November 20, 2009



"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened."
MONA!!!!! Where have you run off too?

Hi friends,

I guess this post will just be from me tonight, me being the Mommy. Mona is in hiding. Why you ask? Tomorrow is the big once a year physical for Miss Mona. She does not like the V word, so she is not to be found. She is a very healthy, if slightly overweight, daschsie, not like her Mommy, and has never had any kind of medical problem....Bless you Lord! She seems to think, if she hides, she won't have to go. I guess I'll just cancel our plans to go on another dachsie play date tomorrow after the doctor.

What?? Mommy!! Did you say dachsie play date? Do I get to see Bradley? Do you get love on George? How many boy doglets? How many girl doglets? Will our honorary daschsie, Puff Daddy be there? I am!!!

Well, my goodness. Problem solved. This little yearly routine made me think of something I read once so I thought we'd share.

If I didn't have a dog or cat......

I could walk around the yard barefoot in safety. My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.

All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture & cars would be free of hair. When the doorbell rings, it wouldn't sound like a kennel.

When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading through fuzzy bodies who beat me there.

I could sit on the couch and my bed the way I wanted, without taking into consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get comfortable.

I would have money, & no guilt to go on a real vacation.

I would not be on a first-name basis with numerous veterinarians, as I put their yet unborn grand kids through college.

The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, & leave him/her/it ALONE.

My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or barriers.

My house would not look like a day care center, with toys everywhere.

My pockets would not contain things like poop bags, treats and an extra leash.

I would no longer have to spell the words B-A-L-L, F-R-I-S-B-E-E, W-A-L-K, T-R-E-A-T,

I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside.

I would not look strangely at people who think having ONE dog/cat ties them down too much.

I'd look forward to spring and the rainy season instead of dreading 'mud' season.

I would not have to answer the question 'Why do you have so many animals?' from people who will never have the joy in their lives of knowing they are loved unconditionally by someone as close to an angel as they will ever get.

How EMPTY my life would be!!!

Sound familiar!! and so true.

As Mona would say..........Love, kisses and {{{huggies}}} to all......the Mommy.


Frankie Furter said...

Remember to keep your tail tucked when you get to the V E T. You know what they do if the get hold of your tail...
Butt then after that ordeal.. you get to have a play date. Oh, I wish I could go to that one.
Mona, are you going to post your ADOPTION STORY for Thanksgiving Day?? I hope so. I would love to read about how you were adopted and how it changed your life and your mom's life too. Several of us are going to do this project. It will be fun to read everyone's stories. Hope you will post yours.

The OP Pack said...

Hi Mona, we hope you have a very good report from the vet and that the visit passes very quickly. Then you can go have lots of fun with all your furiends. Enjoy your day.

And your Mom's story is so very true - everone needs to have a pet.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Twinkietinydog said...

Ha, ha, ha. I've heard my mom say she's thinking about using sawdust on the tile floor. That's mainly because my sister Frankie's still a pup, but there's a lot of us too...lots of shedding etc.
Go to the vet. I don't like it either, but as I tell people in my book, always listen to your parents and your doctors! Twink!

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Heehee! You should go check out my bloggie where Mom is explaining why TaiChi wears diapers (it's an old dog-carpet in the motorhome combination). Mom and Dad also readily admit that they bought The House With Wheels so they could actually go on vacation and not feel guilty about leaving "the kids" behind!

Hope the V-E-T thing goes well!

*kissey face*

chicamom85 said...

I just went to the Vet Lady and I suggest you grab all the food and water you can carry and find a safe hiding place. Lay low for a few days. I love the poem, Mommy loves it too.

licks and sniffs Sasha

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

What a great great post sweet friends!!!!
We hate going to the Vet too sweet Mona!!!!
We try to hide ourselves each time we hear Vet word!!!!
So baby....we hope you have a very good report from the vet and that the visit passes very quickly!!!!! Then you could have a wonderful day with your friends!!!!!
And we love your Mom's story!!!!
Our humans need to have they could have a really best friend!!!!
Hope to meet you very very soon!!!!
when is the best period for visiting Texas????
Mommy is dreaming your big steacks!!!!
And us too!!!!!!
HAve a wonderful weekend...we miss you a lot Mona and Mommy!!!!WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUUU!!!!
Tons of love and kisses

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

It's nothing!

I worked the waiting room...then worked my tekhk and my vet!

I hope all went well!

PeeEssWoo: The transport was to have originated in Paragould AR but those two gals ended up flying to safety! Mom is still going to help get handsome Bandit to his better life on Sunday!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mommy!
I hope everything went well at the Vet!
If my mom didn't have me... her life would be very sad!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Mango said...

Wise words indeed.

Good luck at the vet, Mona. Make sure you get lots of treats.


Anonymous said...

Hope the vet visit went well!!

I love that poem. I can't imagine my life without my babies!! I feel that I need them in my life to function!

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