Tuesday, August 12, 2014


When you first met me and I was this little did you ever finks I would be driving something thisssss big ????????

Dreams do come true!!!

What a busy week...furst I met with the doods campaign managers, my dear friends the pug kids from Idaho and we started to map out the best route to Caliyfornia....it is a long way over hills and mountains and deserts!!!  I is from Iowa and nevers drove on these kinds of roads!  Isa will just make sure I drink lots of Gatorade.

So the next morning the  pug kids( isa always will call them that's) called me up and said, "Gussie we are hitting the road, pack your bags, and Sterlings potato chips....". When I toles my Momma hers got all teary eyed and Maggie started to pout in the corners, cos hers loves me and will miss me, and Stellie just shook her head.  I gave them all a kiss and shook my Dad's hand, grabbed my Scooby Doo overnight bag and fired up the Big Ole Girl.

It took so much gas from our little local station that the pump went dry!!!  After I figured out just where reverse was, and explained to Officer Dan why his police car had a small dent in it, I hit the road.  He yelled that he would be contacting the Doods insurance company before the day was gone.  Isa gotta remember and tell them that....oh well....

We loaded up the Big Ole Girl and headed down the road. 

Dad called me and said, "watch out for any flying birds don't get in your engine!!" so now not only do I haf to watch the road for hazards Isa gotta watch the sky also!! 

Momma Carol gave me a hug when she saw I was feeling a little over whelmed and that made me feel all the better.  I turned up the tunes, and started singing, " Looking for adventure...headed down the highwayyyyyyyyy...."

My Doods came up front to relax and kick back and to sing wif me, cos they were surprised I could sing sooo good, and the next fing I heard was OMD and there in front of me was a stalled out vehicle!  Whew good fing my reflexes work so well, and that Gatorade I had drank earlier had my adrenaline pumping cos I hit those brakes and we skidded to a perfect stop!!!!!! 

I hollered, "everyone okay????  Momma Carol do you need to make a little bathroom break????"  Nope...okay lets get this showboat back on the road!

Caliyfornia was just over the horizon with her big lights, and mountains, and oh so many highways, I drove through so much traffic out theres that I am now an expert driver and surely even Santa will not turn me down as his reindeer this year.  I saw lots of beautiful rocks for my momma but Ms. Carol toles me we where on a tight schedule and the Doods had a special appearance on a television show in about 30 minutes.

So the rocks will haf to wait and I found out the DRIVER does not get to tag along on the show.  I had to sit in the Ole Girl and check the brakes, air conditioning etc....I had to work, had to earn my keep, had to bite the bullet, had to WAIT!  While the Doods got to do this...

Maybe I should have put it in my contract that I would be their bodyguard also!
Angus McConnell Long signing off.


  1. Wow Gussie, can you believe what a great time we had at Ellen? Our insurance is taking care of the police car but the officer said he needed you to stop in at the station. Oh, one more thing . . . Mom wants to know why HER suitcase was full of rocks?

    Your Pals,

    Mayorz For All Paws

  2. The Doods are very lucky to have you, Gus, drive their bus!
    You are very safe and have excellent stopping power.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  3. Whew! At least we all got there in one piece! the campaign trips will never be dull with you driving Gus!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  4. LOL dudes you sure are setting the bar high with the start of your pawsome campaign. Yikes lucky for those super reflexes of yours Gussie. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Well if you didn't get to see Ellen DeGeneres why there is definitely something wrong with you contract! Gussie you got to spill the dirt oh I meant beans about what Stanley and Murphy are really doing. Every politician has secrets ~ what's theirs?
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  6. Angus McConnell Long, you are becoming quite the man. I love your sense of responsibility, it is one of the core building blocks to being someone to be counted on!

    Love, Gampy

  7. Did you hear us screaming and yellin went you drove by?
    Lily & Edward

  8. WOWZERZ - u got tue go tue the Ellen DeGeneres show - that'z our mom' fav'rite talk show BUTT it really suckz that u had tue stay with the bus - so that meanz u wuz also security fur the bus tue. You shood git changez made tue your contract - so u can stay with the rest of the gang. BTW - did u hafta make x-tra pit stopz with all that Gatorade u wuz drinkin'?
    Shiloh-Lord of the Manor an'Diva Shasta
    peeEss - so far, a cool 75 degreez here

  9. After all this experience Santa is going to be calling wanting you to drive the Sleigh this Christmas

  10. loved reading about your first adventure driving for the Doods. you surely are an expert by now, how could Santa turn you down ...

  11. Hey Gussie!
    Wow, that's one seriously cool ride! Maybe if you come through my territory with The Doods, you could take me for a spin. BOL So glad you remembered to take your Scooby Doo overnight bag. whew
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  12. I know everyone feels sooo safe with you behind the wheel! And all those beautiful sights you get to see- must be sooo amazing!

  13. WE think that was just a SMALL dent from what we can see. AND the insurance WILL cover it.
    OMD we can NOT believe how close you came to a BUTT END Collision. WHEW. THAT was lucky...
    We think that pawhaps ShotGun Seat should stay VACANT in the future.
    OMD it took ALL the Gas in your town to fill the Camp Pain Bus?
    Well, we are SURE that the WONDERFUL Camp Pain Managers have that all budgeted fur. THEY are really SMART about stuffs like that.
    WOW Boy HOWDY the REAL ELLEN... we are gonna watch fur SURE.. we want to see the Doods... Dancin with Ellen.

  14. You are one of the greatest drivers ever. Ellen put the pizza guy on at the Oscars I don't know why she couldn't let the bus driver on her show

  15. Dear Angus, I know you are doing such a great job; the Doods are lucky to have you. However, you must take potty breaks or you could get a bladder infection. Believe me, I speak from experience, you don't want one. I'll have to watch Ellen to see the doods.
    Noreen & Hunter

  16. Oh my GOODNESS!!! That is so cool!!

  17. OMD!!! And you still got back in time to get your nails trimmed!!!!!

  18. Now Angus, not to be too critical, but you've got the WATCH the road, mate!

    We saw the doodz on Ellen! so cool. Congrats to the whole campaign team.

  19. Wow, what an amazing adventure you're having!

  20. Well....it sounds like you need to upper the treat demands for all that hard work, taking care of that bus!

    The Mad scots

  21. The Doods are lucky to have you as their driver.

  22. Gussie, I can't believe the life you live. It's better than the reality TV junk my mom watches!

  23. hahaha I hope you haven't to spend a nigh at Officer Dan like your road-guys once :o)