November 23, 2008



"Oh yeah, what are you gonna do? Release the dogs? Or the bees? Or the dogs with bees in their mouths, and when they bark they shoot bees at you." -- Homer Simpson

Hi my dear friends,
After my horrible experience at the VET....I don't care what the Mommy was a horrible experience....I had a wonderful day. But the Mommy was a little sad. We took some Italian sausage to some friends of the Mommy's at 10 am....actually the boss who hired her 41 years ago. Annie is 86 years old & has been retired for over 20 years now but they have stayed in touch all these years. Her husband Paul is 88 years old. Annie broke her hip 3 years ago and just has never been the same. Annie and Paul always wanted a daughter but all they ever had was boys, so the Mommy was the daughter they never had. Every Thanksgiving for the last 41 years, they have gotten homemade Italian sausage from the Mommy's family for the holidays and this year was no exception. Paul volunteers at the Food Pantry at Queen of Peace Catholic Church and wasn't gonna be home so he told her to leave the sausage on the porch. The Mommy thought that was kinda strange, since Annie would be home but Paul said, she doesn't get up until after 3pm almost every day now. She doesn't leave the house anymore or do much of anything. This made the Mommy very sad because she was the most feisty, tiny, Italian woman when the Mommy first met her and has loved her as a second Mama, especially after her own Mama died 22 years ago. Paul said maybe if the Mommy knocked on the door real hard she would come to the door. She didn't and the Mommy cried when we got back into the car. I told her not to cry!! but she did anyway.

If you have noticed we have 2 planters in our back yard. Well, this is not one of them. Ours are rotted out and falling apart. This is in Annie and Paul's yard. Paul made it and made ours for the Mommy a long time a ago. Just thought you might like to see something not falling apart!!

Then we went to visit with Aunt Pam and Uncle Sonny since baby Blake and Lane were gonna be there. The Mommy says there is nothing like little mischievous boys to cheer you up.


Lane wasn't being very nice to me. I was sad!! He said he was scared of me, but baby Blake made up for it. I was sitting with the Mommy on one of the recliners and he kept coming over and petting me and then laying his cheek against my face and hugging me. What a sweet little boy!! I wish the Mommy has gotten a picture of that but our camera ran out of memory...maybe I'll get one at Christmas.


This is the my Aunt Pam, the Mommy's sister, with the boy. See the little Italian Chef between the boys? It was Lane's favorite toy when he was little and now it is Blake's favorite too. Both boys know that they must not tear him apart. Maybe at Christmas we can get a video of it too. It sings and shakes it's head and the words go like this:

"when the moon hits the sky, lika biga Pizza pie.......that's AMORE"

And this is my favorite man in the whole entire world. MY UNCLE SONNY!!!
He comes and cleans my house and plays with me and shares his lunch with me.

After that we was supposed to go home but Tina & Chris called and wanted to know if the Mommy wanted to go to YAYA MARY's for dinner. If you know anything about my Mommy you know that she loooooooves YaYa Mary's cause they gots Lamb and I told her she could go because I always get the bones & since it's a shank....that's a lotta bone. So off we went to Porter. I miss my buddy Jody not being there but I'm not gonna ignore Mr Grins, Gordo or Baby Girl, just because he's at the bridge now. They are my friends too!!


The Mommy and I had so such fun gathering up flower pictures from my friends that we have decided we want to have pictures of my friends in snow. Khyra did a post about the new snow she got and I am soooooo jealous. We don't get snow much in my part of Texas and I've never even seen snow before. I'm not gonna beg, like I usually do, but if you'd like to send me a snow picture I would be tickled to death. The Mommy said she wants to do the post around Christmas.

This snow picture is of Ruby, the dachshund. I just wanted to jump in there and bury myself in the snow with her. Actually Ruby is the one who gave the Mommy the idea for a snow post. Ruby said she didn't have any flower pictures but lots of snow. So that little post will be dedicated to her.....of course she needs to send another snow picture so everybody can see her pretty face better,

Well me and the Mommy are long winded, as usual , so the Mommy said we better call it quits for today. She's gonna make some pasta with crumbled up sausage and RAGU for her dinner and I'm gonna go gnaw on my lamb shank. Later!!

Love, kisses & huggies to all...........Mona & the Moomy too!! is a little short video of the boys. Lane said Grandpa wasn't going fast enough.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Mona!
Those boys were having fun in that chair!
Kisses and hugs

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

It sooo looks like woo had khwite the fun time!


I'll take a look thru my pikhs and send woo some - or please feel free to use any woo have already seen!


Lacy said...

w00f's Mona and Mommy, those hoomans kiddies iz shure waited to long to send u me flower all the leaves izz hopes me gits sum snow...but me not guesses me can play, since this iz the 1st winter me has been will c..

b safe,

Andra said...

Hey Mona,
It looks like you had fun time with all your family. We got snow 2 weeks ago, we love it!! We live in Eagar, AZ. It is a really small town about 13 miles from the New Mexico border.
-Luke & Liesel

Ruby said...

Hi Mona & the Mom
I'm sorry your friend is not doing to well. We are sending healing vibes to you & her. I hope you feel them.
I'm glad you survived the vet. I just had my yearly visit 2 weeks ago. I barely survived. (Mom said quit fibbing Ruby)
It looked like you had fun visiting
Uncle Sonny and your nephews.
See you soon.
Love Ruby & her mom
P.S. I will send you another picture.

Raising Addie said...

Snow pictures is a wonderful idea!

I can't wait to see them all.

Thank you soooo very much for the award Mona! You are the BEST!

mini said...

I LOVE snow!

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Sorry to hear about your friend Annie failing health. It's hard when we have to let go in stages of what use to be and may never will be again. Hugs....

Levi's mom

Amber-Mae said...

Oh, the two boys are just sooo sweet!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Anonymous said...

Overall sounds like a wonderful day. So sorry to hear that your friend isnt doing so good, Candle lit and prayers on the way!

Love the pics

Maggie and Mitch said...

We just love that smiling picture of you and your Uncle Sonny, Mona!
Snow pictures are a great idea! We wish it would hurry up and snow at our house!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dana & Elmo said...

wahhhhhhhh Ruby has so much snow! AHHHHH very jealous..

looks chilly.
And fun.

When you DO choose to jump in the snow, don't get sick!

happy said...

Sorry to hear Annie isn't doing so well. Our thoughts and prayers to her.

The two boys are so cute! And so is Ruby in the snow!

Guess we wouldn't be sending you any pictures in snow since we don't have any around here. Sigh...

Joe Stains said...

I am sure Lane will warm up to you! He looks like a great big brother. That snow picture is making me CHILLY!!