Over the Memorial Day Weekend, my only conversations are with Sebastian (Shih Tzu-Bichon Frise), and Maggie (Three quarters West Highland White Terrier and one-quarter Bichon Frise).
Sebastian keeps asking, “Where’s Mom?”
“She’s gone to the cemetery.”
“Yes. She’s gone to TWO cemeteries!”
“NO!!!!” “Not TWO.”
“Yes, two cemeteries.”
“No! Mom’s dead?”
“No… she’s gone to the cemeteries.”
“No. You’re pullin’ our tails…she can’t be buried in TWO cemeteries. Only ONE. We’re not stupid.”
“Okay,” I say. “You’re not stupid. You’re both very bright. Mom’s not been taken to the cemetery like you guys will be if you keep peeing on the rugs and on the corner of the new kitchen island …she’s not buried. She’s DRIVING to the cemeteries in the car.”
“DRIVING? In the CAR?”
“Yes…in DAD’S CAR.”
“We’re going for a ride In DAD’s car?”
“No,” I say. “Mom has Dad’s car. She’s gone to the cemeteries…in Lincoln, Nebraska. It’s Memorial Day. Besides, no rides in Dad’s car until you stop peeing in the house.”
“Aw! That’s not fair. We want to go for a ride in the car…right NOW. Like you always say! ‘Where the ____ is Mom?'”
“Bad dog, you’re not supposed to talk like that. Where’d you learn to talk like that?”
“Mom taught us. We love Mom more than you.”
“I don’t care. She’s not here! I’m all you’ve got until Mom gets home.”
“Mom’s home?” They run to the door.
“Oh boy, oh boy, Mom’s home! Mom’s home!”
“No. She’s coming home tomorrow. Maybe, when she brings Dad’s car….”
“Dad’s car? Ride in the car?”
“No. You have to listen. When she gets back from the cemeteries, Dad will take you for a ride in the car…OR…if you keep peeing in the house, Mom will take you both for a ride… to the cemetery.
“No, no…not the cemetery!” shouts Maggie.
Sebastian saunters over to the island.
“You’re pullin’ our tails,” he says. “Mom wouldn’t take us to the cemetery.”
He looks right at me and lifts his leg: “You’re mean. Wait ’til Mom gets home!”
Glad i do not have to clean up after a little dog anymore…. Love that picture of Momoh with them though! A prayer for a safe trip for Kay….
Thanks, Karin. They do make for some interesting imaginary conversations.
I love this! Love it! Love them! (But I must admit, I’m glad I don’t have any little piddlers in my life any more. Happy to visit, but … Safe travels to Kay!
Life is much more interesting because of them, but…. I think I’M the one that needs the training. Kay’s on her way back today “in Dad’s car.”