Sunday, April 26, 2009

Cruisin'... on a Sunday afternoon

Ah, the Bogcedes. My home away from home. I have always commandeered the back seat as my command module, but today I suddenly decided that I wanted to be in the co-pilot seat (where I always sat in the Bogie Beetle).

So rather than waiting until the car was stopped I just walked forward to claim my spot. Mama needs me as her navigator, after all, since we don't have GPS or anything...

More luxurious and comfy than the front seat of the Bogie Beetle, I must say. Generally this would be where dad would be sitting (or mama, if dad was driving). I feel kinda comfy here.

Yes... this will do nicely.

What mama? You say that you're kind of hungry? Well guess what, so am I. Where are we? Northeast Portland, eh. It's a little dreary outside right now, so lets find somewhere that we can both sit outside and that is kind of covered. I'm in.

Rather than driving around for hours and in circles, lets just go to Panera Bread. They have a nice outdoor patio where I am welcome and that is covered just in case it rains.

I'm feeling VERY protective of mama these days. If I'm not in her lap then I'm putting myself between her and pretty much anyone who comes close. Since I'm Man of the House now, I have to make sure that I take good care of her - dad would want me to.

See dad? I give her extra-big kisses for both of us.

I've got this Man of the House thing in the bag. We're both still in shock about everything that has happened, but I want to make sure that dad knows - I'M TAKING GOOD CARE OF MAMA FOR YOU.

Of course all of this love doesn't come without conditions. I'll take some of that tasty panini and a few ice cubes, please.

Mmm... tomato.

Lets finish up here, I'm ready for some adventure mama!

In reading through my recent comments, I was asked about the Green Tripe food that I've been eating. Voila - here is a photo of me posing with a can (ok, I'm eating but hey, that's posing isn't it?). The company that makes it is called Solid Gold, and we get ours at either the local pet store or Petco. Mama says that it's awesome because I always eat every single bit of it - I concur - but there is one caveat... IT STINKS. It is truly a unique kind of stink, if you've never smelled tripe well you're in for something very, very special. But it's good for me, creates excellent poop, and I like it. SOLD!




Asta said...

Youw Daddi is vewy pwoud of you , I'm suwe! You ae doing such a wondewful jpb taking cawe of youw Mama and she , you.
You will bof get thwough this howwible time..just keep loving each othew.
I'm sending extwa smoochie kisses
pee ess..that samich looked extwa yummie!!!

Coco - The Princess said...

Bogart, you are doing a wonderful job of protecting your mommy! The love you and your mommy share will get you through this tough time.

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco The Princess

Charlie said...

Dude, I completely agree! The back seat is no place for the man of the house!!

Sally said...

Maybe it is a boy thing - but Paddy loves to sit in front and be D's co-pilot. But your Dad would be very proud of you taking care of your Mum - and sharing her food - that sandwich looks scrummy - Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

♥玮倩 said...


paws up for you, i think you did a really wounderful job of being a navigator and also protecting your mom! hope you had a great day!

best regards

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Bogart,
I reckon your dad would be so proud of the way you look after your mama. You're a good dale matie.
Glad you both had a nice day out.

Noah x

Maggie and Mitch said...

We think your dad is smiling down on you, Bogie! Great job taking care of your mom!
That's my favorite spot to sit in the car too! It makes for better conversation when you're driving too! You're mom doesn't have to keep turning her head and taking her eyes off the road to chat with you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Looks like you had a good day.The co-pilot seat is the best in the car! Hootie and I kind of fight over sitting there,but usually I beat him to it. Sometimes I'm a good sis and let him have it though. You are taking good care of your mommy & I bet she appreciates you. Good work friend!
Smooches, BabyRocketDog

That tripe stuff sounds yummers!
ps-If you guys come to N.Idaho this summer drop us a line so we can meet up!

Jake of Florida said...

Since there are two of us, I like to stand with my paws on the console so I can give immediate directions as to where to turn -- and Just Harry sits in the back. Until we do a magical switch that nobody notices and then he has his paws on the console and I'm in back -- until I'm not.

