. I don't mind being alone because it gives me a chance to watch the neighbors and sleep. While mom and dad were at the lake they water skied, wake boarded and air chaired. On the way back from the lake they stopped by the storage center to pick up the vacuum cleaner. They also stopped by a marble company to see how far they had to drop the floor in the master bath shower in the new house so dad could put it in the house plan. While they were there they looked at the marble and asked about how it has changed in the last 25 years. The lady was very friendly and helpful. She wasn't sure how much the floor had to be dropped but she passed the information on to her boss. When they got home they had been gone for a couple of hours. As soon as dad opened the door I ran out to say hi to them. After saying our hellos we went inside and relaxed until lunchtime. For lunch mom and dad had soup and mom gave me a little snack. After lunch I went outside to do a little sunning. When I finished sunning I went inside to cool off. A little while later mom and dad got ready to go to the gym. They hadn't gone to the gym for a couple of days because of fighting the ants. Once again they were at the gym a couple of hours. They have been going to the gym at 1 instead of 2 and they noticed that the gym hasn't been too busy. They're not sure if it's because they changed their time or because the kids are getting ready to go back to school on August 26. Either way it makes it a lot easier to get on the weight machines without having to wait for them. When they got back to me we said our hellos and then we relaxed in the Minnie. We stayed inside until after dinner because it was too hot to go outside. Mom worked on her Sudoku, dad searched the web and I slept. For dinner mom made some spaghetti for dad and her dinner and I had my food Mom did give me a little bit of the noodles. After dinner mom took me for a walk. Today we didn't go see Holly because we stopped and visited another neighbor Larry. Mom was worried about Baby because her left ear was bugging her. Larry had taken her to the vet so mom asked how she was doing. He said she was doing find and he also told her how Baby had hurt her ribs when her dad, Scott was out of town. When Larry would go to her house and let her out of her kennel she would be so excited that she would run around. The front door would be open and she would run into it. After our visit we went back home and called it night. Mom and dad watched a DVD and I slept. We had a very nice day.

 


Dad getting ready to Air Chair
Friday August 2, 2013

Today mom and dad went back to the lake. Before they left we did our normal routine. While they were at the lake they water skied and air chaired. The lake wasn't as smooth as it was yesterday. The wind had come up a little and made the lake a little choppy but they still had a great time at the lake. After they skied and chaired they floated in the boat. On the way home they stopped at The Home Depot to get some boxes because they need to empty the Minnie. They finally got tired of fighting the ants and decided to call a pest control company to come out and get rid of them. They're not coming out until Monday so they have all weekend to get the Minnie ready. When they got home I ran outside to say hi. After we said our hellos mom made lunch. She made soup for dad and her. She gave me a little snack. After lunch I went outside to take care of business. Afterwards I stayed outside to do some sunning. I really love the sun. When ever I have the opportunity to sun I will take advantage of it. After I finished sunning I went inside to cool off. As I was cooling off mom and dad got ready to go to the gym. While they were at the gym our neighbor Greg walked in the gym and visited with dad while mom finished up her workout. A couple of days ago he stopped by the Minnie and visited with us. During the visit mom and dad mentioned they go to the gym so he decided to check the gym out. He visited with dad and mom for about an hour. When they got home they had been gone a little longer than normal. We said our hellos and then went inside because it was too hot to stay outside. I am so glad dad bought the new thermostat because it keeps the Minnie nice and cool. When dinnertime came around mom cooked up the leftover spaghetti for dad and her dinner. She fed me my food. After dinner mom took me for a walk. Today we didn't visit with anyone because no one was at home. I was a little disappointed I didn't see any of my friends. When we got home we went inside and called it a night.




swimming in Lake Belton

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  8/03/2013    DISTANCE:  15 mile

Saturday August 3, 2013

Today mom woke us up at 5:00 because ants were biting her in bed. Dad said something was biting him but he didn't think they were ants. When mom told him she wanted to go down to the coach he checked out the bed and saw ants. So he sprayed the bed a little bit with ant killer. After he treated for ants they went back to bed for another hour or so. I was ready to start the day but mom and dad thought it was too early so I went back to sleep. When they woke up the second time they got ready to go to the lake. While mom was fixing breakfast for dad and her dad looked out the window to check out the weather. Dad saw the trees moving a little so mom and dad decided they wouldn't go to the lake. Instead they would take me to the lake so I could go swimming. Before we left for the lake we ate breakfast and then went for a walk. When we got back mom put a cooler together. As we were leaving the Minnie dad treated for ants and turned on a few fans to blow the fumes out of the Minnie. On the way to the lake we stopped by a car wash and mom and dad vacuumed the truck out. As dad was walking around the truck he noticed that one of the tires were low so we went to Discount Tires to get the tire fixed. While we were there dad decided to rotate the tires also. We were lucky because they got us right in. When they were rotating the tires we sat outside and waited. After leaving Discount Tires we went to the lake. We went to the boat ramp by our lot. When we arrived at the boat ramp there were plenty of parking spaces. Once dad parked the truck we walked down the ramp. When we got to the water dad told me I could go swimming so I went for a swim. I was glad because the water felt so good because it has been hot the last few days. After swimming for awhile I did a little exploring and then we left. On the way back to the Minnie we stopped by and checked on our mail.

By the time we got back to the Minnie we had been gone for a couple hours so the fumes for pretty much gone. I stayed outside to sun while mom and dad went inside. When I finished sunning it was lunchtime so mom made some soup for dad and her. She gave me a little snack. After lunch we went outside because dad had to spray a little more for ants. We stayed outside until the fumes cleared out of the Minnie. About 1:30 dad decided to take mom to the gym so she could workout. They left me in the Minnie because the fumes weren' t too bad and on the way home from the gym they were going to stop and do a little grocery shopping. They were gone a few hours. While mom did her workout dad uploaded our computer to the web. Mom had a great workout and dad uploaded our data to the web. When they got home mom put the groceries away. After she finished doing that she sat down and worked on her Sudoku, dad read the paper and I went outside and sunned some more.

