Saturday, April 11, 2009

Swiss Rocks & Chocolate

Today I received a package from my new friend Faya who lives in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland! The postcards she sent show how beautiful it is there. Her house is 3,824 miles or 5,153 kilometers from my house. That's like a trip to Rambo's house then back again to my house.

Here is a video of Faya looking for rocks at the lake where she lives.





On one of the postcards Faya sent to me she said her lake is shaped like a heart and if I looked on a map I could see it. So my mom fired up Google Earth and we found Faya's lake!

As you can see in this picture, the box was full of all kinds of surprises (not only for me but for my mom too)!
The first thing my mom noticed was that Faya used corn starch peanuts. Those are the best kind of peanuts to use for packing boxes. If you've never tried it, put a cornstarch peanut in water and watch it melt away! Unlike traditional packing peanuts, cornstarch peanuts will be gone with the first good rain. Faya you are truely a Green Dawg!
On closer examination I found a bandana in the box, which my mom immediately put on me. Also in the box were four bags of awesome treats for me and Ziggy to share. The next few things I pulled out of the box were specifically for my mom.
Swiss CHOCOLATE! Faya, you are officially my mom's best friend! She is a serious chocoholic! Usually I'm the one doing the drooling, but today my mom was drooling more than me - hehehe.
Look at this cute stuffed dawg. According to Faya, this is a typical Swiss dawg - the Bernardiner. We call them St. Bernard's. I think it looks alot like me with it's bandit eyes! My mom said they carry alcohol in the cask around their neck to warm up cold skiers.
Mom tried to see if there was a mini martini in there but somebody else must have been cold and thirsty because it was empty. This cool key chain was also in the box!

Inside this pretty little bag was a whole bunch of Swiss rocks for my mom's coffee table.
Whew! I am tired from all this excitement. I think I need to take a nap but first I need to put all the rocks in the table. Wow! They look great!
Thanks, Faya, for your additions to the table and for all the treats for me, Ziggy and my mom!!!

33 comments:

Suzuki said...

Hi Pedro!
We got lots of rocks fur you today!
I was wondering if you have had any problems having dog treats sent to you before? I'm asking because Australian customs don't let them into Australia but I would like to send you some with yor rocks. Also, do you have a size/height limit on the rocks you want?
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

WOW!

Tres bienne stuff!

That was furry khool!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: We waved!!!

Ludo van puppy said...

Great rocks and treats Pedro!
The table be filling up nicely now.
~lickies, Ludo

Joey said...

Hi Pedro! How nice of Faya! It looks like your rocks and shells are in the shape of a heart just like Faya's lake. I've never heard of cornstarch peanuts - they sound green and yummy! What a lot of interesting things you've gotten - no wonder you're worn out.

See ya!
Joey

the TN Bull Terrors said...

DawgMom is droolin' too just lookin at them chocolates! She's such a nerd sometimes. She finally fixed us a new bloggie, we're postin under that now. It's supposed to rain this weekend, but be pretty later in the week, we're gonna get you some hillbilly rocks from TN

Feather, Darla & Pappy, the TN Bull Terrors

GoldenSamantha said...

Hi Pedro! What a GREAT package! So many goodies - and I love the "green" peanuts - so good to know about. Love the heart lake, the chocolates, the video and the rocks! You should be getting mine and Honey's in a few days! (And the emailed pix by now!)
Hugs and Happy Easter xo
Sammie

Moco said...

That table is really showing an international flare.

Mack said...

Wow - you are a word-wide rock collector superstar!

We live in a little town just south of Houston.

Bark at ya later,
Mack

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh what a wonderful surprise.. What beautiful rocks. Mom still is looking for a really nice one but our lake has ugly rocks..
Yepper mom saw that article. The is one awesome Heeler..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Pedro!
The coffee table is going to be very very international!
Faya sent you pawesome rocks and presents!
enjoy them!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Faya said...

