Monday, January 25, 2010

Ice-cation 2010 Visitors

The quiet descends on the house once more.  All of Chances friends are gone.   He made fast friends with all of our house guests this past weekend.  He woke them up in the morning..his cold nose will do that to you.  He brought them his prized possession...a ball many, many times.  He was fed an abnormal amount of summer  sausage and cheese.  I don't have eyes in back of my head but I am sure that he was fed at least twice the amount that I witnessed.



My brother and sister in law invited two friends, Lou lives in Chicago they met him a long time ago when they were all in school in Tulsa, OK.  Lou is a bachelor..he cracked me up.. he said "The husband is the head of the household, but the wife controls the neck and can make the head go where ever she wants."  Lou is a marvelously sensitive gentleman, he was in the kitchen almost continually, doing dishes. preparing food, getting stuff for people..what a guy..he is the perfect house guest!   Warren is from Oregon..and a talker..he is also single..but I see his freedom slipping by the wayside..he is a huge Oregon Beavers Fan..my brother met him when my nephew Kirk was a kicker for the Beavers.   Neither of these gentlemen had ice fished before..it was one of those life experiences for both of them.  They are calling this long weekend Ice-cation 2010.  My sister in law and I were totally outnumbered in this testosterone city for the weekend.


One morning Lou got up before any of us..Chance showed him where his treat drawer was located.  Of course Lou gave him a treat.  My brother said "See it is possible for the dog to train new owners."  We borrowed Chance to Lou for the snow fort building at the neighborhood children's house...the dog came back home and slept for hours.


We talked and argued politics, played games( mainly Dominos) and ate.  They fished, went for snowmobile sled rides, built snow forts and watched the Vikings lose their bid for the Super Bowl ( I did get a nap..but woke up for overtime) , they also had a little fender bender when the ice became too slick and a tree got a little close to my parents vehicle but no one was hurt.  All in all I  think a good time was had by all..especially Chance:)

18 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful visit - especially for Chance. What a nice break from winter - having good company. Makes the cold and snow a little more bearable sharing nice times like that.

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  2. What a divine description of a great time. What is it about the way you describe things, Connie? It's like I was THERE with you! And I didn't feed Chance anything, I promise (fingers crossed behind my back).

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  3. Alone again?!?! Sounds like you had a good time. Did Dad's truck get dented? Back to normal again after the laundry, etc. is done.

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  4. Sounds like lots of fun and the pictures sure are pretty.

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  5. Sounds like the perfect weekend was had by one and all. Isn't it fun when people get together and just 'click'? I think Chance had them all wrapped around his little paw~toe.

    Have a great day Connie :o)

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  6. West Side, My Mothers Van...but it will be all fixed up..not the same can be said for Russ and Florences Tree..it had to be removed:(

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  7. Seems like you have the best of all possible worlds...beautiful lakes and woods all around plus lots of company from time to time.

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  8. Yes, in Chance's world he is the host for all the guest. I am sure he thought they all came to see him, treat him and play ball. It sounds like a fun time. We are way too alone around here. The one neighbor lady is a great friend but is more of a taker than a giver. It sounded like a lot of fun. I apologize ahead of time for how many cardinals I am going to show you tomorrow. I usually only have one pair. I am surprised that you don't have any with all the pine trees.

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  9. A great visit...and your snow pictures are wonderful!

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  10. I am glad you had such a nice visit, I love your pictures!

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  11. Nothing like company...espically the kind that help out. I'm sure Chance will enjoy seeing more of them. And you also.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

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  12. I like to entertain and my favorite guests are the ones who make themselves at home.
    Ice-cation....what a hoot!

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  13. What beautiful pictures and Chance is quite the handsome (and hospitable) dog!

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  14. Company is fun - especially when it is special family! Have a great week!

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  15. Chance sure is good at training new people! Lucky he has a strong stomach with all that rich food!

    Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.

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  16. Sounds like ya'll had a really good time, and Chance got spoiled..:-)

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  17. Chance and I have something in common, we both like company. It sounds like you had a right wonderful time! Sorry the Vikings lost. I haven't been watching much football because of our weird warm sunny weather but the Vikings have always been one of my favorite teams, (Green Bay was always my ultimate favorite as a little girl).

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  18. Sounds like everyone had a good time. Sorry about the crash - glad no one was hurt. Oregon is going to be a big change for your brother when he gets back. No ice here, thank goodness, just rain, rain, rain....

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