When dinnertime came around mom barbecued some pork steaks for dad and her dinner. She fed me my food for my dinner and she also cooked up some corn to go with the steaks. I was happy she barbecued the pork steaks because that means I can have the bones. After we ate dinner mom gave me one of the bones. I ate the bone outside and when I finished the bone I barked to go back inside. When it started to cool off mom took me for a walk. We didn't go too far because none of my friends were outside. I think maybe they may not be at home because Holly's mom Casandra's car was gone for the last couple of days and Baby's dad Scott was going to be in Houston for the weekend. Because I haven't seen either Baby or Holly around maybe their parents took them with them. After our walk we went back inside the Minnie. While relaxing in the Minnie dad saw some more ants so he sprayed them. The fumes was strong and was beginning to bug dad so he decided to take mom to McDonald's for an ice cream cone and I went with them. When they ordered the ice cream cones they were surprised because they had a choose between chocolate and vanilla. So of course dad ordered chocolate ice cream cones. By the time we got back to the Minnie the fumes weren't as strong. When we got inside we decided to call it a night.




click on photo for more pictures of Aunt Louise's visit

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  8/04/2013    DISTANCE:  15 mile

Sunday August 4, 2013

Mom woke dad and I up at 6:00 because she was getting attack by ants in bed. So she crawled out of bed and dad checked the bed for ants. He killed the ants he saw and then he went back to sleep. Mom decided to stay up because we usually get up between 6:30 and 7:00. She fed me my breakfast and then got dressed to go to the lake. I'm very excited because Aunt Louise is coming to visit us. At 6:30 dad woke up and crawled out of bed. While he was getting ready to go to the lake mom fixed breakfast for him and her. After we ate breakfast we went for our morning walk around Scott's property. When we got back mom put a cooler together and then we waited for Aunt Louise to show up. I heard her drive up so mom opened the door and I ran out to greet her. She was excited and said hi to me. After we finished saying hi we went inside. We visited a few more minutes before everyone went to the lake. I stayed home but mom gave me a little snack and said good-bye before leaving me. Today while they were at the lake they water skied and floated in the lake. They didn't do too much because it was a little windy and the lake was a little rough. Lake Belton was busier then they were use to but still it wasn't as busy as Lake Travis. They saw some fishermen fishing and other people doing their water sports. They saw a few people water skiing, knee boarding, tubing and one person was air chairing. They were surprise to see as many people water skiing as they did because the lake was rough. They were at the lake for two and half hours and then they came home to me. After we said our hellos mom barbecued chicken sausage links for lunch. Mom gave me a little bit of my food for my lunch. Along with the sausage they had chips and for dessert they had Oreo cookies. After lunch Aunt Louise thanked us for taking her to the lake and all food. After saying our good-byes Aunt Louise went home to my Cousin Autumn.

Mom and dad have tried to get rid of ants in the Minnie for about a month now, they finally gave up and called ABC Pest Control. Someone is coming out tomorrow so when Aunt Louise left mom and dad started emptying out the Minnie into boxes. It took them all afternoon so they didn't go to the gym but they still had a workout. I just stayed out of their way and did a little sunning. We they finished boxing things up and put the boxes in the shed they were exhausted and sweaty so they rested. When dinnertime came around mom made a baked potato for dad and her and fed me my food. After dinner she took me for a walk. We walked around and stopped to say hi to Kujo and his dad. We didn't see any of my other friends because they were gone for the weekend. When we got back we called it a day. We had a super day.




click on photo for more pictures of treating for ants

   

     Preparing the Minnie for ABC Pest Control                 Eddie Forrest spraying under the Minnie for ants



Dad and I meeting Eddie before spraying for ants

LOCATION:  Temple, Texas    SITE:  Our Minnie   DATE:  8/05/2013    DISTANCE:  00 miles

Monday August 5, 2013

Mom woke dad and I up at 4:30 in the morning because the ants were biting her again. So she crawled out of bed and decided to sleep on the couch. Dad decided he would stay upstairs because the ants weren't bugging him. Mom got a little cold so she decided to put on her jeans. Mom wasn't thinking she didn't check her jeans for ants so when she put them on the ants attacked her. She took the jeans off and killed all the ants on her jeans. Then she put them back on. Afterwards she checked out the dinette seat where her jeans were. She found ants crawling all over the seat so she killed them. After she finished killing the ants she went on the couch and went back to sleep. The next time we woke up was at 6:30. Mom fed me my breakfast and then she made breakfast for dad and her. Mom had oatmeal and dad had toast. While she was making breakfast dad told her that when she got out of bed the ants started to bite him. So he looked for the ants in the bed and killed them. After our breakfast mom and dad took me for a walk. When we got home mom and dad finished getting the Minnie ready to be sprayed. When they finished getting the Minnie ready they had emptied the closet, emptied the cabinets in the kitchen area, emptied the area under the kitchen sink, emptied out the bathroom, emptied out under the dinnet seats, emptied the self above the microwave, emptied the area under the stove and emptied the cabinets above the coach. They almost emptied everything out of the Minnie because they wanted to make sure that everything was treated for ants. Eddie Forrest from ABC Pest Control showed up at 9:00. When he arrived dad and I went out to greet him. After we did our introductions dad showed Eddie what needed to be done. Eddie was here for about an hour. He sprayed inside with a liquid and put powder around the edges and put baits all around the Minnie. Eddie did a great job. He sprayed in the cabinets, around the cracks, in the closet, under the seats and couch and he sprayed in the cab of the Minnie. He also sprayed outside around the Minnie and under the Minnie. Dad asked him if we had to leave after he sprayed. Eddie told him the the spray inside was ok but the chemical outside would burn my paws so he recommended that I stayed off it for 30 minutes. When Eddie was leaving he told dad to give it 7 to 10 days for the ants to be gone. If they aren't gone give him a call and then he would come out and treat a second time. Eddie did a fantastic job.

