Did Mommy and Daddy forget about blogging for THREE months?!
Thank all of you who wrote and checked in on Preston and family. Preston is doing very well, so are Mommy, Daddy and Nolan.
Back in February, Mommy, Daddy and Nolan took a trip to Taiwan. It is always hard to leave for a trip without Preston. The look on Preston’s face when he sees all the luggages lined up by the front door makes it even harder to say good-bye.
After Mommy and Daddy got back from their trip, they immediately dove into a big project that has been keeping them very busy. What is this big project?
Yes, they bought a piece of land and are going to build a new house that will be Preston’s new home!
Building a house is such a challenge but at the same time, exciting project. Hopefully, by this time next year, Preston’s new home will be completed. Mommy and Daddy will be sharing the progress of this home building journey here on Preston’s blog.
Mommy and Daddy might be busy but they didn’t forget to take Preston on new adventures.
Preston is a frequent visitor to the beach in Newport.
In Spring, Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon is a must-go event.
Preston roamed around in the snow at Mary’s Peak summit, the highest point in the Oregon Coast Range.
Nolan is doing very well too.
He is growing up fast and has started school.
Giving Preston a bath is one of Nolan’s favorite things to do!
If you are a long-time follower of Preston’s adventures, you are probably not surprised by this.
Preston moved from California to Massachusetts, then to Texas in the past six years.
Mommy and Daddy like living in Houston, especially after they met some wonderful friends here. They feel very sad about saying good-bye to their friends but are also very excited about their next move. It is hard not too….because this is the State which Mommy, Daddy, Preston and Nolan will call home next week!
Preston used to be the last one to get out of the bed every morning. He stayed under the covers until Mommy had his breakfast ready. Since having the baby brother in her belly, Mommy started to sleep in every day…and sleep way past Preston’s breakfast time. This got Preston worried about his breakfast being forgotten.
For the past few months, Preston has been getting up before Mommy does. Being very sweet and considerate, he doesn’t wake Mommy up. He lets Mommy sleep as long as she needs. He just stares at Mommy’s face until she opens her eyes. As soon as Mommy opens her eyes, Preston showers Mommy with good-morning kisses. He does this EVERY morning and often has to wait for more than half an hour before Mommy finally wakes up.
It wasn’t Preston’s intention to wake Mommy up but sometimes, he got so close to Mommy’s face that his whiskers made Mommy sneeze!
Mommy has a great start of the day every morning! Lucky her!
Awhile back, Mommy and Daddy were contacted by the production company about putting Preston on Animal Planet’s special called “Dogs vs. Cats“. They were thrilled that Preston could show the world how funny and smart he was on TV!
After months of anticipation, the show finally aired on Saturday. It was a very entertaining show and brought good laughs to Mommy and Daddy. In the show, dogs and cats go head-to-head in seven competitions: companionship, athleticism, cuteness, history, cleanliness, intelligence and cost. Preston represented the dogs in both companionship and intelligence competitions.
Here are some behind-the-scence photos during the filming of the intelligence competition.
After a week-long road trip, Preston arrived at his new home in Houston the night before “Dogs vs. Cats” aired. Mommy and Daddy brought a TV with them in the car and scheduled the cable installation on Saturday afternoon in time to catch the 7pm show. There were only a dogbed and a TV in the empty living room but tons of fun and laughter from watching the whole family on TV!
Hope many of you got to watch the show. If you missed it this weekend, a re-run is scheduled on August 7th (sat) 3pm ET/PT.
For those of you who don’t have access to Animal Planet, here is a brief summary.
In the Companionship competition, Preston was asked to choose between Mommy and 30 pounds of Bacon.
“Sorry, Mommy! 30lbs of bacon is once in a lifetime opportunity that no doggie can pass up…”
The winner in this competition went to Golden, the cat who chose his mommy over 30lbs of tuna. (but in Preston’s heart, he was the biggest winner that day. mmm…bacon…yum)
Later in the show, Preston faced a tough opponent in the intelligence category. He was going against Vegas show cats!
Mommy and Daddy were impressed by what those professional show cats could do but they had confidence in Preston.
Congrats! Preston won it for the dogs in the intelligence category! Mommy and Daddy were so proud!
Hope you enjoy the show!
Update: Clips of the show “Dogs vs. Cats”- Companionship and Intelligence
Preston’s new adventure will make anyone who likes to hike envious. This coming week, he is going on a 7-day road trip with Mommy and Daddy to Maine and Canada. There will be a lot of hiking involved. Everybody’s gotta pack their hiking boots.
First destination- Acadia National Park, Maine.
It is a beautiful day to visit the park.
Preston got to explore the ocean and lake and hike a rocky trail and a board walk.
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