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Menotripsical; BAR and Beyond - Last Orders Please

June 12th, BAR closes

Whilst quite a few had departed, there was still a goodly gathering in the morning. There was lots of chitter-chatter about blogs and blogging and how much fun had been had. There was only really one thing left to do as a full group though, and that was the friendship ceremony. Then as many last-minute snaps as pawssible...



....Oh my word, how could I have gotten this far through without sharing the Crabby Girls with you??? They were an absolute delight and joined in as much as they could - which was quite a bit really! I loved feeling them on my hands...

You can see and read about the girls' adventure on their page at Sarge's blog... don't forget to click forward on newer posts to capture all their fun at the BAR! Here are some beauty shots...

The other thing I managed was a sneaky-peeky-piccie of Oreo and the flat hill guys, Frankie and Ernie, and their mama Lana - she doesn't like having her face in photos, but I couldn't resist this one!!!

Diana and Oreo had to leave after lunch too...

I had really loved their company and it was a teary farewell!

After clearing the area, I rode with Cecilia and Bryan (Madi's pawrents - Madi posted heaps about the BAR experience, so keep clicking forward on her bloggy) - back to the trailer park to sit with the doods and the Canadians and Dory and Arty and their mum Beth... (who has her very own blog separate from Dory's). It was a lingering kinda afternoon, so the photo became a lingering kinda panorama! (Clicking should biggify it for full effect.)

Then it was time to say the final BAR farewells and travel safes - particularly pertinent for the Canadians... Zaphod decided he might be better at the wheel if they were to get back in one piece...


I had the most amazing time for that first five days in the States and am very much grateful to all who made me feel so welcome and for all coming together for such a fun and meaningful time. Had it not been for the BAR I may never have shifted my bones that way... and it would have been a lack in life!


  1. We love reading your posts about the BAR I know we keep saying that but it brings back such good times. stella rose

  2. We are so glad you made it across the pond for now we do not think of YaYa as a mystery person any longer! You got some great photos!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. Lana is still wearing her OHIO shirt hooray . hurrah · hallelujah · bravo · hot dog · wahoo!
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  4. Yamini/YaYa your close up photos are beautiful. You capture each and every face so well and their expressive eyes. OHHHHH The Crabby Girls close up exquisite just like them.
    I still cannot believe we did this!! AMAZING and a once in a lifetime
    Hugs HiC(ecilia) and B(ryan)-cat

  5. Wonderful photos and memories!!!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  6. I am luffing these stories Aunty Yam AND your pawsome photos
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. Grrrrrrrrr we KNEW we should have put a Bag over Mom's HEAD before we left Pencil Vane E Ah.... How embarrassing.

    BUTT we did have a TRULY AMAZING TIME.. We are Enjoying all the MEMORIES.. it was a grrreat wild Wonderful time... and AGAIN... we want to thank Murphy, Stanley, Arty, Dory, Madi, and Oreo fur having their peeps do all the work to make this come off SLICK AS A WHISTLE... and SO FABULOUS.
    NEXT... we HOPE we will be seeing all you did with Sw. Wm. AKA SUGAR BILL... and Miss Lee...

  8. I am so sorry I was doing my Dad's birthday party out West and missed you all but I'm so glad everyone had a great time and the photos are just marvelous. I'm glad you made the trek here.

  9. it was a wonderful get together for sure

  10. Such beautiful photos, Auntie Yam! That one of Jessie....you might not know that I've had a crush on her since she was just Casey's foster sissy. *sigh...*


    1. Hari OM
      ... and I can understand why! Dare I tell you that she give the BESTEST kissies??!!! Yxx

  11. Lovely photos of all the participants today.

  12. that are the moments I wish Bar would never end.... it was so great that it happened :o)

  13. Hello, I love all the sweet dogs. Great collection of photos, what a fun time you all had. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  14. This is so much fun. Heartwarming. xx Good to make the connections!


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