After Eddie left we went to a laundromat to do our laundry because we had a half hour to kill. When we finished our laundry we went back to the Minnie. We were glad when we went inside that there were no fumes from the chemicals. After putting the laundry away mom made lunch. After we finished lunch mom and dad started putting things back in the cabinets and closet. As they were putting things back they discussed how much they should put back because in a week or so they would have to box the items back up. They decided they would only put things back in the Minnie that we needed. When mom and dad were putting things back in the Minnie I stayed outside and sunned. By the time we finished putting things away mom and dad were hot and tired so they decided to relax. While they were relaxing mom gave me a pork bone that she had leftover from a couple of nights ago.

While relaxing mom worked on her Sudoku and dad checked his e-mail. Chad, the guy who is designing our septic system had e-mailed him. He had finished designing the system so dad asked mom if we should go and talk to Tom our house design guy. Mom said sure so we got in the truck and went to town. I went with mom and dad again. This was my lucky day. I went for two rides with mom and dad. When we got to Tom's office dad went inside and mom and I stayed in the truck. Dad had a few changes to the house design so while he was talking to Tom he told him about them. It didn't take dad too long to discuss the changes and when he got back to us we went to the storage center. I was almost out of food and we had a couple of bags of food in storage so we stopped by to get some more food. While mom and dad were getting the food I stayed in the truck. After getting my food we went back to the Minnie.

By the time we got back home it was time for dinner. Mom made a salad for dad and her dinner and she fed me my food. After we finished our dinner we waited an hour or so until it cooled off before going for a walk. I hadn't seen my friend Holly all weekend so when I saw her during our walk I was excited to see her. Casandra was inside cooking dinner and Holly was on her leash so she couldn't play much. But when Michael, Casandra's boyfriend showed up he took her off her leash and we played with each other. While we were playing Michael and mom visited. While they were visiting Casandra looked out the window to check on Holly when she didn't see her she came outside. She was surprised to see Holly and me playing and mom and Michael talking. We didn't stay much longer because mom didn't want to disturb Michael and Casandra too long. On the way home we stopped by to see Baby. I was very happy I went on a walk because I saw all my friends. By the time we got back to the Minnie I was exhausted so when I got inside I laid on the kitchen floor and went to sleep for the rest of the night.        




getting ready to Air Chair

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  8/06/2013    DISTANCE:  15 mile

Tuesday August 6, 2013

Today dad woke mom and me up at 4:00 in the morning because the ants were bothering him in the bed. So mom and him crawled out of bed. Dad inspected the bed for ants and found a lot of them so he spray the sheet with ant killer. He thought that the ants would come back in the bed because Eddie didn't treat the bed for ants. Once he sprayed the ants and they died mom and him crawled back into bed. We slept for a couple more hours before we got up for he day. Mom and dad crawled out of bed and got ready to go to the lake. Afterwards mom fed me my breakfast and made breakfast for dad and her. While mom was fixing breakfast she saw a few ants so she killed them. Mom and dad said they could put up with a few ants but not a lot of them. After we finished eating breakfast my did the dishes and put a cooler together. When she finished doing her routine we all went for our morning walk. When we got back mom and dad went to the lake. But before they left mom gave me a little bit of my food and then said good-bye. When I finished my snack I went to the cab of the Minnie and watched them drive away. Today was a little windy so when mom and dad were at the lake they air chaired because they thought the lake was a little too rough. While dad was air chairing he flew in white caps. When he finished flying mom flew. When they finished flying the chair they floated. While they were floating they saw a couple of people kayaking and a few fishermen. After a little while they decided to come home to me. Today they noticed that the lake is going down and you can see more trees so on the way back to the ramp they had to be careful. After putting the boat on the trailer they wiped it down and then they took it back to storage. While they were putting the boat in the stall the renter of the stall next to their's showed up and started to talk to them. So mom and dad visited with him for a little while. They didn't have any earns to do on the way home so they weren't in any hurry. Even if they had earns to do they always have time to be neighborly. After their visit with the neighbor they came home to me. When dad opened the door of the Minnie I ran out to see mom and him. When we finished saying our hellos we went inside. It was lunchtime so mom made some soup for dad and her for their lunch. Mom gave me a little snack for my lunch. After lunch I went outside to sun and mom worked on her Sudoku while dad surfed the Internet. at 1:00 mom and dad decided to go to the gym for a couple of hours. While they were at the gym they did the treadmill and weight machines. Afterwards they went to the back of the gym. Dad did the bicycle and stepper while mom did a rowing machine and some Yoga and stretching. After working out for a couple of hours they came back to me. When they got home I stayed outside to sun while mom and dad went inside to relax. When dinnertime came around mom made tostadas for dad and her and she fed me my food. After dinner mom and I waited an hour before going on our walk. While we were walking we stopped by and said hi to Baby. At first we didn't see anyone but when mom and I were going to go home we saw our neighbor Greg and his dog Zorro. Zorro doesn't like other dogs so mom decided to disturb Casandra. She knocked on Casandra's door and asked if we could hang out with Holly until Greg and Zorro go back inside their trailer. Casandra said no problem. While Holly and I played mom and Casandra visited. Holly and I were playing for a little while when Kujo joined in. Kujo's dad King asked us to watch Kujo while he did some painting we said no problem. I was getting tired so mom decided we would go back to the Minnie but then we say Lulu and her mom Miranda coming so we all visited for awhile. It was like a block party all us dogs played while our moms visited with each other. After awhile we all said good-bye and mom and I went home. On the way home we stopped by and said hi to Baby again. By the time I got home I was hot and tired so when I got inside once again I laid on the kitchen floor and went to sleep. I had another fantastic day but now I have to say good night.


