Yes, it is true. If you have seen my earlier post this week you know about the much anticipated arrival of Andy the Armadillo. Andy came to me from Patti in Virginia but I think his roots and ancestry may be more from the Georgia area. His mama, Lenore, blogs over here at Lenore’s Thoughts Exactly and she was gracious enough to share him with me. He has already proved to be a wonderful house guest and has settled right in with us.
Chris and I have been preparing for our anniversary extravaganza. 30 years is nothing to sneeze at and my sweetheart wants to celebrate with a huge trip so I was excited to be able to include our newest family member in our plans. Then the sad news came …..Andy is on the No Fly list as he is an Undocumented Armadillo. It seems that there is some sketchy history with Andy that is better left unwritten (I am sure his mama did not know any of the sordid details–)
So unfortunately Andy is going to have to stay home with Buddy and Holly and keep them entertained. He was a little disappointed (though his expression does not show that!!!) and I promised him that I would take his likeness with me and photograph him in a bunch of wonderful places to share with you guys upon our return. That seemed to appease him and quite honestly I do not think that he was looking forward to being sequestered in a backpack for extended periods of time. So we will be packing the Flat Andy version to accompany us on our adventures.
Trust me—Andy is not missing out on much here. Already he has attended a BBQ with friends including corn bugs by the zillions, church, gone to our favorite local restaurant and accompanied me to the library and did a little bird watching while I worked on stuff. He is going to get quite an education even if it is Iowa based!!! :-) Enjoy the slideshow and let me know what you think!