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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:50 pm
by bama
Janet,
I think that is wonderful that the kids are following along.
Aren't you the smart one?
Stories like this of animal rescue are great for kids and all of us to share in.
Maybe, Lulu's Cinnamon and our Colonel could star in a Disney film together! However, I think our Colonel might work cheap...for salmon treats! Right Alan and Sharon? :lol: :lol:

Dogdad,
With all your furkids, you could star in the movie,
THE OLD MAN WHO LIVED IN A SHOE...has so many furkids, he didn't know what to do!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Alan and Sharon,
I think JR and Cheyenne could star in the western movie;
HOW CHOW WILL TRAVEL
(you may have to add a set of bull horns to the front of that caddy of yours) :lol: :lol:

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:16 pm
by Jeff&Peks
Alan and Sharon,
I think JR and Cheyenne could star in the western movie;

HOW CHOW WILL TRAVEL

And I bet if you changed your name to Paladin you could also have some cards made.

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What? Are we all around 135 years old on this site. Oh never mind I just noticed it said How Chow not Have Chow.

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:34 pm
by bama
Jeff,
It was "have" I was trying to remember!!! :oops:
Oh wow! I can't believe you remember Paladin???
My, my, my...we are an MATURE bunch, aren't we? :lol:

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:36 pm
by chowfrnd88
Oh Bama, congratulations!! I couldn't wait to get home today to catch up on the journey, Colonel's journey :D I am so happy for you, I can't wait to see pictures when you get him home.

Alan and Sharon, you are so amazing. This is what this site is about! I love the pictures, he looks like they'll be no problems with him and car rides!!!

Jeff, I thought the same thing: have chow will travel, I did a double take to see it's how chow will travel! :D

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:36 pm
by Yvonne
The second picture is absolutely priceless. He looks so happy to be going to his forever home!

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:39 pm
by Sharons Chows
Jeff
Have gun will travel was the last TV show I watched

Alan

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 5:52 pm
by SWANCIN
sit_by_the_beach wrote:I love the photo in the middle. What a chow laugh. Great story, great photos, and it's for real, Karin


Bama and Mark, Oh my gosh, that 2nd shot with the BIG SMILE and the paw hook and, and, and, and........... I'm in love and sooooo happy for you all!
Again, thanks so much to Alan and Sharon for transport and TLC on his big adventure to his FUREVER home!!
Love to all!

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:43 pm
by bama
HUBBY, MARK AND THE COLONEL IN NASHVILLE!!!! Yeah! :D :D

Just made it to daughter, Ashley's house! Mark said The Colonel is so gentle that he didn't hesitate to intoduce The Colonel to Ashley's two little Shih Tzu's, Madi and Lily (our grand-puppies).

The Colonel walked in, (on leash) he stopped to smell the Shih Tzu's (off leash) and said, "evening ladies, what is that fragrance you're wearing, you smell lovely this evening, are you wearing that just for me"?
Then, the two Shih Tzu's walked away like, "hmmm, smooth talker, huh? Well, you're cute, but you're not our type, so we'll just sniff you and leave you, we're looking for a marrying kind of guy...you're just passing through"!

Madi and Lily simply sniffed The Colonel and walked away to sit down. Of course, all was extremely calm, how else does a dignified gentlemen and lady(s) act?

Mark and The Colonel are still on track to be here around noon tomorrow! Yeah! :o :o

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:56 pm
by Boggled
I'm so glad everyone is home safe for the night. This is such a great story, and I am so happy for you Bama - and also have such huge admiration of Alan and Sharon.
I gotta go over to the picture gallery now :)

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:59 pm
by vicster605
SWEET HOME ALAAA_BAMA, SWEET HOME ALA_BAMA!!! Whoops Sorry :lol: :lol: Still singin'!!!
Colonel is a BEAUTY!!!! Love the name!!!! WHA-HOOOOOO!!! OH HAPPY DAY!!! Can't wait to see him in a month or 2 when you get your hands on him Bama!!!
Can't wait till tomorrow :lol: :lol:

I'M SINGING TOO !!!

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:28 pm
by LuLu33
TURN IT UP!
SWEET HOME ALABAMA, WHERE THE SKYS ARE SO BLUE
SWEET HOME ALABAMA, SIMBA'S COMING HOME TO YOU,
SAY IT AGAIN...

