Sunday, June 22, 2008

Single Sunday - My Dad

Hey Everydoggy!

Yeah, I know last Sunday was Father's Day and I did a whole post on my dad and his dogs that came before me. But, this week I realized just how special my dad really is and how much he cares about me and my furry Siberian friends.

You see, Mom and the little biped drove Dad to pick-up a rental car this morning. After that they all had breakfast and then Dad was on his way. To where?, you dad started on a 19 hour drive to Mississippi. He is going to stay in Chattanooga, Tennessee tonight and then get up bright and early to finish his drive to Jackson, Mississippi.

Going to Mississippi is not the special part since dad goes there every other week for work, but, you see, my dad normally takes an airplane to MS. It's much faster. This time dad needed to drive because when he leaves Mississippi he is picking up very special cargo. Dad is meeting a volunteer from the shelter that has Biloxi. They are meeting in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Wednesday evening and dad will transport Biloxi the rest of the way home to us to foster him for MaPaw and for him to get the expert medicalcare he needs.

So, all total, dad will spend about 38 hours driving! That's almost a whole week's worth of worktime. Some might say my dad is crazy for going to that much work for one dog, but others would say the dog needs our help and we'll do whatever we can to help. How could we not help him? Dad is going to spend do most of his driving with Biloxi on Thursday. And guess what??? Thursday is Dad's birthday. What better birthday present than to know you rescued a pup from a not-so-bright future!

Here are some pics of me and my dad...

This first one is me having some snuggle time with dad. (mom says to ignore the earrings on dad, he doesn't wear them anymore)

This picture was taken in a northeastern Pennslvania state park. Dad and I were taking a rest. We are at the top of a mountain and ahead of us is a lookout over the valley. We saw people hang-gliding from off the top of the mountain. This was a little sidetrips we took while staying at Pop's (dad's dad) hunting cabin for the weekend. I'll tell you more about our cabin trips some other Sunday.

Please wish my dad safe travels and mom will help me keep you updated on Dad's progress on Wednesday and Thursday.

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

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13 woo woos:

The Army of Four said...

IF your dad is crazy... he's OUR kind of crazy! Go, Kapp Pack dad! Go!
We love the pictures of you together, Kelsey Ann!

The Army of Four said...

PS: We're praying for your dad - that he and Biloxi will have safe travels!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Nothing says happy birfday Dad like a new puppy!

Hmmmm - So he's staying in Khattanooga!!



Shmoo said...

OOOH, good luck to your dad on his trip and picking up the gimpy pup.

Can you call your dad and ask him to pick up some elephant tusks for me, because I hear that in Alabama the tuskaloosa.

(channeling Groucho)

Bama said...

Your dad & your whole pack are angels for helping little Biloxi! We are absolutely praying for safe travels, and hope your dad has a wonderful birthday.
The pics of you and dad are great!
Hugs & kisses,

Holly said...

That is sooo nice of your dad to do that for Biloxi! He sure is doing a great thing! I will keep them both in my thoughts, and wish them a safe journey!

You and your dad look very nice together!!


Simcha said...

there is something very special in sweet Biloxi's pictures that tells me all this work will be worth it in the end.

Flying slam tackle hugs to your Dad for helping Biloxi out. He must have the heart of a Siberian Husky. Keep us update on his progress.


Thor said...

Howls to your dad from AZ! What a cool way to spend 38 hours of driving!


Kathryn and Ari said...

Wow! Your dad IS extra-super-special. Please give him our best and tell him how much his act of tremendous kindness means to us: we'll be thinking of him as he makes the drive!

Tracey and Huffle said...

Your dad is the best!

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Tucker said...

That's very sweet of you to support your dad taking extra time to drive this trip!

Hope it's a safe and successful trip!

One of the pack said...

Hey Kelsey Ann,

We LOVE your Dad in all his craziness. We're sending happy and safe vibes down the highway to and from Alabama.

Keep us posted, but be warned. I came to Mom for a three day foster, and due to medical conditions have remained here. A great foster failure in my opinion.

Loving Life,
Lady Lola

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Your dad is very special! Be sure to give him some extra kisses when he gets home!

Steve and Kat