When I went inside the gigantic book house I saw a big sign with my name on it. It had so many colors it looked like a sunset!
My friend Miss Sandy and her friends threw the book launch party for me. My friend Dana was there... and Grandma too!
It was really fun to see my friend Cheryl...but I got in trouble for running around to visit all the books in the HUGE book house!
So I hung out with Miss Sandy so I would stay out of trouble until it was time to share my new book.
Miss Elizabeth and a bunch more people came to see my new book...and eat some yummy treats!
Mommy and I gave Miss Sandy a gift for helping me launch my new book. By the way, it's called "I'm Not Icky!" and you can order it by clicking on Chopper's Store at the top of the page!
I had lots of fun at my book launch party at the big book house...especailly when I made some new friends who like to read just about as much as I like to write books!
 
 
Two days after my California book launch Mommy and I woke up REALLY early to fly to Alabama. It was SOOO early I fell asleep in Mommy's seat before she even put our bags away!
When the sun started to wake up so did I. My window was FULL of colors!
When we stopped at the airport halfway to Alabama, Mommy and I ate lunch and I even made some new friends! They live in a place called Texas and were coming home from a football game.
When we FINALLY got to the airport in Alabama, Grandpa was waiting for us. I ate my dinner in the parking garage and then tried my best to get Grandpa to share his dinner when we got to his house, but it didn't work.
The next day it was time to get back to work. First, I took some of my books to The Learning Tree so the boys and girsl in Alabama could buy them. Then it was time to get ready to launch my new book, "I'm Not Icky!", in Alabama.
 
 
I finally finished my new book, "I'm Not Icky!", so Mommy said it was time to have a party for it called a book launch. We had people peanut butter treats and doggy peanut butter treats. They were YUMMY!
My friend Leonela came to help me celebrate!
My riding buddies Mari and Richie dropped by on their Saturday ride. I even got to try out Mari's Harley!
Then I took a nap in Leonela's lap...
… before my friends Dennis …
… Precious, Faye and Andrea came to visit. Dennis is my friend Sophie's Daddy.  Precious and her Mommy Faye used to be my neighbors and Andrea is an author too! Terri, Andre and Manny also came by, but Mommy forgot to take their picture.
Since Miss Carla and Miss Pat did so much to help me with my new book I gave them a present before the party was over.
And they gave me a kiss! Thanks Breeders' Corner and all my friends who helped with my book and party.
 
 
Layla • Zanna • Jack • Mary Bradford • Sam
 
 
I guess Gio wasn't finished with his nap because when we went inside he fell asleep in the dining room...
AND on my mat by the window.
When he FINALLY woke up…
he followed me to my waterbowl…
and then to my kitchen mat…
and even to the door to go back outside. I think I have a hairy little shadow!
 
 
My friend Giovanni (I call him Gio because Giovanni is a HUGE name for a little dog) lives down the street and I like to visit him and his doggy sister Lala when I go for walks. Gio is a Shih Tzu, a boy and adopted just like me! His big sister ... the human one... had to get married today so Gio came to visit me and Mommy. We explored the front yard first.
Then Gio sniffed the driveway gate …
and I found a tree in my driveway! But when I looked for Gio I couldn't find him anywhere.
Then I realized my red and green bush usually doesn't have hairy legs!
When he finally finished sniffing my red and green bush we went to explore the rest of the yard together.
We sniffed where a tree used to live …
then we sniffed each other and the new grass. Mmmmm. New grass smells GOOD!
Apparently Gio is all sniffed out and ready for a nap. I guess it's time to head inside.