September 26, 2011

Tuesdays With Tag - Growing Up On The Road...

I didn't tell you for obvious reasons, but we've been traveling all summer in our Flying Cloud. We left Florida on June 8th and returned home last Saturday, September 24th.

That means that Tag never saw his "real" home until he was over five and a half months old...and all of the photos I've shared with you of him have been taken "on the road". In fact, Tag lost his puppy teeth and grew in his adult teeth while we were traveling!

Kessie and Tag spent a lot of time together in roughly 250 square feet of living space...and puppies and old dogs need a lot of sleep.
Traveling "covertly" over the last four months made it a little difficult for me to write blog posts, to say nothing of how hard it was to walk up and down a narrow hallway with two dogs sacked out in their favorite napping place.
Kes was never one to sleep upside down, so I've always been amused to see my little corgis so relaxed in such an exposed position.
We're back in Florida now, minus my sweet old dog, Kes, but it's going to be fun to be able to show you how Tag is settling in here at home. He's already been in the pool (on his own!) and he can't believe how much running room he has now.

Rather than just charging up and down the hallway in a 27' camper, he has beds to run under, lots of places to hide, and his own pool! He's in puppy heaven! (Actually, he's lying on the bed next to me as I write this post. He's settling in just fine.)
We'll never forget the first four months of his life with us as he (and Kessie) shared our Big Adventure of the Summer of 2011.

I know all of you understand the reason I had to keep this secret, and I really appreciate all of you who hung in there with me in spite of the serious lack of creative posts. I'll tell you more about our big adventure - and all I learned during our time away - tomorrow.
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Minimiss said...

Gorgeous photos of your lovely doggie family. Can only imagine the huge pile of mail and chores you will need to catch up on. Looking forward to hearing all about your travels.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I know it must be wonderful to be home! I am so excited for Tag to see his real home. I looks so adorable sleeping on his back. Such a little puppy love. Glad you had great adventures this summer. Lots of memories to share. Twyla

Kris said...

Well ya had me fooled, Donna!! Seemed to me you were doing just fine with your posts "on the road"!!! Glad you are home safe and well!! It sounds like Tag IS loving all the space!! Make sure you post a picture when he takes his first dive off the diving board!! :-)) Kris

April Mechelle said...

Those pictures are so cute! WE had 2 cocker grow up with us camping all the time in a 27 foot camper. I know about trying to go around them. lol Glad Tag is settling in great!!

Chris said...

Welcome home! How much fun is that big house and pool, Tag? Looking forward to hearing all about your trip.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Glad Tags loves his home off of wheels. haha He probably thought he was in dog heaven when he discovered his new home had a covered pool. So funny!
Can't wait to hear about your travels.
Love ya
Maggie

Carol said...

Silly you, "hanging in there", seriously.

Ha just a little stab thinking about Kess and seeing the pics. Brought back some of my own mournful thoughts. But that little ball of fur will certainly keep you entertained. He's such a doll. Love seeing your pics.

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, Welcome home. I will be looking forward to pictures of your summer trip. I have enjoyed reading your blog, but I don't always get to leave a message. It has been very fall like weather cool of a morning and warm in the afternoon. It has been hective for me right now with work and everything. Take care Your Missouri Friend.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Welcome home, Donna! I wondered when you'd finally return home. You get the best dog shots! Love the one of Tag looking out of the SC! Absolutely adorable!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Good Morning, Donna, glad you are all home safe and sound. I know you enjoyed Williamsburg and I enjoyed that post.
Tag is just tooo cute! I hope he wins the
calendar place. Seeing Kess brought tears to my eyes, thinking about my Cairn Terrier, Curly. I loved him dearly.
Warm Regards,
Susan

Createology said...

You did have us all fooled. I never imagined you were in the Flying Cloud all these months. Your iPad has served you well my dear. Kes (bless her heart in heaven) and Tag are so adorable in these photos. I would let them sleep and step around them too!
Welcome home and enjoy all the new escapades Tag will have in his new ginormous home with the pool. Happy Autumn adventures...

Sherri said...

Donna, I had no idea you were in the Flying Cloud this entire time! Good for you!! I'm glad Tag loves his new home and has adjusted just fine! Again I am so sorry about Kes-God Bless her!

WELCOME HOME!!!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Donna, such lovely pictures! I'm sure it feels so good to be back home again. :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Welcome home, Donna. :) What sweet photos of Kes and Tag together. My little guy sometimes likes to sleep on his back, while my girl sleeps more demurely. Maybe it's a boy/girl thing? LOL In any event, any way they sleep - pups (no matter their age!) always look soooo cute!!! xoxo

Mary said...

You kept your secret well, all your post were great! ! I always love your "doggie" pictures...

Marydon said...

My golly, Tag has grown. Love the pics of the boys together ... how sweet! So glad you had a lovely trip ... but there is nothing like being back home!

Have a beautiful eve ~
Hugs,
TTFN ~
Marydon

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Sweet Kessie girl. So glad that Tag got to meet her and spend some time with her. He just cracks me up how he sleeps like that! Such personality!
xx, shell

Jan M said...

Next time I need someone to keep a secret, you will be it! Had no idea.
Love the photos of Kes and Tag. All of our schnauzers have slept on their backs. It is so cute!
Enjoy being home, but I don't envy the pile of mail you may have!

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

Well, Donna~ you fooled me for sure! Tag and Kes were so cute together. I'm glad you are home and settling in. I still can't get Sophie or Henry to get into the pool on their own...We want a swimming Corgi!
Can't wait to hear all about your summer adventure. I bet you had a grand time. : )
~Tina

Patty said...

Well welcome back!

MosaicMagpie said...

I know you are happy to be home. There have been a lot of changes going on in your life. I had to smile at t Kes and Tad sleeping in the hallway. I wonder when you got Tag, was Kes thinking; Oh, brother, now I have another one to raise! Kes was the quiet one in the background happy for Fez and now Tag to have the spotlight. Kes, gentle soul, rest in peace.

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