Monday, January 2, 2012

A Very Golden New Year

Happy 2012 Everyone!  How did you celebrate?

We decided to treat ourselves to a night of fine dining, dancing, and beautiful views @ Rocky Gap Resort.

But midnight is way too late for this old geezer to be up...  Do I look tired?  LOL

Morning breakfast overlooking the lake...  then back  to Gracie who celebrated at home alone just 10 minutes from where we stayed.

Dear Diary,
Just got back from Miss Mindy's...  wowsie!  What a party.   Now I have to act sad... cause I know mom and dad will be home soon and they think I've been here all night sulking.  

Let's see if I can put on my sad face.  

There.  I think that'll do it.  Then it'll be 'let's pamper Gracie day' because they left me alone all night.  

Or at least they think they did...  BOL!  Gracie.

Dear Diary,  

It's me again.   My plan did not work.  Instead of feeling sorry for me...  they left me again.  This is mom's poor excuse for not taking me along:  
'oh, i'm sorry gracie... but you don't get along well with other dogs.'  and then she went to visit my cousin Ginger.  

Then all I hear about is how Ginger is golden and Ginger is a sweetheart and Ginger is  beautiful...

Ginger, Ginger, Ginger. 
 Gin-Gin can do no wrong!

Whatever!  I'm a lap dog too.  But instead of inviting my presence on her lap she's always like 'Gracie, do you have to sit here now?  or Gracie...  you're getting in my way..'  etcetera.  etcetera.  You get the picture.  I don't see where my cousin is all that cute or special.  But hey...  what do I know.  Gracie.


  1. What a fun night for you two old geezers:) It looks like you all had a great time and so did Gracie! That is one cute party animal!

    Enjoy your day my friend, Happy New Year!

  2. Okays, afters seein' dat foto of da Gary Man...I now knows wheres all my beer went. I thought I just lost it.

    Gracie, I feels fur ya. My mum does dat to me too...then her has da audacity to lie about bein' a traitor but I can SMELL other dogs...geez!


  3. Your New Years celebration puts our quiet night at home to shame. You looked like you were having such a good time...I gotta say, Gracie rocks her New Years Eve hat!! And, yes, Ginger is a cutie too, but don't tell Gracie I said that. ;-)

  4. Looks like you had a fun New Years Eve celebration! Gracie too, I guess!

    Ginger looks like a sweet dog, you don't need to be jealous, Gracie, you are your Mom & Dad's favorite!

  5. Happy New Year to you both, I loved hearing that someone stayed up late and had fun-our New Years Eve was quiet and we were asleep before eleven. As for Gracie, so glad she did o.k.-I can't imagine leaving a dog home alone and not coming back to something destroyed or piddled on.
    You keep telling her what a beauty she is and just don't let Ginger share how pretty she is.
    Hugs today.

  6. Oh Gracie....dat sad face didn't work????? time hide and maybe dey will tink you ran away from home. Den see if dey still run to Ginger. If dey do, jus come live wit me!

  7. What did you do Gracie? Take the long way home from my house? Shhhhh, don't say any more now. If My parents find out I was underage drinking, I might be put in jail!!
    Lets start planning the Super Bowl Party now OK???
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  8. How could that sad face not work? It worked on me!

    Your pal, Pip

  9. MOL Gracie we did have fun down in FL with Miss Mindy.

    Ok now it is just not right for your peeps to come home smelling of other K9s. OMC there should be about 10 demerits issued for this transgression and then come review time you should give Mom a very bad review.
    Hugs from your BFFF Madi and remember what happened in FL stays in FL

  10. Samson Says: Happy New Year, Gracie! You will always be the most SPECIAL one to me. Those Goldens are so overrated. Ginger has nothing on you. I think you look very cute in that hat. And by now I think we both know what we can expect from our humans.....not much. Love, Samson

  11. It looks like a beautiful place to stay and start the New Year - - - even if it started Gracie's out with a wrong attitude after being alone. Such is life. Someone has to guard the home-front!

  12. ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ HAPPY NEW YEAR BOBBI AND GRACIE!!*´¨)Thank-you all so, so much for your kind, thoughtful words and the card you sent as we said good-bye to Bubba. Your friendship, kindness and support has helped so much, and made a difference and helped me to get back up, dust myself off and start 2012...Thank-you!

  13. Dinner and dancing, champagne and that view of the lake sounds like the perfect romantic, New Years getaway. Glad you two had a WONDERFUL time. You deserve it. My hubby and I had tickets to see a Las Vegas crooner belt out Frank Sinatra songs. It was FUN, even though I hobbled along with my cane. GRACIE looks like you rang in the New Year too. That hat was a dead giveaway. I have to confess as cute as you are, Gracie... Ginger is kind of sweet too. You should start the NEW year trying to get along.

  14. Looks like a great way to spend new years!

  15. Love the pic of you and gary with the new year's hat and tiara on! Gracie is adorable as usual with her celebration headgear on, too. ok, Gracie, put your paws over your ears as I whisper this to your mama.... Ginger is gorgeous! looks like she loves getting sugar and hugs....glad y'all had lots of fun!

    Happy New Years, and hugs from Texas!


  16. How fun to go out dancing to celebrate/welcome in the new year! Looks like and sounds like it was a fun evening! I'm sure Gracie had many a tale to tell if she would about her adventures when you weren't there. I do think if she would learn how to get along with other dogs, her social life might improve just a bit! Happy New Year to you and yours Bobbi!


  17. What a New Years celebration for all of you, Gracie included.

  18. Love your Gracie. She and my Buddy would get along great. They're about the same size and color but he's shaggier. Happy New Year. We all snoozed though it.

  19. Sounds like you had fun bringing in the new year! Ginger is a very pretty dog! But Gracie is too so she shouldn't be worried about a thing! Happy New Year!


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