Thursday, September 24, 2009

"Tweedles Was Here"

Hi my friends.
Are you ready for me to share with you? Would you like me to share my journey to the sea?
As you can see in the above picture I truely was there- digging in the sand - doing what I like to do best.

As soon as we got to the big ocean, and as soon as the truck doors opened, I raced down the sandy hill to the big sea.
I took a little tumble and went head over heals, but soon I recovered and took off running again.
Just like a streak of lightning. Nothing can stop me- nothing at all.

It wasn't long before mama caught up with me, and we had a little talk. She took a hold of my shoulders and told me not to get so carried away. I needed to be patient- and wait quietly, and not run off like that again!

So, off I went on my search for Puff and Star. I was almost certain, that they would be in the exact same spot as when we said goodbye, in April.
But they were not there.
I came upon Murphy, a Sea Turtle who had just swam up on the shore. "Murphy", I asked,
"Have you seen Star, my friend the Star Fish, and Puff, my friend the Sea Horse?"
Murphy said - "Yes, I know them quite well, but it has been awhile since I have seen them."
I was just crushed. I was sad. What's a Tweedles to do?

As I searched the sandy shores, I decided to fly my new kite. My kite went high into the sky- above the clouds. I could not make my mind stop thinking. The sea was wild and my heart was racing in antisipation. I was not going to give up searching.

I searched the tide pools. I pleaded with the sea.

The waves were being tossed to and fro. It was splendorious to watch, but my heart was capivated by the yearning to search for my friends. I searched and searched .
And then, I thought I heard echos. Did I hear my name?

Again, I heard the echos, and this time I climbed to the top of a rock and looked down. There in a little tide pool right before my eyes, something glistened. "Tweedles, it's me Star". Don't you recognize me?" I did not know what to think. The voice was the same, the shape was the same, but she did not look the same. "Oh Star", I said. "Do you know how VERY much I have missed you? Did you know how worried I was, that I might not find you? I was so worried that I would never see you again."
"Little Tweedles" Star said, you must never give up believing. You must learn to be patient. The big sea world is a very busy place, there is so much happening. I have many duties. Remember I told you I helped to make maps for the sea creatures so they know which way to swim? That is what I have been doing. I point my arm and they swim in the right directions.
"But why is your color blue, Star? You did not used to be blue."
Star told me that sometimes we change how we look, but we really are the same inside. She said not to be afraid of changes. It's all good. Don't worry.
Star and I visited for several hours- we got all caught up on the wonders of the sea. She told me about the big whales and the glow fish that light the pathways of the sea. It was just like old times. Just Star and me.

My search was not over! I still needed to find Puff. Certainly he was somewhere, but where?

"Hey Tweedles, you looking for someone"? I heard a very strange voice coming from the mouth of this old crow. "I thought I heard you mention the word Puff. Well, I know a Puff- looky over yonder"

The sounds of the sea became loud like roaring lions. The wind became wild.
I strained my eyes. The sea had a ribbon of colors trailing through it - like the colors of a rainbow.
The waves became high, and there I saw with my very own eyes- my friend Puff- zipping this way, zipping that way, twirling and splashing. I climbed to the top of the highest rock so Puff could see me. He swam so fast, I thought he would splash all the water from the sea! He came to a halt right by my little feet. "Oh sweet Puff, my forever friend. I missed you soo much. Take me with you Puff- take me with you! Please !
Puff looked at me with those magical eyes, and asked me that special question again- just like he did the last time I saw him. "Do you believe, Tweedles?" "Oh YES, YES, I believe."
Just then- what do you think appeared, but one of my magic bubbles! "Let's take the ride of a life time in one of your magic bubbles- Tweedles- you and me." I could not believe my good fortune for this moment was about to take place. Puff and I crawled inside the bubble. We put our arms around each other and held on tite- as down, down, into the deep sea we went. Oh the wonders we saw! We saw the whales , and we saw the glass balls that the Glow Fish live in to light the bottom of the sea. We saw Angel Fish , Sharks, and Sea Snakes, and Turtles. The colors were magnificent in the sea.
We traveled clear across the sea to other countries. We saw everything that you could imagine.
Our journey seemed like it was over so very fast. I did not want it to end. Have you ever felt that way?

The crescent moon was in the sky and it seemed to be slipping into the sea.

The sun was in the sky, and it also seemed to slip into the blackness of the sea.
Somehow I knew my time with Puff and Star was ending.
The sea had quieted and our bubble came to rest on the sandy shore.
Puff looked at me with those eyes- which looked like they could say a thousand words.
"You must go now Tweedles- don't look back. We will meet again- just keep on believing."
My eyes had pug tears, as I said goodbye.
"Why do good times have to end? Why must I say goodbye.?"
As I walked away, I repeated the words over and over, I believe, I believe.
Soon I felt much better and I ran to moms who were waiting for me. I can't wait to tell them all about my journey. Tomorrow moms and I will fly kites and walk on the shores, and I will remember my forever friends.
Nitey nite everyone


Maxmom said...

Sounds like you had a lot of happy fun, Tweedles. ....mmmm...Bed time stories!? ...I love them.
Lots of licks

Riley, Titan,Boo and Sandy said...

