Thursday, January 24, 2013

PIP & PUDDLES BUCKET TOUR..ITS FRIDAY!


Early Friday morning we woke up to the sound of a car engine roaring in our driveway!  Dietzman ran under the table and hid, and Magpie and I started to shout, “They’re here, they’re here!!!”  Puddles and Pip had arrived in Van Buren County, Iowa.
After welcoming hugs and smooches we helped them get all settled into the hotel room Mom had reserved for them at the Manning Inn.  Mom had to pay an extra fee

because the innkeepers had heard about Pip and Puddles reputation and  they told mom she would need to provide a large deposit that would insure coverage for any breakage or damage.  I swear I heard Puddles say under her breath, “those Ioway people aren’t all that friendly….”


 

They slept most of the morning away cos they came from Goose’s house BEFORE arriving here, so that alone speaks for itself.  After some much needed rest, they picked Magpie and Myself up and we tooled around the county.  They had never heard of the "Amish" so we stopped by to see they they could catch a ride on the back of the plow.   Pip kept asking them questions about their lives, and Puddles kept shaking her head cos she just couldn't believe there was NEVER EVER beer in their refrigerator for company that might just show up.


Our next stop was the local airport, where Dad had secured a plane for us to tour the county above the highways.  He thought that might be a little safer.  Puddles and Pip both decided to walk on the wings of the little plane, it must have been on Pip's check off list.  Maggie had one foot out the window when I caught her just in time and I threw her butt back in the plane.  I mostly kept my eyes shut real tight cos I just knew something terrible was gonna happen!!!!  

  Puddles even thought she could talk the pilot into letting her steer the plane, she had her special smile out to help persuade him.  Thank the Lord it didn't work.  Those Iowa men are made of strong stuff!


Finally, we were back on the ground and driving around through the town.
Puddles drove us right down by the river, where the fireworks are stored for the 4th of July celebration.  Her and Pipster (Mag's name for Mr. Pip) thought it would be a great idea to provide a big bang later on in the evening so we climbed through the window and scooped up just a few big-bangers.  Maggie was laughing and giggling and I was just plain nervous. Just then my cell phone rang and Dad was calling us home, cos he had cooked his special cheeseburger, deer burgers for Pip and Puddles to try.  I tried to sound like we hadn't been breaking any rules, or laws or anything but my voice kept quivering.  By the time we arrived back home, the table was set and the deer burgers were a waiting.

  
After dinner we went for a long walk along the river and watched the sun slowly sit.  The next thing I knew Puddles and Maggie had cooked up a plan to climb up the water tower to ring the town bell.   Pip climbed onto the roof.



   Well, the wind started to blow…and the tower started to shake and I had to call 911 to help them out of their pickle!  

 Sheriff Danny showed up and started to write them out a citation but Mom and I begged talked him out of it.  Actually Mom whipped out of her pocket one of those “get out of jail free” cards she had made earlier in the week. The sheriff just gave us a warning and told Maggie that she knew better.  Mom shook her head and promised they would head back to the hotel. Mom went on back home to take a tranquilizer, to rest , cos I told her I would get them safely back to the hotel.....I thought I was telling her the truth!

We went back to the hotel room, to calm down Maggie cos she kept laughing and laughing and hugging Puddles cos she just loves and admires her.  We decided now was a good time to break open the snacks that our guests had brought us.  I told Maggie when our guests leave she is going to be in big trouble with our Mom and Dad!  She snickered and called me "an ole stick in the mud" and just ignored me the rest of the night.
Later on Pip looked out the window of the hotel room and saw the cannon that protects our town from four-legged terrorists  visitors and decided he would like to be shot out of it just one time across the river.  Puddles lit the fuse and away he flew, laughing all the way!  Maggie wanted the next turn and I told her ABSOLUTELY NOT!! ( I was exhausted!!!)



Finally it was almost midnight and Puddles got out her handy dandy lighter that she carries everywhere with her.. just in case......and she lit the little pile of fireworks, we had stolen  borrowed from the building where they are stored.  I wonder what the townspeople thought when they looked up in the sky to see that in the middle of January.
I will always remember Pip and Puddles every time I look into the heavens at fireworks or a January night sky.



