02 November, 2007

Shopping abroad!

We hope you all had a great Halloween. Halloween isn't really celebrated in Norway.. Or.. Well.. Seems we're sort of adopting the tradition. Mom isn't sure she likes it. Not that she dislikes Halloween.. but that the people selling all sorts of stuff "import" holidays like Valentines Day and Halloween just to make more money.. We allready have a similar tradition during Christmas. During the week between Christmas and New Year kids dress up and go knocking on peoples doors and sing christmas songs. They're rewarded with fruit, cakes and candy quite like when trick or treating. We prefer to ignore the doorbell and eat the treats ouselves, but mom usually protest. Stupid. Once the door is opened we love to kiss the children, though.. They give us plenty of hugs and kisses.. But we're really not getting to the point. We're very sorry!

On Halloween mom took us shopping abroad. Sounds more fun than it is, probably. When we got up in the morning we all got in the car and started driving. We love going in the car, because we love to go wherever mommy goes. Nimbus used to get car sick, but he got over it eventually. Good for him. And good for us, too. We don't like to be crated individually in the car.. It's much nicer to cuddle in a heap. But when one of us gets sick all over the crate it's not so fun after all..

Anyways.. Off we went.. You do get to the point where driving in the car isn't so much fun any more.. It's sort of boring, actually... We farted a bit, but that was the only major entertainment. Oh.. and mom sang along to the radio.. Next time we'll videotape her and post it on our blog! Revenge is sweet.. Eventually we crossed the border into Sweden.. but when we get to the store it turns out mom is intending to go in alone. Major bummer.. So we stayed in the car all alone while she was in there enjoying herself in the meat isle... We could smell the meat when she returned so we knew where she'd been.

So back into Norway we go.. And finally we go to the only interesting place to shop. The Dogfood Place! You see. Usually mom give us this lovely, raw food. She drives far into the countryside to a really nice guy, Magne, who produce this great, raw food. She buys plenty of it when he's making it fresh and then we all go home and pack it in small containers for us to eat for dinner each day. We just love this food! And the guys working there are all really great and mom usually let us out to run free on the fields there for a while. It's really isolated so quite safe. This time it was really windy and rainy and horrible.. but we really had to go potty.. We had been in that car for two countries! That's like forever! But then Nimbus decided he'd rather pop into the production area to have a chat with the guys there. He even got a snack. Mom said that's a shame, 'cause now he'll certainly do it again. Of course he will. It was great fun. Then Coco followed and took a trip in there too. Bajas was the only one who went straight back to the car/crate. He's such a mommy's boy.

While mom carried in the groceries Nimbus checked out the trunk. It sure was food in there!
It was Halloween after all, so he tried to make his scariest face when caught! Let's get a close-up. This picture almost made mom laugh to death. We've no idea why.

While mom got all 60kilos (sorry.. we're metric) packed and stuffed in the freezer we all helped mom test the quality of the food. Tasted just yummy... We suggested to just eat it all and go back for more the next day, but sometimes she'll just not listen to reason.. Oh well.. At least there's no more kibble! Hooray!

11 comments:

Clover said...

Hi WriggleButts! Bajas, Coco and Nimbus, welcome!
Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope it's ok if I introduce you to my friends.
Talk to you soon!
Love Clover xo

Ruby Bleu said...

Hi Wigglebutts...Nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting my blog! All that food talk is making me very hungry...I need a snack now!

Is it ok if I add you to my blog friends? I've never known anypup from Norway...this is so exciting!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Sophie Brador said...

Hey Wigglebutts! We're metric too, so no problem. Although I'm much better at distance than weight. I live in Canada. I was firmly indoctrinated into the imperial system by the time metric came along, so I tend to default in some situations. But I really, truly only think in kilometers.

Anyway, love the photo of Nimbus. I don't believe it for a second of course. Whippets are the snuggliest of snugglies. Stop by my blog if you get a chance.

xo
SB

Asta said...

Hi Wriggle Butts!
So vewy nice to meet you! and thank you fow the compliment! I think all thwee of you awe vewy bootiful! Wow no peeing fow two whole countwies is vewy impwessive, but it soounds like the yummie food was well wowth it!
We hate the commewcial side of the holidays too. but we love spending time with fwiends and celebwating.that pawt of it is good
smoochie kisses
Asta

Maggie & Mitch said...

Hi Bajas, Coco and Nimbus! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I guess you guys don't have to get dressed up in silly Halloween costumes! Lucky you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

astri said...

ohhh Nimbus you are SO scary! help! :o :p

kisses, cuddles and a juicy steak from your auntie ;)
(you have to share!)

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket & Daisy said...

Hi Wigglebutts,
Glad to meet you pups. We heard about you from Clover's blog. Stop by and give us a woof sometime.

Woofers,
Four Pugz

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket & Daisy said...

p.s. We forgot you all be so cute plus Nimbus be ever so scary!!

Woofers,
Four Pugz

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Wrigglebutts,
Nice to meet you. Clover sent us over to greet you. We're from Iowa in the US. We're Butchy & Snickers, 2 wire fox terriers. You are all so cute!!!
We do dress up for Halloween but only cause Mama makes dog clothes to sell for her home business. We don't go trick or treating. We don't care for the over commercialized part of holidays either. People tend to forget the real meaning of the holidays. Stop & visit our blog sometime ok??
http://butchyandsnickers.blogspot.com/
Have a great weekend!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Aniemother said...

Thanks everyone, old friends and new friends! We're so happy that you've dropped by and that you've left us a note! This blogging thing is really fun, we're so glad we're doing it again!

the WriggleButts

Cubby said...

Scary!