Its traveling day today for Barney…he’s all smushed into his box and awaiting for his next destination. Today, from what I am told, is the first in person delivery of Barney on the Kill Barney Tour. It turns out that the next pawrent and I work very close to each other so she is stopping by to pick up the purple menace.
Thank you again to Holly & Clyde’s pack for sending him onto to Boston (truth be told, I live in Newton and not actually withing the city limits of Boston, but Newton is home to Fig Newton, Heartbreak Hill and some claim Boston College, but that’s really Chestnut Hill). It was so much fun playing host to Barney, to smell his stentch, to have him meet the extended members of Angel Lupe’s pack and to read about the wonderful adventures he has had prior to his trip to MA.
If you haven’t hosted him before, I HIGHLY recommend you request to do so…even if your sweet Tripawds has earned their wings. It just so happens that today it has been 7 months since my sweet girl did, it seems fitting that Barney moves on today as well to another family.
Just before New Years Barney had an overnight with another of Angel Lupe’s “Aunties”…she had a lot, hey my friends adored her and on their own declared themselves official “Aunties”…what can I say she was a rockstar 🙂
This one with with her Auntie Dawn and her dogs, Shilo, Koda and Angel Jaxx. Barney wanted to see Gillette Stadium so in a driving snow storm, we took him to Foxboro. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get too close to the stadium, there was a game the next day and the snow was pretty bad, but he was excited to see the home of the Pats!
Barney met the sweet Shilo, although Shilo is not a fan of stuffed toys, guess she got into trouble after destroying some stuffed animals when she was younger. But we were able to get a shot of her and Barney together…
Then Koda decided she couldn’t let Barney just sit on the counter or pose for pictures, he needed so quality chew and playtime…so she took it upon herself to give him so pitbull love. Honestly, we were concerned that this could have been the end of the purple guy…Koda is pretty rough with toys (she has destroyed a number of the “indistructible” Kongs).
It took quite a bit of coaxing to get Mr. B from her jaws but we were successful and he was in one piece…a little stinker and VERY dizzy!
In the next post, Barney will share with you his visit to town (Boston & Cambridge)…unfortunately, his travels around the city were hindered by snow but he did get to see a few of the big sights and had a blast doing so 🙂
So I’m a little late on updating Barney’s visit to Boston…please forgive my tardiness but he has had some fun!
Christmas day he met Lupe’s friends the Shapiros whom I have known since I was college, they were one of the families at the daycare center on campus. Their 4 year old is now 24 ish, yikes I’m old! Anyways, I mentioned their dog Eli in my last Barney update. Unfortunately, Eli wasn’t in a playful mood so we only got a picture of him and Barney lounging around…
Barney also behaved and posed with their Christmas tree…unfortunately I was unable to get an ornament for Lupe this year, so it will have to be next Christmas.
Barney also got to meet one of Lupe’s “Aunties”, Maria. Maria was one of her favorite humans because she has very long nails and gave the best scratches. Maria also would Lupe-sit whenever needed. Auntie Maria came to Boston for New Years, 2012 was a tough year for both of us so we decided to spend the last days together and rock in 2013 (more on that later).
On Saturday, things got a little crazy…more to come on that 🙂
So the purple menace has made it to Boston (well, the suburbs of…he hasn’t “officially” been into town, yet…)
This past weekend he took a trip to Western MA to meet some of Lupe’s family and see the sights of the area (there aren’t many…)
I explained the whole Kill Barney Tour to my brother, father and father’s girlfriend and they think it is a wonderful idea.
Barney met Sugar, my dad’s “maltese” (we have our suspicions that she’s a mix with either a Bichon or a Poodle). Sugar is about 4 years old and followed Lupe around like a puppy, oh wait, she is one. She’s definitely not the best behaved dog and is not normal in any way, but she means well and had fun with Barney.
Barney also went to probably the biggest thing to see in Springfield, the Basketball Hall of Fame. He didn’t go in but he was excited to be in the birthplace of basketball.
He has had a quiet Christmas Day, resting with Angel Lupe’s favorite toy (Lion-Monkey-Bear). And you all thought Barney was a little destroyed? Lupe tore LMB to shreds as a pup, she used to carry him around all the time and I never was able to get rid of him, eventhough he is truly held together by threads 🙂
Barney needed a day of rest as tonight he is going over to meet another one of Lupe’s friends, Eli…a neurotic dachshund. I’m sure there will be pictures to follow. He is also making his list of things he wants to see in Boston…top of his list are Fenway Park and Harvard Square 🙂 The dinosaur has taste!
Merry Christmas to the wonderful Tripawds family!!!