Thanksgiving in Texas: a guest post by Lola

My person is still working hard on her NaNoWriMo project. I hope she is almost finished. Meanwhile, I’m helping out on her blog again with another guest post.

We went to Texas for Thanksgiving this year. It takes a long time to get there – we have to drive for two days across the desert and over mountains. The first day in the car is fine, but when we have to get in the car that second day, I’m feeling pretty stir crazy. It’s all worth it, though, to spend some time with some of my very favorite relatives.

The best part of being at G&G’s house is that there is always something happening, especially in the kitchen. If I sit politely, I get treats. My person’s mom is a dancer, too, and I love to watch her practice her clogging dances. She even had a performance while we were visiting. (She is the tall one who looks like my person.)

G&G live in a house with a really big yard. It has a tall fence to keep out the deer, so my person lets me run around as much as I want. There are lots of creatures that do come inside the fence, like a fox and raccoons and squirrels and birds, so I have plenty of scents to chase.

I like to follow my person’s dad as he works in the garden. He lets me help him dig and he doesn’t mind if I accidentally fill in a hole he is digging. He just chuckles and empties it out again. Sometimes he gives me empty flower pots to play with and he is always willing to pause in his work and throw a ball for me.

We go for long walks every day and we see lots of those deer that can’t come into the yard.

There is even a little pond that I can play in. Heaven!

The best part about this visit was when my favorite little person arrived with her family. We have so much fun playing together.

I do get a little time to myself for long naps on the couch when all of my people go places I can’t. This year, they went to the Texas Furniture Makers Show in Kerrville. Then they went to a place called Grape Juice that my person said was a wine bar. Another day, they went to the 11th Street Cowboy Bar to listen to music and dance. I don’t know why dogs can’t go to these places, but I will admit that after so much playing, I’m happy to have a little quiet time.

On Thanksgiving Day, we went to visit more relatives and my canine cousins.  Annie and Ranger are Wheaten Terriers and they are so pretty! They win prizes and everything.

Ranger is only two and he loves to play with me. We had a ball even though Annie, who is nine, sometimes had to bark at us to settle down.

After another long ride in the car, I’m home again. It’s good to be back at work patrolling my yard, but I sure did have a great time in Texas. I hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as mine.


Filed under dog walking, Dogs, Gardening, Lola, NaNoWriMo, Travel

26 responses to “Thanksgiving in Texas: a guest post by Lola

  1. Lola, looks like your Thanksgiving vacation was a nice one! And I’m proud of your person for her dedication to NaNoWriMo!

  2. Lola, you are so lucky to have such an experience. My Henry wishes he could see more of the world but he’s never left San Diego. I know Texas is a big state and looks like you got the run of it. I love the photos of you enjoying yourself there. What a great trip! Our Thanksgiving was nice. We spent it here, at home.

    • lolapup

      I do like to travel, but staying home for Thanksgiving sounds good, too. That long car ride can be very boring.

  3. Love to see your friends, family and adventures Lola! It is fun to imagine you playing with so many other friends and family members! It inspires me to ask my little grand-doggie how her Thanksgiving visit went!

  4. suad

    Lola, you’re such a good storyteller! I want to read everything you write!

    • lolapup

      Thanks, Suad. I’ve enjoyed blogging for my person this month. I think I might need a little break in December though. Writing is hard work!

  5. Anitra

    Lola should be a travel writer!

    • lolapup

      That’s a great idea Anitra! More traveling and hiking. If only there could be a little less riding in the car.

  6. Lola, it sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving. Fun people to play with and places to play – and you actually got to meet some of your cousin dogs.

    • lolapup

      I did have a good time with my canine cousins. I had met Annie before but we don’t get to see each other very often. This was my first time to meet Ranger and he’s great. A giant fluffy ball of fun.

  7. Lola, I’m glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving trip to Texas (a pretty good state for dogs in my opinion)! It sounds like both you and your person family spent some fun, relaxing quality time together. Can’t ask for anything more!

    • lolapup

      I do like Texas. It’s just the getting there that’s hard. But maybe I’ll get to go back again in the spring.

  8. Lola, thank you for telling us about your great adventure in Texas. Sure looks like it was doggie Heaven!

  9. Three cheers for your person – NaNo is such a thrill. And to you thanks, for sharing the Texas adventure. I confess all I know of the state is the airport, your photos show a much nicer side.

    • lolapup

      I imagine airports aren’t very pretty, although I’ve never seen one. I do know that Texas looks much nicer once we get off the highway.

      My person says thanks so much for your support. She JUST finished and as soon as I get done blogging, we’re going outside to play. Yay!

  10. It sounds like the long drive was worth it Lola! Great post. Thank you for sharing your Thanksgiving in Texas!

  11. Nel

    From the looks of these pictures, you had a nice Thanksgiving. Your cute Wheaten Terrier cousins appear to be enjoying your company. 🙂
    (p.s. You may have missed a typo here: Ranger is ony two and he loves to play with me)

    • lolapup

      We did have fun together. And I might get a chance to return the hospitality. My Wheaten cousins may come visit me next summer.
      Also, thanks so much for the editing help. I think I’ve fixed it. My paws don’t fit on the keyboard very well, so it’s easy to make typos. 🙂

  12. Lola, loved your holiday post. Looks like you and your person had a lovely Texan Thanksgiving. And thanks for sharing the photos – it’s so nice to learn more about your lovely person and her family :>)

    • lolapup

      Thanks, Susan. We did have a great time in Texas. I’m pretty good at enjoying myself no matter where I am, but it’s super easy to do when we visit people I love.

  13. Lola, what a gorgeous post, with beautiful photos to boot! It looks like you had such a fun time in Texas! I can’t think of a better way to spend Thanksgiving than in the company of family, friends, and long naps on the couch! Roxy says she’s happy you enjoyed yourself, Lola! 🙂

    • lolapup

      Thanksgiving is a fun holiday. Lots of yummy food and lots of people to play with me. Who could ask for more?