Thursday, November 29, 2007

Leaving me AGAIN!

Sorry I have been away for so long. It's been a crazy week. As you recall, mom and dad left to go visit mom's family last Wednesday.

First, they had to drive through icy roads, and got stuck on I-80 about 25 miles west of Des Moines and were just parked there. They finally got off the interstate and went south to Highway 34 and took that east to Burlington. What should have been a 5 1/2 hour trip, turned into 8 1/2 hours.

Second, dad's dad passed away on Thanksgiving morning. He had been very ill for a long time, so it was not unexpected. He had a long and wonderful life, a loving wife, and 10 wonderful children (dad was number 8) and he is now in a much better place, with no more pain.

In addition to that, dad's mom got her car stolen that Monday, but then returned this Wednesday, luckily. She's not use to the way big cities work since she is from a very small farm town, so thought it was ok to leave her car unlocked with the keys in it while visiting one of dad's sisters here in Omaha. Needless to say, she has learned her lesson.

Mom and dad's 3rd anniversary was the day of the funeral. Mom was not going to remind dad, considering he had a bit more on his mind. But, he ended up remembering anyway, and they did get to go to dinner that evening to celebrate.

Finally, the night before the funeral (Monday evening) Samuel and I were playing with the monkey stuffie, and were playing tug-o-war. Mom was egging us on, when one of the legs came off. Well, Sam, the dork, started chewing on the leg, and when mom tried to take it away from him, he ran out the doggie door, and then when mom went outside to chase him to take it away, he ran away from her and swallowed the foot long stuffie leg!

At this point, she started freaking out, cuz all she could think about, was Kelsey, and his clogged tummy ordeal. Mom got out the peroxide, and made Samuel drink about a cup. He eventually did the horka, and up came his dinner. Mom waited some more, thinking, if the food came out, which went in first, and the stuffie leg, which went in second, did not come out, he might be in trouble! After about 20 minutes, mom figured the stuffie leg was not going to come back up, so hooked him up with the leash, and went outside to put him in the car to take him to the emergency vet. He stopped to horka on the front deck. No stuffie leg. Then they went down the steps to get in the car, and Sam did the horka again on the driveway, and guess what!?!? Up came the stuffie leg!!! Mom was VERY happy that she wasn't going to have to spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, to have the stuffie removed from Samuel's tummy. He's 9, you'd think he'd be over that sort of puppish stuff!

And dad wonders why mom drinks the adult grape juice. *Sigh*

Well, for more bad news, mom is going out of town again, and leaving all of us home, including dad! She is going to Kansas City with Kelsey's mom to see a KC Chiefs game. They are going down on Saturday (driving through an ice storm that is suppose to hit the area) to spend a couple hours at a spa, then doing some shopping at the plaza, and then dinner with more adult grape juice. Then, Sunday they will go early to the stadium to tailgate, (which means eating and drinking adult more beverages) and then come home after the game. They are both quite excited about their weekend! Well, minus the nasty weather they are suppose to get on Saturday morning, which mom will be driving through. (good thing she has plenty of experience with this sort of thing)

I have a lot to catch up on. So it will probably be a while before I can do so. But, just to make you all happy, here is a picture of my most beautimus face. (an oldie but a goodie)

(waiting for things to get back to "normal")


Tucker said...

Lots of hard things happening in your family! We're sorry to hear about them!

Hope your Mom's trip is safe! And she comes back and sews the monkey's leg back on. She should, since she's responsible for getting it torn off!

Summit the Super Mal said...

Wow HBBB! Woo and the crew have had a crazy week and a half!! I'm sorry about the monkey, I know it was a favorite at your house. Samuel is one crazy guy and must have been listening to all the news about the ritual of eating monkey meat! It's getting everyone in trouble these days! We are glad that your Dad managed to remember the anniversary even with everything going on. He must be a great guy to be able to walk all you AND think about your Mom.
My bi-peds went down to Kansas City for a football game a while ago but they were wearing green and yellow and talking about "packers". I thought they were going to bring back some big boxes loaded with dog treats but they didn't. I thought it was a little strange that Dad was driving in the morning when they left but Mom was driving when they came back. He had the next day off and slept, took Advil and then slept some more. Mom said something about him and bud-lights. Maybe she means bug-lights but it's too cold for bugs now...I don't know.
Give a woo to Kelsey's mom for me! my hu-mom has seen what your hu-mom is going to do and she wants to go. I don't think that would be a good idea, the three of them AND the grape juice?? I'm gonna lay on her so she can't go.
Be good to your Dad this weekend, he needs to have a little break from all the goings on lately. I hope your hu-mom has a good time and travels safe.
And no more monkey meat for any of pup likes to have to horka THAT much!!
Woos to you all...

Turbo the Sibe said...

Sorry about all the bad stuff that's been happening.

But I know your humans are happy that you & the others have been able to distract them.

The Brat Pack said...

We're sorry about all the bad stuff. :( Glad your Mom's car came back though.

