Hi, everybody! I am sorry I have been MIA but I have been EXHAUSTED! Mom took me on a ginormous adventure and I am actually still recovering.

On Saturday morning, she locked the girls up and grabbed my leash. Me? I’m going somewhere? Without dumb-dumb or Molly? Yippeeeee!

Well, once I got in the car. I decided I wasn’t happy about going somewhere. I cried, I yipped, I yapped, I shaked…I lost my mind. All 45 minutes of travel time! Yes, 45 minutes. Other than going to my Grandma’s I haven’t traveled for such a long ride in the car since the day I came to live with Mom and Dad.

So, where did we go?

To the place I came from! Grandpa’s neighborhood. I was SO excited when I got there. I jumped all over Grandpa. His neighbors even came out to see me because they hadn’t seen me since I was a stray and all cruddy looking. They told me how cute I was and pet me a lot.

Then we went inside. Do you know my Grandpa has 3 cats?! Well, after being picked on by Jamison and now Macy, I felt it would be fun to play around with Socks and Charlie (Sarah was hiding). Charlie immediately went up on the book case but Socks and I had an old west- style showdown. Mom says I pretended to be a big Rottweiler, not little ol’ me.

I was bossing Socks around, giving him the business, when all of a sudden he hissed and growled at me! Well, I wasn’t about to take that from him so I went bonkers. After that, I had to get separated from the cats. Oops!

We stayed at Grandpa’s for most of the late morning/early afternoon.

When we left, I was so good in the car, like I always am on the ride home. We were driving and I was just looking out the window when all of sudden, Mom turned off the main road.Β Hey, where are we going now???

I went to Petco for the first time ever! I’ve been to Petsmart a lot but never Petco. It was raining so we rain in the rain and I splashed through puddles. It was a blast!

Everyone in Petco pet me. They told me I looked so happy to be there. I was πŸ™‚

After Mom got the bird food we went in for, we got to play in the rain again.

20 minutes later, we made it home. I was exhausted! Of course, Macy wanted to play. Macy ALWAYS wants to play.

Finally, she left me alone and I got some shut-eye.


I was still exhausted yesterday and spent some time cuddling with Mom while Macy watched TV.


Mom was super excited for us to watch the Puppy Bowl but we were all sleepy. She ended up recording it to watch tonight.

While we were napping, Dad was busy making a new home for Franklin. She seems to have been quite upset for the last 2 months. Every time we go outside she screams on the top of her lungs. Mom isn’t sure if she misses being with other ducks or if it’s because she can’t have unlimited access to a swimming pond while living with the chickens. So, Dad fixed up the old Guinea Hen enclosure and moved Franklin out of the chicken pen:

Because of her bad leg, he built a ramp into her pond that isn’t as steepΒ she used to have. He also put some steps in on the inside of the pond so she can get out. He also took the stilts off of the house and put it right on the ground so she can get in and out easily.

So far, she’s been MUCH quieter. Paws crossed it stays that way because she is ridiculously loud!

Whew! That was a big post. Talk to you guys later!

About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

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  1. Noodle that are a lot of super good things what happened in your crib! I love your adventure and I love that your pawrents are such good duck-pawrents too…. hugs to ya all! I watched the whole superbowl last night, no one slept, wow that was like a raver-pawty… but without drugs lol

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    • Aww Mom said thank you πŸ™‚ You watched the Super Bowl?! That’s awesome! I slept through most of it. Mom played on her phone except during commercials. She really enjoyed the halftime show. *ear licks*


  2. Princess Leah says:

    Wow all sorts of excitements going on fur you….car rides, a visit to Grandpas and catching up wiv the neighbours. Betcha luffed all that fuss, oh and then Petco…did you get a few free samples????? No wonder you were worn out Noodle, phew, I need a nap just reading about your exploits!
    Hope Franklin’s new housings work out fur her
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  3. colinandray says:

    What a great adventure Noodle buddy….. but cats??? Shudder! BOL! Ray.

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  4. What a busy day! Glad you got to go all by yourself without your big sisters.

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  5. Noodle, honey, you really must get out more. When you don’t ride in the car much, I understand you thinking you are going to get more shots or something else bad. Tell your Mom you want to start going to work with her. And to the hardware store and bookstore and trips and absolutely everywhere and then come and take me on vacation again!
    Too bad your idea of playing with the cats didn’t work out. You have to watch out for those cats, as you well know. Maybe a softer, gentler approach would work better with cats other than Jamison. Something to think about trying, anyhow.
    So, Macy actually watches TV…hey, get her a big bowl of popcorn and plop her in front of Animal Planet and voila, your problem solved! ❀ Your girl.

