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     Round Dancing during the Apron Dance                    Belinda Line Dancing during the Apron Dance

LOCATION:  Killeen, Texas    SITE:  Gilmore Center (Killeen Kickers Apron Dance)
DATE:  08/01/2014    DISTANCE:  20 miles

Friday August 1, 2014

Mom didn't get to bed until 1:40 in morning. Dad didn't even know that mom was in bed until he woke up at 6:40. Dad crawled out of bed and got dressed. Then he let me out of my kennel and we said hi to each other. Afterwards he fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating I asked dad to let me out. Today I decided to go out and do my morning thing. Then I came inside and laid on the floor waiting for mom to get up. Mom got up about 7:00 and got dressed. While she was getting dressed dad made the bed for her. After mom got dressed she came out of the bedroom and said hi to dad and me. Then she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and mom had oatmeal and they both had a glass of chocolate almond milk. We hung around the house all day. Mom played computer games, worked on my book and baked cookies to take to the Apron Dance. Dad surfed the Internet and worked on a project. I slept and occasionally I went outside to enjoy the cooler weather. Yesterday dad ordered a basket to store his extension cords. The basket came in today so he installed the bracket to hold the basket on the wall in the garage. He has another bracket but he isn't sure where he's going to install it. The basket is removable so you cane move it from one bracket to the other. Dad has an electric blower and everytime he needs to use it he has to string an extension cord. One extension cord isn't enough so he only blows as far as he could. The basket can hold two extension cords so now he can blow the whole driveway. While dad was installing the basket mom did her workout. She worked out on Just Dance for an hour, Gold's Gym for thirty minutes and WII Fit for forty-five minutes. Today mom didn't take me on a walk because she was too tired. For lunch dad had a bowl of soup and mom had a sandwich with Harvest Creek White Chicken in Teriyaki Sauce. After lunch mom baked Key Lime cookies to take to the dance tonight. When mom finished her workout she baked a frozen pizza up for dad and her dinner. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom and dad got ready to go square dancing. Tonight the Killeen Kickers are having a dance. The theme for the dance was an Apron Dance, where everyone wears an apron. Mom wore her sunflower dress and a gray top hat. Dad wore a purple shirt with orange suspenders and a black and white bow tie and a black hat. After mom and dad got dressed mom put my water dish out on the porch. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would be back at 10. Today mom and dad left me outside in the front because it wasn't hot and the humidity was down. I like being outside because I can watch people go by and I can explore on my own if I want to. Mom and dad had a great time at the dance. The Killeen Kickers caller Betsy Nyhan was on vacation so they had a special caller named Wendell Moore. There were enough people at the dance to have four squares. Mom and dad danced all the square dancing sets. Wendell called five mainstream sets and one plus set. In between each square dancing set they had line dancing, round dancing and mixed dancing. The mixed dancing is where Christine, who is the cuer for Killeen will tell you what to do and you dance as a couple. Mom did dance one of the line dances. When they came home to me I was waiting for them in front of the garage. I said hi to mom and dad and then we went inside the house. Mom and dad changed their clothes and then mom took me out to take care of business. Afterwards we went back inside and relaxed for about an hour before calling it a night. We had a very relaxing day and now it's time to say good night. Have Fun!!!!!




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Jumping over a bar        Doing the Teeter Totter

   

Weaving through the poles                                       Running to the next obstacle



New Square Dancing Hat

LOCATION:  Temple, Texas    SITE:  Bell Exposition Center (Bell County Kennel Club)
DATE:  08/02/2014    DISTANCE:  13 miles

Saturday August 2, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:40 and got dressed. Then he let me out of my kennel and we said good morning to each other. Afterwards dad fed me my breakfast and then he surfed the Internet. After I finished my breakfast dad let me outside. When I finished my morning routine I came back inside and laid on the floor waiting for mom to get up. Mom got up at 7:15 and got dressed. Then she made the bed and when she finished she said good morning to dad and me. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and mom had oatmeal. Today mom and dad decided to take it easy. It was a little cool outside so they didn't go to the lake. I didn't mind because it meant that they would hang out with me. About 9:00 mom and dad decided to go to town. They left me at home in the front yard while they were gone because they were going to stop at a couple of different places. So as they were leaving mom put my water bowl outside and gave me a snack. She told me that they would be back in a few hours. After I finished eating my snack I watched them drive away. The first stop they did in town was at Cavender's to buy some shoe polish for their square dancing shoes. The next stop was at the Bell County Exposition Center to watch dogs do the agility courses at the Bell County Kennel Club Event. They were at the event for about an hour. They enjoy watching the dogs go through the two courses. The advance course is the most interesting because the dogs have more obstacles to go through. Mom and dad had fun watching all the dogs even the ones that didn't do too well. After watching the dogs the last stop was Belton Heart of Texas Goodwill. They bought a new hat of square dancing and a purple shirt for dad. They also looked at shoes but didn't find any that fit. When they got back home to I was laying on the front porch. When I saw them pull in the drive I got up and met them in the garage. After we all said our hellos we went inside. I didn't mind being out in front because it was nice and cool and I could watch people go by. When we got inside mom made lunch for dad and herself. Dad had a bowl of soup and mom had a chicken Teriyaki sandwich. Mom gave me a little bit of her chicken. After lunch mom took me for a walk to the lake. While we were gone dad worked on mom's and his Wills. On the way to the lake I stopped to do a little sniffing and eating some grass. Today when we got to the ramp there was a family fishing in the cove and I wanted to go over to say hi but mom told me not to pester them. So I swam on by the ramp. As I was swimming a family with two little girls launched their boat and I watched them. The little girls like me and said hi to me. They didn't pet me because their parents were putting them in the boat. I didn't swim as long as normal because I was tired but I still had fun. As we were walking up the ramp to go home we met a lady and man. They were getting ready to go boating and mom talked to them. They thought I was pretty and lucky because I just live down the street from the lake. When we got up the ramp mom dried me off. By the time we got home I really was tired and we had been gone for forty-five minutes. Mom finished drying me off and then we went inside. I laid on the tile floor for a little while to rest. Dad worked on the Wills all afternoon. Once mom cooled off a little she did her afternoon workout. She did a Jazz Dance workout from the Roku for thirty minutes. She use to do this routine a lot but now she's been enjoying her WII Program. After doing the Jazz Dance routine she did Just Dance for an hour and thirty minutes of her WII Fit. Dad and I are very proud of mom because she's been working out hard everyday for over a month. She has been good on her diet also she has lost four pounds in over a month. She's not in any hurry so that's pretty good. When mom finished her workout it was time for her to make dinner. She made a salad for dad and herself and she fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom did the dishes. Then we streamed five episodes of Eureka. After watching Eureka we called it a night. We had a very relaxing day and now it's time to say good night. Have Fun!!!!!!!




