Saturday, December 10, 2011

Winter Carnival 2011 Final Update

Everything's organized for Winter Carnival Lake at Lake with Petie. #Nipclub catering has all the food arranged. The cabin's been shined up, wood stocked for the fireplace, and all the activities are organized. There's a spreadsheet showing who's involved in which activities if anyone wants to know ahead of time what acitivities they're signed up for if they made it into the official photographs.

Activity Sheet

My apologies to anyone who didn't make it into the photos. I didn't have headshots for everyone who signed up, and some signed up after the photos were made. If you didn't make it in on time, send me your headshot and what activities you want to be in and I'll make photos for you after the weekend is over and email them to you. Email your headshot to pumpkinpuddy at pumpkinpuddy dot com.

So hurry up and start packing. Winter Carnival at Lake with Petie is only a week away! See you there.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Three More Weeks Until #WCLWP

Only three more weeks until Winter Carnival at Lake with Petie and the schedule is set. It’s going to be an exciting weekend. Friday night will be kind of loosey goosey as folks arrive. Everything starts at 6PM Central Time. In fact, all times are Central Time. The wonderful chefs and #Nipclub Catering will have a buffet of yummy stews, soups, breads, desserts and drinks waiting for you. There will also be moonlight horse drawn sleigh rides starting at 8PM. Or you can just relax around the fireplace. There will be a self serve bar where you can fix yourself a hot toddy! The bar will be fully stocked so you can fix whatever you want and will be open 24/7.

Saturday breakfast will be from 7AM to 9AM and will again be buffet style. Not sure what #Nipclub Catering has on the breakfast menu, but I promise it will be fantastic. At 10AM the fun begins. There will be snowball fights, snow and ice sculpting, and skating on the lake until 11:30AM. You’ll have half an hour to get dry and warm up before lunch. We’ll be serving from noon until 1PM. Afternoon fun starts at 2 and goes until 3:30 unless pals want to go longer. We’ll head out into the woods for snow shoeing, cross country skiing, and snowmobiling. Sorry for the compressed schedule, but it does get dark early in the winter!

Dinner will be at 6PM. That should give everyone a chance to rest and relax. After dinner is free time. You can hang around the fireplace, go for another sleigh ride, build a snowman, or whatever strikes your fancy. Unfortunately, the official photographer won’t be available for after dinner activities, but I’m sure some of you will have your own cameras to record all the fun!
Sunday morning breakfast will be the same as Saturday – buffet from 7AM to 9AM. I know most of you will be partied out by then, but all the activities will be available from 10AM to 12PM for those who are interested. The transporter will be available all morning so you can leave whenever you’re ready.

I’m very much looking forward to what I think will be fun and exciting weekend. I hope you’ll all join me for Winter Carnival at Lake with Petie! #WCLWP

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Plans are in the works

Candy & Pumpkin toasting mousemallows
You may think that December 17 is very far away, but it will be here before you know it. There are big plans in the works. #Nipclub has agreed to cater the whole weekend, so you know the food will be amazing. And of course, a selection of noms will be available 24/7 in case you're too busy having fun to make it to meals.

There's a lot of prep work to do, and I really need your headshots as soon as possible. I also need to know if there are any particular acitivities you want to be involved in. Currently, the activities planned are:
cross-country skiing
skating on the lake
snow ball fights
sleigh rides
snow or ice sculpting

Please send your photos and acitivity choices to: pumpkinpuddy @ pumpkinpuddy dot com.

There will be a fire in the fireplace for relaxing and a fully stocked, self-service bar. Of course, we'll also have lots of hot cocoa, mousemallows, nip tea, mulled cider, and coffee for warming up with.

This is going to be a weekend to remember, so don't miss it!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Winter Carnival at lake With Petie #WCLWP

Can't get enough lake with Petie? Wish the summer wasn't over and thinking next summer is too far off? Well, you're not alone. A few of us asked Petie if we could come up for a winter carnival in December and Petie and his folks said yes! I got snow on the brain already and can't wait until our winter carnival at the lake.