Thank you for coming to visit Mag's and myself.  You have left us with wonderful memories nightmares and promises of seeing you again.  I am going to sleep the weekend away, but first I had better go check that Maggie didn't sneak into the Puddles suitcase.  Later I found laying on my pillow this note from Puddles and Pip.  I couldn't have said it any better.


STELLA ROSE






56 comments:

  1. Look at all the fun stuff you had planned! We have a high bar set for our visit on the 5th

    Kate

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  2. What a day! I am not sure, but I think Sheriff Dan may be following us ...or rather escorting us out of town. Bawahhahahaa!!

    Sorry, about the hotel room ...we didn't mean to break the lamp and the bed and the toilet. But the good news is that we did invite a couple of those nice Amish folks over and let them try some of our Cheetos. Not the beer, but maybe next time.

    Oh, and I don't know where Maggie and Puddles ran off to, but I think they said something about the cannon ...


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  3. Oh, can I have another deer burger, please. Nothing like enjoying a nice burger while watching beautiful fireworks. Yep, this is the good life ...now where did Puddles and Maggie go ....

    Wait, those aren't fireworks going off over the river ...it's Puddles and Maggie shooting out of the cannon - OMD!!! Hope Sheriff Dan doesn't see this!

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  4. Live it up indeed. Puddles Pandemonium and Maggie Mayhem. Why are we not surprised? BOL brilliant and funny visit. It will go down in legend. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. We're exhausted too just reading about all of your adventures with Pip and Puddles. Wow, you all just had the BEST time!! You and Maggie were such excellent hosts and I know that those thrills and memories will stay with you furever. I can't believe that Maggie (or in this case I shall call her Margaret) called you a Stick in the Mud! At least you got to let your fur down and had some fun.

    We loved the Amish adventure. I bet those folks were surprised hearing all the stories of Blogville and how WE all live.

    We think it's great that Pip got shot out of that cannon! Maybe someday in the future we'll see him walking a tight rope across Niagara Falls.

    We all could learn a lesson or two from Pip and Puddles. That note they left you sums it all up perfectly!

    Thanks Stella Rose, Maggie and Mom for allowing Pip to check some more stuff off his Bucket List. You're the BEST!

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin



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  6. Wow, what an exciting time you two had in Iowa, going out of cannons and up on towers.Goodness gracious, that all sounds so exciting and deer burgers too. What a good time was had by all. Puddles, drive safely please.

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  7. BWHAHAHAHAHAHA...Oh my, dat was such a BLAST...pun intended! Oh and tell your mom sorry I parked da car in her bedroom, she might wanna get dat hole fixed.

    Well if you can't fly da plane...bein' shot out of cannons is da next best thing. You should has heard Mags screamin', it was HILARIOUS. I thinks her said some naughty words. But maybe it was just my hearin' from da KABOOM!

    I can't remember but I thinks I was da one dat broked da toilet...and da light fixture.

    Puddles

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  8. PIIIIIIIP...STEP AWAY FROM DA CANNON!!!!!

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  9. Now, how does this thing work ...do I stick my head inside ...or do I put some Cheetos in there ...KABOOM!

    Oh my dog, (wiping tears from eyes) it's beautiful ...look at at all the tiny orange shredded Cheetos flying across the river. Cheetos Fireworks ...now that is a lovely sight! I bet the fish in the river will be happy.

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  10. It's so pretty...I thinks I is gonna needs a snot rag (grabs the corner of Pip's sweater)...I has never sees nuttin' so magical. We should has had music.

    Ummm...id dat Sheriff Dan I sees comin' our way?

    Puddles

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  11. Let's try da shoot da car out next...I really needs to gets me a cannon fur home too.

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  12. Oopsie, I think the river is turning orange from the Cheetos - is that bad?

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  13. Oh what a great adventure! The fireworks must have just been so so so beautiful.

    Nora

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  14. Just goes to show that Pip and Puddles can create mischief and fun everywhere they go...They're so inventive I see the fun never ends when they're around

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  15. OMD.....I's sure I's gonna read all bout your stay in Iowa on da world news tonight!

    What a day! Whew!

