Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tanner's a real swinger and time to say "Afskeid vriende!"

Once Joey was reluctantly found — reeking of nachos and warthog — we could all kick back and celebrate Tanner's 5th Birthday. Needless to say, with his new Tanzar personality, it was a swinging good time! I'll be curious to hear how that loincloth goes over in Arizona. Tanzar, if anyone gives you any grief, fly over to New York and we'll set you up in Times Square with the Naked Cowboy.

Rosie and I snuck away from the festivities to enjoy our final South African sunset and drink a toast of Amarula to our delightful new friends and excellent hosts Tammy, Max and Toffee.
We couldn't help but notice a familiar silhouette towering over the grazing herd of wildebeests.

Fortunately, Lacie was prepared with her tranquilizer gun should the big fella get any more amorous ideas — he'd been watching a racy video called "Beests Gone Wilde" on Dennis' plane about Spring Break migration and kept murmuring "what happens in South Africa stays in South Africa."
So we've packed our rucksacks. rolled up our tents, and loaded Asta's 47 pieces of Poochi luggage and steamer trunks and the time has come to say thank you and afskeid vriende. As a lasting memento of our stay, we've left some new decorations over the piano!

Off to our next adventure. But first, maybe a nap.

P.S. Mommy and I will be headed south on Friday for the next five weeks so our postings may not be quite so frequent. And you can expect to see lots more photos of me biking, playing with Buddy and romping on the beach. Same old, same old. We may be gone, but hopefully, we wont' be forgotten!

17 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Tannerzan is a skhary thought!

Our entire adventure has been sooooo much fun!

Tank woo fur letting MY fluffy tail khome along!

I am looking furward to some biking shots of woo!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: I didn't even need to bring a blow dryer!

Asta said...

Petey
I'm pwactically speechless..what a gweat time we've had..I don't think any of us will soon fowget (although we may twy) the sight of Mango and the Whino, Tanzaw,Khywa and Buttewscotch,Hyena Lacie's and so many othew memowies and ouch how is youw bumbum..hopeit's healed and weady fow HH bike wides..will miss you
smoochie kisses
ASTA
(do you weally think I packed too much?)

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, so sad the adventure is ending...what a great time it was!!

How could we possibly forget you, Petey! Looking forward to your photos!

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

MAX said...

Hey there, Petey
You have been an absolute star (and so has your Mom). Thank you for that picture of all the 'trophies' hanging on Mom's piano room wall...it's going to be quite the momento.

Yep, we did all have fun, didn't we? I really hope you enjoyed your stay and that you will be back sometime to visit us.

May you and your family enjoy your break - you certainly deserve it after all the shenanigans here!

Hope we can be friends (forever)
Lots of licks
MAX, TAMMY & TOFFEE IN SOUTH AFRICA

Lorenza said...

Haaaaa!
Happy Birthday to Tannerzan!
I enjoyed a lot your trip to South Africa!
Have fun with your mom!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Mango said...

That Tanner went a little nuts all celebrating his birthday in South Africa. It will be good to be home again.

Gosh, you are headed right out for another adventure? You get around. I do look large and impressive in my silouette.

Slobbers,
Mango

Gus said...

Petey: Muzzer is devastated, she is weeping and moaning because you will not be there to greet her when she comes to new york next friday. I know Asta will do her best to make up for the loss, but if you could leave a used tennis ball for muzzer to sniff, it would be appreciated.

gussie

Martha Basset said...

Hi Petey
We loved Tannerzan! What a happy story and we so enjoyed following your adventure.
We hope you have the best of holidays and you know it is not possible for us to ever forget you.
love
Aunties Martha & Bailey xxxxx

Jake of Florida said...

Petey -- You outdid yourself as usual. What a very amazing adventure -- we're thinking a new Comics for Canines series.

Have a great time in HH -- and enjoy those bike rides.

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

you will never be forgotten Petey, no worries.

we enjoyed your adventures in Africa!

Kinda glad though, that I live the quiet life nowadays.

mucho love, Mwah Mwah Marvin xxxxxxxx

TwoSpecialWires said...

There's no way you'll be forgotten, Petey! Not in a million years. This was an incredible adventure. Incredibly fun, beautiful, funny, nervewracking, concerning, ridiculous, sentimental. We could go on and on. You guys sure know how to go on a trip. Thanks for sharing it!

Love,
Jake and Fergi (still convincing our Girl we don't need trophies on the wall over our piano)

Dughallmor Beagles said...

First of all, Happy Birthday to Tanner!! We'll hop on over later to say it there too.
I am sorry i've been neglecting you hubby, the jet-lag knocked me for six!
Ooooooweeee, my head hurts....not sure if it was my new hat (which I LOVE BTW, just hope I get another chance to wear it!) or is it sore from hanging above Max's piano?... Or maybe I sipped a bit too much Amarula....hmmm....it was lovely though, and so romantic in the sunset :D
That photo of Lacie is fantastic....the outfit really hides her....ummm....assets, very slimming!
Many thanks to Max & Co for being such wonderful hosts, they'll have to come to Scotland one day!
Will miss you so much when you go to your other island.....hope you have a lovely time and don't forget US!!
Make sure Mommy takes lots of photos of your handsome self, k?
Love always,
Rosei-Posie xxxx

Duffy said...

What a big adventure! Guess you'll need a laid back, slow movin' Southern vacation to recuperate. Don't forget the sunblock.
Luv,
Duffy

ScrapsofMe said...

Petey, thanks for documenting your adventure in Africa and sharing it with all of us that couldn't go. It was soooooo much fun to check in every day and see what everyone had gotten up to that day. I hope you have a great rest on your vacation.
toodles,
Bonnie

Joe Stains said...

omdog nobody is going to be able to sit at that piano without laughing hysterically!! Thanks again for the birthday wishes for Tanzar. Mom said the loin cloth is going in the drawer, the very BOTTOM.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What an adventure this has been, Petey!
Have fun heading south with your mom! We can't wait to hear all about it!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Eric said...

Africa look a blast. Such fine photography made me feel I was right there.Though I'm sort of wagging I wasn't on the trophy wall.

Happy times down south Petey! Watch out for the scary big snappers. And forget you? As if. Silly billy.

Wiry loves and kisses Eric xxx