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LOCATION:  Waco, Texas    SITE:  Allemande Hall (TIPS Load the Boat Dance)
DATE:  08/03/2014    DISTANCE:  48 miles

Sunday August 3, 2014

Today I woke mom up at 6:00 because I was ready to get out of my kennel. I decided that I slept long enough so mom got up and let me out of my kennel. After saying hi to each other mom fed me my breakfast. When I finished my breakfast mom let me outside to do my morning routine. The sun wasn't up yet so mom turned on the lights on the back porch. I did my thing and then I laid on the porch for a little while. While I was outside mom played computer games she decided that it wasn't worth going back to bed for a half hour. when the sun started to come up a couple of deer came walking through my backyard so I barked at them. Mom came to the back door to checkout what I was barking at. She saw the deer and then she told me to get in the house and leave the deer alone. When I got in the house I laid on the floor to wait for dad to get up. Dad crawled out of bed about 6:30 and made the bed. Then he got dressed. When he finished getting dressed he said good morning to mom and me. Then mom left dad and me while she got dressed. When she finished getting dressed she made breakfast for dad and herself. Once again dad had toast and mom had oatmeal. After everyone was fed we relaxed. Dad worked on mom's and his Will. Mom played computer games until she couldn't keep her eyes open. Then she laid down in her bed for an hour and a half. I slept on the floor by dad until mom got up again. When mom woke up the second time she decided to bake corn bread to take to their graduation dance. In the corn bread mom added some green chiles and cheddar cheese to the corn bread mix. While the corn bread was cooking we all relaxed. When the corn bread was finished getting baked it was time for lunch. For lunch mom and dad had the rest of the pizza they had Friday night. After lunch mom played computer games, dad worked on the Wills and I slept. About 1:30 mom and dad changed clothes. Today was a special day for mom and dad because there was a graduation dance in Waco. It was also the TIPS first dance. After they got dressed mom put the my water dish outside and gave me a snack. She told me they would be back at 6:00. Today dad had to drive all the way to Allemande Hall because Louis was in Dallas for one of his son's birthday. On the way to Waco dad stopped by and picked up Barbara. The dance was very nice. The dance had enough people there to have four squares. Everyone had a great time dancing. The name TIPS stands for Texas Independence Plus Squares. TIPS is an all Plus club that has dances every first and third Sunday of the month. When mom and dad got home to me they had a surprise the neighbors are moving so one of their friends had pulled in our drive to back up their drive. So dad had to carefully put the car in garage. When I saw mom get out of the car I got off the front porch and went to her and dad to say hi. The gentleman in the truck apologized for being in the way. Mom told him it was no problem and that they could use the drive if they needed to. Mom and dad understood about using other people drives to back up in the garage because dad occasionally uses the neighbor across the road from us drive when he backs the boat in the garage. After we all said our hellos we went ins the house. Mom and dad changed clothes and then mom made dinner. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. Then she barbecued bacon and cheddar cheese burgers for dad and hers dinner. After eating dinner we watched The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo dvd. After watching the movie we streamed the last episode of Eureka. Eureka was a very clean and entertaining series for five years on Sci Fi. After watching television we called it a night. We had a very fun day and now we're all tried so I'll say good night.




My Friend Ripley

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  My House
DATE:  08/04/2014    DISTANCE:  0 miles

Monday August 4, 2014

Today dad got up at 6:40 and got dressed. Then he let me out of my kennel and we said hi to each other. Afterwards dad fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad  surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let me out to do my morning routine. When I finished I went back inside and laid on the floor waiting for mom to get up. At 7:15 mom finally crawled out of bed and got dressed. When she finished getting dressed she made the bed. Then she came out and said good morning to dad and me. When she finished she made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and mom had oatmeal. After everyone was fed mom played computer games, dad finished up the Wills and I slept. An hour and a half later mom and dad decided to go to the lake. Mom and dad got ready to go and then they got the boat ready. When they finished mom put my water bowl on the front porch and gave me a snack. Mom told me that they would be back in a couple of hours. After I finished eating my snack I laid on the sidewalk and watched mom and dad drive away. On the way to the lake mom and dad saw a few deer on the side of the road grazing. When they got to Rogers Park there were only a couple of boat trailers in the parking lot so the lake wasn't too busy. The wind was up a little so mom and dad decided to wake surf and float in the lake. They were at the lake about an hour and then they came back to me. By the time they got back home it was time for lunch. When I saw mom and dad start to back the boat in the garage I got up and walked over to the truck. Dad backed the boat as far in the garage as he could. Then he let mom out of the truck to help direct him the rest of the way in the garage. When mom was getting out of the truck dad put me in the truck so I can go for a little ride with him. After putting the boat in the garage mom put the towels, gloves and vests out to dry. When she finished we all said our hellos and then we went inside. After mom and dad changed out of their swimsuits mom made lunch. Dad had soup with tostadas shells and salsa and bread. Mom had a chicken Teriyaki sandwich with tostadas shells. Mom shared her lunch with me. After lunch mom vacuumed the house and then she took me for a walk around the neighborhood. Mom was going to take me to the lake to go swimming but I decided to go the opposite direction. So we walked around the neighborhood for a half hour. I decided to walk around the neighborhood because while mom and dad were at the lake I was watching our neighbors. Our neighbors sold their house and now they're moving out. I just wanted to check out what they were doing but when we went on our walk they weren't around. During our walk we walked by a new house going up and we said hi to the crew walking on the foundation of the house. When we got to Ripley's house he started to bark at us so mom said hi to him. I whined a little for him but mom told me that he was in his yard so he couldn't come out to play. By the time mom and I got home I was hot and tired so when we got in the house I laid on the tile floor to cool off. We weren't in the house too long when dad asked mom if she wanted to go grocery shopping. She said yes. When mom and dad went to town they left me inside but this time mom didn't give my a snack. But I was ok with that because I was left in the house to cool off and sleep. They were in town for a couple of hours. When they got home I was waiting for them in the hall by the garage door. We said hi to each other and then mom put the groceries away. After all the groceries wer put away mom did a workout. Today she just workout for forty-five minutes on the WII Fit because she said her hips were bugging her. While mom worked out dad and I took a nap. When she finished she made dinner for dad and herself. They both had a salad and mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom did the dishes. Then we watched television. We watched Death in Paradise and POV. After watching television we relaxed until it was time to go to bed. We had a great day and now it's time to say good night. Have Fun!!!!




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     Rehanging towel bar in bath                                    Fixing cabinets pulls in kitchen

   

       Cousin Autumn chilling out                                     Flo chilling out with Aunt Louise

LOCATION:  Round Rock, Texas    SITE:  Aunt Louise's House
DATE:  08/05/2014    DISTANCE:  55 miles