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  16. Oh My! They will never soon forget all the fun you provided. Deer burgers, fireworks, the Amish. Holy Dogs that is quiet the package. I son't think any travel agent could have come up with something so great. I think you may have to keep a closer eye on Magi. She has now been influenced and maybe scared by the adventurous Puddles. I bet PIP crossed a great many things off his list.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  17. OMPs (Oh MY Pugs) WE ARE SHOUTING WITH ABSOLUTE GLEE AT THIS MOST AMUSING TOUR OF IOWA!!! MOM AND I LOVED THE MONEY GRAPHIC...THAT WAS ONE SMART INNKEEPER TO DEMAND A DEPOSIT.
    OMPs WE DID NOT KNOW THERE WAS AN AMISH SETTLEMENT IN IOWA. MOM AND DAD HAVE VISITED LANCASTER, PA SEVERAL TIMES WHAT AN INTERESTING WAY OF LIFE. MOL MOL AT PUDDLES CLIMBING THE TOWER, SHE IS VERTICALLY CHALLENGED THAT IS THE ONLY WAY SHE COULD EVER SEE THE TOPS OF PEEPS HEADS!!!!
    I WANT TO KNOW WHO GAVE PUDDLES A LIGHTER? OMDs that is an accicent looking for a place to ignite.
    WE LOVE THE SAYING AND BUTTON AT THE END...ABSOLUTELY TRUE
    THANKS FOR SUCH A GREAT TOUR OF IOWA. THIS IS ALSO OUR FIRST VISIT TO YOUR FINE STATE AND WE LEARNED A LOT TOO!!!
    HUGS MADI AND MOM

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  18. Puddles what in the world...using Pip's sweater to wipe your snotty Doxie nose...Dang Southern girls are always supposed to have a hankie with them. WE ARE GOING TO EXCOMMUNICATE YOU FROM THE SOUTH!!!

    PIP MY MOM SAID TO TELL YOU TO GET DOWN FROM THAT CANNON BECAUSE IF YOU FALL YOU ARE GOING TO BUST YOUR CHIN OPEN.. I KNOW SHE IS SILLY BUT IT IS HER FAVORITE SAYING AND SHE SAYS IT ALL THE TIME.
    HUGS MADI

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  19. OH Good GRIEF... Stella I think MAGGIE must be Puddles' Long lost SISTER. We can NOT believe that they CLIMBED up that Bell Tower!
    Aiiiiiiiiieeeeee Ernie got so excited when he saw Pip and Puddles on the WINGS of that plane... that he PEED a big PEE.
    I am so glad that your dad made Deer Burgers fur them. Nothing like a Deer Burger with CHEESE.
    Stella you really showed them a "FINE" time.. PoPo Pun INTENDED.
    Sorry that your mom had to pay EXTRA fur their lodging... butt Pip and Puddles DO have a Reputation and it is known Far and Wide.
    ALL of Iowa may need a few days to Recover from this {BANG UP} visit.

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  20. We don't know who showed who a better time! What a fun adventure!!

    -Bart and Ruby

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  21. WOW!!! What excitement! We'd need a week long nap after that! It sure is fun to have friends visit, though.

    ♥♥♥
    Meredith & Scarlet

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  22. Wow, what an exciting time! Pip got to ride a plow AND get shot out of a cannon?!?! OMD. He must be checking things off his bucket list right and left!

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  23. Wing walking....bell ringing...deer burger eating. Yep, sounds liek you got a LOT checked off that bucket list!!

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  24. OMD! OMD! OMD!. What a great time you showed Pip and Puddles in Iowa! On the wings of the plane!! OMD!!
    Those are some wild doggies!!

    hugs
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  25. Could you ladies have your mom send me an email? My assistant has some how misplaced it? My email is mrpippip(at)gmail(dot)com.

    Note to self find a more organized assistant. Ok, back to the fun!

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  26. That was fun, fun, fun! Well, I am not too sure the Sheriff had fun, be we enjoyed watching the visit!

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  27. OMD OMD Our EARS are STILL RINGING... the BELL and the CANNON and the FIREWORKS Really did a number on 'em. What a WONDERFUL WILDLY Wonderful time you girrrrls did show our dear furends. Just wanted to be sure that you KNEW how much we ALL appreciate your HOSPITALITY... You folks in Iowa know how to lay out a FINE TIME.

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  28. Now where did Puddles and Maggie run off to ...guess they won't mind if I finish their deer burgers

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  29. Me and Maggie is goin' to go KABOOM out of da cannon...can you give us a light?