Wow you were a very busy Tweedles...I'm glad you found your friends, have a nice vacation and can't wait to here more stories of your trip, be careful and listen to your mom, no more running off!!!!

agent99 said...

tweedles, that was a wonderful story. I know lots of kids who would love their mommas to read it to them every night - I can't; no oposable thumbs! I think it would be so sad if you did not have your stories published to share. OOOOOOh; no more runaways, you could get hurt!

Manon said...

Your time at sea was and incredible journey Tweedles. My mom and I loved the pictures of you and your mama! All the pictures were so nice!!

love, otis

Sharon Wagner said...

What a magical adventure. And Your Mom took a great picture of you and that turtle!

Salinger The Pug said...

Thank you for the nice bedtime story, Tweedles! We LOVE your stories and feel like we're right there with you!

Mom says to tell your moms that the first picture of you with your name in the sand is TOTALLY frameworthy!!!!

Happy Friday!


Jan Mader said...

What a magical story Tweeds. It truly is worthy of a book for kids. I was captivated...really I was. In fact, I went back and read your story three times! What a journey you had and how many truths there are in your make-believe story.

I believe.

GAIL said...

Wow, what a wonderful adventure. I loved your pictures!

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Very nice stories. The turtle was too cute.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo and Bobo

Mia said...

Oh Tweedles, what an amazing adventure you had!!! It's always so wonderful to read about your adventrues and freinds. Thank you so much for sharing.

We agree with Salainger, that first picture needs to be framed =)

Have a great weekend!!


Rosie said...

WOW Tweedles you have some super cool friends that live in the sea. Floating in a bubble, going across the country - you are the most adventerous pug I know!!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Oh Tweedles!

Mom and I akhtually felt the sand and surf on our toes/paws!

Tank woo fur sharing such special Tweedles Time!

PeeEssWoo: Mom's flashie beastie battery is rechargeable!

TC said...

A beautiful story Tweedles, I can totally relate to the mama talking to you part. The sea? You make it sound good, maybe I will have to investigate again?

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We love your adventures, Tweedles. They are magical and happy and exciting and uplifting all at the same time. We are so happy you found Puff and Star and can't wait for next year to see what new experiences you will have with them.

Woos and happy weekend, the OP Pack

Stubby said...

Hi Tweedles! I felt like I was at the big ocean with you as I read your story. I'm so glad you found your friends at the ocean. I know they missed you as much as you missed them.

I pictured you in your magic bubble with Puff and I could see all the things you saw. The Earth looks so beautiful when you are floating above it in a bubble, doesn't it?

So glad you're back from your adventure safe and sound.

Stubby xoxo

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

So glad you had so much fun and found your cute friends!!!

James Parker said...

Oh Tweedles....what a wonderful story. I wish I and Pokey and TacoBelle could have joined. And you wrote the words so beautifully. You have such hope and joy...bless you. And Pokey was so happy your second cousin twice removed wasn't eaten up as a hot dog at the Labor Day festival :-) on my last blog. Anxious to see more of your enchanting adventures. Your buddies down South.

Hank said...

Tweedles, honey...that is one great story. I'm sorry you were sad tuh say bye to yer friends, but they sound like TRUE friends. They'll be back, honey.

In the meantime, you enjoy yerself with yer moms!

dw said...

Oh thank you for sharing such a great story! I just knew you'd meet up with you friends again! Good friends are like that, no matter what, you have a connection that draws you together! And Tweedles, I believe I saw the same crescent moon that you saw! It was magical!

Ziggy Stardust said...

Tweedles, I am so sorry I missed your last post, but I am all caught up now. What a journey you took me on. I have never seen such places before. Thank you for this wonderful story. You and your Mommies tell the best stories ever in the world! Mommy got a little scared when you ran off from your Mommies, please don't do that. I have never been to the beach or seen star fish, but now thanks to you I have seen that and so much more. I love my Tweedles

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Molly the Airedale said...

You have the best adventures and you tell the best stories, Tweedles!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Unknown said...

looks like fun!

Unknown said...

Tweedles, what a wonderful adventure! It had excitement, suspense, magic and a happy ending, all the things we love when we read your blog.
You have such a gift little one....
your texas piggypals...

Diane said...

Hi Tweedles,
I absolutely loved your story. I was so happy you were able to see Puff & Star. It sounds like you all had a wonderful time, sweet girl.
I am waiting for your next adventure!
Kisses & hugs...Diane

Kelly said...

Oh Tweedles, I am so happy to hear that you found all of your friends at the ocean! I knew you would!

I am so glad you are home safe and sound now!!


Becky said...

When you and your moms write a book, I want a signed 1st edition! You tell the bestest stories ever! We love you so much and thanks for bringing us so much fun and joy!

Scout and Freyja said...

Tweedles, you have captured our momma's heart and that is a BIG chore cuz our momma is a big dog person and you are pint-sized. You may be little but you are so adventurous and inquisitive. We think you got her attention the minute she spied that pink jacket of yours - momma is crazy about pink☺

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

Wow, sounds amazing, even though the ocean is very scary for me!

It's very nice to meet you! I look forward to hearing about more of your adventures!

Archie and Melissa said...

oh tweedles!
what a beautiful day you had with puff and star!
your story not only made my whole day, but my whole week!
you and your moms are very, very special!
i am so glad you all had such a magical vacation!
you are so right! change is good and just believe!

Sandra y Coco Pug said...

A new wonderful adventure by Tweedles! You are always having fun. Mom can't wait to take me to the beach again. It just has been too hot for me here...

Endless Love said...

a beautiful day !!!!!!!!