Thursday, September 23, 2010

California we arrived


And in one piece and everything. The trip was pretty uneventful...thank goodness!! You might remember that one of these trips up and down the coast, we were robbed in Redding, after our truck was broken in to in the parking lot of our motel. They took ALL my jewelry I had made to sell for the summer. That was a bad day, I said a bad word. Ah well, in the past now! I got past it and this trip was great.

Maddie did not get car sick! Yeah. Probably because I had some medication to give her if she did! Ha ha. She did great, just a little trooper. We drove about 5 hours per day, with lots of potty stops along the way. WH is big on stopping whenever our girl bladders make a request!

So we get to our winter home, Maddie doesn't get it. There's all this grass, and a big fenced yard. Not as many eagles, crows, deer, stuff like that. And what is beauty bark, a palm tree, and lots of smelly things on bushes, like a flower? What's that all about? It took her a day, and she is in love with the place..way more real estate than she is used to getting, being very restricted at the cabin. So the potty training is starting ALL over again, yikes. So far only one accident. We're going to try the bell thing, like hanging bells at the door. So she can ring them if she wants to go out. I'll let you know how that works!!

Here is what a Havanese looks like after a bath!! She's a little thing, five pounds now, and long and skinny. Wouldn't know it when she's dry!
Is that a smile???

And here's what a DRY Hav looks like!! Here she is just before we left the cabin, such a big girl going up the doggie stairs to the couch. I'm thinking this little girls isn't spoiled??

What do you think? Is she going to have a good life, ha ha!!

Thanks guys, hugs, Riki


MosaicMagpie said...

Oh, to be a dog. You get to ring a bell when you have to tinkle.

Alice said...

What a journey for little Maddie. She's adorable even when she's wet. Glad you all made it there safe and sound!

Anonymous said...

The Life of Maddie is now my new goal in life! Welcome home!!!

Rochelle said...

She is so darn cute...they get into our hearts quickly don't they?? I finally let my daughter have was hard giving him up - he's only 2.1 pounds at 4.5 months old! He's so cute. At least when she has out of town basketball games to play in I get to babysit him - I won't mind one bit!
Have fun with your girl in her new surroundings - oh, and good luck with the potty training!

Mary Newton Designs said...

I can't believe it. Three years ago we were robbed in California driving from TX to Washington! All my jewelry, tools and supplies were stolen-almost nothing else.Bad, bad word!

Pretty Things said...

Cute doggie! And I can't even imagine what I'd feel like if all my jewelry was stolen. I'd still be reeling!

Barbara Lewis said...

She's adorable, Riki! I love her snaggle-toothed smile!

farmlady said...

Spoiled?? The good life?? Isn't that what every dog deserves?
She is sooo cute. That picture of her after the bath looking up at you is sweet. I think that she is your forever dog and that if asked, she would say that she already has the good life.

Lyneen said...

Sweet baby... so adorable. I just love fur babies.

Glad to hear you had a safe trip. Have a wonderful winter!

stregata said...

Well, I sure hope she will have a good life. That is what fur babies are supposed to have, isn't it?
She is such a little cutie!

Marlene said...

That ADORABLE little face..with the hair framing it...I'm in love...I can't wait for the class to see her...How fun a new baby in the house..sometimes I want another one sooooo bad..

slommler said...

She is just the most precious of all!! Glad she is enjoying her new place!!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Oh, my Riki,

I love that little Maddie! What a good little smiley face she has. I would be talking baby-talk to her already. We are in Croatia for our exchange student son's wedding (point being...) and I love their dog. I think he thinks I am some freak from space with all of this English.

I am glad you made it safe and sound! Yikes, you deserve a bad word for a robbery!


Narrative jewelry said...

Ooooh poor Riki, i am so sorry for your tools and jewelry stolen, i can believe it wasn't a good day. Hopefully lovely Maddie was there.
Please give her all the cuddles and kisses you can for me (and kisses to you too of course !).

connie said...

welcome home! and that little miss maddie has quite the life! so glad your trip was wonderful!

Kim Palmer said...

OMG Riki, how gorgeous is this wee bundle of fluff!

Margaret said...

Super cute pics of Maddie, especially the smiley one,(yeah I think she's smiling!!)Mx