Last night was no picnic. All day I'd heard firecrackers going bang! bang! but those little bangs didn't scare me - I just barked at them to go away. Mom, having a blonde moment (apologies to blonde friends) - thought it would be a swell idea to take me to see the fireworks display behind the Art Museum. At worst, Mom thought I'd just bark my head off.
She was totally WRONG! I was TERRIFIED. Never been so scared in all my life. I just took off at a sprint, Dad in tow holding my leash, and raced home. Once home I dived onto Mom's lap (she was wracked with guilt of course), soaked from the rain, and shook and quivered for an hour. The BOOMS went on for what seemed like hours - I thought our house was coming down. It was beyond horrible. I was so spooked, I was still scared to leave the house this morning...I hope I never have to hear that god-awful noise again...
Anyway, on to more pleasant stuff. I am very excited at the prospect of possibly meeting THREE new wire friends this weekend, and I don't mean online like usual, I mean IN DOG (like in person...). Mom heard from Bebe's parents and Elliot's parents (that cutie at right is Elliot, he's 5 months old), and we're trying to get together at Bebe's house. I think Mom is way more excited than even I am. Hopefully Bebe's cousin Willie can make it too. Bebe will be much sought after I guess, as she is the only bitch amongst us princes.
Maybe one day we can have an East Coast Wire Get Together and my friends Mackie and Finn can come from Maryland, and Smitty and Pippin could come from New York State, and Koobuss and Rocky could come from western Pa...boy oh boy...wouldn't that be swell! I bet I am forgetting others...Maybe we can rent a fenced field somewhere and have it catered! I think this is the best idea, I, Axel G Chocholoza, has had in a long time. Speaking of Mackie and Finn and Smitty, I have some pics of them. Here is Mackie and Finn hanging out (left) - and there is Smitty (right) enjoying a toy he won in the FTN "Find the Fox" contest! Mackie, Smitty and I are big wiry guys compared to most wires...
Of course, smooth foxies would also have to be invited, we don't discriminate. I know Lennie and Lottie live far away, but maybe they could bring their sprinkler with and provide some of the entertainment. Just look at these guys having fun in the Summer heat...boy Lottie sure can jump high!
Now I'm thinking, what about our non-foxie friends? Maybe we can also make an exception for canine cousins and their family members? I'm thinking of Pepper of course - doesn't he look grand in this latest pic with his sister Lucy, he sent me for July 4th?
We foxies have hearts as big as our appetities, so I think we all agree, non-foxies are welcome too...especially if they come bearing snacks!