I remember dat boat! I think it is called a Fairy Boat. We went on it when we moved away from the farm, and we went on it when we visited Auntie Deb and Riley and Jasper and Rupert. But we wasn't going back to the farm, and we didn't get to visit Auntie Deb and Riley and Jasper and Rupert.
Instead, we went to visit my Gran Rose. I got to go into the nursing home because it is very pet friendly. There are some cats who live there, and the staff get to take their doggies to work. There is a golden retriever who does rounds at night. I don't know his name but I think they should call him Doctor Dog.
Everyone in the nursing home said hello to me and told me how boootiful I am and what a GOOD dog I am. I was on my very, very best behaviour. Gran Rose was surprised to see me. We took her out for lunch. Well, actually, I needed a nap after all the schmoozing with the old folks, so I slept in the van while mama and Gran Rose had lunch in a restaurant. Then we went back to the nursing home and I went in to visit everyone again. Mama forgot to take the camera in with her so she didn't get a picture of me being a Good Visiting Dog. But here's a picture of me and Gran Rose from a trip we took last year.
Next we got back in the van, just mama and me, and went over the Golden Ears bridge. Mama said she wished she could stop mid-span because the lighting was perfect to capture the long support arms and the misty mountains in the background. But the other drivers probably wouldn't have liked her to stop on the bridge! Instead, we went to Maple Ridge and dropped off some Birds and Blooms magazines for Logan and Kinley's Opa. We didn't see Logan and Kinley, though, because they were out wiv their mama.
On to Mission, and a stop at the Piggy Lady's place, Hearts and Noses Sanctuary. The horses came out to greet us right away.
Mama dropped of some stuff for the HEARTS ON NOSES GARAGE SALE which is being held in Mission (not at the sanctuary, but at the Piggy Lady's sister's place). The Hearts on Noses Garage Sale is Saturday (April 2) 9 - 4 and Sunday 9-1 or when traffic stops. The address is 33470 -12th Ave. in Mission . Please go if you can - there will be tons of great stuff at great prices!
We also dropped off some special stuff for the Piggy Lady to sell on ebay to get some money to help feed and vet all those hungry, troublesome piggies. Well, actually, they aren't troublesome most of the time. When we went in the Piggy Lady's house, we met Cotton who likes to live in the Great Room. He was very, very social and not in the least bit scared of me. (Actually, I was a little scared of him at first! But he told me to chill and come inside to say hello.)
Mama went over to say hello to all the piggies she used to foster - Scotch and Soda and the babies who aren't babies no more! They are all full growned now, and they are big pigs. They ate a bag of marshmallows while I foraged around for piggy poops to snack on. Good thing my mama brought my food and fed me while I was at the sanctuary.
The piggies were having a nap, but they came out to greet mama with lots of straw on their faces - and great big smiles, too!
We said goodbye to the pigs, got back in the van, and headed to Abbotsford. I stayed in the van while mama visited Emma. Mama took lots of photos of Emma - though Emma was more interested in the squirrel who was making squirrel noises in the trees.
Mama loves Emma to pieces.... But she loves me too, 'cause soon mama and me was back in the van and heading home. I had another walk while we waited for the boat, and then a long nap in the car. Sometime in the middle of the night we got back home, where I crawled onto my couch and went to sleep. Twelve hours in the van and two hours visiting - that was an exhausting day. But I'm glad my mama took me wiv her.
Even if she didn't let me drive the van or eat piggy poops.