LOCATION:  Temple, Texas    SITE:  Our Minnie   DATE:  8/07/2013    DISTANCE:  00 mile

Wednesday August 7, 2013

Today we woke up at our normal time, which was 6:30. Mom and dad didn't have any ant issues in bed so they slept a lot better last night. I slept very well because mom and dad didn't wake me up at 4 in the morning. Dad crawled out of bed and got dressed and then he fed me my breakfast. After dad fed me mom crawled out of bed and got dressed and then made breakfast. Mom and dad were going to go to the lake so they had put on their bathing suits and they put some clothes together so they could change into them after they did their boating adventure. While dad was waiting for breakfast he noticed that there were a few ants crawling on the coach. Then he notice there were a lot of ants crawling on mom jeans. Mom told dad that she had just gotten her jeans out of the cabinet above the coach so he check the cabinet out. He saw that the ants were all over mom and his underwear. When he told mom that there were ants on her jeans she inspected her jeans and killed them. Afterwards mom went back to making breakfast. As she was getting the dishes out of the cabinet she noticed there were ants in the cabinets. During breakfast dad noticed that it was windy and asked mom if she still wanted to go to the lake. She said maybe they should stay off the lake and try to go tomorrow. After mom and dad ate their breakfast they took me for a walk. When we got back mom took everything out the cabinet where the dishes were. She put the food and dishes in a box and then put the box in the shed. After mom finished taking things out of the cabinet dad decided that we would go for a ride and get another type of ant killer that didn't leave fumes in the air. Before leaving to go to Lowe's mom walked to the dumpster to get rid of our garbage. On the way over to the dumpster she stopped and visited with our neighbor Greg. While she was visiting dad put me in the truck. When mom finally came back to dad and me we went to Lowe's. On the way to Lowe's Chad called and asked dad for a street address on our lot so he could finish up the septic design. Dad told him he had to get hold of the Post Office to get it. When we got to Lowe's dad ran inside and mom stayed in the truck with me. After getting some bug killer we came back to the Minnie. Once we were back dad treated the cabinets for ants. After dad sprayed dad drove to the lake so I could go swimming. When we got to the lake dad told me I could go for a swim. After I swam for a little while we started back to the Minnie. As we were driving by our lot on the way home dad noticed that some one was clearing the two lots next to our lot. So when we build our new house we may have neighbors. When we got back to the Minnie mom made lunch. While she was making lunch for dad and her I decided to stay outside and do a little sunning. Dad called the Post Office to get a street address for our lot. The lady was out to lunch so dad left a message for her. She made soup for dad and her lunch. When lunch was ready I went inside and mom gave me a little snack. After lunch mom did two loads of laundry because the ants were all over mom and dad underwear. Mom and dad didn't go to the gym because mom had to do laundry so she could get rid of the ants. While we were waiting for the laundry to get done the lady from the Post Office called back. Dad told her what he needed, she told him she would get back with him. The lady did a little research and then called dad back and gave me an address. After hang up dad called Chad and gave him the address. Chad told him that the septic design was finished and that we could come by and pick it up. So dad told him that we would come by tomorrow and pick it up and pay him. After talking to Chad dad called Tom and asked where he was with the house design. Tom told him he would be finished tomorrow. Dad told Tom he really needed the house design and Tom said he would try to get them done as fast as possible. When mom put her second load of laundry in the dryer dad and mom decided that they would go looking for plastic containers to put their clothes in to keep them from getting ants on them. When they went shopping for the containers they left me in the Minnie. They went to Target, Wal-Mart and Dollar Tree to look for containers. They found a couple of containers in Target and another one in Dollar Tree. While they were in Target dad bought mom a pair of shorts because she no longer fits her old shorts. She was very surprise when she fit into a size 6 because before her diet she barely fit into a size 14. Way to go mom!!!! After buying the containers and shorts they came back to me. By the time they got home it was time for dinner. Before mom made dinner she washed the containers and their put dad and her underwear and socks in them. When she finished doing this she heated up the leftover refried beans for tostadas. She fed me my food for my dinner and dad and mom had tostadas. While mom was making dinner dad checked his e-mail and Tom had e-mailed him the finished floor plan. Dad was very happy because today was very productive. After dinner mom took me for a walk. When we started our walk Casandra and Holly saw us so they decided to meet us half way. Mom called for Holly and put her arms out and Holly started to run towards her but when Holly saw me she ran to me instead. We said our hellos and then we went to Holly and Casandra's trailer so Holly and I could play. When we got there Casandra saw a wasp nest so we all walked to the Minnie so mom could get some flying insect spray to kill the wasp. When we got to Casandra's trailer she tried to kill the wasp but it was the wrong type of spray because it didn't spray far enough. But mom managed to hit the wasp and it flew away. While we were messing with the wasp King, Kujo, Lulu and Miranda came over and King got rid of the wasp nest. Afterwards all us dogs Holly, Kujo, Lulu and I played while our parents visited with each other. After all us dogs played everyone said their good-byes and we all went to our homes. On the way home mom and I stopped by and said hi to Baby. By the time we got home I was exhausted so I went to sleep. Mom worked out for an hour and fifteen minutes. Afterwards her workout dad, mom and I called it a night.




click on photo for more pictures of Flo's new friends

    

Kujo                                                                       Holly

    

                                  Baby                                                                       Flo resting                      


LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  8/08/2013    DISTANCE:  15 mile