Tuesday August 5, 2014

Today mom and dad woke up at the same time, which was 6:30. Dad started to get dressed and mom made the bed. When dad finished getting dressed he let me out of my kennel and we said hi to each other. Afterwards dad fed me my breakfast. While waiting for mom and me dad drank a glass of chocolate almond milk and surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad was loading up the car so I joined him. When dad finished loading the car we came back inside and waited for mom. After mom finished getting dressed she said good morning to dad and me. When we finished saying good morning to each other we loaded up in the car. Today we went down to Round Rock to do a few projects for Aunt Louise and to get mom's, dad's and Aunt Louise's Wills notarized. On the way to Aunt Louise's house we stopped and got a cinnamon roll and apple fritter which mom and dad shared for their breakfast. Of course mom shared some of her breakfast with me. When we got to Aunt Louise's house Cousin Autumn and Aunt Louise were waiting for us in their front yard. We all said hi to each other and then Cousin Autumn and I did our morning routine. Afterwards we all went inside to start some projects. The first project was rehanging Aunt Louise's towel bar in the bath. The other day the project towel bar dad was working on was Aunt Louise's so to day he hung it. Dad did a super job. Aunt Louise was bugging mom and dad about breakfast so after working on the towel bar mom and dad stopped and had a second breakfast. Aunt Louise had stopped by McDonalds and bought sausage biscuits and hash browns for everyone. After everyone finished eating dad started another project. Aunt Louise had bought some new drawer pulls for her kitchen and she had installed them. But a couple of them dad had to readjust. After Aunt Louise had done one of the drawers it wasn't closing correctly so mom figured what was wrong. Aunt Louise had put the front on the drawer on the back of the drawer so mom put it on right. Dad checked it out and it was rubbing against the stove. Mom told him she probably put the front on wrong so dad flipped the front and it worked perfectly. But Aunt Louise really did do a great job of putting the new pulls on. We hadn't been to Aunt Louise's house for a little while. The last time Aunt Louise had said she was going to do some painting. She had repainted the dining room. She said the pink was a lot brighter but decided it was ok. She did a good job painting. After fixing the pulls the next project was looking at Aunt Louise's kitchen faucet sprayer. He told her that the sprayer was shot and had to be replace. Mom. dad and Aunt Louise were going to the credit union to get their Wills notarized so they decided to stop by The Home Depot to buy a new sprayer. While they did this Cousin Autumn and I stayed at the house. We had a great time hang out with each other. After getting the Wills notarized they stopped at FedEx to scan the documents on a thumb drive for safe keeping. It took them about an hour to do the scanning so by the time they got back to Cousin Autumn and me they had been gone a few hours. When mom opened the door Cousin Autumn and I were waiting for them. So we ran out to say hi to everyone. Once we did that we all went inside and dad replaced the sprayer. When he finished doing that we said our good-byes and then we headed home. The drive home was an hour drive so I slept the whole way. When we got home I was happy to be there. I got out of the car and laid on the driveway to sun. While I was sunning I watched our new neighbors moving in and mom and dad decided to have a little snack. After sunning for a little while I barked to come in. I had gotten hot and I wanted to cool off. After mom and dad finished their snack mom did an hour workout and dad checked out the scanning of the documents and corrected the mistakes he found. Mom worked out on Gold Gym for a half hour and the WII Fit for a half hour. After she finished her workout she barbecued some hamburger patties for dad and her dinner. Along with the burgers mom and dad had some Texas Style Ranch beans. While mom barbecued I stayed inside because it was too hot for me outside. When mom finished barbecuing she fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner relaxed for the rest of the day. While relaxing we watched two episodes of  Six Feet Under and three episodes of Family Tree. Both of these shows are HBO comedies. Six Feet Under is a comedy series about a family that owns a funeral home. Family Tree is a British Comedy about finding different family members. They both are very entertaining. After watching television we called it a night. We had a very busy day and we're all tired so I'll say good night.




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LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  My House
DATE:  08/06/2014    DISTANCE:  0 miles

Wednesday August 6, 2014

Today I woke mom up at 5:00 because I was ready to get up. Mom let me out of my kennel and we said hi to each other. Then she laid on the couch and went back to sleep for an hour and a half. I laid on the floor and went to sleep. It took me awhile but I did get back to sleep. Mom and I woke up when dad came out of the bedroom and said good morning to us. Mom fed me my breakfast and then she got dressed. After I finished my breakfast dad let me out to do my morning routine. Today mom didn't have to make the bed so after she finished getting dressed she came out and made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and mom had oatmeal. After everyone was fed mom played a few computer games and dad surfed the Internet. They were wasting time because they were waiting for Valvoline Instant Oil Change to open because dad wanted to get the Minnie inspected. An hour later mom and dad went to get the Minnie out of storage they invited me to go with them. I didn't hesitate because I always like going for rides. Before we got the Minnie out of storage mom and dad checked out the lights because the running lights above the cab always have problems. The lights aren't burned out they just get knocked loose. While they were checking out the lights I walked around the storage unit. Dad got all the lights working so we went to Valvoline Instant Oil Change and got it inspected. It passed with flying colors. After the inspection was done we went home. Dad parked the Minnie on the side of the house where the dump station was. Mom let me out of the car and then she put the car in the garage. Afterwards she went and helped dad but he was already finished parking the Minnie. Once the Minnie was parked dad decided to change the oil. While dad was draining the oil mom got dressed to go to the lake and put a cooler together. When dad finished draining the oil he came inside and got dressed to go to the lake. Mom put my water dish outside and then she got the boat ready to go to the lake. Once the boat was ready dad backed the truck to the trailer and then mom and dad connected the boat trailer to the truck. When the boat was ready mom gave me a snack and told me that they would be back in an hour or two. After I finished eating my snack I watched them drive away. While at the lake mom and dad air chaired and floated in the boat. They had a very relaxing day at the lake. When they got back to me they had been gone for an hour and a half. As dad was backing the boat in the garage I got off the porch and walked to the truck to say hi to mom and dad. Mom got out of the truck and then dad put me in the truck because he was going to take me for a little ride. This is the best part of the adventure. Once the boat was put in the garage mom put the towels, gloves and vests out to dry. When she finished we all said hi to each other and then we went inside. Mom and dad changed clothes and then mom made lunch for dad and herself. Dad had soup and mom had the rest of her chicken Teriyaki. Mom gave me a little bit of her chicken. After lunch mom took me for a walk. She was going to take me down to the lake but I got distracted so we walked around the neighborhood instead. While we were walking dad emptied the Minnie's tanks and filled them back up. When mom and I got home we had been gone for a half hour and I was hot and tired. Mom put me in the house and I laid on the tile floor to cool off. While I was cooling off mom asked dad if he needed help. He told her he was ok so mom worked out. Today she did Just Dance 3 for an hour, Gold's Gym for a half hour and the WII Fit for a half hour. After dad finished with the Minnie tanks he changed out some light in the Minnie and connected the fans in the refrigerator. The fans in the refrigerator helps mom out because they prevent ice from form on the coil and then mom doesn't have to defrost the refrigerator. When mom finished her workout she decided to take a little nap. When dad finished his projects on the Minnie he surfed the Internet. Mom slept for about 45 minutes and then she barbecued some chicken for fajitas. Tomorrow mom and dad are going square dancing and they decided they were going to take stuff for fajitas so mom decided to get ahead start. While mom was barbecuing I stayed in the house and waited for her. I was going to keep her company but it was too hot for me outside. Dad napped and surfed the Internet. When mom finished barbecuing she made a salad for dad and herself for their dinner. She fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom started mowing the yard and dad started to weedeat. I was out with them until I got too hot and then dad let me inside the house. They only did the backyard because they had to stop to go get some more fuel. They decided because they were going to get fuel they might as well take the Minnie back to storage. This time they left me at home in the house. I didn't mind because it was cool in the house. When they got back mom let me outside to keep her company while dad took the car for a spin to check out the cruise control. When dad got back he let me back in the house because I wanted to go back inside because it was hot. After letting me back inside mom and dad finished mowing and weed eating. When they finished they came inside and cooled down. While they were cooling off they watched KLRU, My Wild Affair, The Seal Who Came Home. The show was about a seal named Andre that was rescued by Harry Goodridge when he was two days old and their friendship. After watching KLRU we started to watch a new series on Amazon called The Last Enemy. After watching television we called it a night. I am a very lucky dog because today I went for two rides in the car and on a walk with my mom.  We had a very busy day and we're all tired so I"ll say good night.




