We originally had plans to continue our tour of Kentucky's State Park Lodges, until we made plans for Ziggy puppy to join our pack - so instead, we met the breeder at the halfway point between the breeder in Tennessee and here, which is a resort we've been to before (2017), Barren River Lake State Resort Park - and here he is, just moments after we got him, in his daddy's arms :)
So this past weekend was time to pick up Ziggy Knoxville!
The famous pug head tilt ... :)
Here he is, following his daddy, then running to mommy when he realizes he was too far away from mommy (he's definitely a momma's boy) ...
And shaking his new toys (he prefers the ones bigger than his head? lol
He's a ferocibeast! When puppies attack!
But his favorite toys, mind you, are none of the gazillion toys I bought him - it's the roll of plastic puppy poop bags - and this - a decorative pine cone I dropped on my porch getting boxes out last week.
The pine cone has a stem and he carries it around like a pacifier ... and is now shredding it on my couch.
AND - I'm not allowed to have it back, no ...
Oh my God, he is SO cute that I can't even handle it!
Right now, Brookie is avoiding him at all costs - but here's as close as they've come, so I have hope :)
(Notice that Ziggy is flat on his back with his paws up, sound asleep :)
And here's a cool story - I was watching him play in the grass at the lake and chew on my shoestrings, thinking about how much I wish Marian could see him, and I looked down to find THIS stuck to the side of my shoe ...
It's a cross earring. And it's not mine. And I have no idea how it got there, stuck on the side like that.
Then I looked up and thought "Is that you?" Nah. just a coincidence. But wait ... ?"
Some things almost seem overly coincidental, though, you've got to admit.
Lastly, just some shots of the lake and lodge :)
Not bad for less than $100 a night, right?