February 14

Cruising With Pip & Puddles

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Recently, we took a wonderful vacation…the TCM Classic Cruise. We were honored to have two special guests join us, Pip & Puddles. Pip, who writes the blog Pip Gets Back In The Game, is getting a little older and has experienced heart problems, but he’s not one to sit back in a rocking chair and watch the world go by. Pip, with the help of his friends, is on a world tour. Puddles, who write the blog We Three Doxies, agreed to go along and play nurse.

I found this letter that Pip & Puddles wrote home:

Dear Assistant (aka Pip’s mom) and Kerazy Lady (aka Puddles’ mom),

Just wanted to let you know how well-behaved we were while cruising with Miss Lori & her husband.

We started out by flying from Chicago to Miami. Once we got to Miami, we were hungry, so we had dinner at City Hall. We were the perfect guests and ordered a modest meal.

Monday morning, we boarded the ship. We were happy to find that it was deluxe. Obviously, they heard we were coming. The furniture was nice but a little weird.

Tuesday, we were at sea all day. Fortunately, they had fun, wholesome activities…plenty to eat & drink… and games to play. There was also a great big movie theatre.

Wednesday, we stopped at Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. We went shopping and met some nice local folks. When we got hungry, we stopped at a family-friendly restaurant…where we had fruit juice. They have a fun custom at this family-friendly restaurant. You write your name on a dollar bill…and they hang it up in a family-friendly place, so you and your friends can find it when you come back.

Thursday, we stopped at Cozumel. We went to the Maya ruins of San Gervasio. We won’t go into details, but we started to think that Miss Lori’s judgment wasn’t the best. But, don’t worry. We are safe, we just needed a little fruit juice. Miss Lori got back in our good graces by making a contribution to the Cozumel Humane Society. Then, we had another little incident, but again, nothing a little fruit juice wouldn’t cure.

Friday, was a day at sea. We were up bright and early every morning and the last day of the cruise was no exception. Wouldn’t you know, on the last day we met new friends, Olivia & Taylor. They where just like us. Well…they are grandchildren and we are blog stars, but you get the idea.

It was an awesome cruise and we acted like a little gentleman and a little lady throughout.

We only had one hiccup during the whole experience. When we got back to Indiana, we couldn’t find the car. Oh well, Miss Lori said she would send it on to us as soon as she finds it.

Hugs and Kisses,

Pip & Puddles

They didn’t include pictures, so I thought I’d add a few pictures and quotes to give a more complete picture of the trip.

Dear Assistant (aka Pip’s mom) and Kerazy Lady (aka Puddles’ mom),

Just wanted to let you know how well-behaved we were while cruising with Miss Lori & her husband.

We started out by flying from Chicago to Miami.

Airport

Pip & Puddles – “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?”

Once we got to Miami, we were hungry, so we had dinner at City Hall. We were the perfect guests and ordered a modest meal.

Miami Dinner

Pip – “I’ll have the filet mignon and a cheeseburger.”

Puddles – “Do you have squirrel? No? Okay, I’ll have the lobster with a side of Cheetos.”

Monday morning, we boarded the ship. We were happy to find that it was deluxe. Obviously, they heard we were coming.

Marble Steps

Pip & Puddles – “Where are our posters! Don’t they know we are blog stars!”

The furniture was nice but a little weird.

Big Sofa

Pip – “I feel a little lost on this couch.”

Puddles – “Wonder if we could shove this outside. I like a couch outside on the porch. Check the cracks for Cheetos.”

Tuesday, we were at sea all day. Fortunately, they had fun, wholesome activities…

TCM Speakeasy

Pip & Puddles – “Woohoo! Now this is what we’re talking about.”

plenty to eat & drink…

Bahama Mama

Pip & Puddles – “Bartender…More Bahama Mamas!”

Puddles – “Can I have one of those little paper umbrellas in mine?”

and games to play.

Blackjack

Pip – “Hit me.”

Puddles – “I’ll bet $200. Charge it to Miss Lori’s room.”

There was also a great big movie theatre.

Theatre

Pip – “I see two chairs down there. Do they want to interview me & Puddles? Who’s Debbie Reynolds?”

Puddles – “I’ll bet they’re going to show a movie of me deading things.”

Wednesday, we stopped at Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands.

Cayman Islands Sign

Puddles – “Miss Lori! Help me, I’m slipping behind this turtle!”

We went shopping and met some nice local folks.

