We got a signed (Paw Printed) photo from Barney, Miss Beazley, & Willie (the cat) today! It also included a lovely note from Barney, mentioning our Valentines Cards and our care package. It had a few things that I love (like my Nylabones). We tried to keep within the rules of what to send to the White House so they would actually get to them. You know 4 legged kind have security detail too! Gotta be safe (no food, no flowers)!
Still no mention of arranging a date or time for us to come visit them. Maybe they are waiting to invite us after we tell them when we will be coming? From our packed driving schedule, it looks like April 12- 14th we will be in Washington, DC. If that does not work out for them, we will be in Texas from April 2-4th, we could swing by the ranch! Either way, we'd love to see them both.
Valentine's Day has come and gone and still no word from Barney, Miss Beazley or anyone else at the White House. We're currently working on finalizing the details of our trip back East so if anyone wants to meet us along the way, you'll be able to see what city we're in on what day. Not much else is going on other than that right now.
While the piece on me got bumped from the Situation Room last night,
this morning on Good Morning America the First Lady, Laura Bush, appeared and commented on my request for a date with Barney. She mentioned they haven't seen anything other than http://mydatewithbarney.com and that Barney has been checking his mail.
I'm is currently preparing my Valentine for Barney. I'll be appearing on Seattle's local TV station KOMO this afternoon around 4:20, perhaps I'll be able to show it off then.
I appeared last night KOMO and on CNN today among other local affiliates that have picked up the story. Hopefully I'll hear something from Barney sometime soon.
Thank you for all the continued wishes of luck and date offers. We truly appreciate everything you all have said and Boone and I are doing our best to respond to every email we get.
February 1st, 2007 update
Tonight, Kenzie will likely appear on CNN's situation room around 4:50 PM PST. They did a phone interview with her dad and got a comment or two from her.
They plan on having a response from the White House also, let's hope it's better than the one that Good Morning America got.
Thanks to everyone for the kinds words and wishes of luck!
January 30th, 2007 update
Video to play on Good Morning America
Writing to let you all know that Good Morning America has contacted us and plans on playing the video tomorrow between 7:45 and 8 AM. Perhaps while they're at it, they'll call up the White House and see if Barney has seen the video yet. One can only hope so by now!
Can't wait to see what they say about the video.
January 29th, 2007 update
Thank you for all the wonderful comments, emails, pictures and offers for dates! Keep them coming!
Sadly I've heard nothing so far from Barney. I think I'm getting closer to knowing someone, who knows someone, who knows him. I'm wondering if he's seen my video to him yet. It's like waiting for the guy to call you back after your first date, will he ever call you to ask for another date? I hope he has the paws to write to me after all.
I have some fun news, my brother Boone and I are working on our travel plans for April. We're trying to visit all the cities on our way to D.C. We're working on putting together a page this week detailing our journey across the US. I'm looking forward to meeting some of your fine studs out there. For you ladies, maybe I can introduce you to some of the men that contacted me, especially if they live near you. :)
So far some of the cities that we will be visiting are Flagstaff, Dallas, New Orleans, Miami & Orlando, Richmond, DC, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Buffalo/Toronto, Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Mt. Rushmore, back to Seattle.
There are a few other cities we obviously will be hitting between all those places, but at the moment those are the highlights.
If we are visiting a place near you, maybe we can meet at a dog park or a coffee shop (outdoor seating). Please feel free to E-mail me, so we can add your name to the "Must See" on our travels!
Hey everyone, I wanted to let you all know about the progress that's been made towards getting a date with Barney on my trip in April. Fox News contacted me and asked to feature the video on their Fox and Friends segment tomorrow morning (1/26) at 6:21 AM EST. I hope they encourage Barney to get ahold of me if they're watching!
In other news, I've been contacted by someone that says they may be able to get Barney's groomer to watch the video, and another saying that they know Jeb Bush and may be able to get him to see the video. Let's hope they watch it, like it and forward it on to my dear, dear Barney.
Thanks everyone for the support, I appreciate it so much and hopefully it all pays off.
Jan. 23, 2007 My Date with Barney
I've loved Barney since I was a puppy, and now that I'm a little older, I think it's time I get a date with him. I'll be driving back to Washington, D.C. in April 2007 with hopes of meeting my hearth throb.
I have tried to Call him, Email him and ask others if they knew someone who knows someone that knows Barney. So far, no luck.