Thursday, January 2, 2014

My Winter Vacation

By Shasta
On my winter vacation I went to go visit my family in California. I had a lot of fun because we stayed with Grandpa who lived only a block from a great big grassy field where my alphas could take me to play. I got to see my cousins and they are much bigger now. They were puppies the last time I visited, but this time they were almost alphas.

I had a lot of fun going to the grassy field to play chuck-it everyday. One day we even went twice. The weather was very hot and I could not run for so long as I do at home in Oregon. But it was nice when we got to go.

My Grandma gave me lots of turkey scraps and my food was real yummy. I wish my alphas would give me more turkey scraps at home.

Uncle James liked it when I came over and chased stray cats out of his backyard. It was my best visit ever to see Uncle James! And Grandpa had a bunch of squirrels who got into his backyard and it was fun to chase them too.

I wish my alphas would spend less time on their funny grey boxes. They got new grey boxes for xmas and now they like them even more. They look at them for hours and hours and I don’t understand why they would rather look at them than play with me. Alphas are silly.

My Daddy went off a bunch of times to play D&D (whatever that is) with his friends. I am sure there must have been some other dogs involved.

One time I met a dog named Molly. She was sort of old and wasn’t too sure about having me around. I also met a cat and I liked her; she did not like me.

The drive was very long. I decided to take a nap because I was bored. I only got to get out of the car a couple of times, but then we got home again. I like it at home too (but I miss my turkey scraps).


  1. Silly Shasta! Glad you had fun on vacation. :)

  2. I used to enjoy reading your blog for ideas and inspiration. What happened? Seems like you got burnt out and essentially abandoned it. Even your dog learned how to type while you were on a break.

    1. Yup, I got burned out. We took a break from working on the house so there really wasn't anything to write about.

  3. I read a reference to Augustus P. Smith, a builder in Portland. My house was also built by A.P. Smith. Do you have any information on him and his houses?

  4. I read a reference in your blog to Augustus P. Smith, a Portland builder. He also built my house. Do you have any information on him and his houses?