Blackbeard

Pip & Puddles – “Miss Lori! What do you mean you’re going to duck into this store and this nice gentleman will watch us!?! Pirates!”

When we got hungry, we stopped at a family-friendly restaurant…

Margaritaville

Pip & Puddles – “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!”

where we had fruit juice.

Margaritaville Drinks

Pip – “Pina Colada for me.”

Puddles – “Mojito for me. Can you put a little paper umbrella in mine?”

They have a fun custom at this family-friendly restaurant. You write your name on a dollar bill…

P & P Dollar Bill

Pip & Puddles – “Where should we ask them to put it?”

and they hang it up in a family-friendly place, so you and your friends can find it when you come back.

Tiki Bar

Pip & Puddles – “Hang it up in the Tiki Bar…over the beer!”

Thursday, we stopped at Cozumel. We went to the Maya ruins of San Gervasio.

San Gervasio

Pip – “Hey, Puddles. Do you hear something moving at the top of this wall?”

Puddles – “Hold on, let me turn around and look.”

We won’t go into details, but we started to think that Miss Lori’s judgment wasn’t the best. But, don’t worry. We are safe, we just needed a little fruit juice.

Iguana

Pip & Puddles – “Aaaaarrrrrgh!! Get us to the closest bar.”

Miss Lori got back in our good graces by making a contribution to the Cozumel Humane Society.

Cozumel Humane Society

Pip – “Miss Lori, this is a good cause. Please write them a check for $1000.”

Puddles – “Write them a check for $1000 from me too.”

Then, we had another little incident, but again, nothing a little fruit juice wouldn’t cure.

Cozumel Puppy

Pip – “Hey, little buddy.”

Puddles – “Hey little buddy is trying to eat me! Help!”

Friday, was a day at sea. We were up bright and early every morning and the last day of the cruise was no exception.

Morning After

Pip – “What time is it?”

Puddles – “Where are we?”

Wouldn’t you know, on the last day we met new friends, Olivia & Taylor. They where just like us. Well…they are grandchildren and we are blog stars, but you get the idea.

New Friends

Pip – “Nice to meet you, Olivia & Taylor. Olivia, watch that little foot please.”

Puddles – “Taylor, you’re sitting on my ear.”

It was an awesome cruise and we acted like a little gentleman and a little lady throughout.

We only had one hiccup during the whole experience. When we got back to Indiana, we couldn’t find the car.

Borrowed Car

This picture was done by Ann of Pawsitively Pets. Thank you, Ann!

Pip – “Hey, where’s the car?”

Puddles – “Hey, where are Freedom, Casper & Nikki?”

Oh well, Miss Lori said she would send it on to us as soon as she finds it.

Hugs and Kisses,

Pip & Puddles

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31 Responses to " Cruising With Pip & Puddles"

  • Sue says:

    Well Pip and Puddles are certainly getting a world tour:)

  • Daisy says:

    We KNOW Pip & Puddles. And we think you had to sleep sometime and they would have been causing all kinds of riots. They’re just getting more cunning.

    Looks like they had a fantastic time, though.

    XXXOOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  • Urban Hounds says:

    Wow what an amazing adventure

    Happy valentines

    urban hounds

  • Pip says:

    Oh yes, we were perfect angels. We didn’t do any of these things …

    1. Feed the dolphins cheeseburgers
    2. Buy a round of drinks for the whole casino and charge it to Miss Lori’s room
    3. Throw Cheetos at the screen in that movie theater
    4. Splash so much in the pool all the little children ran for cover
    5. Build a fort out of little drink umbrellas on deck and pelt anyone who passed by with tiny ice cubes

    No, we didn’t do any of these things …bawahhahahahaahahahah

  • Pip says:

    Oh, and my life’s motto has always been …it’s a big world and it’s surely 5:00 somewhere …

    Oh, this was fun …now how about another drink …and then a visit to the slot machines. Come on, BIG MONEY!

  • BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…OMD, you nailed what we would has said to a T…capital T!

    OMD, I can’t believes Pip typed out all we did fur da whole world to see. But it was fun…especially buildin’ da little fort.

    Now wheres did I put my drink…Oh, I see it.

    Puddles

  • Hey can we charge a massage to Ms Lori?
    You should get one too Pip…it will helps your health…and it’s fur medical purposes so surely Ms. Lori won’t mind…Oh and a mud baff to.

    Puddles

  • Dog overboard !!!!!!!!! Wow – that was some trip you guys had….what an adventure!

