The Best Laid Plans.....(and a Skeeter story)
How we imagine things will be and how they actually turn out are often totally different things.
You all know I have been looking forward to my vacation. I imagined a day or two of NOTHING but napping, reading and being lazy. Then getting back to my yoga and exercise and diet routine which slacked off over the past few months. Then some long-put-off house chores. Some shopping. More relaxing. HA HA HA.
The Boss is off today for the holiday and decided to also take vacation Tuesday and Wednesday to work on our deck! the upper part of it had to be replaced. He had put new siding on the house, and re-decking was part of the plan, but I didn't know it would be NOW. So guess what? The dogs couldn't go out the back door, which involved me taking them with a leash around to the yard, OR putting the cats in the apartment and letting them out front. The Boss is NOT in a good mood. I hear him cursing through the doors. Yesterday he was bringing some decking boards into the back yard and stepped into a Scooter dug hole and went down, board whacking his leg! I will leave out the ugly details. Let's just say it's a good thing Scooter wasn't out there when it happened!
Also, the poor mother bird is not in her nest as much as she wants to be because of the commotion, and if I say something (which I did of course) the The Boss says "That bird is the last thing I'm worried about, blah, blah, blah.
I did talk to Daisy yesterday, and complaining to each other helps. She posed this question for the blog: What is the BIGGEST fight you had with your significant other over a pet situation? Ours is Scooter. His staying when he was supposed to be a temporary guest, then all the things he's done since then. :)
By the way, as soon as I'm done here and get ready, I am going TO TOWN for a day of shopping and hopefully some relaxation somewhere! That might have to involve a bar.
The photo above is one Skeeter sent, along with this story: "We went to Atlanta this past weekend to visit our friends. I had my camera with me and snapped a fairly good picture of their dog, Lobo. I have mentioned Lobo on the Blog before. He is the Sheppard/Lab mix that loves to play ball and greets the Saint at the bottom of the stairs each morning because he knows that the Saint will play ball with him before he has had his coffee when the rest of us just kind of push Lobo away until the java kicks in. The Saint went to bed before I did and when I topped the stairs, I saw Lobo laying beside the bed on the floor right by the Saint! I reached down and rub Lobo and asked him if he was planning on getting out of our room so I could shut the door and he just kind of gave me that 'leave me and my buddy alone' look! I went to the bathroom to wash the daily grim off my face and then returned to find Lobo had been retrieved into the bedroom with his mommy and daddy. Heck, what is one more animal to sleep with, right? On the last three trips away from our house, we have slept with other peoples animals! Good thing we all love cats and dogs! We found out that the Sheppard in him is not German Sheppard as we had assumed but Belgian Sheppard. I don't know much about that bred but assume they must have some curly hair because Lobo has a bit of a wave on his back bone around his neck area. We will have to research them on the Internet for a good picture of Belgian Sheppard to confirm our suspicions.... ain't Lobo and beautiful doggie?"
Yes, Lobo is a beautiful doggie. I had to laugh at the sleeping with other animals bit. When Scooter and I visited Laura and Freeway in Nashville for the weekend (she was Scooter's first Mommy)Scooter would go right into her room at night and take Freeway's dog bed. Freeway would come into the spare room and sleep with me! And when Sis visits here, the dogs sleep with her.
Jennifer, your pics up next tomorrow!
posted by Sandy at 5/28/2007 07:54:00 AM