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    • Even when Mom was taking me in the car all the time, it was the same. Mom WISHES she could take me to work with her. I wish she could take me to work with her. I’m not a therapy dog so I’m not allowed in all stores.

      Yeah, cats. Perhaps I should soften my approach…

      Macy watches all sorts of TV. It could be anything. Mom specifically taped the Puppy Bowl in hopes that she can reuse it to distract Macy πŸ™‚

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  6. WOW…..what an exciting time you’ve had! Sounds like fun except for the “disagreement” with the cat part. So happy to have a Franklin update too – sounds like she’s liking her new quarters – nice of your Dad to build ramps for her so she can enjoy her swimming pool. Maybe she just needed a change of scenery – that happens to ALL of us!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    • Yeah, I got batted in the head twice! No cuts though πŸ™‚ If it gives Dad an excuse to build, he’s on top of it! They crazy thing is, Mom didn’t ask him to do it. This was purely him caring about Franklin ❀ *ear licks*


  7. Cupcake says:

    I love your napping picture, N. That adventure certainly called for a long cuddle and a nap. Mom brings me to Petco a lot. They trim my nails and then Mom lets me sniff up and down the rawhide aisle 500 times.

    Love and licks,

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  8. cocoabean2225 says:

    Noodle, this sounds like the most fun adventure you had with your Mom!! How awesome to get time together only the two of you. And Petco!! You must have been so excited to go to a new toy store and get all kinds of attention and petting. So happy you had a wonderful day!!

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  9. nordhuesn says:

    Holy Mackerel! What an adventure. Did you need your pawsport to go?

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  10. corkscot says:

    You had too much excitement for one dog. It is great to go on a solo trip with mom.

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  11. Whew…what an adventure! No wonder you were exhausted! πŸ˜€ Hugs! ❀

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  12. Crikey …. that was a huuuuuuge post but then you’ve had a huuuuuuuuuuge few days, aye?? One on one time with Mom. That’s always good no matter where you go.
    Franklin sure looks happy in her new home. Dad did a good job there!!

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  13. fredrieka says:

    what a great adventure. Car rides are always the best.

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  14. GEEZ-LOUISE that was a PAWSOME adventure!!!! We would say you’re “lucky duck” butt it would appear that Franklin is the lucky duck – we hope she settles in at her new FIVE star pad!
    Wally & Sammy

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  15. Nylabluesmum says:

    Mee-you Noodle mee moodle yur Pappaw iss pawsum to ree-do a place fur Franklin an make her comfy! An that puddle time sounds like it was fun! Like when mee goess out inn thee snow! An mee iss glad you got to go visit Granpaw an go inside of thee Petco store. mee wood LUV to go back to thee Pet Valu store sumtime…maybee inn good weather fur mee to bee fitted fur a harness purrhapss??? πŸ˜‰
    Did youss’ efurr watch thee Puppy Bowl????
    Wee not get it or Kittie Bowl here so wee watched Sue-purr Bowl an mee teem thee Panfurss losted. One dude was cryin aftur thee game an LadyMum felt sorry fur him an thee teem; shee iss a marshymellow!!!
    ***paw patsss*** an ***ear licksss*** Siddhartha Henry Penry xxxxxx

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    • Hi Siddhartha! Franklin is scared of her pond now. It’s the same one she’s had for a year but instead of a cinder block step going up, Dad put the wooden ramp. A week later and it still terrifies her. Hey, you could watch the Kitten Bowl on youtube I bet! Mom felt sorry for the guy who was crying too. They’re both marshmallows! *ear licks* Noodle your Moodle

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      • Nylabluesmum says:

        Poor Franklin scared of thee ramp….
        Kitten Bowl iss on Youtube??? Mee must try to get LadyMum sittin down long enuff to watch it…..
        *sighss* Our Mummass’ ARE marshmallows!!!! Mew mew mew…..
        **ear licksss** an ***nose bumpsss***
        Siddhartha Henry Penry xxxxx

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  16. Three Pups and a Couple of Kitties says:

    Oh my goodness you had a very busy day! Sounds like it was a lot of fun. πŸ™‚
    You’ll have to let us know how Franklin likes her new home. That was very sweet of dad to customize it to make it easier for Franklin to move about.

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    • Hi Mrs. Margret! Would you believe that Franklin is scared of her pond??? It’s the same one she’s had for the last year and now, because it has a ramp instead of a cinder block step, she’s terrified of it. >.< silly duck! *ear licks*


  17. Whoa Noodle…you sure know how to have fun adventures! Rest up and then wrestle with your ‘baby’ sister till she wears out. πŸ˜‰

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