Thursday August 8, 2013

Today we slept until 6:45. It was nice to sleep through the night without being attacked by ants. Dad crawled out of bed first. Then he fed me my breakfast. Afterwards he got dressed to go to the lake. When he finished getting dressed mom crawled out of bed and got dressed to go to the lake. When she finished she made breakfast for dad and her. After everyone was done eating we went on a walk. When we got back from our walk mom put a cooler together and then dad and mom went to the lake. On the way out of the Minnie mom gave me a snack and said good-bye. When I finished eating my snack I went to mom's chair and watched mom and dad leave. When mom and dad got to the lake it was a little windy so they drove around the bend to where the water would be good to ski on. Mom and dad only saw a couple of fishermen on the lake today and they felt a little lonely. But that was ok because the water wasn't perfect anyways and they had the area all to themselves. They water skied and air chaired. Usually mom and dad only ski one set but today the water so nice enough to ski two sets. After resting a little bit they air chaired for ten minutes a piece. They had a great time at the lake. After putting the boat in storage they stopped at a couple of places. The first place they stopped at was Paramount so they could pay Chad for designing the septic. While they were there Chad explained the septic design, how the septic system work and what they had to do next, which was to get a permit. Before getting the permit they have to fill out a form but they can't fill the form out until they get a contractor to put in the septic system. After leaving Paramount they stopped by Central Texas Designs to pay Tom. Dad had added on another bay to the garage so he had to pay Tom and for redesigning the garage. Also the floor plan is ready to be printed out on blueprints so dad had to pay for that. After mom and dad finished paying Chad and Tom they came home to me. When they got home dad unlocked the door and I ran out to say hi to them. After saying our hellos mom made lunch. After lunch I went outside to sun. When I finished sunning I went inside to cool off. While I was cooling off mom and dad got ready to go to the gym. Once again when mom was leaving she gave me a little snack and said good-bye. Mom and dad were at the gym for a couple of hours. They didn't have to stop anywhere on the way home so they were back a little earlier. When dinnertime came around mom made a baked potato for dad and her dinner and she fed me my food. As we were eating dinner Casandra and Holly came to the Minnie. Casandra had some chicken and dumplings leftover from work and wanted to share it with us. Mom opened the door to getting the food and thank Casandra for the food. When she did this I ran outside to say hi to Holly and her. After we said hi Holly jumped into the Minnie to say hi to dad. After Holly said hi Casandra and her went home. When they left mom heated some of the chicken and dumplings up to go with their bake potatoes. When we finished eating mom took me for a walk so I could play with Holly and so she could thank Casandra again and tell her we enjoyed the chicken and dumplings. On the way to Holly's we stopped by and said hi to Baby. When we got to Holly's mom stopped by and visited with King and Kujo. While we were visiting with King and Kujo, Casandra and Holly came out to join us. All of us dogs played while our parents visited. After a little bit we all said our good-byes. Mom and I went home. On the way home we stopped by and said hi the Baby. When we got home we went inside and called it a night.


   

               Gina Jensen office building                                   My new veterinary Gina Jensen's sign

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  My New Veterinary Office   DATE:  8/09/2013    DISTANCE:  15 mile

Friday August 9, 2013

Today was a very relaxing day. We woke up our normal time and ate breakfast. After breakfast we went for a walk. When we returned to the Minnie mom put a cooler together because dad and mom are going to the lake. As they were leaving mom gave me a treat and said she would see me in a couple of hours. After I finished my treat I went to mom's chair and watch dad and mom drive away. While mom and dad were at the lake today they water skied. They skied by Roger Park ramp because of the direction the wind was blowing. There were a few more boats on the lake today so they didn't feel lonely. The other boats were all fishermen. Even though the wind was blowing they found some nice water to ski. After they skied they floated a little bit and then they headed back to the boat ramp. The lake keeps going down so mom and dad have to be extra careful because more and more trees are coming up in the lake. After putting the boat on the trailer they pulled it up the ramp to the bathrooms so they could wipe it down. When they finished wiping the boat down they returned the boat to its storage unit. On the way home to me mom and dad stopped by the marble company to pick up an estimate on the marble they want to put in the new house bathrooms. While they were at the marble company they talked to the owner. He explained what the procedure they use in installing the marble and what type of pan they use in the master bath's shower. He answered the questions dad asked him about marble and the process. After dad's questions were answered they came home to me. When they got home I jumped out of the Minnie to say hi to them. After we finished saying hi we went inside and mom made lunch. Fridays dad usually have chicken and dumpling soup but today mom heated up some more of the chicken and dumplings Casandra gave us yesterday. So dad still got his chicken and dumplings. Mom gave me a little bit of the chicken and dumplings for my snack. After lunch I went outside and did a little sunning. Mom and dad didn't go to the gym today because I have a doctor's appointment with my new vet (Gina Jensen). I'm getting older so dad wants me to have vet instead of going to Austin Animal Trustees. We've had great luck with Austin Animal Trustees but he wanted me to have my own vet in case I started having problems and Austin Animal Trustees can't help me. My appointment wasn't until 4:00 so mom and dad had some time to kill. Mom work on her Sudoku and dad did a little work on the new house. Mom and dad got new biddings on the Air Chair and the kneel straps have been pulling through the clips so mom sewed buttons on them. But the buttons have been breaking so dad bought some D-rings to replace the buttons. When mom got tried of working on her Sudoku she sewed the D-rings on the straps. By the time she finished sewing it was time to go to my doctors appointment. We were only with the Gina for about ten minutes because she only gave me a couple of shots. I didn't need a rabbi shot because I just got it eighteen months ago and I only need it every three years. What really surprised me was that they gave mom a year's worth of heart worm pills and they didn't even test me for heart worm. Everytime in the pass I was tested for heart worm before they would give the medication to mom. My new vet is located in Belton right down the street from where our new house is going to be so it's going to be very convenient in the future. My new vet and her assistants were very nice and friendly so I think I'm going to like her. After my appointment we went back to the Minnie. When we got home it was time for dinner so mom microwaved some bacon for dinner. Mom and dad had bacon wraps and I had my food. After dinner mom took me for a walk to the dumpster to get rid of our garbage. We went on our walk a little early so I didn't see any of my friends. So when we got back to the house we went inside. Mom did a workout for about an hour and a half. Dad and I stayed out of her way and relaxed. After mom finished she took me for another walk. During this walk we stopped by and said hi the Holly. Her mom was inside making dinner and didn't even know we stopped by. So after saying hi to Holly we went back to the Minnie. When we got back home we went inside and called it a night. I slept the rest of the night and mom and dad watched a DVD. We had a very quiet day. Have fun!!!!




click on photo for more pictures of our adventures 8-10-2013

    

      swimming in Lake Belton                                               Wall Street Farmers Market

LOCATION:  Temple, Texas    SITE:  Our Minnie   DATE:  8/10/2013    DISTANCE:  00 mile

