Monday, February 10, 2014

The highlight of Smooch's week

 Me: Get dressed, Smooch. We're going to town.



Smooch loves to go to town. I do not. Taking her along for the ride 
makes the trip a little less painful for me, and it's definitely the highlight of her week.



 Smooch: OMG! You're going to let me drive today?



 Me: Stop being such a grump and smile for the nice people, Smooch.
Smooch: No. I thought you were going to let me drive.


We stopped at the first cattle guard for a portrait.



 Then we stopped at the mailbox. Isn't this exciting? Smooch thinks so.



 Then we stopped at the gas station. Regular is $3.05 a gallon here, 
which doesn't seem too bad in the grand scheme of things.


The man at the pump next to us said, "Your dog looks so happy in there." To which I smiled and said, "She is."
Smooch is one of the lucky ones...many dogs in New Mexico do not get to ride in the cab.



 Our next and last stop was – you guessed it – the Walmart.



 Me: Don't you worry, Smooch. I'll be back as fast as I can.



Our errands were done and we stopped at the same cattle guard for another picture.
Funny how the sky is always bluer the closer we get to home.




27 comments:

  1. Love your rearview mirror hangie thingie. Yay for Smooch: Adventure Dog!

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  2. You and Smooch look so healthy. Nice to see the color in your face.
    BA SP

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  3. OMG, you don't know how lucky you are on fuel prices! The best I can find in my part of Scotland is £1.33 PER LITRE, which is equivalent to $9.88 per gallon. Have you space for me, 2 horses, 1 pony, 1 donley, 3 cats, 4 dogs and a husband?

    P.S Smooch looks very happy - what is it about dogs & car rides?

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  4. Love your posts, look forward to them every morning! You (and Smooch) look great!

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  5. enquiring minds want to know....
    a) how long does it take to drive to town?
    b) how often do you get mail delivery?

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    1. a) an hour and ten minutes on a good day
      b) the mail is delivered 6 days a week, but I only pick it up on Saturdays since the mailbox is 35 minutes away

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    2. Thank you for replying ......;)

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  6. You spruce up nicely, Carson! Looking good!

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  7. Anne Boleyn2/10/14, 6:09 AM

    Both of you look FABULOUS!

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  8. Smooch is the best companion! She has such a sweet face! Just like her mom!
    Love it!
    Deb in Viola

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  9. Aaawww, she loves her trip off the ranch to see the big wide world. Makes her appreciate home all the more. :)

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  10. my favorite portrait of Smooch's Day Out is the one with the Ranch Security... love that tag and the neck it is hanging on. here in Florida we can't leave dogs in the car, even in winter months... the sun is killer for pets.

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    1. That's my favorite too, Sandra. Smooch's trips to town are limited to November through February - any other time, it's too risky with the sun.

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  11. Smooch looks like a great companion!

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  12. I swear Smooch is smiling in that first photo... And you both look maavelous wearing blue :-)

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  13. I think this is the second time we've seen Smooch's scared face at Walmart! Not that I blame her one bit.

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  14. assorted you are! I love Smooch face when she thinks she wil be driving!

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  15. Smooch looks thrilled :) I also approve of your truck.

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  16. That sounds exactly like me and my dog. I hate going into town and my dog loves the ride in the car. So very exciting.

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  17. Do you think Smooch would forget about driving if you bought her , say a cheeseburger when you finished shopping? You both look grand and happy!

    Cheers,
    Jo and Stella

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  18. Aww Smooch. I love that second 'smug' shot. cheers Wendy

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  19. I think you both look GREAT!
    ~Cheryl Ann~

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  20. Look at you all dolled up for the Walmart! Although Smooch looks a little worried about what you might rustle up in there! She's such a good girl and looks all official with her ranch security tag :-) you're looking good too!

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  21. heheh Smooch! My Ozzy is the same - he's my co pilot. It does make the errands less painful!

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  22. An American in Tokyo2/11/14, 6:05 PM

    I love how Smooch's tag says "Ranch Security"!! =D
    She does look really happy in your cab! I'm glad that she enjoys her little outings with you!

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  23. Picture #4 made me smile and smile. You both look WONDERFUL!!

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