Saturday, December 26, 2009

We're packing up!

Tis the day after Christmas and all through the house
Decorations to store and candles to douse.

Yep, we're getting ready to head back to South Carolina for TWO months on Monday. Goodbye gray snow and slushy puddles, hello blue skies and sandy beaches. And best of all, my winter wardrobe is staying here in New York! (Mom: "Well, almost all of his wardrobe...")

Mica is staying here with a housesitter—at almost 20 years old, Mom felt Mica was too set in his ways to handle air travel. Plus get this - in order to take me and Mica on our flight, Mom was going to have to buy another seat on the flight for $337, PLUS $100 for Mica to travel under that empty seat and $100 for me to travel under Mom's seat. Now remember - Mica weighs a little less than 6 pounds! If Mom was carrying a purse and a carry-on bag on board, she would be charged $0. But because there's a pet inside, the airlines can gouge you -- unbelievable!

So anyhow, we've just got two days to clear away all our Christmas stuff and pack up a suitcase for our trip south. You may not hear much from us until next week, but hopefully, you're all sleeping off your food comas! I had about 200 special chicken and rice popovers, some baa-baas, a whole can of Merrick's Venison Holiday Dinner, some delicious roast pork, and some tennis ball fuzz.

Ahhhh, I love Christmas!


25 comments:

Gus said...

Sounds like a very well balanced meal. Hope you have a safe trip, and looking forward to more beach adventures. Tell your mom to be sure to let us hear news about Mica also..he is venerable and not to be ignored.

gussie

Samantha said...

Wow - I think you put away more foodables than I did heheh! Happy travels, Petey - I know South Carolina will be lovely (although the packing and putting-together of everything is frantic now!
Hugs xo
Sammie

Deborah said...

I love the jib jab!
Have a safe trip! You will have beautiful weather, I'm sure of it!!!

Sophie Brador said...

Petey! Mom is kind of sad that she can't come down to see you in Hilton Head, but I'm happy because she is taking me to a cottage in the woods in the mountains in Vermont and her and I are going to play in the snow constantly.

Have fun with your mom. Fly safe and kisses to Mica.

xo
SB

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petey!
Sure you had a feast! All those yummy things sounds great to me!
Have a safe and nice trip!
I know you are going to have a pawesome time at the beach!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Noah the Airedale said...

Two whole months....wow awesome pals. Have a great time and enjoy Carolina.

tailwags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Mango said...

Have a great trip. I am sure Mica will be pampered and enjoy his time without you just fine.

Slobbers,
Mango

Maggie and Mitch said...

Two whole months sounds glorious, Petey! We can't wait to see pictures of you running along the beach!
Have a nice flight!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

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

But woo will miss the SNOW (once we get more)!

Safe travels to woo!

I hope 'Mica' behaves and doesn't have Asta&Duffy ovFUR to pawty too often!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Mom says her shortbread were sooooo tasty! Please thank your mom fur the idea!

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

Sounds like a delicious Christmas! How wonderful. I hope you have smooth travels and enjoy your trip!

Asta said...

Petey
I'll miss you but am so happy to know you'll be having a gweat sunny time in youw bootiful house o a magical Island.
I'm so glad you stooped by and I got to see you befowe you left..the pwesent you gave Mommi is putting thoughtsof lovely cheese and pate in my bwain, heheh
Thank you bof
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Hamish Westie said...

Hi Petey
Just a quick one to wish you a smooth journey and many fine adventures in South Carolina. Two whole months eh? Well I'm sure you'll be telling us all about what you're up to (no doubt involving tennis balls at some point!)
Cheers, H.

Martha and Bailey said...

Safe journey Petey & Mom, sounds like just the thing to escape the cold and snow.
Keep in touch.
love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Clive said...

Have a safe trip Petey!

Looking forward to hearing all about your adventures in South Carolina.

love and woofs
Clive

Eric said...

Bestest. Mmmm liked the sound of your little snackette for Christmas dinners. Did Mica supplied the afters? Now. Yapping of Mica, Otis is thinking of creeping over to keep him company while your gone and I'll wag down to you for a little nekked sunbathing and games of chase me on the beach. No. Not at the same time Petey. No chase me nekked teehee!!!

Safe journey. Make room in the basket for me.

Wiry love and kisses to you and Mica and Mommy. Eric xxx

ScrapsofMe said...

What fun! A nice long thaw out for you. It will be like a long spring time! Have fun and send us beach photos!

sniffies,

Bonnie

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Petey...we'd give a lot to be runnin' in the sand right bout now...I mean we ran in the snow today, but it's so cold now there just aren't the good sniffies that ya have at the beach!

Is it gonna be warm down there...just to have the warm sun through the window would be amazing...amazing to nap in!

Keep us updated dear boy...

Kisses, Laciegirlie

Selba said...

Happy New Year 2010!!!

Licks,
Adele, Vincent & Bella

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Petey baby! Well, if we'd been keeping up with the blogs we'd have known you were south - duuh!
So have a wonderful holiday...have much fun on the beach....tell Mommy to take lots of photos, especially of you ♥ and have a great New Year's Eve!
Wishing you, your Mommy and everyone else a peaceful and fantastic 2010!
(maybe i'll come visit you on your island when our Mums aren't looking.....*blushes*
Love,
your Rosie-Posie xxxx

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010, SWEET PETEY!
May it be the start to a pawsome new year.
Love ya lots!

The OP Pack said...

Have a wonderful time in the warmer part of the country. We are so glad we got to meet you this year.

Happy New Year to you and your family and wishes from us to you for a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Honey the Great Dane said...

Happy New Year, Petey! How exciting to be going to another home for the winter! You're like a migrating bird! Hee! Hee!

My humans so agrees with the unfairness of airlines charging TONS for animals...you don't even want to know what they got charged for me...even though they weren't trying to bring me under their seats (ha! ha!) but it was still a criminal amount of money paper to pay for little ol' me...as much as them shipping all the rest of our home!!

Hope you have a good flight and looking forward to catching up with you on the beach! :-)

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

TwoSpecialWires said...

Well. We know by now that you've not been having the warm weather that you'd prob'ly hoped for. But it'll get better over the two months that you're there. Have you heard from Mica? We were happy to read that Otis was planning on joining him for some shared feline time. (NOW we understand why Mica was all snuggled up next to you. He knew he was going to miss you, and he didn't want you to furget him.)

Hope you're having fun. Off to read more,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

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