Saturday, August 15, 2009

Harper's Cross Country Adventure.
Day 1 - She quickly snuggled in for a nap. The gentle vibration of going down the road must have felt like the 'Magic Fingers' massage that used to cost a quarter in motels all across the country.
Day 2 and 3 - Hey this riding in the car is fun! We are stopping in the most interesting places. I've seen my first river, checked out some corn fields, visited a couple of dog-friendly museums. We ate lunch at a place called Sonic - the nice fella that brought food to our truck also brought Milk Bone dog treats for me! A girl could get used to this.
Day 4 - We enjoyed a couple of hours at a very nice, dog friendly park called Niagara Falls. Besides seeing my first waterfalls, we got to take a nice walk around the park. After I stretched my legs, it was enjoyable to rest in the cool shade of a tree and watch the people go by.
Day 5 - Are you kidding me? Are ever going to stop riding around in this truck? I've seen enough. I want to go home!
At last the driving has stopped. We are staying in Dad's 'bachelor pad.' I don't know what that means. Even with my cushion, some toys and quilts, this doesn't quite seem like home. I'm keeping my paws crossed that we are home soon.

36 comments:

Stina said...

Ohhh ....Harper.. I hope you will find your new home jus as good as the old one... Just you see .. you will find some more squirrels to keep your eye on.. new ones..;o)))

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Aw, Harper! You are one well-traveled pup. You'll be in your hew home before you know it, and remember really home is where your Mom and Dad are, right?

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Harper - you made it!!! Wish you could have visited Chloe. Was that you that was the blur in IL?

Kim said...

Harper, you are one doggone good traveler! Very soon you will have a new garden to explore and a favorite tree to nap under. Before long, leaves to roll in!! :)

Carin said...

poor Harper I bed it's confusing for you. But you have seen more of the country than I have you spoiled dog LOL!

Hugs Libby! Enjoy your new surroundings. Carin

Quilt Hollow said...

Gosh Harper..thanks for the tip on milk bones at the Sonic. Soon you'll have your new pad to patrol!

~Bren~ said...

Oh Harper-girl....where ever Mommy and Daddy are it is home!

sewprimitive karen said...

Harper is a riot, oh the difference in those two pictures of her face is priceless. How neat about Sonic.

Chocolate Cat said...

Oh Harper it will feel like home soon. What an adventure you had! and how different to Australia, don't think you would find any dog friendly museums here and certainly no treats like Sonic gave you!!

Catherine said...

What a great adventurer you are, Harper!! You were so close -- Niagara Falls is not far from us at all! Wish we'd known -- we could have come and thrown a Frisbee for you!

Judy said...

Her poor face does start to drag a bit by the end, huh? I suspect it just doesn't smell right even if the parts and pieces smell okay. I hope you can luck onto an empty house or someone who wants a very fast sale...that way it's not too long before she has a yard to run around in.

Karen said...

Is that your first experience with Sonic? I like the carhops that wear the roller skates to deliver your meal to the car.

Quilter Kathy said...

OH the poor little thing. I feel so bad for her!
She sure has a great log cabin quilt to snuggle up to there!

Wendy said...

You made it Harper and found a few new adventures along the way. Your new home will be just as good as the old one.

quiltycat said...

Poor Harper...but it's right, home is where we love are,so you are at home!
nichi

Julie in the Barn said...

What an adventure you've had, Harper! I bet you can't wait to get settled into your your new yard and pick out the best napping spot. I can't wait to see your new place. Give Mom & Dad a big hug for me.

dee said...

So happy to hear from Harper and see her smiling face. What an adventure!

Guðrún said...

Oh she looks so sad. But I am sure she is much happier now, just tired the first days. I hope you will get your new home soon.

quiltmom said...

Harper, you are over the hump part of your journey. Wasn't Niagara Falls beautiful? You have had many adventures and I am sure you are ready to live in one spot. I wonder what you will think of snow?
Glad to hear that you have reached your new destination.
Your log cabin quilt is really wonderful, Libby.
Hope all is going well as you settle into your new home.
Warmest regards,

Anna

MARCIE said...

That is quite a first for a waterfalls! Yay for Sonic! They know how to treat a road weary pup!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Oh, well done you!
Well done all of you, that is quite the trip!
So pleased you are all safe and kinda settled, i was quite sad looking at the empty house, funny how this blogging thing makes you feel like you know someone so well!! I have a huge amount of visions of fabulous country quilts hanging on that timber fence, can't wait to get used to the new backdrop...it wont take long to see the first one, I'm sure!
Love and hugs, Tracey

Screen Door said...

Living proof -- home is where your family is.....When you stopped at night what did you do with Harper...for future reference. How long will you guys be "bache-ing it?"

yellowfarmhouse said...

Hang in there Harper - you traveled so well and so many new adventures ahead of you. Lots of new smells, or as we like to call them "sniffers" and places to investigate ahead of you. Enjoy the rest - you will be busy in the days ahead.

Hugs - Mrs. Farmhouse and Cami :)

Sweet P said...

I hope Harper still likes her new home.

McIrish Annie said...

glad you made it safe and sound. can't wait to see what the new digs look like. keep us posted and let me know when you are ready for visitors!

Candace said...

Now how many dogs can say they've been to Niagra Falls!! Way to go Harper - and I would have had that sad look on my face as well after several days in the car - what a sweetie! Glad you made the trip well and soon you'll be in your new home!
Cheers!
Oh....my word veri is "verydog"!!

Colleen said...

Harper... not too much longer :o) Glad you made it Libby!

suz said...

Harper - good pup! You did that trip in record time! You'll find it nice here - right now you'll recognize the weather (did you bring it with you?) Plenty of wildlife to keep you occupied, just avoid those pesky porcupines and our infamous "polecats) (aka skunks).
Glad you arrived safe and sound. Welcome to New England!

Texan said...

Sonic is every where here and I do mean every where :O)... Kota loves to go to Sonic, he is a tatortotatarian ... ROFL... and he says the dog bones they bring make a good follow up to his tots :O)...

I think thats cute they bring dog bones to the doggies :O)...

Shakerwood Primitives said...

So glad Harper is a traveling dog. We had a black lab that got car sick just driving to the vet. What a wimp he was! Not Harper, though. What a trooper!

Melvin said...

You made it Harper and found a few new adventures along the way...

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Erin said...

Hugs Harper...as long as you are with mummy and daddy you are fine..glad you made it safe...soon you will be in your "home"...and comfort zone...thanks for sharing your journey!

Finn said...

Hey Harper, you did a great job reporting on your day and your duties. It was a long, long trek but the rewards will come as the leaves change color and fall in your new yard, revealing where the squirrels hide. And you will have a blast trying to catch ALL those falling snowflakes. I absolutely certain you will LOVE snow *VBS* Big hugs for you and your people, Finn

julieQ said...

What a cutie! Loves the car...sounds familiar!!

QuiltedSimple said...

Harper is an awesome traveller! Love the looks on her face.
Kris

Stephanie D. said...

Oh, my gosh, you captured the expressions on Harper's face perfectly!

Thank you for the update, Harper. Hope you're over your "car lag".