Monday, June 6, 2011
MOM'S ADVENTURES IN OKLAHOMA, Part 1
Mom had a lot of adventures in Oklahoma City, and she took a whole bunch of pictures, even though she was only there for part of two days. And now she expects me to write about all the stuff she did, whether I want to or not. So I guess I will do it because I like to make Mom happy, because that way she will remember to feed me!
But before I tell you about Mom's adventures, I will just say that my brothers and I survived our stay at Pooches' Paradise, and nothing very interesting went on while we were there. But guess what happened when Mom came to take us home! She found out that the people who work there thought I was a BOY! So she picked me up and showed them my girl parts, and then they knew for sure that I wasn't a boy at all! Sheesh! How could anyone think that such a pretty, dainty dog such as myself was a boy? Maybe I will have to start wearing one of those little pink tutus after all!
Okay, well, that's enough of that. Now I will tell you that Mom went to Oklahoma City with Aunt Judy and Aunt Linda, who are both in the cactus club. And after they got down there Friday afternoon, they checked in at the hotel, which it turns out was Pet Friendly, so I really think I should have got to go there, too. Then after that, the three of them went to Bricktown, which is a part of the city where people like to hang out and have fun.
I don't know exactly why it is called Bricktown, but maybe they used to make bricks there. Or maybe it's because there are a bunch of brick buildings, and some of them used to be warehouses. Like for instance, this one is now the Spaghetti Warehouse, which is a restaurant, and not really a place where spaghetti is stored. We don't know what happens in all those upstairs floors where the windows got bricked up. It's sort of a mystery.
Here's another interesting brick building. It was available for someone to buy and do something with it. Mom thought it would make really good condos, because it's like a lot of the old brick buildings that got made into lofts and condos in Kansas City. But maybe no one has thought of doing that yet. Or maybe they can't afford to do it.
Anyway, here's what's really cool about Bricktown -- they have a whole herd of buffaloes right in the middle of town!
Wow, can you believe it? How many cities do you know of that have buffaloes downtown?
Okay, I guess they're supposed to be called "bison," but no matter what you call them, they're pretty amazing.
And there's also a mural with teepees and Indian ponies and stuff like that, plus there's some nice grass for the buffaloes to graze on. Not to mention that they are very colorful.
Oh, and here's a horse! But the horse gets to stay indoors where it's nice and cool on a hot day, and not out in the pasture with the buffaloes.
There was also a canal, and you could go for a boat ride, but Mom and her friends didn't do that.
Some ducks were swimming around in the canal, and these kids were throwing bread crumbs for them to eat.
And besides the ducks, there was this American Coot, who has really big feet. I thought he was sitting on a doughnut, but Mom said maybe it was a fountain with lights or something like that.
Here's a picture of a Model A Ford from 1930. I know it is from 1930 because I read the license plate. The car looks funny, but that's the way they used to make cars back in those days.
Okay, so after Mom and Aunt Linda and Aunt Judy walked around for a while and got really hot and sweaty because it was almost 100 degrees, they ate supper at a Mexican restaurant called Chelino's. At this restaurant, the light fixtures are made out of strawberry jars with flowers painted on them.
Mom and Aunt Linda had fish tacos, which they thought were yummy. And Aunt Judy ate tamales, which she also thought were yummy. So everybody got all full of food and happy.
I wish I could have had fish tacos for supper Friday night, but all I got was some boring old dog food. Which is what happens when your mom goes on a trip and doesn't take you along!