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Chester is back in the city

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I’ve had a busy few days taking GOOD care of my grand-dog, Chester.  He learned to toilet (please say that with a European accent of some kind) in the grass after 5 days.  He especially hates walking in dew covered grass in the morning.  He is such a city boy, he absolutely buzzed with energy as soon as we entered Manhattan.

We had a wonderful time in PA.  I went to the Lancaster Quilt Show, there were many quilts that I liked.  It is always inspirational to visit a large quilt show.  I took lots of pictures (with my new camera that I LOVE) but was unable to upload the pictures online to put them on the blog.

The retirement community where Mom mom and Pop pop live had an auction on Saturday morning.  There was a lot of furniture for sale.  There were a few hand quilted quilts that sold for disappointingly low prices.  Two well pieced, hand quilted queen sized quilts went for $250.00.

Kitty, Bentley, Chester, and I went to visit Barb.   Cathy, Barb and I did assorted artsy/crafty things for the open house at Illuminations new office.  Chester had a great time doing his hopping/ running/bouncing thing with Bentley and Pippin.  There were actually very few fights, and I’m happy to report that no teeth were lost during the weekend.

Back at Mom and Dad’s, Chet and I helped them plan a quilt using reproduction fabrics from the Civil War era honoring the Underground Railroad.  They want to donate the quilt top to the place they live, some of the people will hand quilt it, and then sell it at the auction.  I’ll buy it if it will only bring $250.00.

I was occasionally allowed to sit down at Mom and Dad’s.  During those few moments, I finished their taxes.  Dad gave me an A, said I did a great job.

The next dog Chet and I visited was Janice’s dog, Cody.  We tried Caesar’s trick-we took them for a walk first thing. I am pleased to report that again, there were(was) no teeth loss! Janice and I packed the car, and drove to Purl Patchwork in SoHo.  We will never again try to park in NYC…because you can’t.  The store is near the Holland Tunnel.  If you go to the Purl on Friday afternoon, take earplugs.  I could not believe the horn blowing.  Chester was very well-behaved.  I think he enjoys fabric shops, probably because everyone tells him that he is a very cute dog.

Janice and I sat outside to  dine at Mole last night.  We didn’t want to go very far, we had consumed several beet juice/purple carrot/clementine vodka martinis before dinner. (They were DELICIOUS!)

Today we were going to leave to take Chet for a walk when the rental agent brought someone to see the apt.  She asked to show the apt later, she said it was okay to leave Chet here.  So we ventured to Manhattan via subway.  Yes, we did the usual-City Quilter, Macaroon Shop.

(The only reason I’m able to blog to tell you this much of my grand-dog watching vacation is because Janice and Chet are snoring behind me.)

Can’t wait to see you, Sweets. Hope you  had half as much fun on your trip as I had entertaining Chester.

Written by bevanddara

March 24, 2012 at 5:45 pm

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