Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Oscar - The World's Best Therapy Dog :)

The Wonder Egg at Needles Acre, Dunnellon, Florida . . .

Oscar is a Mi-ki. His breed maximizes all of the best characteristics of companion dogs . . . he's non-shedding, non-allergenic, non-barking (by choice on his part), and overall a happy 13lb fluffy kid. In other words - perfect for traveling around in the Wonder Egg. Here you can see Oscar doing what he does best, hanging out and keeping someone company who needs a little company. We're in Dunnellon, Florida helping Oscar's grandmother, Helene, recover from elective hip surgery. At the Life Care Center of Citrus County, they hung out right after her operation as she received initial post-op rehabilitation from wonderfully kind caregivers. Oscar's aunts, Martha and Susan, came to visit . . . When his grandma got home, Oscar continued his vigil and kept her company, day and night. Physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, and aids have been visiting the home. Along with their help and Oscar's encouragement, her strength is coming along nicely. We'll stay a couple more weeks before pointing the Wonder Egg westbound towards home . . . Then it's time to get ready for the twins to arrive in late July. WOOHOOOooooooooo!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Florida Panhandle

Oscar & I stopped in at Apalachicola, FL to meet up with Geri & Chuck, Midget, Bobbie, Scottie & Bonkers (in spirit). They showed us around the quiet little "artsy" town and we had a great time. They currently full-time in an Oliver travel trailer (called The Phunnyfarm)and are heading to Roper Lake State Park in Safford, AZ to play camp host and hostess for a while. Sweeeet!

Departing Apalachicola, we headed eastward along the beach when Oscar yelled "Stop Pete! That poor child needs help!" He jumped out the window and ran down the beach to ensure the "poor child" was wearing enough SPF 30 sunblock to ward off skin cancer in her later years. (yeah . . .right)

After capturing the skin-cancer-rescue-dog and putting him on a short leash, we continued eastbound. The adventure continues . . .

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Gulf Coast Spring Fling

Heading out from home, our first stop was Lake Charles, LA to meet friends at the Gulf Coast Spring Fling

Oscar enjoyed running around to meet his old friends and make new ones . . .

We took a look at the different trailer decorations. Oscar particularly liked Duke & Beverly's tire cover with the Kokopeli painting.

I was amused by Teresa's flamingo flock that illuminated her porch.

The rally was filled with lots of events, the most fun being the "Mardi Paws" Pooch Parade where Oscar and his furry friends dressed up and paraded through the park with their attendants looking after their every whim.

No parade would be complete without a king. Here's King Harley . . .

And his fawning subjects . . .

On the last day, Oscar and Beverly reminisced about what fun they both had . . .

With a wistful glance into the future, Oscar daydreamed about next year's Mardi Paws Parade and looked forward to next year's Spring Fling.