click on photo for more pictures of the Lone Star Club Dance

   

    Dorothy Coleman cuer for round dances                 Wendell Moore special caller for square dances

   

Round Dancing during the dance                                    Square Dancing during the dance

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  Gober Party House (Lone Star Club Dance)
DATE:  08/07/2014    DISTANCE:  10 miles

Thursday August 7, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:40 and got dressed. Afterwards dad let me out of my kennel so we could say hi to each other. When we finished saying hit to each other dad fed me my breakfast. Then he surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let me outside to do my morning routine. Then dad let me back inside. While I was laying on the floor mom got up. Mom got dressed and made the bed. When she finished doing this she came out and said good morning to each other.After saying hi to each other mom made breakfast. Dad had toast and she had oatmeal. After everyone was finished eating mom played computer games, dad worked on correcting some documents and I slept on the floor. When we were visiting Aunt Louise dad had scanned some documents to a USB drive. When we got home he looked over the documents and found a couple of mistakes so today he corrected them. The documents were what legal stuff to do if mom or dad or both died. When dad finished mom and dad decided to go to town. Today mom and dad decided to leave me at home because it would be too hot in the car for me. I didn't care because when ever mom and dad go to town mom gives me a snack. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would be back in a couple of hours. When I finished eating my snack I watched them leave. The first stopped they did in town was at Best Buy to recycle Aunt Louise's old television and to pick up a USB drive. Dad needed another USB drive so he could save all mom and his important documents on it to give to Aunt Louise. After recycling the television the next stop was to rescan the the corrected documents. They stopped at the UPS Store to get them scanned but it was busy so they decided to leave and come back. The next stop was Walmart to recycle the old oil from the Minnie. After doing this they went inside Walmart and did a little shopping. Tonight mom and dad are going square dancing and taking stuff for fajitas. Mom already had the chicken and flour tortillas but mom wanted to pickup some corn tortillas, bell peppers and some cheese. While they were in Walmart they picked up a couple air filter one for the Minnie and another one for the car. When they finished doing their shopping they went back to The UPS Store. This time it wasn't busy so dad wasn't gone too long. By the time mom and dad came back to me it was lunchtime. When I saw them drive up the driveway I got off the porch to say hi to them. After we said our hellos we went inside. It was starting to get hot outside so when I got inside I laid on the tile floor to cool off. After mom put the groceries away she made lunch. Today dad had soup and mom had a tuna sandwich. Mom shared a little bit of her tuna with me. After lunch mom decided to take me for a walk. I was very excited about go for a walk. While mom and I went on our walk dad stayed at home and surfed the Internet. Today mom and I went down to the lake because it was getting hot. We were gone for an hour. When we got to the lake we were the only ones there so it was like having our own private lake. While we walked along the bank of the lake mom walked in the water. I swam, explored and swam after a couple ducks. As we were leaving the boat ramp my friend Bell showed up with her dad. So we turned around and went back to the water. Bell was very excited to see me. She ran to me and knocked me down. Her dad told her to calm down because she was getting too aggressive with me. We didn't play too long together because Bell had to go home. Bell's dad took her to the lake just to cool off. By the time we left the lake I was exhausted because I swam, chased ducks and played with Bell. So our walk home was very slow. When we got home mom dried me off and then we went inside. I was very happy to be inside because it was starting to get hot outside so I laid on the tile floor to cool off. Dad looked at the the thermometer and said it was already close to 100 degrees. Mom told dad that we had the lake to ourselves until Bell showed up. After cooling off mom cutup the bell pepper for tonight. When she finished doing this she did a workout. Today she did an hour with Just Dance 3 and fifteen minutes on the WII Fit. When she finished her workout it was 3:45 so she decided to cutup the chicken and put it in the crockpot to heat it up. While she was doing this dad suggested for her to heat up the chicken before she put it in the crockpot. Mom took his advice on the chicken. It worked out great this way because the chicken was hot before going in the crockpot and this way mom wouldn't have to worry about it being hot enough for later. After getting everything ready for square dancing she made dinner for dad and me. For dinner mom and dad had a salad and I had my food for my dinner. After everyone was fed mom did the dishes and then dad and mom got ready to go square dancing. They both wore a red outfit and a hat. They looked very cute together. After they got dressed mom loaded up the car with the fajitas stuff. As they were leaving mom told me that they were going to keep me in the house because it was too hot outside because it was still in the high 90s. She gave me a snack and told me that they would see me later. When mom and dad got to The Gober Party House they were the only ones there so they were wondering if there was a dance or not. The door was open so they started to get the hall ready for the dance. Louis showed up a few minutes late. The actual dance started at 7:30 but there was a plus workshop that started at 7:00. The workshop is from 7:00 to 7:45. Today The Lone Star Club had Wendell Moore calling because their caller Dale Smith was out of town visiting his granddaughter in Florida with his wife Pam. Usually during the workshop they introduce a plus move but today the group decided to let Wendell call anything he wanted. The workshop was a lot of fun because Wendell called where the dancers were in positions that they normally aren't in. The workshop only had one square but the actual dance had three squares. Mom and dad sat out a couple of sets today because they wanted to make sure the visitors from other clubs had a chance to dance. Mom's fajitas were a hit. Mom and dad had a super time dancing and visiting with their friends. The dance was just in Temple so they were home by 10:00. When they got home I was sound asleep on the couch but when Mom said hi to me I woke up and crawled off the couch. We all said hi to each other and then mom and dad changed their clothes. Afterwards mom and dad had pudding and mom let me lick her pudding cup. Then mom took me outside and when I finished doing my thing we went back inside. We all relaxed for and hour or so and then we called it a night. We had a very nice day and now it's time to say good night.

LOCATION:  Copperas Cove, Texas    SITE:  VFW Post 8577 ( Dog's Day Dance)
DATE:  08/08/2014    DISTANCE:  35 miles