I eat Solid Gold Hund n'Flocken. Good stuff! We'll check out that Tripe can though.

You're doing a great job, Bogie!!! We're happy to see your mom smiling!!


Molly and Taffy said...


Your day out looked good. Having quality time and a quality meal together has to be the best thing to do on a Sunday.

Molly and Taffy

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

can't imagine anything that's better
The world is ours whenever we're together
There ain't a place I'd like to be instead of . . .
Groovin' . . . down a crowded avenue
Doin' anything we like to do
There's always lots of things that we can see
We can be anyone we want to be
And all those happy people we could meet just . . .
Groovin' . . . on a Sunday afternoon

Tank woo fur giving my mom a khool earworm fur the day!


Lucia said...

Ciao bello Bogie!

First things first: it is very important for Aire-kids to take care of their mamas, and you, mio caro amico, are a model of this. Mwahhh!! Eccellente job looking after you mama, Bogie; I am sure your papa is very pleased.

And second ... mmmmm, Panera ... (let's just pause a second for thoughts of focaccia ....). We like Panera, too and they like doggies (well, outside) so it all works out splendidly!

Tanti baci, dolce ragazzo!

Deetz said...

You are so good at taking care of your mum. You face could make the devil too hansome and sweet. I am very proud of you and I know your daddy is with you on your journeys and someday you will meet again.
Your Friend

Ruby Bleu said...

Icee cubes are my favorite! you are doing an amazing job at taking care of your Momma!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

pughy said...

I think your dad would be very very proud of you. You look as though you have got your role of protector just right. Keep up the good work. So lovely to see your mum smile in the pictures.

Hugs GJ x

Martha Basset said...

Bogart, you are just the bestest dog in the world!
Our mum has a sat nav but your mom has you - you look so cool navigating!
Tell your mom we liked seeing her smile - you made us smile too!!
Keep up the good work.
Martha & Bailey xx

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Bogart -

You are doing a pawtastic job taking care of your Mom. We like Panera Bread too.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Joe Stains said...

Bogart we know your Dad is very proud of the man you have become and I know your Mom appreciates it. I think that tasty sandwich is definitely good payment. Mom sees that tripe stuff at the pet food store we go to, maybe we will try it. I LOVE stinky stuff!

aninhas said...

Hy Bogart, so you are a great GPS? coool
Besides you like tomato? Me toooo.
Yeami :)

hugs and kisses from kikos world

Laurie, Woo's Editor said...

Those are great pics of you and your mama Bogart, way to step it up with the love and protection. your restaurant trips are making us hungry over here.

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...


You are a dog among dogs and your Dad would be very proud of you - Your Mom would be lost without you.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Anonymous said...

What a sweet post. Your mom doesn't have GPS, she has APS: Airedale Positioning System.
Far more reliable.

Persephone and Buster said...

good job bogart...your the man! looks like panera is the place to be...sandwich looks yummy...uh...the tripe ...welllllll lets say we love it...the humans have an issue with the uh, we take our tripe on the deck. the humans are soooo silly -- you know what a gas mask looks like? that's what they're gonna buy <-----only foolin'
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & ms Blue too

Kodiak Grandson Falcon said...

What can we say Bogart? You are AWSOME!!! Your Mom is in good paws with you taking care of her.
Falcon & Kodiak

The Meezers said...

you are a very wonderful boy to take care of your momma so well. we is shur that your daddy is looking down on you and is very prowd!

Tibby said...

Hi Bogart!
It's great to see how well you are taking care of your mama! I am sure that your dad is very proud of you! You look very at home in the co pilot seat of the Bogcedes, maybe next time you should drive!
:) Tibby

TwoSpecialWires said...

EVERYONE is proud of you, Bogart. You've been raised well. You know what's right. And you're doing it. Perfectly.

Take care of Mama. (Is her sore throat better?)

BTW... we've always been happy in the back seat.. never complained... but you've given us some new ideas.

:) Jake and Fergi :)