I am happy that you like all those "Swiss things"....too bad that chocolate is only for humans...pffff this is not fair...
Kisses, Faya & Dyos

the 4 Bs said...

hi Pedro, wow! Faya sent you a great package. those swiss rocks are really special and we loved seeing the video of her looking for them. it's too bad that your mom won't share the chocolate, but it looks like you got some good treats anyway.

woofs.

Doreen said...

Cousin,
that is so PAWSOME!! What a nice dog Faya is. And chocolates for your Mom?? That is so nice. My G-Mom wants to meet her and like right now! She's a chocaholic.
Enjoy your treats.
Ram
pee ess...you look very cool in your bandana.

Doreen said...

My G-Mom can't figure out why her name is at the top of my comment. Weird things have been happening to her all day.
Happy Easter Cuz!

Suzuki said...

Happy Easter!

Don't furget to stop by my blog and check out my 100th post and enter the contest fur your chance to win some really cool prizes!

http://suzukisblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/my-100th-post-prizes-and-surprise-guest.html

Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Happy Easter Rock Man..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Byron y Xinver said...

wonderful things for your table, the place in Switzerland looks great, we like that part of Europe a lot, we'd like to visit Faya's blog.

JB's Big World said...

How cool is that! Great additions to your table.
And guess what? My grandma is from Switzerland. My mom has not been there since 2005, but she grew up on Swiss chocolate! Your mom is going to love it. Ragusa is one of my mom's favorites. yum yum. Just remember, no chocolate for dawgs, ok?
Hope you are having a great Easter!
--JB

Hector and Lola said...

Say what?!? CHOCOLATE??? MMMMM!!!! Cool looking rocks, too! -Hec and Lola

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Predro,
We are glad you received our rocks!! WOW... 1,5349 km is a looooong way away... Those rockies have sure gone a long way to reach you!
Faya's pressies are awesome!! Sorry we didn't send you more treats or chocolates for your mom. Silly mom was just too eager to mail off the package and see those rocks being displayed on your table!

Pippa said...

Oooh, what a lot of parcels you are getting with stones and rocks.

How wonderful. Looking forward to see the table when it is finished.

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Wow, Pedro! You really made a haul!!

Zeus said...

Faya sounds like an amazing animal friend. I may have to check her blog out! She definitely has a soft spot for you, Pedro. Keep up the good work with your collection!

Sam said...

Long time no talk Pedro! Glad you're still having fun building your rock and shell collection. We helped save an itty bitty Chihuahua like you today who was running loose. Thankfully he is back with his owners. :)

Marge

Coco - The Princess said...

you look so stunning next to your brother in your bandanna!


Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco The Princess & Lady Godiva

Sharon said...

Pedro this project is so fun :) I hope you keep getting awesome rocks from far-away places!

PS you are SO CUTE.

:) S and D

Tibby said...

Hi Pedro!
Those are some great rocks and gifts that you got! Your table is really starting to fill up! I'd better get going and find some to send you!
:) Tibby

Dino and Family said...

Whoa! Faya rocks! A whole package of goodies! I would be in heaven! Enjoy the treats and toys! Your coffee table project is really coming along nicely! Love, Dino

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Wow! Lovely, LOVELY presents from Faya and Veronique! They sure sent some great stuff! I got a bandanna just like yours too! *grins* The table project is really getting on great!

Scottie

Thor said...

Hi Pedro!
Your coffee table is looking great with all those rocks andd shells!
What lovely pressies from Faya!
You look nice with your bandanna!

Love,
Thor

Tee said...

wow pedro! that's one great box of yummies! You look great in your bandanna. And the rocks sure are pretty!

Licks and Wags

Tuffy and the Dog Woods Pack

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Faya is very nice friend, love her pressie and rocks, oh I wanna steal the Bernardiner!
I'm getting nervous now, where're my rocks?
Wait for me, Pedro! Don't close the showcase, please!

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Pedro,
Please help!
Axl, Autumn's little brother has accidently bumped his head and has been very sick after that: vomit, seizure, hasn't eaten for a week, please, I'm begging you to visit Autumn's blog to support her and sending positive power to help for a good recovery!
http://fromautumnwithlove.blogspot.com/
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Mango, Ximui and Chubs

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