Saturday, January 16, 2010

I couldn't make this up!

Life always has a way of keeping things interesting! This week was no different from any other - keep your eyes open and you will be thoroughly amused! The story... Little S doesn't ride the bus (the story why for another time), so I put Little G on the bus and then put Little S in the car and drive her EVERY DAY! Well, I am usually dressed and ready for the day when I do, but there are exceptions and thursday was one of those days (I blame hubby, but that too is another story!), anyway, I drove her in my pjs, robe and slippers, hair on top of my head in a clip and traces of yesterday's mascara under my eyes! At the last minute, I decided to invite the dogs to join us - Divit is a Jack Russell and Napoleon is a mini dachshund mix, so both are about 10lbs - they gleefully hopped in the car! The drive there was uneventful, sitting in the carpool line, inching forward, we got to the front of the school and put the dogs in the back seat of my Buggy so they don't accidentally get loose on us - or so we thought! Divit, who at 12 1/2 is a grouchy old man most of the time, squeezed out from the backseat behind Little S's seat and ran out to join the crowd heading into the building! You would have thought he was wielding a machine gun - it looked like the parting of the red sea! People were scattering everywhere - mind you again, we are talking about an 11lb Jack Russell Terrier, not a doberman or rottweiler! He stopped to pee near the flagpole then crossed back over the carpool line and headed out into the parking lot! At this point Little S is frazzled trying to catch him, so I told her (still from the car - I'm in my pjs remember!) I would deal with it! At the same time, a friend is coming out of the school so she offers to help try to catch him! I pull out of line into the parking lot just in time to see Divit poop in an empty space! My friend was cracking up! I'm yelling at him through my window, he takes a look at me and takes off again - brat! At the same time, this man is getting out of his car in a nearby spot and getting ready to walk his son into school! Of course Divit decides to jump into their car! I buzz around the parking lot to the next row of cars and hop out to grab him! I was looking good! I apologize profusely and grab Divit just in time to see Napoleon jump out of the car and buzz past me! Thankfully HE has more respect for my authority and actually came back to me! I'm sure that we were quite a sight to behold! Thankfully I am at a point in my life that I am able to laugh at myself because it was really hysterical - a scene straight out of the movies!! Tho my old man dog is a lazy grouch most of the time, he did show a little of spunk for those 10 minutes or so!!

2 comments:

Bryan Rutt said...

Gotta love situations like that, don't you? Great, great post, Gayle - I was laughing reading it, and needed the laugh. Thanks for sharing this!

Juliana said...

And this is why I love you.....