Last Monday, we got a call from Gramma asking if we could come and help her out for the week. We had planned to spend Christmas Eve at her house, but this would be the whole week. I love visiting Gramma, so I packed up my most important belongings right away and I was ready to head to her house along with Mom, Katie and Bailie. It was going to be like a sleepover, just lots of nights. Mom, Katie, and I have stayed with Gramma lots of times, but it would be Bailie’s first sleepover at Gramma’s.
We arrived at Gramma’s European Style Cottage with a car packed to the gills! I think since we are all girls we brought too much stuff, plus all the Christmas gifts! It looked more like we were moving in rather than staying for a few days. Gramma had the front entry all decorated up for the holidays.
One of the best things at Gramma’s is the squeaky door cupboard with the never ending supply of dog treats! Early morning walks are another wonderful thing at Gramma’s! Katie and I had taken the different walks many times, but they were all firsts for Bailie. Since it was dark, the photo above was the best we could do. There is no better way to start the day than a nice, hour plus walk.
That first day was almost a disaster when I found Bailie had kidnapped Santa and was considering eating him alive! Yikes – and she made the nice list! For anyone that is interested, when we got back home the end of the week, we got our gifts. Bailie and I got new beds, and Kongs. All three of us got treats and a promise note for new collars. We were all really happy.
Cousin Bowie was thrilled to pieces to have his dog cousins spend a few days with him. He was so excited he spent half the time hiding under Gramma’s bed or in her closet. Bailie made it her mission to spend time with him which he so appreciated!
Half the fun of a sleepover is bedtime and this was no exception. We got to sleep way upstairs in the guest room with Mom. We had our own real comfy bed, complete with a teddy bear and we had wifi for my Ipad. It was like a five star hotel!
Katie spent most of the week snoozing either in the dining room or next to the kitchen. She had some kind of a tummy bug on Christmas and wasn’t feeling real well. She doesn’t come upstairs to where we were sleeping because it is too many stairs for her to climb and she is happier when she can keep an eye on the front door.
There was some trouble on Christmas Day. I found the old rawhide from like 257 B.C. and decided to just guard it all day. I had no interest in chewing on it. No one could go by me or near it without me beating them up. Bailie and I scuffled over it several times until Mom took the relic and threw it in the trash. I was sent to my bed for a time afterwards to think about my behavior. Mom says I can be a real stinker some times, but I don’t think she understands how important defending a relic like that is.
The best part of any time or sleepover at Gramma’s place is mealtime and this trip was no exception. Meals taste so much better when enjoyed at the table rather than being forced to eat like an animal on the floor! At Gramma’s house, I think anything goes!
Thanks for a fun sleepover week, Gramma!