Saturday August 10, 2013

Today mom woke us up at 5:45 because the ants were biting her. Dad checked out the bed and couldn't see ants. Mom decided that she would stay downstairs and sleep on the coach and dad stayed upstairs in bed. Mom tried to sleep for another hour but she could only sleep a half hour. When she decided to get up she fed me my breakfast and then got dressed. Dad got out of bed a few minutes after mom fed me my food. When dad got up he asked mom if she wanted to go to the lake and she said lets take the day off. Mom made breakfast for dad and herself. After everyone was fed we went for a walk. When we got back mom put a cooler together. After she finished putting the cooler together mom and dad took me to the lake so I could go swimming. On the way to the lake we stopped by The Car Wash Barn and washed the truck. Afterwards we drove to Arrowhead Point boat ramp. I was so excited to be at the lake I could hardly wait for dad to say it was ok for me to go swimming but I did. Once dad told me it was ok I ran into the lake and swam. While at the ramp we saw a few people fishing and a lady walking her three dogs. I didn't say hi to the lady's dogs because by the time I saw them she was putting them in the car. When I finished swimming mom dried me off and then dad put me in the truck. Because we were right by our lot dad decided to stop and walk through it to check out what the owner of the two lots next to our was doing. After mom and dad walked our lot we drove around Belton. Dad wanted to get to know Belton. As we were driving around we drove through a few neighborhoods and we drove through downtown Belton. When we were driving through downtown Belton we saw that the Farmers Market was going on so we stopped and walked through it. It was very small so it didn't take too long to walk through it. As we were walking through it we stopped and bought a couple of tomatoes, a couple of banana peppers and an onion. This was the first time we walked through a farmers market so it was exciting. After walking through the market we drove around a little more and then we went home. When we got home I stayed outside so I could do some sunning. After sunning for about a half hour I went inside. Shortly after I went inside mom made lunch, which was chicken and dumplings. After lunch I went back outside to sun some more and mom worked on her Sudoku and dad surfed the Internet. Around 12:30 mom and dad got ready to go to the gym. As they were leaving for the gym mom gave me a snack and said good-bye. After I finished my snack I climbed on mom's chair and watch mom and dad leave. They were at the gym for a couple of hours. When they got back to me I was very excited to see them I jumped down the steps and ran out to say hi. When we finished say our hellos we went inside. Mom and dad went to the gym a little early today so they had an hour and a half to kill before it was time for it was time for dinner. For dinner mom barbecued some pork sausage patties. Mom also sliced up a tomato and the onion we got at the farmers market this morning so mom and dad had a delicious burger for dinner. I had my food for my dinner. After dinner mom took me for a walk. Today I didn't play with any of my friends because they weren't home but I still had a nice walk. When mom and I got home we went inside for the rest of the night. Mom and dad watched a DVD while I slept. We had a very relaxing day. I'll say good night because I need to get some rest for tomorrow.

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  8/11/2013 - 8/12/2013    DISTANCE:  15 mile

Sunday August 11, 2013

Today we woke up about 6:45 and ate breakfast. After breakfast we went for a walk. When we got back from our walk mom and dad went to the lake. Before they left mom gave me a snack and said good-bye. After I finished my snack went to mom's seat and watched mom and dad drive off. They were gone for about three hours. When they were at the lake they water skied, wake boarded and air chaired. The lake wasn't busy today which surprised mom and dad because it was the weekend. Maybe the families were off the lake because it was tax free weekend. Mom and dad decided that they would avoid the stores because it would be crowded. There was a wind so mom and dad went around the bend and found some nice water. At first when they got around the bend they saw a few boats but they were fishermen so they didn't stay in the area too long. Mom and dad had a great time at the lake. On the way home to me they stopped at Wal-Mart. Mom has lost so much weight that she doesn't fit in her close. Her shorts are starting to fall of her so dad decided to buy her some new shorts and tops. Today when she tried on the close she could fit in a size 4. Way to go mom. Mom has been on a diet since January and has lost 40 pounds. She is down to her goal but she still trying to stay with the diet because she has worked so hard she doesn't want to put the weight back on. After buying close they decided to go grocery shopping. They were amazed that they got in and out of Wal-Mart real fast. They were back to me about 12:30. I was happy to see them so when dad opened the door I ran out to say hi to both mom and dad. After mom put the close and grocery away she made lunch. She heated the rest of the chicken and dumplings that Casandra had given us. Mom fed me a little bit of my food for my lunch. After lunch I went outside to sun. When I finished sunning I barked to get back in the Minnie. While I was cooling down mom put dad and her gym bag together. When they were leaving for the gym mom gave me another little snack and said good-bye. On the way to the gym they changed their minds about going instead they drove around. They drove through a couple of developments where new homes were being built. So they could get some ideas about what color they wanted on our new house. They stopped at a couple of the new homes and walked through them. As they were walking through them them got some ideas on what color to use on cabinets and what type of cabinets . They also saw some marble they liked. They also walked through a couple of homes that were under construction and looked at how the homes were being built. One house that was under construction was getting foam insulation in it and dad really wanted to see how it was dine. They were still putting in the insulation and when sing the foam they use a lot of different chemicals and have to dress in a bunny suit so they didn't look at it. But they still had fun walking through the homes. By the time they got home it was time for dinner. After we said our hellos mom made dinner. She heated up leftover refried beans and a chicken sausage for tostadas. She fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom took me for a walk. When we got to Holly's house Casandra and Holly came out to play. When we were playing Kujo started to bark so his dad let him come out and play. While Holly, Kujo and I played our parents visited with each other. Kujo was doing a little exploring and Holly surprised him by bouncing at him. He usually did this to Holly so she decided to pay him back. Holly and Kujo ran around for awhile. I wanted to join in but I didn't have the energy they had so I just watched them. After they finished playing they layed down next to me and rested. After they rested we all said good-bye and went home. When mom and I got home we went inside and called it a night. Because mom didn't go to the gym she did an hour and half workout in the Minnie. We had a very nice day.

