Monday, August 4, 2008

We're home

We're home from our trip. And Blogger is being perfectly horrid. It will not let me upload a single photo. So what, you ask, this is a blog of stories, is it not?
Not when I took photos specifically for you, dear readers. Photos of the show grounds and of the camper in which we were graciously hosted. Photos of the dogs and of dog show fashion. Photos of Jake and his beautiful Gwen. Photos of Xela, and Jake's other horses.
I was going to show those of you who hadn't been to a dog show before what they are like, and I wrote the post in my mind during the long, lonely drive home.
I also called in to the NPR show, Talk of the Nation, during the long, lonely drive home! They were doing a story on charisma, and I wanted to make the point that animals have charisma. They let me on! You can hear it HERE, and I'm on at 11.10 into the segment. My voice is the squeaky, nervous one. Of course, I made my point much better about ten times over after the program ended. In my head. It was a very long, lonely drive home, have I mentioned that?
Lindy Loo and Swede William were zonked out, content to be on the way, and since it was Monday the cell phone minutes weren't free. But Bill called a second after I was on Talk of the Nation; he was checking his email in the kitchen and he heard Neal Conan say, "Our next caller is Patience from Paducah, Kentucky," and he choked on his Dorito. I talked about Secretariat, and I wanted to add that dogs have charisma, too. Dogs who win Best In Show at Westminster have tremendous charisma; that's why they call it "animal magnetism". And then there are our blogging friends, Wally and Joe Stains, who are as charismatic as any human could ever hope to be.
So that was the excitement on the Western Kentucky Parkway this afternoon.
I hope I can share my photos with you tomorrow.

It is good to be home.

hug your hounds


  1. w00f's patience and pups, me not think blogger iz being nice to any doggy or kitty today...

    b safe,

  2. You're home!!! We missed you!!!

    Drat, we often listen to Neal Conan (Mom and Dogdad actually met him at a reception for NPR Circle of Friends in Fort Lauderdale), but we missed your appearance. We'll try to hear it on line.

    Last night wr had trouble uploading our bone photos -- but this morning was fine. Try again.

    Did we say we missed you?????

  3. Listening right now -- and heard your insightful comment. We wish they had followed through on it after the break. (We also wish we had had the surprise that Bill did, hearing Patience from Paducah!!

    Sigh, sigh...

    Jake and JH

  4. Wow, and I thought muzzer was just dumb and couldn't get bloggie to take pichhtoors! Tell me,tell me,tell me, did my Swede William win? Huh, Huh, Huh,

    Teka Toy

  5. Sorry about Teka, welcome home!


  6. Francarrich from WWAugust 5, 2008 at 1:29 PM

    Well, Neal Conan (whoever he is) didn't let you say much, did he? what a swizz!

  7. Baaad blogger.. It's been acting up all over the place. I hear people have had better luck switching from IE to mozilla, but I used it in the first place.. Maybe I should try IE, then!? LOL..

    Hope to see the pictures of your trip later, though!


  8. Welcome home,dear P. Hope all had fun,including friend Carolyn from Pa! Been YEARS since I've been to Midwest-or any-specialty. Martha

  9. Blogger wouldn't let me do pictures yesterday either! Blogger was good today though. Check out the pic of Bill on my blog!

  10. Patience...I heard you I heard you! And yes, I totally have that charisma thingy!

    Lots of Licks, Ruby

  11. wow you are one famous friend hehe. MOm loves that NPR junk! Thanks for the comment about my charisma, I wish I could convince my parents charisma comes from natural scents because right NOW I am off to a bath :( :(

  12. Of course dogs have charisma. Actually, that would be a great name for a dog ... hmmmmmmmmm ... a giant bloodhound named CHARISMA. I have to tell H-Mom to stop fantasizing. We have no room for a bloodhound. Booker does not need a bloodhound companion.

    We used to LOVE NPR in Chicago ... H-Mom never listens to it now. Maybe we should rediscover it for the drive to the dogpark ...

  13. Blogger is being evil to lots of doggies! We can't wait to see your pictures, Patience!
    Welcome home!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch


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