Celebration #1....Clive wins Best in Show at Mangominster 2010!!! Here is Clive and his NSLM giving the loving cup a big smoocheroo! I'll have you know that the moment I saw Clive's entry photo, I predicted the Clive/NSLM team would take home the title. (Don't ask me about any other predictions - I have no idea what's going on with the Super Bowl or the Oscars!)
Celebration #2- Lacie's turning 3 tomorrow! I must admit, since the Lacie Birthday Parade in da 'Burgh was canceled due to the snowstorm and due to the excitement of MangoMinster, the occasion had slipped my mind.
So I headed to the beach to do some thinking (and possibly some shopping!)...
Ahhh, aren't these seagull footprints sweet?
On second thought, I think they may qualify for a Stains® Award! Oh Joey!!!
Hmmm, now I hear Lacie shrieking to Asta about how much she likes those shoes with the horse-bits on them...
...if she'd like a Horse-Shoe crab?
And she's always yammering on and on about how much she likes Eric Square Dog's Zoomer. Maybe she'd like a vintage Stingray Corvette?
...Unfortunately, all I could afford was a slightly used Stingray....
You know how I've been wishing on a star for my dear friend Max?
...Now I'm going to send him his very own wishing star...wonder when it will wash up on the beaches of South Africa?
Well, having no luck at all on the beach, I headed to the shops and came across these lovely little mirrors. And while they may spell her name a bit differently, let's face it, a mirror is the perfect present for Lacie, right?
But then I imagined her owning it up and seeing this! And let's face it, if she threw this mirror and shattered it, that's 49 dog years of bad luck!
I couldn't risk it. Then I thought some more...poor Lacie is still suffering from her disappointing shut-out at MangoMinster...not to mention all the scandals about her deceiving the judges —even imitating Asta's lilting lisp in her exhaustive battle for the title...
Then there's the whole "honorable mention" Scruffy matter...
Maybe the dear needs to get away....Hawaii? Too sandy for her furs....Tokyo? No adaptor for her omnipresent blender...Brazil? Heck no! She doesn't even tolerate a little hand-stripping....
Then it hit me! The perfect birthday vacation! Romance by the fire? Check! Sleighrides through the quiet countryside? Check! Late night pawagaritas by the hot tub? CHECK!
I immediately booked her a vacation here:
I think she's having a marvelous time! I mean, just look how much fun she was having in the snowdrifts of da' Burgh!
So imagine my delight when I opened the New York Times this morning and found this article about Lacie on her vacation!