Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mom Goes on a Tirade

As you can see, I have been very busy having heartfelt conversations with God asking him to please look after my pal Jackson who underwent very serious surgery on Tuesday. So far he is doing pretty good and with continued prayers, he will be home Friday in time for his 9th barkday. All of his pals have been pulling for him and his parents - and we like to think it has made a difference and that Jackson can somehow feel our love and support.

While Jackson was in surgery, I was at the Groomer having my coat stripped cos I was one shaggy puppy! As usual, they did a good job except for the two bald spots on my back. When questioned by Mom, the "stripper" (she had her clothes on) explained she'd "over-pulled" and apologized. So now Mom gives me a bit of a "comb-over" like I'm a bald little man. That is a picture of me (right) after my haircut.

Speaking of bald men, Mom asks Dad every night as they watch NBC coverage of the Olympics (personally I find the Pawlimpics far more exciting - eventhough Mom failed to enter me!!) whether host Bob Costas is wearing a wig. Dad says No. Mom says Yes! What do you think? I have it on good authority that Mom is right on this one!

I find the Olympics a bit of a snore. Besides, I'm boycotting. Call me unforgiving but I will never forgive host China for clubbing 50,000 innocent dogs to death in October 2006. Maybe some have forgotten, I will never forget or forgive no matter what bogus reason they gave at the time - rabies fears etc. They are also the worst environmental polluters and their human rights record is well, how should I put it. Abyssmal. Not to mention their trafficking in children. But hey, it's the Olympics...put on a smile, spend billions on opening ceremonies, and countries of the world unite, forget war and hatred, and let's compete in the all-important sports of pistol-shooting, beach volleyball, BMX racing and Badmington.

Speaking of Badminton - Mom is totally confused for a change. All her life, she's been calling that "sport" badmington and this week she discovers its called Badminton (pronouced Bad Mitten - as opposed to Good Glove?). Poor Mom.

Oh, and she went ballistic today when she heard two Olympic updates on NPR and NBC that said, and I quote here, "Michael Phelps is the WINNINGEST athlete in US History." Well you should have heard her..."America is massacring the English language again! Winningest...are you kidding me? What kind of stupid American concoction is that??!!" and on and on she went, until Dad shut her up by going to and lo and behold, there was the word. It exists. Mom says she doesn't care if it is etched in gold on the Rosetta Stone. It is NOT a word. Ok Mom, take a chill pill...sit and stay.

Oh I do love my Mom - she cracks me up when she gets on her soapbox - she has a terrier spirit just like me. That's me and her before my haircut.

Got to go watch Project Runway now...I have a great sense for Fashion. Funny isn't it from a guy who hates wearing clothes... Then it's off to bed, I'm zonked as Aunty Lynne took me on a 6 mile hike this evening. What a treat!


PS Happy birthday to my darling Daddy for yesterday. He is about 6 years-old in dog years.
PPS Thanks to Asta in NY for giving me an award for being "a vewy cawing , kind doggie" I'd like to pass it on to Scruffy, Lacey and Stan.


Asta said...

I have to say, my Mommi would be wight up thewe on the soap box wif youw Mom..I think they'we bof tewwiews(that's a good thing)
I think you'we vewy handsome, and don't wowwy about the stoopid bald spots..they will gwowo in vewy soon..I didn't even notice...Mommi always hates hew haiw wight aftew a cut, and then evewyone says.."it's pnly will gwow"..and Daddi says,"at least you have haiw", hehehehehe
I hope youw Dad had a vewy happy Birfday!!!!
love to all of you

Lenny said...

Hey Axel, nice new 'do! Happy birthday to your dad. We watch Project Runway too but we didn't see this week's episode. Lenny hopes that Suede got eliminated. Lenny thinks Suede is annoying.

Anonymous said...

Talking of Americans massacring the English language, it is NOT pronounced badmitten, at least not by people outside the Philadelphia area, or by literate people in it. Hmph. But on the other hand, your mother's non-American pronunciation's a hoot!

William Tell said...

Winningest? Was he chewing on chow when he said that? That's a lot to come out of someone's mouth all at once! hee hee

Your new style looks great. Can't see the bald spots in the photo, but I'm sure that they will right themselves with time and no one will notice.

Happy Tails,
William Tell

Urban Smoothie Read said...

i'm with u axel...

boycott china!!

Eric said...

Hey Axel,Your Mom is not alone. Mommi would also be on that soap box with yours bout the Olympics ..that soap box could get pretty crowed I think!

Your new strip looks wiry handsome buddy and speaking of buddies is it the best news that Jackson's home?

Oh and over here we say BADMINGTON....!!

Wags, Eric

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Hehehe, I'm still laughing at bad mitten/good glove! And I don't care if Winningest is in the dictionary, it's still a stupid word!
Your haircut is a lot better than mine, Ax! What's a bald spot or two among pals?
Never heard of Bob Costas but your evidence is pretty convincing.
We're also with you on the whole China thing. Is there room for us on the soap box???
Finally, all your good wishes DID make a difference, I just know it! Jx

Eric said...

Hi Axel,wagged over to tell you yes we LOVE marmite in our house .. any way at all marmite and cheese on toast, marmite and cheese or marmite and tomato or marmite and cucumber sandwiches are pawsome so Mom says. I'm not allowed them but judging from the expression on her face when she eats them I would have to agree. Now when you come near to the end of your 6 jars, wag over and tell me so we can send you some more. (did your Mum manage to get get the special edition one with champagne too?)

Oh and we are with you on WINNINGEST!!! That can't be a word!! I'm going to get Mom to
look up in the OXFORD ENGLISH!!!

Wiry wags, Eric