We'll arrive by sleigh at the lake on Friday, December 16th and leave Sunday. All meals will be provided and you won't need tents, yurts, or heaters. Petie's folks said we could stay in the house! How pawsome is that! It even has a fireplace.

There will be lots of activities. You can choose from cross-country skiing, skating on the lake, snow ball fights, snow-shoeing, sleigh rides, snow or ice sculpting, or just relax in front of the fireplace sipping toddies. If there's something really special you want to do that I haven't thought of, just let me know!

I need pics of you to make the activity pictures from, so if you plan on attending Winter Carnival at Lake With Petie, send your picture to me at pumpkinpuddy @ pumpkinpuddy dot com. Winter will be here before we know it so get your snow gear ready!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

How Do I Get To Da Lake?

Hi Everbuddy!

Lots of anipals bin asking me how dey gets to da lake so I thought I would update yoo on how to gets der.

Where is it?

Petie's lake house is in Eight Foot Falls, Manitoba, Canada

On Friday nights starting May 27, 2011 all da anipals makes dey way up to da lake.  Yoo can take bus if yoo wants.  It's called da LakeWifPetie Green Bus and it comes right to yoo house to gets yoo.  I dwive it myself since I gots a green bus license.

If yoo would rather takes a plane der, den we has Air Lily which is a vewy nice airline dat @LilyLuWhoT runs.
But if yoo takes da plane yoo gots to get to da airport - da airport is Logan International Anipal Airport and all airport limos dwive der in record time, no matter where yoo lives.

If yoo would rather takes @DuchessCrabtree 's teleportation machine den yoo needs to schedule dat wif her.
Dis machine will takes yoo to da lake in da blink of an eye.

Also, If yoo is gonna dwive yoo should go to MapQuest and puts da addwess in and gets diwections.  When yoo gets to da lake yoo gots to look fur dis sign:

Der yoo go.  Yoo is all set now.

Well, dats it fur now.  Yoo best start packing!

Yoo can always DM me on Twitter, (@FreshOtis) or send me peemail wif any questions.  My peemail addwess is

Friday, May 20, 2011

One Week Till Da Lake!

OMD! I cannot wait to go to da Lake with Petie!!

I just realized it is only one week away!

Petie and his fambly will be going dis weekend and dey gonna gets everthing all ready fur us.  
I is going sumtime dis week to get sum anipal things ready too.
 Check dis bloggy all dis week fur updates!

Is yoo ready??

Friday, April 22, 2011

Prepawrations Fur Lake With Petie 2011

Dat's Right Anipals!  It almost time fur da #LakeWithPetie summer weekends!

As yoo can imagine der is so much to do to prepaw fur da camping up at da lake.  I decided to gets a list togeva to helps yoo all start shopping and packing fur da lake. Petiethecat is so so excited to host deese weekends fur all his dear pals and we thanks him and his fambly so much for inviting us once again.

Da First Weekend at da lake is gonna be Friday, May 27, 2011
So throw yoo leash away, gets yoo bathing suits and polish yoo kayaks!
Here we go!


Camping Equipment Checklist

 Standard Camping Equipment
____ Tent - Standard Tent to fit as many anipals as yoo wants
____ Screen House or SunPuddle Napping Location
____ Camping Table – Fur all da noms we gonna be eatin
____ Folding Chair(s) – unless yoo rather be on da ground catching bugs
____ Cooler – Fur impawtant yummy dwinks
____ Sleeping Bag – Fur cuddling wif yoo favorite anipal or furriend
____ Air Mattress or Camping Mat – if yoo gots arthritis in yoo paws
____ Blankies – lots of dem.  It can gets cold at da Lake.
____ Pillows – to put yoo head on or if yoo wants to sleep on it
____ Lantern / Flashlight (extra mantles fur lanterns and bulbs fur flashlights)


