Sunday, May 22, 2011

I Forgot to Tell You The Duchess was Leaving!

Forgive me, please.  I got so caught up in the whole Royal Wedding Snub that I completely forgot to tell you that the Duchess was leaving.  She packed her suitcase and carefully weighed it (you know the airlines are really picky about that now, AND they charge $20 for the FIRST BAG!)  Anyway, where was I?  Oh yes, the Duchess packed her bag and flew in an airplane to Southern California to visit her family and get out of the rain.  She was gone a very long time. Eight whole days!!!  (You will be happy to know that she sailed through security at the airport.  No X-Ray scanners and no TSA Gropers. Whew!)

The first few days were grey and yucky, but the sun came out after that and it was very nice. One day it got to 75 degrees and the Duchess thought she was going to melt!  Obviously she is not quite ready for summer :)  But Spring is finally upon us here at the Castle and she is grateful for that.  All of us are!

My Peeps are growing like crazy, and now they get to come out of their house into their fenced "yard" whenever it is not raining.  They love it.  Usually I lay by their fence and watch them while Higgins runs around them in circles.

Yesterday the Duke and Duchess were out doing yard work when the Duke came looking for me.  He almost had a heart attack when he found me INSIDE the fenced Chicken yard with my Peeps.  He didn't know that I had a secret way to get inside.  I don't know why he got so excited about it.  My Peeps were just doing their thing and I was feasting upon the delicious droppings to be found on the ground!

Anyway, I got a severe scolding and my feelings were hurt.  I don't think I really did anything bad.  Then, later in the day, I kid you not, the Duke found Mister Higgins INSIDE the fence with the Peeps.  He was having a blast herding and eating Peep Poop. (It is truly a delicacy).  Even the Duchess witnessed it this time.  Both the Duke and Duchess were totally amazed that no Peeps were mauled or even touched by either one of us.  They have so little faith, I tell you! (Either that or they just don't know how addicting Peep Poop is!)  In any case, everyone survived and all is back to normal.  The Duke says before the weekend is over he will have "fixed" the fence around the Peeps yard. :(  Bummer.

I should also tell you that I had to go to the Vet.  I have a sore on my leg and have to put drops on it for two weeks, twice a day.  If I don't lick it I don't have to wear the horrible collar.  My Vet called it the "Happy Hat".  Yeah, right.  I think Vets should have to wear "Happy Hats" all through Vet School!  Then they would not be so anxious to prescribe them for the rest of us.

And. . . . .

One more thing before I go.  I just have to tell you -

WE ARE GOING CAMPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If the weather is good there will be lot's of pictures to share.  If it rains we will just take pictures inside :)  There will be 7 dogs and 7 people. Only 5 of the dogs get along, but all of the people do :)


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