Cartoonized Baby Rocket Dog & Hootie

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Our Last Idaho Snow Fling & On The Road Again

These first four photos are some action shots from January 1st, our last day to run and play at our cabin in farrr North Idaho. We had no idea we'd be stuck in a car just a day after having all this fresh air and romp time. Sure glad we got to spend at least part of the winter in a nice, snowy place with fresh air!

Well, we are in Montana for the night. Another exciting road trip down to Phoenix with the folks. It's 1500 miles so our mommy and daddy take about 3 days to make the trip. Mommy can't drive at night and daddy is the main driver, so we spend the night in dog friendly hotels. So far at least we've only had some light snow and rain...unlike the blizzards we have faced in the past. The photo above is what the highway has looked like so far.

Hootie has already gotten into trouble twice today. Really bad trouble. We had to stop at a place caller Rocker, Montana so Mommy could use the restroom. So, while she did her thing Daddy took us out on our leashes. What Dad didn't know was that he had Hootie's leash hooked onto his rabies and ID tags. When this towndog came running by Hootie broke loose and ran off to play with him. About that time Mom came out of McDonald's and heard Dad yelling "Hootie, Hootie" at the top of his lungs. Mom went running after Hootie (with no coat on in 20degree F. temps!), calling him and running like a crazed old lady. Hootie totally ignored both of the hoomans. He did not even turn around to see who was calling his name!! The towndog started barking at Mommy when she got close to them and she wasn't even scared! She just kept running after Hootie. Through a trailer court, then into another neighborhood. Hoot ran behind this big house with Mommy in hot pursuit. The people in the house turned their outside lights on as she chased after him. By this time Daddy had caught up with them with the car and he handed Mom some treats. Well, to shorten this story a bit, she held out her hand with the treat and grabbed the little renegade when he fell for the bait! She was all mad at Pops and couldn't figure out how he could let Hootie come unhooked. Dad said she should have been mad at a dog that doesn't come when called. After we checked into our hotel tonight she saw what had happened:

Right now Hootie has NO identification on his collar. He had 3 tags on before the incident. One was his Rabies tag, one was this very cool Welsh flag with his name and phone# (buddies Molly & Taffy turned him on to that) and the last was a tag he got for Christmas that said "I hate cats". Yes, Hootie is a pooch without ID. To add insult to injury, after we arrived at the hotel Mom was taking me out for a walk and the little stupe squeezed out the door and ran off again!! Dad grabbed some treats and once again Mommy lured him with one. I think our mom needs to get her heart checked when we get to Phoenix 'cuz she was holding her chest after the last Hootie episode. He shows NO remorse whatsoever. For the time being I'm the favored pooch!! hehe.

More later buddies! Smooches, Baby Rocket Dog


Noah the Airedale said...

Oh my lord Hootie, you're going to give your pinkies heart failure if you keep that up.
Looks like new doggy ID is in order for you my friend.

Noah x

Ruby said...

Oh No Hootie - bad dog! Lucky that story ended well, you could have been lost forever, silly pup.

How exciting, and not in a good way. Hope all goes smoothly the rest of the way home.

Ruby and Gracie

Maggie and Mitch said...

Holy moly, Hootie! You're going to freeze to death in those temps! Stop escaping, wouldya?! Thank doG for treats!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Faya said...

Oh Hootie ! Be careful please.
My brother Dyos also lost his ID and Véronique will have to go to the police to buy a new one ($$$$$...)
Kisses, Faya

Mango said...

Bad Dog! Bad bad dog! Are you listening Hootie? Do NOT make your mom go chasing after you again. I mean it!


Lorenza said...

Hootie! Please don't do that again! Sure you had fun but you scared your mom too!
Glad you are ok!
Kisses and hugs

Kari in WeHo said...

Oh Hootie, its not good to scare the parents like that. Here's hoping the rest of the trip is better

Eric said...

Bad boy Hootie. Go sit in the naughty corner and STAY!!

Wiry love Eric xx

Martha and Bailey said...