____ Camping Axe / Standard Axe / Maul / Sledgehammer & Splitting Wedge (depending on yoo specific needs) – we chops up lots of wood fur da campfire
____ Handsaw – in case it difficult to cut da twee down
____ Multi Purpose Screwdriver or Multi-tool – to be used by anipals wif thumbs
____ Pocket Knife – same as da screwdriver
____ Hammer – fur hammerin stuff
____ Nails – to use wif da hammer
____ Rope & Twine (Good fur making-shift clotheslines) *Avoid da cheap yellow poly rope, it will not hold a knot. – dis impawtant to dwy our clothes and linens

Cooking Equipment

____ Small Propane or Charcoal BBQ - but we cooks mostly on da campfire
____ Propane or Liquid Gas Stove / Cooking Grill / Grate (for campfire cooking)
____ Propane Cylinders, Liquid Gas or Charcoal
____ Pots & Pans - fur cooking or if da kittehs wants to makes noise
____ Utensils
____ Can Opener - to be used by anipals wif thumbs
____ Coffee Pot - fur da NipCoffee
____ Cutting Board
____ Kitchen Knife

Food & Water

____ Condiments: BBQ Sauce / Ketchup / Mustard / Mayo
____ Butter
____ Cooking Oil
____ Cereal
____ Bread
____ Packaged Bagels
____ Packaged Cold Cuts / Cheese
____ Beef, Chickin, Pork, Fish and lots and lots of Toona
____ Eggs
____ Bacon – lots and lots of it
____ Sausage – lots and lots of it
____ Pancake Mix
____ Canned Goods
____ Fruit
____ Water – it impawtant to dwink and not gets dehydrated
____ Milk – fur da kittehs
____ Soda / Juice / Other Dwinks
____ NipCoffee / NipTea / NipHot Chocolate
____ Chips / Pretzels / Popcorn
____ Snack Bars / Dried Fruit
____ Mousemallows and Graham Crackers to makes da S’mores

Purrsonal Hygeine / Toiletries

____ Litter Boxes and Litter
____ Napkins
____ Paper Towels
____ Biodegradable Camping Soap (can be used for washing pots, pans, dishes, and washing yoo fur)
____ Sponge
____ Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Clothing / Shoes / Linen

____ Sunglasses – dis vewy impawtant to keeps yoo eye purrtected
____ Shorts – it can be hot at da lake so yoo might want to wear shorts
____ Shirts – if yoo already gots LakeWithPetie T-Shirt, pwease wear it
____ Bathing Suit – fur da ladies bikinis is ok wif me and speedos fur da boys
____ Sweatpants – if yoo legs gets cold afta being in da lake
____ Socks – or Sockington if he wants to come
____ Underwear - optional
____ Sandals – to keeps yoo paws frum getting sand in between yoo toes
____ Sneakers – fur runnin round
____ Boots – sumtimes der is mud
____ Paw and Bathing Towels

____ Emergency Rain Poncho
____ Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
____ Can Opener / Bottle Opener / Cork Screw - fur anipals wif thumbs
____ Paper Plates / Cups or Washable Plates & Cups
____ Tablecloth / Clips
____ Camera / Film
____ Batteries
____ Tarp(s) (good fur placing under tents to reduce moisture and fur make-shift shelters)
____ Sunscreen
____ Bug Spray – if yoo not wants to catch any
____ Lighter / Waterproof Matches
____ Newspaper –fur reading or peeing on
____ Extra Tent Stakes (da cheap plastic stakes work well)
____ "Ziploc" bags (handy to keep small electronics dry and fur storing meat or chickin away from da rest of yoo food in da cooler)
____ Garbage Bags (We clean up afta our LakeWithPetie event so dis impawtant dat yoo take ALL of yoo garbage wif yoo! Carry In - Carry Out!) 

Additional List fur purrsonal items yoo may wants or needs to bwing:

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Dis preliminary list.  We gonna modify it as we gets close to da first #LakeWithPetie weekend.  I takes care of fishing equipment and all activities equipment dat is needed so yoo no gots to bwing anyfing unless yoo gots yoo own special fishing poles or sumtin.

If yoo gots questions, pwease contact @FreshOtis on Twitter or if yoo wants to send me peemail.