Monday, July 8, 2013

A Weekend Away

Hello all of my lovely friends.  I have been gone for a few days and I have missed you all so much.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and for those of you in the states, I hope you celebrated the 4th of July in style. We flew off to Kansas City for our friend's daughter's wedding.  It was such a fun weekend.  We had a lovely time, the city is gorgeous.  Do I have pictures of the amazing Train Station, the World War I Memorial, the bride and groom....well no.  I have pictures of this little guy.


This is Champ, he is our friends new golden retriever puppy.  I was on puppy duty for the four days we were visiting, and believe me I did not mind a bit.

He reminds me so much of my Max when he was a baby.  He chews on everything, including me.  He has to go to the bathroom 150 times in an hour, especially when it is raining out. He is soft and so furry and he smells like puppy.  Do you remember the amazing smell they have?


This little guy just stole my heart.   We played and played, so he would be tired when we had to attend wedding functions.  We went for about 1,001 walks with his little legs moving so fast.  He ran and sniffed, and is learning to go to the front door when he has to go potty.  We worked on walking on the leash and not chewing on people, tables, chairs and the carpet.


When he runs away from you, my little buddy dives under this chair and hides.  Usually his hind legs are poking out, it is so funny.  But in the few short days we were there I could see him having more trouble getting under the chair quickly, he is growing so fast.  I bet by the end of the week he won't be able to fit here in his hiding place anymore.  

So there are no pictures of beautiful Kansas City for you to see.  If you get the chance to visit, I highly recommend it, visit the Train Station, the Memorial, and one of the amazing fountains the city is known for. When I go back I am visiting this little one, who won't be little anymore.

By the way Max was not all that thrilled by the puppy smell all over his Mom.  He got over it pretty quickly, and boy does he ever look huge compared to this little one.

Hope you are having a great day.

39 comments:

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Awww he is adorable. I bet Max was just as cute, too.

Missed you...but so glad you had a great time. You really needed that break.

Sending hugs and blessings always dear friend.

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Dee said...

Awwww. What a cute little pup! Do you have puppy envy now?


Glad Max doesn't hold a grudge. ;0)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Sweeeeet little face! He will grow fast and BIG I'll bet! Glad you had a good trip and that Max is over the puppy smell. ;) blessings ~ tanna

Karen said...

Great pictures, Meredith! What a cutie he is.

ColourMeCrochet said...

What a beautiful fellow he is. And I know the smell you mean as my daughter has got a puppy and I love to snuggle him and smell his puppy smell

Sally x

Crafty in the Med said...

Gosh....Fluff.... he should be called fluff or has he just had a bath??? He looks so soft and cuddly. I bet he is a real minx....what fun. He is going to be a real handsome lad when he gets older. I am not surprised at all that you couldn't stop taking photos of him.


Beautiful boy!


keep well

Amanda :-)

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Awwww, he's so cute. Sounds like you two are smitten :)

S
xo

moonstruckcreations said...

So cute!

Glad you had such a great time, July 4th sounds like such a fun holiday!

Helenxx

andamento said...

He's lovely, very cute! Sounds like you had a great weekend, enjoy the rest of your week...

Kris said...

Poor Max....of course he doesn't like puppy smell on his mommy! Champ is adorable. Glad you had a fun getaway!!!
xo Kris

Joy said...

Aw Champ is so gorgeous - did he make you feel like you'd like a new puppy friend for Max?
Sounds like it's been a great weekend for you and friends Meredith - lovely that you could have such a nice break!
I also love the puppy smell - baby smell too - wonderful!
Joy xo

Petunia Pill said...

OMG! I've NEVER met a Golden puppy I didn't love! Sooooo jealous of you! What a sweet little guy! LOVE these photos!

linda said...

Glad you have a great time Meredith, that little guy is so cute! :)

Bridget said...

What a sweet baby!

We can always see sights someplace else. :-)

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Meredith.. It was wonderful to get away and visit with friends.. Champ is absolutely a gorgeous puppy. LOVE him.. I am sure you guys had a great time together.. Hugs Judy

Babajeza said...