Friday August 8, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:45 and got dressed. Then he let me out of my kennel and we said hi to each other. Afterwards dad fed me my breakfast and then he surfed the Internet. When I finished eating dad let me outside to take care of business. When I finished doing my thing I came back inside and laid on the floor waiting for mom to get up. Mom finally got up at 7:30 and got dressed. Then she made the bed. When she finished she came out of the bedroom and said good morning to dad and me. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. Today they both had toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk. After everyone was fed dad changed the air filter of the truck and updated the registration sticker on the car. Afterwards we all went to town. The car was dirty and The Car Barn has an early bird special where you save $2.00 on any wash you got. Today dad invited me to got with them because they were only going to wash the car. While we were getting in the car our neighbor came by with her dog Sadie. Mom told her it was ok for Sadie to say hi to me. So they came in the yard and Sadie and I checked each other out while mom and dad visited with her mom. Sadie is only 18 months old and she wanted to play but I wasn't interested in playing I just wanted to say hi. After visiting with Sadie and her mom we went to The Car Barn. After washing the car mom and dad wiped down the car and vacuumed it out. Then we went home. When we got home mom and dad decided they were going to the lake. So mom and dad got ready to go and then they got the boat ready. I stayed in the house while they got the boat ready. Mom put my water dish outside and put my snack in my food bowl. When the boat was ready to go mom came in the house and told me it was time to go out. I got up off the floor and went outside. Mom gave me my snack and told me that they would be back in a couple of hours. I ate my snack and then I watched mom and dad drive away. Mom and dad were gone about an hour and half. When they got to Rogers Park there were five vehicles in the parking lot. While mom and dad were at the lake they waked surf and air chaired because it was a little breezy and the lake was a little rough. They had a great time at the lake. Today when mom put the boat on the trailer she did a lot better than the last time. When they got home I was waiting for them on the porch. When I saw dad backing the boat in the garage I got up and went over to say hi to mom and dad. After mom got out of the truck dad put me in the truck because I wanted to go for a ride. I'm a lucky dog because this was my second ride today. After putting the boat up and putting the vests, gloves and towels out to dry we went inside. After we all said our hellos mom and dad changed out of their swim suits. When they finished it was time for lunch. Today dad had soup and mom had a tuna sandwich. Mom gave me a little bit of her tuna. After everyone had lunch mom told me that she wasn't taking me for a walk today because it was too hot. It was already 95 degrees at noon. Instead of taking me for a walk mom vacuumed the house and baked cookies to take square dancing tonight. When she finished with her housework she did her workout. She worked out with The Gold's Gym program for a half hour and The WII Fit for a half hour. While mom worked out dad read and I slept. After mom finished her workout she took a half hour nap. I really wanted to go to the lake but mom told me it was too hot and when mom finished her workout it was 102 degrees. I guess mom is right it was too hot to go for a walk. When mom woke up it was time for her to make dinner. Today mom and dad finished up the left over chicken from last night and had fajitas. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom did the dishes and then dad and mom got dressed to go square dancing. Tonight they squared danced in Copperas Cove with the Double Cs Club. Mom decided that it was too hot for me to be outside so she let me stay inside. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and told me they would be back at 10:30. I didn't mind staying inside because that way I can sleep on the couch. Mom and dad had a fun time at the dance. The dance had enough people to make three squares. This was the biggest crowd mom and dad ever saw at Copperas Cove. Most of the people were Killeen Kickers Club members. Four different people called during the dance. The callers were Besty Nyhan, Ron Wesche, Marty Martin and Clif Morse. They had hot dogs and other snacks for dinner. Mom and dad returned to me about 10:30 and I was sound asleep on the couch. Mom woke me up and I climbed off the couch. We all said our hellos and then we relaxed for an hour or so. We had a very good day and now everyone is tired. So I guess it's time to say good night.




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Round Dancing to Dorothy Cuing          Square Dancing to Dennis Calling

LOCATION:  Eddy, Texas    SITE:  United Methodist Church (Denim and Lace Ice Cream Social Dance)
DATE:  08/9/2014    DISTANCE:  20 miles

Saturday August 9, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:40 and got dressed. Then he let me out of my kennel and we said hi to each other. Every morning when dad lets me out of my kennel I'm very excited to be free. After say hi to each other dad fed me my breakfast and then he surfed the Internet. When I finished eating my breakfast I laid on the floor by dad and waited for mom to get up. Mom finally got up at 7:30 and got dressed. While mom was getting dressed dad made the bed so when she finished getting dressed she thanked dad, Then she said good morning to both of us. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. Today they both had toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk. Mom shared her toast with me. After everyone was fed we hung around the house for a half hour and then we went to town. Mom and dad invited me to go with them. Of course I didn't say no. Dad had ordered an item from Advance Auto Parts so we went to town to pick them up. After picking up the item we went to downtown Temple to see how far Amber got with the mural. When we got there she had finished it but mom forgot the camera so we'll be back to take pictures of it. Everything in the mural is very realistic. Amber did a outstanding job. After looking at the mural we decided to drive by our old stumping ground. So off we went to Scott's place to see what was going on because we have been gone almost six months. The area we had the Minnie had changed a lot. None of the people that were there when we were there are gone. Scott has two vacant rv sites. We were very surprise by this. After driving around we went home. Before getting to the house we drove by the lake to check it out. The lake was rough and the parking lot was almost full. I wanted to go swimming but we didn't stop. When we got home it was too early for mom to make lunch so mom decided she to take me to the lake before it got too hot. It was already 94 degrees but we still went. When we got to the ramp my friend Bell was there playing fetch with her dad. Bell came over to me to say hi and I said hi back to her but I was more interested in swimming. Mom and I hung out by the ramp the whole time we were at the lake. Bell is too hyper and fast for me I didn't even try to keep up with her I just hung out in the water. We stayed by the ramp because a couple was playing with their two dogs in the cove and I was enjoying the water at the ramp. Bell left shortly after we got there and we stayed a little longer. While we were there we watched three fishermen taking their boat out of the lake. When it was time to leave I really didn't want to go because the water felt so good but mom told me it was time to go. When we got in the parking lot mom wiped me down with a towel. Afterwards we headed back to the house. It was starting to get hot and I was tired so our walk home was very slow. When we got home mom wiped me down again and then we went inside the house. I was so hot and tired as soon as we got inside I laid on the tile floor to cool off. By the time we got home we had been gone for an hour. After drying hi to dad mom made lunch for him and herself. Dad had soup and mom had a tuna sandwich. It's been hard for mom to stick to her diet because when mom and dad go square dancing there's a lot of good food at the dances. But she's doing great she has lost five pounds so far. After lunch mom played computer games. Dad surfed the Internet and found some square dancing YouTube videos. So mom and dad watched the videos. While mom was watching the videos she baked some donut holes to take with them square dancing in Eddy tonight. After watching the videos mom worked out for a little over an hour. She did a half hour of Gold's Gym and a half hour of WII Fit. While she was working out I slept and went outside for a little while to sun. Dad checked the mail in the mailbox and saw that Grandma's package had arrived. Grandma mailed out a package Tuesday for mom's and dad's birthdays. We'll be out of town when mom and dad birthdays are so we'll celebrate them with Aunt Louise's birthday before we leave. Along with the birthday presents Grandma had sent some goodies. She sent fudge, cookies and peanut brittle. So mom and dad decided they would take some of the goodies with them tonight. After checking the mail dad took a little nap. Mom finished her workout and then she made dinner. Tonight she baked a Red Baron Pizza. Dad woke up right in time for dinner. After mom fed dad she fed me my food. Then she sat down and ate her pizza. After dinner mom and dad relaxed for an hour and half before they got ready to go square dancing. Tonight they went square dancing in Eddy with the Denim and Lace Club. The dance tonight was an Ice Cream Social Dance. As mom and dad were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would be back by 10:30. I was left in the house while mom and dad square danced because it was too hot outside. I guess I'm getting spoiled by mom. At first when mom and dad showed up to the dance there was hardly anyone there but people did trickled in. By the time the actual danced started there were enough people for two squares. The actual dance started at 8:00 but there was a plus workshop at 7:30. Mom and dad danced all the sets except for one because they let another couple dance. Mom and dad usually dance every square dance set but today they decided to let the other couple dance. They figured it wasn't fair if they danced every set and others had to sit out because there wasn't enough people to form a square. Also this way mom can take some pictures of people square dancing. Mom and dad had a super time at the dance. There was a lot of ice cream everyone. When they got home I was sound asleep on the couch so mom had to wake me up. Once I was awake I crawled off the couch and said hi to mom and dad. Afterwards mom and dad changed their clothes an then they relaxed for a little while before calling it a night. We had a great day and now we're tired so I'll say good night. LIFE IS GOOD!!!!!!

