One year, (plus a little), in the life of Cabo & Rio Paisano
It’s been a bit over a year since we found Dad’s family at Casa de Paisano. Time has been flying by. For us, it seems pert near like 7 years.
Since we don’t have thumbs, (you know, to hold a pen or type, or give you a thumbs up, even), we had to dictate this to Dad. By the way, this is Cabo talking right now, (you know, First, as it should be). We should have reported in before now, but you know how it goes when you’re Uber popular. So much to do, so little time, Oh, Look! A Squirrel!
Anyway, it’s been a very busy year. Much too soon, our boy Marc went home to Germany, but not before we got a quick chance to meet his Momma Heike, Sis Jana & Pop Frank. They are Great folks, just like Marc! We absolutely Loved all the time we spent hanging out with everyone. In fact, when the Wilkens family was in town, Dad had a little get together & invited people over to visit us. We Love people, Especially when they're here to see us. You know, folks Say they're here to visit Dad, but we know better.
Even though it seemed like a long time to us, it was only about a month or so and then we were watching Marc packing up his things. Because it was the first time this happened, we were confused, and figured Dad would make everything alright. We didn’t much like it when Hans & Dad took Marc for that last trip with all his stuff. I mean, they all left, just like normal and then only Dad & Hans came back. We looked for Marc and were sad, but then, Oh Look, another Squirrel!
Not long after we lost Marc, Hans & Dad took off on the motorcycles for what seemed to us as For Ever. Dad's daughter, Ashlee and her critter, Chloe hung out with us for almost 3 weeks, that was OK, but we were SO excited when we heard the bikes in the driveway, we were bouncing off the walls and couldn’t wait for hugs from the guys. Unfortunately, we only had another day together and then we lost Hans, too. We tried to tell Dad to stop going to that airport place because it kept stealing our boys.
OK, OK, Ok, now it’s MY turn!!!!! Rio here, now! I’m SOOOOOOO Excited to talk now! Like Cabo sez, we’ve been Really Busy and have done lots of traveling because of Dad’s work with EF Foundation for Foreign Study. We’ve been All over the state of Colorado. Every time we get a chance to go in the Vue, we Love it! I REALLY love sticking my head out the window and getting all those cool new smells! We love hanging out with Dad & the road trips are really cool, because we get to spend time together and he always takes us for walks in great new places. Dad says we’re Great road dogs. We Are, of course, because, as he says, Road Dogs Rule!
I’ve got some favorite things and those are walks with Dad & Cabo, visits from & to some of our favorite buddies, like Jesse & Aunt Sunny, Shay & Uncle Bobby and Schroeder & Uncle Eric & Aunt Ames. Of course, we Love Dad’s family and all the other folks that get to come by and visit us. Everyone who comes to our house is family and not too long ago we got to finally meet Gramma & Aunt Ruby. They are So awesome. They gave us lots of luvin’ while Dad was at work & Gramma even made me a new stuffed bunny, Yay! I LOVE to swing and toss my bunny around and Oh! Look! A Squirrel!Maybe one of my bestest, most favoritest things is just hanging out with Dad & Cabo. I love to relax and lay my head on Cabo, like a pillow.
Dad laffs because he says it’s because my head is so heavy, on account I got rocks in there, but really it’s because Cabo & I are family and, and, and I luv her, she’s my Momma and I’m SO glad Dad decided to bring us both home. It would have been really hard to not see her.
That’s about it for now, but both Cabo & I wanted to say Thanks to our friends at 4 Paws and all the other cool animal rescue places around. If it wasn’t for the great work all y’all do, kids like me & Cabo wouldn’t be here and we wouldn’t have gotten the chance to be a part on this awesome Paisano familia.
So, here’s a paw High Five, (ok, 4 and a haf) and a great big Hoooooowldy to all our friends and family. If we didn’t mention you it’s not because we don’t care, it’s because we are blessed with so many awesome humans in our lives.Big wet slobbery kisses from Cabo & Rio!
OK, Joey here, those two are pretty demanding sometimes, like “Dad, write this down, NOW!”, but really, I don’t mind. These girls have made my life so much better and have helped ease the pain of not having my boys around. She’s in a perpetual wagging state and then I look into the face of Rio with her mischievous eyes and ever straight up ears and then she gently places her favorite toy in my lap. I know I’m blessed to have found these two & can’t imagine my life without them. When I travel away, it’s these two I miss the most.
Bless All who work with animals & give of their hearts as much as the animals do. Remember, dogs are the only “people” who truly love you no matter what your mood or how bad or good your day was. Give them a chance & Please, Never, Never, Ever abandon them.
Our Best to You,
Joey, Cabo & Rio Paisano