There's been a lot of adult grape juice around here lately too.

Bama said...

Wooo HBBB,
We sure hope your pack gets back to normal soon, sounds like you've really had your paws full!
Please give your daddy a kiss from all of us, we're so sorry to hear about his loss, (& SO impressed he still remembered the anniversary!)
Tell your mama to drive safe & have fun at the game, but not to drink TOO much grape juice.
Last but not least, thanks for your kind words & well wishes for our BoogieBoy. It's not all straightened out yet, but things are looking up....check our latest post for an update.
Bama & the RHP

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh such sad news Holly Boo Boo!

Please give your pawrents extra love and hugs from us in Scotland.

No worries about not posting for a bit, we are always here for you.

Tell Samuel to take it easy on the foot long stuffie stuff, hey, I mean, there is comfort eating and there is foot long stuffie scoffing.....come on Samuel!

Now you go give your Pawrents some real Holly Booooo boooo love and licks and some Scottish healing licks from me, take care, now Holly.

Love you lots and lots, Marvin xxxxxxxx

pee ess, love and much light from Jeannie, so sorry to hear about your bad times, we have been through them to, but remember.....

the words of the song which are printed on our blog.....

"It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow, Tomorrow is a Lovely Day"

......take care, sweet ones.

Jeannie and Marvin xxxxxx

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Ahhhhh - Hbbb and Pack -

My hu-mom and I send our sympathies and khondolences -

Sorry for your losses -

WOW - your poor hu-parents had quite the trip - the same thing happened to my hu-mom back in the 1985 or 1986 - she went to Schleswig IOWAY for a wedding on Thanksgiving Weekend - wow - it snowed - LOTS - and khoming bakhk 'east', I-80 was quite the trip around Des Moines - once they got to Grinnell, they had to get off bekhause they khlosed the road - she spent the night in the Grinnell Khommunity Building - SO she knows your hu-folks pain!

NOW TO YOUR PAIN, next time you get abandoned, just khome stay wiff me! We've got plenty of room - even fur a large MalGalPal!

Woos and Wags,


cyber-sibes said...

Woooo Hbbb,

woo, but you guys have a lot going on at your house!!! Our sympathies about all the losses, even though bipeds live a long, long time, saying goodbye always feels like it's too soon. Poor monkey leg, lets hope it gets sewed back where it belongs and has no more adventures down the hatch, so to speak. SAAAAAMMMMM!!!! STOOOOOP IT!!!!! You're gonna get in a lot of trouble if you insist on eating monkey legs!!!

wooos & a-rooos,
Star & Jack

Lorenza said...

We are so sorry to hear about your dad'd dad. Please give him extra kisses and hugs from us.
Glad the car came back! How was it??
Tell you mom we wish her a fun and safe trip.
Have a good night

Kapp pack said...

So sorry to here about your Dad's dad. Sibe vibes that your mom and Kelsey's mom have a safe trip to the game....even if it's not a Steelers

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Yikes buddy ! What an eventful time you have had lately !

Big hugs to your dad - and I am glad that Sam horka'd up the stuffy - that could have been a disaster !

Take it easy buddy.


The Army of Four said...

Hollybollyboo: I"m so sorry about your dad's dad! Please hug your dad for me!
And SAMUEL! I'm so glad he's OK. It's good your mom knew how to make him horka!
I hope your mom stays safe. The storm (with a small "s") is supposed to be very bad!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Aww Holly, we are sorry to hear about your dad's dad. We are sending some powerful prayers to you all. We hope your mom is safe on her trip!

Amici said...

We're sorry to hear about all those difficult times happening in your family. Gosh...when it rains it pours! We hope your human dad is doing okay (as best as he can) and we're glad the stolen car was returned.

We're glad your human was smart enough to give you something to throw up that stuffie. Kana swallowed a squeaker from a stuffie in the spring and thankfully the vet was able to take it out and Kana has recovered.

we hope this weekend is a bit more "normal" and that you and your family are dealing with things okay.


Arwen said...

Hey Holly,

So sorry to hear about your Dad's dad. Our sympathies to you and yours.

Glad to hear Sam is okay! Sounds like he went all zoo-brain when he
ate the monkey leg.

Be safe on the road.


The Daily Echo said...

We're so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. But you're right...he's not in pain anymore. Tell Sam I've done the Peroxide cocktail a few times now. It's not very much fun! I always try to barf where Mom doesn't want me to, to get her back.

The Husky in the Window said...

Oh Holly, give your mom and dad lots of hugs and kisses. They need them. We are sending good husky vibes. We want them to have a safe trip and get back home.
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Sorry about your dad's dad. We hope he's doing okay with it. My mom said that your dad's mom leaving her keys in the car sounds just like her grandpa. He doesn't believe that anything should be locked and it's even better if your leave the windows down! Ha, ha.

Steve and Kat

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh dear. so sorry to hear so many things happened to your family. I hope things will get back to "normal" for you soon too

~ Girl girl