Monday August 12, 2013

We woke up at 6:45 it was nice to sleep through a second night without ants biting us. Dad crawled out of bed and fed me my breakfast. After I finished my breakfast mom crawled out of bed and made breakfast for dad and her. After breakfast mom did dishes and the new went for a walk. When we got back from our walk mom put a cooler together because dad and her are going to the lake. As they were leaving my gave me a little snack. When I finished my snack I watched them drive off. While mom and dad were at the lake they air chaired and floated. They were at the lake about an hour and a half. Today they were only a couple of boat trailers in the two park lots they drove by. Today they boated by Roger Park ramp. While they were floating they saw a lady skiing with two skies behind an old fishing boat. She skied very well. After they put the boat in storage they stopped at a few of places on the way home. One place was to get a few copes done of the septic design of the new house. The second stop was at Tom's office to pick up our house plans, which Tom made a few copies of it. The last stop was to pick up our mail. When dad was leaving the UPS store the guy working there said he had a box. Grandma had sent dad a box because his birthday is at the end of the month. After they finished their stops they came back to me. Once again when they got home it was time for lunch. After saying our hellos mom opened up the box that Grandma sent us. In the box there were dad's birthday gifts and mom's birthday gifts. Grandma always sends mom's birthday gifts with dad's because they usually celebrate their birthdays together even though mom's birthday isn't until next month. The reason they celebrate their birthdays together is because usually we're out of town on mom's birthday. Along with the birthdays gifts Grandma sent some fudge, cookies and peanut brittle. Mom be careful not to eat too much of the sweets because you have done so well on your diet. After mom had a couple of cookies and a couple pieces of fudge she made soup for dad and her lunch. She gave me a little bit of my food for my lunch. After lunch I slept and mom worked on her Sudoku. Dad worked on put together a packed with our house design and septic design so he can send them out to a few builders to get them to bid on building our house. After he finished doing this mom and dad went to the gym. They workout for a couple of hours and then came back to me. After we said our hellos mom made dinner. Mom and dad had bacon wraps for dinner and I had my food. After dinner mom took me for a walk. I didn't play with any of my friends because Kujo was in trouble and couldn't come out and play because I wouldn't eat his food. Holly was inside and mom didn't want to disturb Casandra and Holly. That was ok because it was too hot to play anyways. When we got back to the Minnie we went inside and relaxed. About 7:30 we went outside and sat in our chairs. While we were sitting in out chairs Scott came by and visited with us. While we were visiting with him Kujo and his dad came by. This was the first time that Kujo came to my house to visit. We played for a little while and then we said good-bye. Kujo and his dad went home. We went inside because the mosquitoes were biting us. When we went inside we called it a night. We had a great day.

LOCATION:  Temple, Texas    SITE:  Our Minnie   DATE:  8/13/2013    DISTANCE:  00 mile

Tuesday August 13, 2013

We woke up at 6:45. Dad crawled out of bed and fed me my breakfast. Then he got dressed. While I was eating and dad was in the kitchen he saw a lot of ants crawling around on the counters so he sprayed them. Mom crawled out of  and got dressed. After dad finished killing ants in the kitchen mom made breakfast for him and herself. While she was fixing breakfast she saw a few ants in the kitchen cabinet so she killed them. When dad sat at the table waiting for breakfast he saw ants crawling on the tables and all over the computer keyboard so he killed the ants and sprayed to keep the ants away for a couple of days. Mom is getting a little frustrated about the ants so dad's going to call ABC Pest Control to spray again. If ABC can't take care of the ants we may move some place else to get rid of the ants. After everyone ate breakfast mom took me for a walk while dad treat a little more for ants. Mom and dad were going to go to the lake and do their water sports but mom wasn't feeling well so they decided not to go. So when mom and I got back from our walk mom and dad discussed what to do. Dad wants to send our house plans to a few builders to get bids before he decides which builder to go with. Dad called a builder (Roy Reid) and asked him if he would be interested in building our house. He said he sure was so mom and dad met him at his office to discuss our house plans. Roy was very impress because dad had the house plans, septic design, foundation design and what specifications he wanted done with the house. After looking at the package dad put together Roy, mom and dad went to the lot so they could walk it. When they finished walking the lot and talking about the house they said their good-byes and Roy said that he would get back with us in a couple of days. After leaving the lot mom and dad went grocery shopping and then they came back to me. I did my normal routine by run out the door to say hi to mom and dad. Afterwards mom put the groceries away and then made soup for dad and her lunch. After lunch dad called a couple more builders and left messages on the phone. One builder wrote him an e-mail and told him he was out of town and would get back with him next week. Mom worked on her Sudoku and I did a little sunning. About 2:00 mom decided she wanted to go to the gym so dad took her to the gym. Before they left mom gave me a little snack and said good-bye. While mom did a workout dad read a book. They were gone for a couple of hours. By the time they got back to me it was almost dinnertime. For dinner mom heated up leftover sausage patties and dad and her had wraps for dinner. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom took me for a walk. I didn't see any of my friends because it was early and too hot so we went back home. We stayed in the Minnie for a couple of hours and then mom took me for another walk. This time I saw my friend Holly and Kujo. Kujo was his dad's dog house again so we didn't play. Kujo wasn't obeying his dad so his dad put him in the house and told him that was his punishment. Even though I couldn't play with Kujo but I did play with Holly. Mom and I didn't visit too long because the bugs were biting us. When we got home we went inside and called it a night.

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Lake Belton   DATE:  8/14/2013    DISTANCE:  15 mile

Wednesday August 14, 2013

Today we woke up at 6:45. Dad got out of bed and fed me my breakfast. After I finished my breakfast mom crawled out of bed. Dad didn't see any ants but when mom was making breakfast for dad and her she found ants on the oatmeal. She though away a couple of packages of the oatmeal because the ants were crawling out of the packages. She killed all the ants she found and then she finished making breakfast for dad and her. After everyone was fed and mom did the dishes we went on a walk. Mom was feeling better today so when we got back to the Minnie mom put a cooler together and then they went to the lake. As they were walking out the door mom gave me a little snack and said good-bye. When I finished my snack I went to mom's chair and watched them drive away. They were gone for a couple of hours. While they were at the lake they water skied a couple of sets. But they didn't ski with their regular ski instead they decided to take an old ski and play with it. This ski isn't as wide as their normal ski but it's as long. When they first got up on the ski they were a little squirrelly but once they got use to it they had a great time. When mom and dad first got the ski boat dad had put a couple of bags of sand under the seat for extra weight and one of the bags had a hole in it so after mom and dad finished skiing dad retaped the bag. The lake has been going down all summer and some tree stumps and tree are starting to come up. While mom and dad were driving around they saw a stump that was going to be a problem so after dad fixed the sandbag they went by Roger Park ramp and marked the stump that was coming up with a bright color noodle. After dad finished marking the stump dad decided to stay in the lake and swim. Because dad was going to swim for a little bit mom decided to swim with him. After the finished swimming they put the boat in storage and then came home to me. After we said our hellos mom made lunch. Mom and dad had soup for lunch and mom gave me a little snack. After lunch mom worked on her Sudoku and dad did a little research on things he wanted done in the new house. I did a little sunning. About 1:00 mom and dad decided they wanted to go to the gym. As they were leaving to go to the gym mom gave me a snack and said good-bye. They were gone for a couple of hours. Today dad worked out with mom. When they got home I did my normal routine. Mom and dad were home earlier than they normally do. So mom worked on her Sudoku and dad surfed the Internet. While we were relaxing before dinner a little rain storm came through. When it stopped raining mom went outside and cooked up some taco meat on the grill. I didn't go out with her because it was wet. After she finished cooking the meat she came inside and cut up lettuce and shredded cheese for tacos. Mom and dad had tacos for dinner and I had my food. After dinner we relaxed in the Minnie because it was raining a little bit. Once the rain went away mom took me for a walk. During our walk we stopped and said hi to Baby. Afterwards we stopped and visited with my friend Lulu and her mom Miranda. After our visit we stopped and said hi to Baby again. When we got back to the Minnie we went inside and called it a night. I won't complain about the rain because we really need the rain. I guess I don't have anything else to say. Have a great night!!!!