Champ IS sweet. I'm glad to hear you had a lovely time! Hugs to you. Regula

Betsy said...

What a bundle of pure and absolute love. There is nothing besides baby kisses better than a puppy kiss in my humble opinion, glad you had such a good time.
Blessings,
Betsy

TACIStudio said...

Oh Meredith... He is just absolutely gorgeous. M don't know how u went back home with out him... Ah, ah !

serendipity said...

How adorable. I remember the chewing phase, not much fun, but they grow out of it in the end! Lottie went through 2 phones and umpteen chair legs!

Grayseasailor said...

You were about 45 minutes north of where I lived for 15 years in Pleasant Hill, MO, Meredith! It has been so long since I have been there I know much has changed although the photos of the Plaza in KC that I have seen indicate I would still recognize it. Your new furry friend is so cute. I'm glad you enjoyed him even if it was a bit hard on Max. Our last puppy, Lady, chewed the corner off a wall!!!!!!
xx,
Gracie

Teresa said...

He is gorgeous! I bet Max was just o glad to see you back that he got over the smells quickly.
We got to see the puppies on the 4th. They are 3 weeks old now. So cute. Tanner would not leave me alone when I got home. I think he tried to inhale my clothes! Wait until the little one gets here!
It sounds like you had a wonderful time!

The Faerie Factory said...

Oh my he is adorable it's hardly surprising you took so many lovely pictures of him. Glad you had a lovely weekend ~ Sarah x

kathy b said...

Mere

How did you end up on puppy duty? You get all the hard assignments! He's adorable and thanks for all the reminders of how much work they are at that age!! its tempting...but too much for me!

So glad you got away and had fun.



Paula said...

Oh, he is so sweet! What a little bundle of love and energy.

Remembering the puppy phase of my doggies makes me tired and grateful they are all grown up, but I did love it when they were little!

kathyinozarks said...

It's always good to get away for a bit. What a handsome little one-loved all the photos too, I always wondered if I would like a lab-still too soon for us after Nikita-but I really enjoyed your post Kathy

shari said...

Oh my goodness...I could just hug him!
cute cute cute. Glad you took time to travel and spend time with friends. I does us all some good to venture out and just breathe..
Hugs, Shari

EMMA said...

Oh my goodness me!!
He's soo cute and cuddly.
We saw a beautiful sheepdog puppy on holiday last week, I so would love to have a dog again but feel like I'd be betraying my beloved Oban.

by Teresa said...

That is one magnificent beast there.. he's got a gorgeous stance or "laying down" in that last photo! I could do with some puppy time, myself! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Champ is adorable!! There is nothing better than a good puppy breathe and puppy trouble!! Bet he got into all sorts of trouble in the rain and in the mud puddles!!
They grow up too quickly!! Cute, Cute, Cute!!!

Susanne said...

One of the sweetest things on earth, a puppy! He looks like a bundle of energy and a handful of fun. None the less, I bet you were so happy to come home to your guy Max!
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Mrs. Micawber said...

He looks like he's training to be Max! Especially in that stretched-out-on-the-floor shot. What a sweetheart. So glad you had a nice trip. :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I'm glad you had a nice getaway. Puppies are such fun and love unconditionally so it is great to get lost in their furry cuteness. Best wishes for a great rest of the week. Tammy

Claire said...

How much gorgeousness can you have before it's illegal?
Champ is one cute little pup. Sounds like you enjoyed his company as much as he enjoyed yours.......

Claire x

Pradeepa said...

So cute! I too wouldn't mind being on a puppy duty all day long.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Puppy pics beat city pics hands down! He is adorable :D

Ladybird Diaries said...

Glad you had a lovely time away. Such a cute wee puppy!
M x

Sue Pinner said...

aaaaaaaah!!! says it all really just so cute lol
hugs x

Liz said...

I think he is the cutest little thing I've seen. I want one.

Boy, have I missed alot. You sure have been busy... All these projects and posts. I guess since I've been in a crochet funk this summer, I haven't blogged much. I think I'm getting my mojo back though. You're giving me lots of entertainment tonight, (since I'm staying in)