Well, I think you know how yesterday ended. It was not pretty. But, we are only half-way through our vacation and we can't let the misfortunes of some of our less-wise friends ruin the weekend for everybody. So, we just had fun without them.
This morning I was finally able to talk Lorenza into coming outside and going down the mountain. She would only agree if I let her drive my yellow snowmobile. It was against my better judgement, but since I wanted her to experience flying down the mountain, I gave in. She did a pretty good job for never having been on a snowmobile or a snow-covered mountain before, don't you think?
I "sat-skied" down the mountain on Scruffy's new skis that he got for Christmas. I didn't think that he would mind since he won't be using them for a while. Sit skiing is something new. Instead of standing up, you sit down on the skis. Actually, it is much safer since if you fall, you don't have as far to go to hit the ground since you are already there.
After lunch I went to the hospital to visit Scruffy. He is enjoying poor health. All the nurses are making a big fuss over him. He may act like he's miserable and in a lot of pain, but he is loving every minute of it. Wait until he gets home and back to reality. He won't be having so much fun then. Lacie and BabyStan will see to that.
Later in the day we decided to go to the casino, since we haven't done that yet, except of course for Asta Marie, who is a big celebrity there. She gets first class treament. Must be all the comps that she has built up over her stay here. The rest of us are treated pretty much like dogs. Here are some of us waiting in the lobby before we go in. Kousin Asta is not allowed to gamble, and is under strict orders not to do so by her Mommi, so she is depressed and lonesome. Stanley is in Mount Hairy Hospital, too, since his new "no-look, no-ski" method of skiing didn't work out so well. Here she is watching as Maya and Kena, Harry, Lorenza, Bogart, Joey and Tanner, Amber-Mae, and Lacie all enter the casino.
We heard that a live musician was beginning to play, and being the music aficionados that we are, Maggie, me, and Herc left the casino as quickly as we could to catch his act. We don't want to miss a note. Wonder if Kousin Asta is going to join us or if she is going to continue to look at the slot machines from a distance. (What is it about the name Asta. They both like to gamble.)
The live musician was great! He played all our favorites songs. Classics like "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window", "Who Let the Dogs Out", "I've Got my Dog to Keep Me Warm", and the entire repertoire of Four Dog Fight. Lorenza, Gus, Peanut, and Ellie sang along. They have beautiful voices and really blended well together. They harmonized to all the songs and didn't get one lyric wrong. As word spread about how good the entertainment was, more and more of our friends started leaving the casino to come see the show. Even both Astas came. And Scruffy, Stanley, and Dewey were released from the hospital just in time to join us. It was a wonderful ending to a wonderful weekend.
Tomorrow we all have to return home. Cry, cry.