Monday, May 18, 2009

My Birthday Present!

My birthday was five days ago, but Mom and Dad decided to wait until today to give me my present. I thought I was getting a bunch of little presents like some Dingos, a Happy Meal, an 8 piece meal from Popeye's, a new collar, and maybe a birthday card, but this year they decided to get me something a little different. Wanna guess what I got? You'll never guess, so I'll just tell you. They're taking me on vacation!

I have never been on vacation before. Mom and Dad go away all the time and when they are gone, I go to one of several different 'vacation homes'. This is how they always spin it - "Stubby, look where you're going. You are going to (insert name here) house for the week. Isn't that great? You are going on vacation. We'll see you in a week or more, so have a good time." Nice, huh? I don't know what got into them this year, but vacationing I will go!

Don Pardo, please tell the audience what Stubby will receive:

A nice, long, twelve hour ride in Dad's car - yippee! I love car rides and I hardly ever get to go in Dad's car. There is lots of room in there to cruise around, so Mom and Dad better put some pug proof blankets down so the whole car doesn't look like me.

A four night stay at Barkwells, a pet-friendly resort in North Carolina - wow! Look at the picture of that resort. Pretty sweet looking to me. There are almost seven fenced-in acres for motoring around, laying around, and checking pee-mail.

A two bedroom, two bath cabin with a fenced-in yard - superb! Just look at this cool cabin. There is more than enough room for a little guy like me to stretch out and relax. I'm not really sure what I'm suppose to do on vacation, but I always hear Mom talking about sleeping in late and doing a whole lotta nothing. I love doing that stuff!
A one night stay in Indianapolis followed by a visit to the Indy Pug Meetup - sweet! I can finally meet some of my blogging buddies. I know that some of them are heading to Kentucky that weekend, but my good pal Salinger is going to be around. I can't wait to meet him and his family.

Barkwells is about twenty minutes south of Asheville, so Mom and Dad plan on spending lots of time there, as well as visiting the Biltmore Estate. They are taking their bikes and my buggy so that we can do some riding. Hopefully Mom will not ring her ridiculous bike horn and annoy Dad.

We are leaving for the vacation in two weeks. Mom is making all kinds of lists because she doesn't want to forget any of my stuff. What stuff? I really don't have stuff. I don't know what she's bringing, but I hope she remembers my food. Maybe I will get some special treats for the long ride. I know Mom will bring my surfboard rug and my special collar, but what else do I need? Maybe I should make a list so that I don't forget anything!

I can't wait to get my motor running, head out on the highway, looking for adventure, and whatever comes my way! I was born to be a wild vacationing pug!


Salinger The Pug said...

WOW STUBBY! This place looks like SO much fun! We can't wait to hear the review and might have to make a trip down there ourselves!

We can't wait for your visit to Indy!!!! I'm sure you'll be tired out from your vacation, so we can just lie in the grass and you can tell me all about it!!!

Make sure to kiss your mom and dad and tell them how COOL they are for this awesome present!

See you soon buddy!


Apollo said...

That looks like an awesome vacation. Oh I'll be able to finally see you in person! I can't wait! My Mommy is bringing my Birthday cake, so you'll get to eat cake with us! Yea! I'm so excited!

Stubby said...

Hey Salinger - I am the luckiest pug, aren't I? Mom and Dad got lots of kisses for this great present.

I doubt I'll be too tired from my vacation to romp around with you! I do love to lie in the grass and soak up the sun and we will have plenty of time to hang out.

Stubby xoxo

Stubby said...

Apollo - I can't wait to finally meet you! I am getting a bath next week so that I smell nice and fresh.

I love birthday cake and can't wait to get to Indy!

Stubby xoxo

Kelly said...

OMD Stubby! Your parents are totally making up for the 'Green Festival sans Stubby' AND the threats to make you starve.... this vacation sounds awesome!!!!

I can't believe you're meeting all of our Indy friends, too! My Momma has some SERIOUS sucking up to do before she makes up for my LACK of vacation.

Stubby said...

Pearly Poo - My parents are totally making up for everything. I am so excited to go on vacation, but Mom hopes I don't get too used to it like she does. Vacation this, vacation that - that's all she ever talks about.

I am super excited to meet the Indy bloggers. I think you should try to sneak away and join us. That would sure make your momma mad!

Stubby xoxo

Archie and Melissa said...

hi stubby!
oh happy birthday againa nd what a fabulous vacation you and your parents are going on.

we are so excited for you and cannot wait to see all the pictures!

m & e

Stubby said...

Hi Melissa & Emmitt - I am so lucky to have such great parents, aren't I?

Mom was supposed to get me one of the super cool bowls you make for my birthday, but she didn't. I told her that she could get it for my gotcha day now that I know about gotcha day. Hopefully she will get with the program and order one soon!

Stubby xoxo

Unknown said...

This is too cool!! We are going to have to check this resort out. I have a cousin in Asheville and that would be a good excuse to go up and visit her and stay in a pet friendly place. Have fun!!