LOCATION:  Belton, Texas    SITE:  My House
DATE:  08/10/2014 - 08/13/2014    DISTANCE:  0 miles

Sunday August 10, 2014

Today dad woke up at his normal time and got dressed. Then he let me out of my kennel and we said good morning to each other. Afterwards dad fed me my breakfast and then he read the newspaper. When I finished my breakfast dad let me outside to do my morning routine. When I finished I came back inside and laid on the floor waiting for mom to get up. Mom finally got up at 7:30 and got dressed. When she finished getting dressed she came out of the bedroom and said good morning to dad and me. Today for breakfast mom and dad had the chocolate donut holes mom made yesterday for the dance. Along with the donut holes they both had a glass of chocolate almond milk. After breakfast mom and dad decided to go to the lake so they got ready to go. When they were ready dad put a cooler together and mom put my water dish on the porch. Then mom told me that dad and she were going to the lake so I would have to go outside. I really didn't want to go outside because it was starting to get hot outside. But mom convinced me to go out by saying she was going to give me a snack. Mom and dad got the boat ready to go. Once the boat was ready dad backed the truck to the boat trailer and then they hitched the boat up to the truck. Then mom gave me my snack and said they would be back in a couple of hours. Today while mom and dad were at the lake they just floated because they didn't feel like doing anything. They were at the lake for about an hour and then they came back to me. While they were wiping down the boat a young lady who worked for the Texas Parks and Wildlife asked dad a few questions. Lake Belton is being invaded by zebra mussels and they wanted to inform people on the problem and how to prevent it from being a bigger problem. After answering her questions they came back to me. When they got home I was waiting for them on the porch. I saw them backing the boat in the garage so I got up ad=nd went over to them to say hi. Mom got out of the truck and then dad put me in the truck so I could go for my ride. After the boat was put in the garage mom put their vests, towels and gloves out to dry. Once dad put the truck in the garage he let me out of the truck. When everything was back in its spots we went inside. I laid on the floor and mom and dad changed clothes. Then we all relaxed for about a half hour before mom made lunch. Today dad had a bowl of soup, mom had the rest of her tuna on corn tortillas and mom gave me a little bit of her tuna for lunch. After everyone was fed mom decided to lay down for a little while because her allergies were bugging her. While mom was sleeping dad surfed the Internet and I laid by the bedroom door waiting for mom to get up. Mom slept for about an hour. When she woke up I was waiting for her. I wanted to go for a walk but mom told me that it was too hot so she took me out in the back instead. I did my thing and then we came back inside. Once we were inside mom decided to do a workout. She did a Jazz Dance program off the Roku for a half hour and then she did Just Dance for an hour and WII Fit for a half hour. When she finished her workout she relaxed until it was time for dinner. While relaxing mom and dad discussed our trip that we're going on at the end of the month and I went outside to sun. When I got hot I came back inside to cool down. When it was time for dinner mom made salads for dad and herself and they also finished up a couple of pork ribs. The reason mom decided to make salads for dinner was because mom and dad have been snacking on Grandma's cookies, fudge and peanut brittle all afternoon. For my dinner I had my food. After dinner mom did the dishes. All evening we watched television. Last Sunday we didn't watch our shows on PBS so tonight we did. We watched the last episode for the second season of The Last Tango in Halifax and last Sunday's episode of Poirot. After watching these two shows we watch another episode of The Last Enemy. While watching television mom did fifteen minutes of weight lifting because she ate too much stuff today. Even with all the time she worked out today she still went over her calories count. That's ok because mom will be back on her diet tomorrow. We had a very relaxing today and now it's time to say good night. Have Fun!!!!!!!

Monday August 11, 2014

Today dad woke up at 6:40 and got dressed. Then he let me out of my kennel and we said hi to each other. Afterwards dad fed me my breakfast. While I was eating dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating I laid on the floor and waited for mom to wake up. Mom woke up at 7:30 and she didn't even know that dad had gotten up. I guess mom must of been really tired. She crawled out of bed and got dressed. Afterwards she came out of the bedroom and said good morning to dad and me. When we all finished saying hi to each other mom made breakfast for dad and herself. They both had toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk. After everyone was fed mom asked dad if I went out and he said no so she took me outside. When I finished doing my morning routine we went back inside and relaxed. Mom played computer games, dad surfed the Internet and I slept and pestered mom about going somewhere. At 10:30 mom finally gave into me and took me for a walk around the neighborhood. I really wanted to go to the lake but mom said her hip was bugging her and she didn't want to walk too long. We walked around the neighborhood for about a half hour. During our walk we said hi to the construction workers building a house by George's house. When we got to Ripley's house he was outside so we all said hi to each other. Mom was going to walk me to his fence but she decided not to because he was by himself. She didn't want to get him upset. By the time we got home I was hot and exhausted. So when we got inside the house I just made it in the door and laid on the tile floor to cool down. Mom felt bad about taking for a walk because it was already in the mid 90s and I was panting so hard. She said she should have taken down to the lake so I could going swimming. While I was cooling off mom talked to dad and made lunch. Dad had a bowl of Tasty Black Bean and Jalapeno soup and mom had a couple of corn tortillas with tuna in them. Mom gave me a little bit of her tuna. After lunch mom and dad decided to go grocery shopping. I was still cooling off and panting hard so mom told dad that she was going to leave me in the house. Dad said it was ok. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and then said they would be back in a little while. They were gone for about an hour and half. When they came home I was waiting at the garage door for them. As they were bring in the groceries we all said hi to each other. I was lying on the floor so mom and dad had to climb over me to bring in the groceries. While mom was putting the groceries away, dad surfed the Internet and I was laying on the floor it started to rain. Mom and dad made it home just in time. After mom put the groceries away I asked her to let me out on the back porch. She told me that I would like it outside because it was raining. I laid on the porch until it started to rain harder. When I came back inside mom touched me and I was wet so she wiped me down with a towel. About 2:00 the electricity went out so mom cracked a few windows and did some Sudoku. Dad went on the back porch and read the paper and I joined him. Mom thought she was going to get out of doing a workout today because the electricity went out but it was only out about an hour. So when the electricity came back on mom worked out with Just Dance 3 for an hour and the WII Fit for fifteen minutes. When she finished her workout she barbecued hamburgers with leftover Texas Style Ranch beans for dad and her dinner. She fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom did the dishes and vacuumed the house. Since mom and dad changed my food my shedding slowed down but now I lick my feet. I hadn't licked my feet in a long time so dad thinks it may be the new food but mom told him it was my allergies. So mom and dad are going to keep an eye on me to make sure it wasn't the food causing me to lick my feet. After mom finished doing some housework we watched television the rest of the night. We watched the last three episodes of The Last Enemy and Death in Paradise. We had a very relaxing evening and now it's time to say good night.