Happy New Year friends!!! We have to tell you our mum was laughing out loud at your post which, of course, is not funny at all!
This has happened to us and like Hootie, Martha listens to nobody!
Also she was laughing cos she always blames our Dad and he feels sorry for himself cos he reckons it is never us dogs to blame - always him!
Thank goodness it all ended well and your are all safe - well here's hoping your mom survives her ordeal!
love you lots
Martha & Bailey xxx

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Our mom knows that nothing can make your heart race faster than a dog on the loose! Okay, maybe a dog FIGHT can! Anyway, Hootie, don't do that to your mom! Have a safe and fun trip to Phoenix and NO MORE 'scapin'!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Hootie please be a good boy and stay with your Mummy and Daddy we don't want you to get hurt.

Do you still have web addy for the welsh tags?

Molly, Taffy and MOnty

Clive said...

Hootie, your poor Mom having to chase after you!

Hope the rest of the trip is less stressful!

take care

The OP Pack said...

No, no, Hootie - bad dog - you must NOT do that any more. Poor Mom and Dad must have been so scared. Any chance you will find those tags, especially the Welsh one? Maybe someone will call the number and mail it to you.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

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


Woo were doing your best KHYRA impression!

I'm reformed NOW (or so Mom hopes) - the khoncept of MY NAME when I'm running and on a mission has nothing to do with ME!

I hope the rest of your trip goes better -


Moco said...

What is up with Hootie and this new year nonsense. Tell him that he has it made and stop with the running stuff.

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

Hootie must make a New Year Resolution not to do this again!

To answer your query on my chat box about Hogmany - "it is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year (Gregorian calendar) in the Scottish manner. It is, however, normally only the start of a celebration which lasts through the night until the morning of New Year's Day (1 January) or, in some cases, 2 January which is a Scottish Bank Holiday."

I copied and pasted this from Wikipedia, ha ha (not my words at all!!) All I know is we have a grand time at Hogmany!

Happy New Year to youse all!

lotsaluv Marvin xxxxxx oh and Jeannie xxxxxxxxxxx

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

So, BRD, how does it feel to be the good child?? Don't you just love it?

Mom did the same thing with Lilly one time - hooked the rabies tag instead of the collar - and Lilly did the same thing as Hootie and our Mom did the same thing as your Mom - what a cycle.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Joe Stains said...

oh my dog, this was quite the heart pounding story! I was on the edge of my seat! Don't do that again!?!

Lucia said...

Ciao amici!

Hootie! You're lucky your mama didn't give you a smack on your patootie! (Heeeeeee!!) I am very glad you're ok and safe, but running away is bad, bad, bad! How do I know, you ask? Because la mia ragazza told me it was after I ... uh ... got out of the yardie and ran down the street, with her screaming and running after me. Hey, I thought it was a game!! I didn't know it was dangerous! But, Hoots, it IS dangerous, so we both have to be more careful, ok, il mio amico? BTW, check my bloggie when you can. Have I ever met a bellissima Welshie girl for you!! Hubba hubba!!

Smoochies to BRD, and safe driving to your mama and papa!

Tanti baci!

Inky and Molly said...

What a little ferret!
Would have loved to be there to watch. Probably not funny at the time but if someone had taken a video and was to replay the scene next xmas...
Boy, Hoots, you've got some nerve!

Sierra Rose said...

Hootie!!!! No! Don't give your family such a scare, ok pal!?!? Please stay close!
Hope you had a stress free and fun rest of the trip.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Karin SKARA said...

May 2010 bring you health, happiness and prosperity.
Warm wishes for a wonderful 2010!
Karin //

K9friend said...

Love the photos and canine capers. I've signed on as a follower and would love it if you'd do the same at my critter-related blog:

Thanks so much!

Sunshade said...

Oh my doGsh!!! That fearless Hootie!! What are you gonna do with him Baby Rocket Dog? And yes, I think you're right, your mom needs to have her heart checked because my mum said her heart was in her mouth reading this story.....!!

I bet Hootie doesn't even know what he did ...hehehehe, its a boy thing I think!

Happy New Years you guys, your road trips looks like so much fun, and love that snow romp you had!

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

TwoSpecialWires said...

Happy New Year, friends! We're trying to catch up a bit on our blog reading, and oh, dear, this one is gonna make for bad dreams tonight. We're glad it had a happy ending (times two), but the adrenaline was pumping as Moma read this one. You two better better be on some serious best behavior for a while. The new year has just begun.

Whew. We're tired. Just reading this and imagining the hot pursuit.
Jake and Fergs