Okay – here’s what we want to get our pawrents for Christmas, but shhhhh, it’s a BIG surprise (huh, it’ll be a SUPER big surprise if they really get these, hehe).
For DAD –
A vintage Gibson Melody Maker electric guitar – we’re hoping if we get him one of these, he will write a famous song – or at least play better. Just kidding, Dad. We LOVE your playing! The real reason we want to get Dad one of these is that he had one as a kid and is always looking for another just like the one he had.
[Sidenote to young people – if you have something you really, really like – KEEP IT! That way your family doesn’t have to hear everyday about how you WISH you had kept your favorite this or that. Just saying.]
And here’s the best thing we want to give Dad –
That’s right – his very own mountain with a river (for us to play in)! A BIG mountain – out WEST, not a little hill mountain in the East. He misses the mountains a LOT since we moved to Coastal SC, which is at sea level – um, sometimes even BELOW sea level. We’re thinking if he had his very own mountain, he could go whenever he wanted (and take all of us and Mom, of COURSE!) and we wouldn't have to wear leashes 'cause there would only be US. Hey, this is a great present for ALL of us!
For MOM –
Our Mom has very simple tastes and she likes sparkly things. We thought she might like this –
And as much as Dad loves the mountains and the cool mountain air, Mom loves beach-type places that are WARM. Now it gets hot as BLAZES where we live and sometimes it’s SUPER crowded with people – it’s a tourist town, after all. SO – we figured she would like her very own Caribbean island where the weather is perfect – WARM but with nice ocean breezes – and no other people, except US and Dad, of COURSE! Again, water to play in and NO leashes. This works out pretty good for ALL of us, too!
And we'll need one of these for ALL of us to get back and forth between Dad’s Mountain and Mom’s Island. We haven't decided, we'll have to take them for a test drive. We'll choose the one that gets the best gas mileage, of course.
So, whatta ya think? It’s not a LOT of things, but we think they’ll be happy with them.
PART II - Kayla's Adoption Story
We decided to share Kayla’s story today. Here's how it happened -
Once upon a time, Mom was living in GA and working for a holistic vet (in the office, not as a tech – she’s gets faint at the sight of blood). It was late one workday and the office was winding down when one of the vet techs who was off work that day came in bringing a little puppy that she had found. The tech was in the process of moving and had taken some stuff to the local dump (that's where people throw away stuff they don't want, like food, yummm. What? Oh, yeah - the story).
There she found what appeared to be an adult female Shepherd mix under a cardboard box. This pup had met with a very unkind fate (apparently having been shot for some unknown reason). She heard a noise and after looking around, found a tiny pup (about 3 months old) hiding behind the dumpster. The tech figured this must be the "Shepherd's" puppy.
The tech brought the puppy to the office to have her checked out and, hopefully, adopted. The tech took the pup into the office where Mom was finishing up and getting ready to go home. She knew Mom kinda had a soft spot for Shepherds and also that Mom had "SUCKER" tattooed on her forehead.
The pup kept grabbing Mom’s skirt hem with her teeth and pulling and playing. Mom kept saying “No, I’m not taking any more puppies!” Even though Mom and Dad weren’t living in the same state, they each had two dogs. So, when we all got together – we were four. They thought this was probably enough for the moment.
Fast forward approximately one hour from Mom seeing the pup. She’s driving home and can’t stop thinking about the adorable thing. By the time she arrived home, she had decided to name her Kayla. The next morning, the immediately went into the kennel at work where the pup was being kept and changed the sign on her cage from “NEEDS A HOME” to “HAS A HOME.” And, the rest, as they say, is history – or rather, HERstory.
Oh, yeah, Kayla might have had a Shepherd mix for a mom AND she might have brown and black and tan fur, BUT that's where the similarities end!
PeeS - We are out in the boonies pretending we're like the Pilgrims, so we probably won't be able to visit your blogs until this weekend. We hope you have a WONDERFUL TURKEY DAY!
The Road Dogs