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                   Chilling Out in Lake Belton                            My New Friend Blue Bell and Her Family

Tuesday August 12, 2014

Today mom and dad woke up the same time, which was 6:40. Once they woke crawled out of bed they got dressed and mom made the bed. When dad finished getting dressed he let me out of my kennel and we said hi to each other. I had just finished eating when mom came out of the bed and she said hi to dad and me. Afterwards she made breakfast for dad and herself. They both had toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk. After breakfast mom and dad relaxed for a half hour and then they got ready to go to the lake. Once they got ready dad put a cooler together and mom put my water bowl on the porch. Then they got the boat ready to go. When they finished getting the boat ready dad backed the truck to the trailer and then they hitched the boat to it. Afterwards mom came in the house and got me. As we were walking to the porch mom told me that they would be back in a couple of hours and here was a snack for me. When I finished eating my snack I watched mom and dad drive away. When they got to Rogers Park boat ramp there was only one other truck with a trailer in the parking lot. Lake Belton was very flat when they launched the boat. Today mom and dad waked surfed and floated on the lake in the boat. Today mom did a lot better when she put the boat on the trailer. Usually when they pull the boat out of the lake they park by the dumpster and wipe it down but today the dumpster smelled so bad dad had to pull the boat in the parking lot. That's where they wiped the boat down. When they got home I was laying on the porch but when I saw them I got up and walked to the truck to say hi. When mom got out of the truck to help dad back the boat in the garage dad put me in the truck so I could go for a little ride. After putting the boat in the garage mom unloaded the boat and put their towels, gloves and vests out to dry. While mom was doing this dad and I went inside because I was starting to get hot. When mom finished she came in and said "Man, Flo you're a fair weather friend." I just laid on the floor and wagged my tail and dad laughed. Mom and dad changed out of their swimsuits and then mom made lunch. Today dad had the rest of the soup from yesterday and mom finished up her tuna on a couple of corn tortillas. Of course mom gave me a little bit of her tuna. After lunch mom took me to the lake so I could go swimming. The temperature today was a few degrees cooler because of the rain from yesterday but the humidity was higher. By the time we got home we had been gone for an hour and a half. When we got to the boat ramp there were only two vehicles in the parking lot so we basically had the lake to ourselves. Mom let me off leash and I walked down the ramp to go swimming. As we walked the banks of the cove I swam, waded, explored and swam some more. On the way back home instead of going to the ramp we climbed up a hill to the parking lot. When we got to the parking lot mom wiped me down and we saw a family unloading their vehicle so they could enjoy the lake. We walked to the dumpster and I did a little sniffing. Then we were starting to climb up the hill to Arrowhead Point street when this cut little dog came to say hi. His family called her back and I started to whine so mom gave in and we went down to where the family was. I was on leash and mom asked if their dog was friendly. The family said she was very friendly so mom let me off leash and I went back in the water. The dog's name was Blue Bell and she was there with her mom and two teen agers. While mom visited with the family I swam, walked the cove and played with Blue Bell. By the time we left the lake I was exhausted but I did make it home. When we got home mom wiped me down again and then we went inside the house. I made it all the way to the kitchen area where I laid on the tile floor and went to sleep. Dad said hi to mom and me. Mom decided to take a little nap. She slept for forty-five minutes. While she slept dad surfed the Internet and I slept under the desk. When mom woke up she worked out. She did Just Dance 3 for an hour and WII Fit for fifteen minutes. While mom was working out a guy came by to check out our septic system so dad went outside and talked to him. I wanted to go out but mom was in the middle of her workout so I laid down and went back to sleep. When dad came back inside I whined to go out so he let me outside. While outside I sunned. When I finished I came back inside. After mom finished her workout she made dinner. Today mom and dad shared a Hatch chili stuffed pork chop and some Charro beans. Mom fed me my food for my dinner and she gave me a piece of her pork. After dinner mom did the dishes and then we watched television for the rest of the night. We watched an episode of Six Feet Under and Robin Williams in a stand up comedy act. We had a very relaxing evening and now it's time to say good night.



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Wednesday August 13, 2014

Once again mom and dad woke up at the same time but today the woke up at 7:00. Wow, mom are you making this a habit? After crawling out of bed mom and dad got dressed. While dad was getting dressed mom made the bed. When dad finished getting dressed he fed me my breakfast. Mom came out of the bedroom while I was eating. She said good morning to dad and me. I didn't say hi to her until I was finished eating. After everyone said hi mom made breakfast for dad and herself. Dad had toast and a glass of chocolate almond milk and mom had a bowl of maple and brown sugar oatmeal and a glass of chocolate almond milk. When everyone was fed mom and dad decided they were going to the lake. They both got dressed and then dad put a cooler together. While he was doing this mom put my water bowl on the porch. Then mom and dad got the boat ready to go. Once the boat was ready and hitched to the truck mom came inside the house and got me. We went to the porch and mom gave me my snack and told me that they would be back in a couple of hours. While mom and dad were at the lake I slept on the porch and the driveway. Today when mom and dad got to Rogers Park there were a couple of truck in the parking lot and a couple of people on the bank fishing. During their adventure on Lake Belton mom and dad surfed, air chaired and floated in the lake. They had a super day on the lake. By the time they pulled the boat out a few more trailers showed up and a few more people showed up. People were swimming off the banks and swimming. While they were wiping down the boat a fisherman came by and said he use to wipe down his boat but stopped after a couple of years. Our boat is a 2001 Master Craft and it's in great condition because mom and dad take good care of it by wiping it down everytime they take it out of the lake. After wiping down the boat they came home to me. I surprised them because today I was laying on the drive waiting for them. When I saw them I got up and went to the truck to say hi to them. After we all said our hellos mom got out of the truck and dad put me in the truck. Mom directed dad into the garage and then emptied the boat. She hung their towels, gloves and vests out on the trailer for them to dry. When mom finished we all went inside. It was a little cooler today so I wasn't too hot. Once we were all in the house mom and dad changed clothes and then mom made lunch. Today mom had tuna on bread and dad had soup. After lunch dad called his friend, Paul in Florida. While dad was talking to Paul mom cleaned the house and I slept under the desk. When dad got off the phone mom vacuumed and mopped the floors. Afterwards she did her workout. She worked out on her Just Dance 3 for an hour and her WII Fit for a half hour. While she was working out dad worked on the doors to get them to close better and I occasionally went outside and sunned. When mom finished her workout she started to make dinner. Mom baked the other Hatch chili stuffed pork chop and made a salad for dad and hers dinner. She fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom did the dishes. Aunt Louise called so dad and she talked for about an hour. When dad got off the phone with Aunt Louise we watched three episodes of Six Feet Under. After watching television all night we decided to call it a night. Today mom decided not to take me for a walk because her legs were a little sore and she wanted to take a day off. I didn't mind it because I was still tired from yesterday swimming adventure. I guess that's all I have to say so I'll say good night. Have Fun!!!!!!!!



