Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Our New President, Torn Toenail and Mom's Debut

I was fast asleep around 11PM last night when I heard mom SCREAM. I nearly jumped out of my skin. I ran to Mom and she was jumping up and down and then she started to cry. I thought she had lost her mind but then I heard the TV announce that Barack Obama had won the Presidential Election! I was so happy because the old geezer guy was scary and his side-kick even scarier (not to mention I was horrified that she hunts polar bears from helicopters!). I then sat on Mom's lap listening to his amazing acceptance speech. And just when we thought it couldn't get any better or more historical, Mr. Obama told his beautiful girls that they were such good kids that they would be getting a puppy in their new, big white house!! Hurrah!

Congratulations Obama Family.
Congratulations America for not messing up this time!

Mom felt very left out yesterday. She would have so loved to have voted for Obama but because she only has a green card and is not able to apply for citizenship for another 2 years, she is precluded from voting. She came home feeling sad and said to Dad, "I have to have my say. Please get the video camera." So Dad set up the camera and filmed Mom talk for 2 minutes about how she felt and what it was like to vote in South Africa in 1994 in the first Democratic election. She was in her pajamas and had no make up on. She didn't even rehearse. She just spoke. She then uploaded the movie to which is owned by CNN. Not thirty minutes later, our phone rang. Mom joked with Dad, "oh, that's probably CNN!"

And guess what! It was!! They said they liked what Mom had to say in her video and asked to use it on and television. Mom nearly fainted. For the rest of the night all Dad and I heard was Mom moaning about her lack of script/make up/wardrobe etc....boring! Click on Mom to see the video or click here.

Finally, can I talk about myself? I was running in the dog park 2 days ago and tore my toe nail. Yup, split it in two but not enough to pull it off. So this morning Mom shlepped me to the vet and she cut it off at the split and put a silly green bandage on it. Do I look silly?

Anyway, at least I only have to wear it for one day and take a few anti-biotics. I'll be ok.



Gus said...

Hey Axel! Love the cute green foot. And love your mom for coming forwrd to share her experience and help people understand how important it is to vote


Anonymous said...

Hello, my love! This is Gracie! We miss you very much. I, too, was excited that our country voted for hope instead of fear. Almost as excited as I was to see you back! You've been missed, dear friend!

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Eric said...

Hi Axel. EEEEEEeeeeKkk.Painful. Poor you. But your Mom. Yeah!!!! Fantastic, way to go!!!! Peace man.

Wags, Eric x

Pacco de Mongrel said...

ur mum is a superMOM..

we are also so happy that obama won!!

Jackson said...

Hey Axel, hope your toenail heals up. I had to have one removed once and it wasn't pretty!
Congrat to your mum on her pawsome video! Here in the UK we were delighted that the right man for the job won! J x

Eric said...

Thanks Axel for your comment, we are very grateful, what a pal! We will pee mail your Mom later this week.

Hope you are having a great weekend. Wiry wags, Eric x

Agatha and Archie said...

YIPPEE for us and for your MOM!! WE are on our way to go and see the video!! And although the green is quite a nice color THAT HAD TO HURT!! Love and kisses A+A

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Axel...we love your mom's video...couldn't believe CNN called her...ya shoulda picked up the phone, Ax!!!

I've done that whole toenail thing too many times to bleeds, it hurts, the bandage is too tight, and you have to be careful and keep it trimmed well or IT WILL DO IT AGAIN!

It usual happens when the ground has one of the first hard freezes of the year...that's what the vettie told us last year, anyway...

Love ya Axel, Sweetie!


Bacon and Tuesday Jones said...

Hi Axel
We were doing some surfing online and found your cute photo on google images. We havent used a blog before but we really liked what you had to say so we thought we would say hello. Our mum and dad didnt get to vote either but that is because they live in Australia. However they are big fans of Barack Obama too. We are very pleased he is a dog lover as this is an important quality in a president.
Bacon & Tuesday

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Green is becoming on you! Hope your toe better soon.
Congrats to you Mom's video. Some people here take it for granted.
With wagging tail,