  • genjiscorner says:

    What an amazing whirlwind adventure! Everyone knows you can’t trust greyhounds with the car.

  • Patty says:

    Looks like a fun time was had by all. 😉

  • Pip says:

    Yes, of course my back is a bit stiff …let’s head to the spa. Maybe insurance (Miss Lori’s insurance) will cover our massages since they are for health purposes. Oh, and where is my medicine (cracks open beer). OK, off to the spa …

  • Madi and Mom says:

    OMDs
    FLAT PIP AND FLAT PUDDLES ON A CRUISE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN WITH WATER WATER EVERYWHERE. THANK GOODONESS THEY BEHAVED OR THEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN WALKING THE PLANK!!
    BRAVO ON GIVING P&P A MOST UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY. I BET YOU HAD TO KEEP A LEASH ON P&P ON A SHORT LEASH AROUND THE BURGER, BEER AND CHEETO TABLES.
    HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

  • Higgins says:

    Those two crack me up!!! Happy Valentines Day!!!

    ~Higgins

  • Declan says:

    Frankly I think you got off lightly with those two. But tell me….that fruit juice…..really?!! Deccy x

  • Wow… what a great trip. I know everybuddy had a great time, cuz Flat Max did when he went with them….. Super post… Happy Valentine’s Day.

    hugs, Bugsy and Knuckles

  • Goose says:

    Holly Fruit drinks with umbrellas! That will for sure go down as a top destination on the tour.
    Blessings,
    Goose

  • Frankie Furter and Ernie says:

    WE are NOT ONE BIT SURPRISED by that list that Pip wrote…
    What a grand time they did have though… and other than Miss Lori’s Credit Card charges.. FOR ONCE it doesn’t look like they STOLE anythingy.. … YET!!

  • Lily Belle says:

    OMD! We are laughing so hard the tinkle is running down our leg’s! We are so happy that Miss Lori decided to go back and add pictures for us all to see. It brings a whole new meaning to Mutany on the Bounty! What a fantastic time you all had. Goodness, there was so much to see and do and you squeezed it all in too. At least you didn’t get sea sick and havta barf overboard.

    Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, a pirates life for me…..

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

  • stella rose says:

    Oh we really loved the pictures of you guys on the cruise, we were a little envious, cos it just looked great…especially the five oclock drinks i am so glad you got to do this pip!!!
    stella rose

  • Remington says:

    What an awesome adventure! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Ms. Lori whiles you is up (even though your not really up) can you get me anudder Bahama Mama withs an umbrella?
    Then me and Pip is gonna slide down da bannister, care to join us?

    P

  • Pip says:

    Weeeeeeseseeeeeeeeeeee ….oops, sorry mister I didn’t mean to knock you down the stairs

  • Anudder fun visit fur you both!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  • WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO…LET’S GO AGAIN…DAT WAS FUUUUUUUUUN!

    P

  • Ann Paws says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! The trip looks like it was a blast, you all are very lucky! I hope Pip & Puddles get their car back without any scratches 😉

  • Veronica says:

    What a great idea for a grand tour! That is some racket at that bar. I’m going to start telling everyone who comes to my house the same thing. Except in my story it will be a $10 bill, not a $1 bill. And when my friends come back to find their bill, oops, it won’t be there because I’ll have spent it! I’m liking this better and better…

  • Penelope says:

    This was pawsatively delishious! Me is so happy yous all had such a great timne and mes really, really enjoyed the whole trip!
    Next time, can mes come
    .¸´*•.¸(*•.¸♥¸.•*´)¸.•*´
    ♥«´¨`•°..Happy Valentine’s..°•´¨`»♥
    .¸.•*(¸.•*´D♥Y`*•.¸)`*•.
    .¸.•*Kisses.¸.•*
    Nellie

  • houndstooth says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha! Oh, the pictures are worth a lot more than a thousand words this time! I see Pip and Puddles were up to their usual style of shenanigans. Did Puddles have any unusual collars with her?

    Bunny

  • Sasha says:

    Holy dogs, that was a really fun and exciting trip. Call me kerazy, but Pip and Puddles didn’t get into much mischief. Maybe they are changing their ways…Naaaaaah no way, it must have been a fluke. That did look like a blast. This is the greatest tour ever.Loveys Sasha

  • sue taylor says:

    What a hoot!

  • Hahahahahaah!! That was GREAT! I loved the way you wrote the letter and then did it again with illustrations!!

    ‘Fruit juice’! ROFL!!


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