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Ed Smith cuing Round Dancing Tips                                          Mom Line Dancing
            

LOCATION:  South Mountain, Texas    SITE:  Sloppy Joe Dance (Ed's Welcome Back Dance)
DATE:  08/14/2014    DISTANCE:  35 miles

Thursday August 14, 2014

This morning mom and dad woke up at 7:00 and got dressed. While dad was getting dressed mom made the bed and then she joined him. When he finished getting dressed he let me out of my kennel and we said hi to each other. Then he fed me my breakfast. While I was eating breakfast dad surfed the Internet. When I finished eating I laid on the floor and waited for mom . Mom came out of the bedroom and said good morning to dad and me. After saying hi to us she made breakfast. Dad had toast and mom had cinnamon and spice oatmeal. They both had a glass of chocolate almond milk. After breakfast mom took me for a half hour walk around the neighborhood. While we were walking we saw the new house being framed and the dog next to George's house said good morning to us. While we were walking dad surfed the Internet. By the time mom and I got home I was tired. Mom decided to take me for a walk early today because the temperature was 73 and it was very comfortable. While I was resting mom worked on her Sudoku and dad worked on the front door. Ever since we have been in the house dad has been meaning to work on the doors. When the finished carpenters had hung the doors they really didn't hang them right. Dad had them rehang the front door, the back door and the two garage doors because they wouldn't close correctly. Dad even bought aluminum plates for the front door and the two garage doors. Mom and dad fixed one of the garage doors themselves but the other ones were fixed by the finished carpenters. Dad still wasn't happy but he decided to live with it. Today was the perfect day for him to work on the front door so he did and now he is a happy man. When dad finished working on the door mom made lunch. Today dad and mom had the same lunch as they had yesterday. Mom gave me some of her tuna. After lunch mom baked cookies for the square dance tonight. After baking the cookies she did her workout. She did an hour of an Anti-Aging Program off the Roku, a half hour of Just Danced 3, a half hour of Gold's Gym Boxing and a half hour of WII Fit. Last week dad called Greeson Lawn Service to ask them to mow our yard every other week while we're gone on our Fall Trip camping adventure. While mom was working out the lawn crew showed up to mow. Mom saw them walking around looking at what needed to be done so mom asked dad if he wanted to go out and talk to them. Dad put on his shoes and went outside. After he talked to the owner the crew got to work on mowing. They weren't here too long because we really have a small yard but they did a great job. When mom finished her workout she relaxed for an hour and then she made dinner. Tonight mom and dad had leftover pizza for their dinner and mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom did the dishes and then mom and dad got ready to go square dancing. As they were leaving to meet Louis and Belinda mom gave me a snack and said they would be back home by 11:00. Tonight they went square danced with Coryell County Squares in Gatesville.  The theme tonight was Sloppy Joe. Ed Larder was back calling for the club after being on vacation for two months. Before the dance there was a plus workshop for an hour. There were enough people at the dance to have two squares but most of the time only enough people got up to have one square. The cookies that mom and dad brought were HEB Triple Chip Cookies and they were a big hit. Mom and dad had a super time. When they got home to me I was laying on the floor by my bed waiting for them. When I heard them come in I got up to say hi to them. After saying hi mom and dad changed clothes. Then they relaxed for a half hour and then they called it a night. We had a very nice day and now it's time to say good night.




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LOCATION:  Killeen, Texas    SITE:  Gilmore Center (Killeen Kickers Dance)
DATE:  08/15/2014    DISTANCE:  20 miles

Friday August 15, 2014

Today I woke mom up at 1:30 because I wanted out of my kennel. Mom had gone to bed at 11:30 which was early for mom. Mom and I said hi to each other and then mom laid on the couch to go back to sleep. I wasn't sure what I wanted. I tried laying on the floor by the couch but I wasn't comfortable. Then I tried laying on my bed but I still wasn't comfortable so went back on floor. After awhile I finally got comfortable and went to sleep. Mom went to sleep on the couch. About 7:00 dad came out of the bedroom and said good morning to mom and me. When dad came out I was asleep on my bed. Mom got up and went into the bedroom to get dressed. While she was doing this dad fed me my breakfast. After mom was dressed she made breakfast for dad and herself. When I finished eating I laid on the floor by the desk. Dad had toast and a glass of almond milk for his breakfast. Mom had apple and cinnamon oatmeal with a glass of almond milk. After everyone was fed dad worked on a project that Louis and Belinda asked him to help them with. The project was to print out some flyers about The Lone Stars dances and The Lone Stars financial report. Mom did some Sudoku and I went outside and did my thing. After dad finished his project mom and he changed into their swimsuits. Then mom put a cooler together and dad and she got the boat ready to go to the lake. Mom put my water dish out on the front porch. After the boat was ready mom came inside and got me. We walked to the front porch where mom gave me a snack and told me they would be back in a couple of hours. While mom and dad were at the lake they waked surfed and floated in the lake. Today was a bad day for mom when she was surfing. She had a hard time getting up on the board. At first when she finally got up she couldn't stay on the board. After trying a few times she finally got on the board and stayed on it. Dad had a great run on the board he didn't have any problem at all. After being at the lake about an hour they pulled the boat out and wiped it down. Then they came home to me. When I saw them pull up I got off the porch and went to the truck to say hi to mom and dad. After mom got out of the truck dad put me in the truck so I could go for my ride. Once the boat was put in the garage I went for my ride, mom put the towels, gloves and vests out to dry and then we all went inside the house. Mom and dad changed clothes and then mom made lunch. Today dad had Chicken and Dumpling soup and mom had the rest of her tuna on a tortilla. After lunch mom took me for a walk to the lake. We were at the lake for over an hour. While at the lake I swam, explore and swam. While I was doing this mom walked on the bank and walked in the lake. When we got to the parking lot mom dried me off. By the time we left the lake I was exhausted so our walk home was very slow. When we got home mom dried me off again because I hold a lot of water in my coat. Once I was dried off we went inside the house. Once I was inside I laid on the floor to rest and mom talked to dad. Mom and dad decided that they were going to town to buy some more food for me. I'm not out of food but we're going on a camping adventure in a week so they needed buy me some more food. As they were leaving mom put my water bowl on the porch and gave me a snack on the porch. Then she told me they would be back in a couple of hours. Mom and dad decided to let me stay outside today because I was still wet from my swim and this gave me a chance to sun and get dry. Besides buy some dog food for me they stopped by and checked the mail. After getting the mail dad decided to get a haircut. One of the ladies cutting hair told dad that there was only two people waiting before him so he wouldn't have to wait too long. But they ended up waiting for over an hour because instead of only waiting for two haircuts he had to wait for five haircuts. One customer was getting his hair colored and the other customer was actually a lady and her two daughters. The fifth customer was a lady that had called and made an appointment. The lady that cut his hair did a great job and dad looks very handsome. Not that he wasn't already handsome. By the time they got home to me they had been gone for three hours so I was very happy to see them. After saying hi to each other we went inside. Mom did a half hour workout with her Just Dance 3 program. While she was working out she baked some oatmeal and raisin cookies so dad and her would have some cookies to take with them to The Killeen Kickers dance tonight. After mom finished her workout she made dinner. Today dad decided he wanted to have a sandwich so mom made him a ham and salami sandwich. Mom had a couple of corn tortillas with salami and cheese on them. Mom fed me my food for my dinner. After dinner mom did the dishes and then she played computer games until it was time to get ready for the dance. Dad took a little nap. Today dad wore a purple shirt with a red neck tie and red suspenders, blue pair of pants and a white hat. Mom wore her purple skirt outfit with a white hat. As they were leaving mom gave me a snack and said they would see me at 10:00. Tonight mom and dad let me stay inside because it was a little hot outside. Mom and dad had another great time at the Killeen Kickers dance. Louis had called earlier and told dad that he wasn't going to be there because tomorrow Dorothy and he had to be in Waco by 9:00 in the morning. He also told dad that he was trying to get a hold of Belinda because she wanted to go dancing. But Belinda didn't call dad so she wasn't at the dance either. There was enough people at the dance tonight to have three squares for both the plus tips and the mainstream tips. When mom and dad got home to me I was sound asleep on the couch. But when mom woke me up I crawled off the couch and laid on the floor. After we all said hi to each other mom and dad changed clothes. Then they relaxed for a little while and then they called it a night. We had a great day and everyone's tired. So I guess it's time to say good night. Have Fun!!!!!!    

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