    Puddles

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  30. Hey Stella and Maggie...please tell Pip and Puddles to keep a low profile today
    there is an APB on them here in NC posted on all the highway signs. they are described as a Redneck Red head and A Cute as a Button Chitown Yorkie last seen on the road to Iowa!!!
    It would be good if you can put them up at the Inn for one more night.
    Hugs Madi your BFFF

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    1. I swear my mom just turned four shades of green when she got this message about a APB. they will have to stay with us since the hotel is now off limits!
      stella rose

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  31. May be time to shoot ourselves and our car across state lines. This cannon sure comes in handy too bad it won't fit in the trunk

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  32. BWHAHAHAHAHAHA...OMD, Mags just gaves dat Amish lady a beer....BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
    I promise I hads NUTTIN' to do withs dat...wait, lemme go gives one to dat man.

    Puddles

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  33. Look out ...that man is Sheriff Dan!

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  34. It is a good thing P&P have toured the USA cause I think they might be deported after this tour.
    Hugs
    Madi your bfff

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  35. OMD I just had a call... at my HOUSE... from the EPA... I kept trying to tell them to call MADI at the mayor's office butt they were SCREAMING MAD... they are sayin that there has been a MAJOR environmental Disaster in IOWA... and that PIP caused it and that the whole area is a DISASTER all covered with ORANGE semi toxic material and that the AIR is Full of Cannon smoke.... and they said that ATF is after BOTH Pip and PUDDLES fur Messin with the CANNON.

    OH Boy Howdy am I EVER EVER glad to NOT be Mayor any longer. WHEW.

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  36. No need to panic...I got dis!

    Puddles

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  37. Did I ever tell you I speak fish? Well, I do and my scaly friends are working as we speak on cleaning up the river.

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  38. Puddles, a cannon and a lighter???? What is wrong with this picture. Pip you are sure having an amazing journey. You know how to live. You should be filming this all, it would make a great movie or paw a best seller. No one would believe it, unless they knew you and Puddles. Deer burgers, yummy, I might have to add that to my circus menu. I already added buffalo burgers, since Goose had so much left over from your visit. I can't wait for the next adventure.

    Loveys Sasha

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  39. No need to panic cause Puddles has this??? Ok its time to PANIC!!!

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  40. Dang Stella Rose your town will never be the same with those two visitors. Great post.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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  41. Wow, there's no way we can think of that many exciting things to do around here. Poor Pip an Puddles are going to be sooooo bored with us after visiting you. :)

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  42. Oh my gosh! That was SOOOO much fun WE need a nap!! Reading about Pip , Puddles , Stella Rose and Maggie's adventures was insanely fun. We bet their hearts and tummies are soaring and singing after that swell visit :) You did a great job Stella Rose!

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  43. Looks like so much fun! Have a great day. Hailey and Zaphod

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  44. With al the cool stuff Pip and Puddles are doing, it is a wonder they can keep going. and you gusy must be exhausted too.

    Great day, that is for sure.

    Love
    Bert

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  45. Another day, another state, another pawsome adventure!! You guys are really, really living the dream!

    We are SO thrilled that you are going to be coming to visit us in South Africa!! We are busy making reservations and plans - it is going to be EPIC!!

    Wally & Sammy

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  46. It looks like everyone had a good time. That plane ride had us on the edge of our seats.

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  47. We are just barkless...WOW!!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

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  48. What fun!

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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  49. Aww.. this is so cool! P & P are scheduled to be at our place next Saturday and Gracie is really excited... After all this excitement, they might be a little bored here... geesh, you sure do know how to show your guests a good time!

    Loved the saying at the end of this post!

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  50. What a super adventure! I knew firefighters and police would be involved at some point.

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  51. It isn't a party until the firemen and police show up... at least that is what our mom tells us. (We probably shouldn't have said that, should we...)

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,
    http://simpaticodreams.blogspot.com/

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  52. I think Puddles is a pyromaniacal. I no can believe she no burned the whole town down? It is still there.... right?

    love,
    Reuben

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  53. BOL! Oh what a great tour of Iowa you gave them! Hahahhhahahha! Yikes, bettin the town will never be the same ;)

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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  54. Wow, what a fun trip to Iowa! The pix are great and I'm glad everyone had fun.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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