click on photo for more pictures of Lake Belton 8/15/2013

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Our Lot   DATE:  8/15/2013 - 8/16/2013    DISTANCE:  15 mile

Thursday August 15, 2013

Today we woke up our normal time. Dad fed me my breakfast and then he got dressed. When I finished my breakfast mom got out of bed and got dressed. Afterwards she made dad and her breakfast. When we finished breakfast we went for a walk. It rained last night and it was a little hazy today so mom and dad decided that they wouldn't go to the lake instead they decided to drive around and take me to Lake Belton so I could go swimming. On the way to the ramp by our lot we stopped by the storage center to pick up a few things. Then we went to the ramp. The parking lot only had a couple of trailers in it so it was easy to find a parking space. As we walked down the ramp to the water I did a little exploring. When we got to the lake I was going to go straight into the water but dad called me back and made me wait until he told me I could go swimming. It has been a few days since I've been swimming so when dad told me I could go swimming I was very excited. I swam for a little while and then I waded. It felt so good I didn't want to get out. While I was swimming mom took pictures. After I finished swimming we went back to the truck and mom dried me off. On the way back to the Minnie we stopped and checked our mail. When we got back home it was time for lunch so mom cooked up some soup for dad and her and she gave me a little snack. After lunch I sunned a little, mom worked on her Sudoku and dad did a little research on the Internet. About 12:00 mom and dad decided to go to the gym. I was surprise because they usually don't go until 1:30 or 2:00. Mom gave me a snack and said they would see me in a little while. Mom and dad worked out for a couple of hours. When they got home I ran out of the Minnie to say hi to them. Afterwards we went inside and relaxed. We relaxed a couple of hours until it was time for dinner. Mom did an easy dinner she just heated up leftover taco meat. Mom and dad had tacos for dinner and mom fed me my food. After dinner mom took me for a walk. It was early so I didn't see any of my friends. When we got home we went inside. Mom waited for the news to get over and then she took me for another walk. This time I saw my friends Kujo and Baby. I didn't see Holly because she was inside her house and her mom wasn't home. After playing with Kujo we went home. On the way home we stopped and played with Baby. Once we got got back to dad we called it a night. Mom and dad watched a DVD and I slept.    

Friday August 16, 2013

When we woke up this morning it was a little overcast and it had rained a little last night so mom and dad decided they weren't going to the lake again. After we had our breakfast we went on a walk. On the way back from our walk I saw our neighbor Greg and his dog Zeus so I ran to them. Zeus doesn't get along with other dogs so Greg closed the gate to the dog run to keep Zeus inside the run. Then he paid attention to me. It wasn't too long when mom and dad came over. Mom apologized to Greg but he said it was ok because I was a sweet dog. Mom took me inside while dad stayed outside and visited with Greg. When dad finished visiting with Greg he came inside. Mom and dad had an appointment with a builder at noon so mom worked on a Word Search book, dad did a little more research and I slept until it was time for lunch. At 11:00 mom heated up some soup for dad and her lunch and she gave me a little snack. After everyone had finished lunch mom and dad left for their appointment. As they were leaving mom gave me a little bit of my food and said good-bye. After I finished my snack I went to mom's chair and watched them leave. Their appointment was at our lot and they weren't sure how long they were going to be and what all they were going to do so they left me at home. That was ok with me. They were gone for about 4 hours. On the way to their appointment they drove through a couple of neighborhoods to look at the new homes going up. After driving around they went to the lot and to meet with the builder. The builder and a worker  showed up shortly after mom and dad had. The builder and dad discussed the house plan and what he wanted done with builder. At the end of the meeting dad asked the builder if they had any homes mom and he could walk through. He said yes so mom and dad made appointment to walk through one of them. The builder wasn't going to be at the home but the worker would be there. After the meeting broke up mom and dad had an hour or so to kill so they did a little shopping. When they finished to headed to where the new house was located. They arrived to the area a little so they drove around. The house the builder was building was a beautiful two-story house that has a lakeview of Stillhollow House Lake. Mom and dad were very impressed by the builder's work. When they finished with their appointment they came back to me. After we said how hellos mom took me for a walk. During our walk I met some new people but I didn't play with any of my friends because it was too early for them to be out. Once we got home mom made dinner. Once again it was easy because she decided to finish up the taco meat. So dad and mom had tacos for dinner and I had my food. After dinner mom took me for a walk. During our walk I stopped by and said hi to Baby. Afterwards we went to Kujo's house but his dad said that he couldn't play because some new people were moving in and he didn't want Kujo to get in the way. Mom and I didn't stay too long because mom didn't want to tease Kujo. On the way home we stopped by and said hi to Baby again. When we got home mom did an hour workout. After mom finished her workout she took me outside so I could take care of business. After I finished we went inside and called it a night.

click here for the Second Half of August Adventures (August 17 to April 31)