"When faced with a challenge, look for a way, not a way out." -- David Weatherford
Since we might not be able to post for awhile.....ya know Ike is coming to visit Houston....the Mommy has decided to do a quick post to tell you that we have a Winner for my Guess Who Belongs To Who? contest. The winner is LORENZA!!! She is, of course, our favorite little friend that lives in Mexico. I tried to pick a really cute picture of Lorenza in one of her custom made dresses but the Mommy said she loves this picture best of all because of her lovely smile. She kinda looks like my best friend ROXIE, and the Mommy wishes she was here with us right now so I could have some company while Ike is here. I got the Mommy, so I gots all I need. The answers were:
POO POO BELONGS TO JB
WITTY KITTY BELONGS TO ONE OF THE PACK.
SHELBY BELONGS TO PEANUT & FLASH
BLOSSOM BELONGS TO VELCRO
MING LE BELONGS TO MACK
LINUS BELONGS TO MR T-BONE BEASLEY
BOB BELONGS TO RUSTY
GUNNAR BELONGS TO LADY KAOS
We would like to thank all my doggie friends for letting me use their kitty cat brothers and sisters for my post. As soon as I can I want to show you some pictures of my kitty cat friends. I will be sending Lorenza her prize next weekend.
Now for Ike. He is coming to town and we are not very happy about it. He is very nasty and is messing things up in Galveston right now and we are only about 60 miles from there. The Mommy & I are gonna "shelter in place". My Aunt Pam wanted the Mommy to come to her house in Spring but the Mommy wants to stay home. This morning the Mommy and are bestest neighbor, Roland & his wife, helped the Mommy move everything from outside into the garage and she moved the car in there too. Then he helped the Mommy to move the guest bedroom's twin mattress into the hallway where there are no windows. I have been standing guard in front of the patio window (this is an old picture), most of the day. The Mommy says I can't stay on my chair when the wind starts blowing. The sun is shining and it's not even windy yet....so how come it's gonna turn into a horrible night & Saturday. Me and the Mommy remember what happened when Rita came visiting 3 years ago and they say Ike is gonna be much worse....I hope not but me and the Mommy have each other and we did go through this once before but then there was the Mommy and 5 doggies sharing that one twin mattress.
Three years ago, when Rita came visiting, this is how I looked. When the A/C got knocked out it was very hot but this time I gots my simmer haircut and maybe it won't be so bad. You know hurricane Katrina, just before Rita, is what got the Mommy involved in fostering, before that she transported dogs only. The Houston SPCA contacted DROH after Katrina and we got all the dachshunds rescued from New Orleans. All of the Vet clinics we use were boarding the ones we didn't have fosters for and they wanted to close. DROH asked everybody who had adopted from them to foster a dog until Rita was over. The rest is history. The Mommy took BECKETT in and since there was still some left took KELSO in too. Now PICTURE THIS.....The Mommy and 5 dogs on one twin mattress....what a picture that would have made. The only dog that slept that night was Beckett, but then I guess he figured he made it for 2 weeks locked in an attic in New Orleans so he could survive anything. Kelso got adopted right after the storm but Beckett stayed with us until Christmas Eve. She cried when she dropped him off with his new forever parents, because he looked just like her Samantha. The Mommy is gonna call & see how he is doing later today.
Just to show you that we haven't lost our humor, the Mommy is gonna share a hurricane story with you from when she was a little, almost a teenager, girl but still a big fearless "HA" tomboy. In 1961, the big one, at that time, HURRICANE CARLA came to Houston. The Mommy was just 12 years old with flaming red hair and strong, so because she was so fearless "HA HA", she was sent down the street to her grandmother's house to get the BIG rooster. Her grandma's house had gas that hadn't gone out so all the families were cooking everything that had thawed out over there. What happened is just what they deserved for sending a child to pick up a BIG rooster with a BIG roast in it. The wind was blowing and there were tree limbs falling everywhere and the big fearless tomboy "HA" fell and out tumbled the roast...plop...into a puddle. The Mommy was terrified and crying, after all she was just a child. She was afraid she would be in trouble if she told her Mommy what she did............sooooo.......she picked the roast up, dusted it off and put it back in the rooster. She never told anybody but her sister Pam and neither of them ate any roast that night. The Mommy said she is not SORRY, because they should not have sent a child to do a grown person's job!!!
We are gonna have to go now. They say it should start getting bad maybe as early as 3 pm so the Mommy is gonna shut the computer down and take a little nap since tonight I'm sure we won't sleep much. Wish us luck & pray for us.
Love, kisses and (((huggies))) to all.....Mona & the Mommy too!!