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:05 pm
by Juniper
:-oo Dooda doot doo dada doota doot doo dada dooda da do. :-oo Colonel's comin' home a to you.

Ya got me singin' this too! Shucks, gotta wait 'til Monday to follow up. Happy Homecoming Bama and Mark!

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:44 pm
by bama
Thanks to all for your support today.
Everyone is alseep, getting ready for the last leg of the journey down to B'Ham. AL


&**&&^%Well, I heard ole Neal sing about her ^%&*((,
(**&^^%Well, I heard ole Neal put her down**&^^
**&&^^%Well, I hope Neal Young will remember,
*&^%^%& A southern man don't need him around anyhow **&^$#@

**&^$#%^Sweet home Alabama**&%$%, Oh sweet home!((*&%^&*

I'll keep you posted and get pictures loaded as soon as possible,

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:40 am
by ngraham
Bama...
I know I haven't been around this week to congratulate you... but I am so very happy that you have finally been chosen by a wonderful chow. Simba is truly beautiful. What a wondeful story. Alan and Sharon.... thank you for going the extra mile (well miles LOL) to help bring this chow family together. You guys are the best! It just goes to show... there is still good in this world and chows still do rule! All of the pictures are GREAT!
Hugs,
Nancy

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 5:30 am
by Mandy
I wish I was around online this week! I can't wait to hear how the story ends! what an AMAZINGLY gorgeous boy. He looks so happy! Keep the posts coming. And the pics!

Congrats to both of you! I'm so thrilled for you.

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:44 am
by bama
OMG, guess what The Colonel did last night at my daughter's house????

Ok, all was fine, everyone relaxing on the deck while The Colonel, along with my daughter's two shih tzu's, went out in the yard to do their business.
All of a sudden, The Colonel lifts his leg and pittled on top of Madi!!!!!!!!! :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Uh hmm, so his dating skills are a bit primative, ok? :oops:
He's still young (3 yr old), I think he's too young to date and get serious with Madi anyway! :lol: :lol:

We'll have to address his young boy ways when he gets home! :wink:

ETA: noon today!

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:04 am
by Dogdad
LOL he didn't lol I guess he is claiming her.
dogdad

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:15 am
by Sharons Chows
Oh how awful...awfully funny actually!
When Cheyenne 1st came home and JR's walks went from one leash to two, he would wait until she went to piddle on a tree and then go up and piddle on the same tree with his lifted leg dangerously close to Cheyenne's head!!! They both have gotten each other on ocassion.

Alan and I will both be out when the Colonel gets home...we will check in when we return.
Give him big hugs and kisses from us.

Love,
Sharon and Alan

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:22 am
by chowfrnd88
It won't be too long now... how exciting!

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:52 am
by Auddymay
Sorry I haven't commented on this wonderful journey, I contracted a flu bug and was so out of it, all I could do is read. I made one comment on a different post, then needed a lower altitude.

I believe I heard Colonel Atlas say, as he was heading through Kentucky (in that southern, Ronnie Van Zant voice), "Here I come, Alabama!"

Loved his photos. He has a beautiful smile. It is a true testament to his character that he could get neutered on Thursday, and still smile on Friday!

ETA : NOON

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:34 am
by LuLu33
BAMA where the heck are you???? It's 2:30 in my town and that's plenty of time for you to get Colonel, say hello, shed some tears, take some pics and get on and post for all your friends who are WAITING WAITING to hear about Colonel meeting his Mommy!!! Ha ha ha. Ok, I'm not so patient..
I'll check back later, Can't wait! Can't Wait!
:lol:

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:21 pm
by Auddymay
You know how it goes, LuLu...all good intentions go right out the window, the second her special boy walks in the room. She has probably already mentioned to her husband she needs to check in here, just as soon as...

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:25 pm
by chowfrnd88
LOL, I agree Lulu! :D

Auddymay you're right though! Maybe they're out on a long walk or something...

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:42 pm
by Yvonne
Our new furguy should be home by now. :)


waiting impatiently......... :D

I bet they're all so happy all they can do is enjoy meeting each other! Hope they're taking lots of pictures! :D

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:49 pm
by Auddymay
bama's husband hasn't seen her this giddy since their wedding night, I'm sure! I'd like to see the video of her meeting the Colonel. Colonel is probably wondering why this woman keeps squealing and kissing and hugging him...but no problem, he can go along with that!