My Mom and Dad came back! Just when I thought I was never ever going to see my family again, they drove up in the car as I was relaxing on the front porch yesterday. I barked my "Oh my gosh, I am sooo glad to see you!" bark and ran around the yard like a crazy man. They brought the suitcases inside but Mom has not unpacked them and put them away yet, so I am still little nervous. I got to sleep in the big bed with them last night and since they were so very tired, no one moved me from my favorite spot - between them. Mom is home today and I am sticking really close beside her so she doesn't go anywhere, especially with the suitcases.
While Mom and Dad were gone, my friend Miss Cindy took care of me. She came in and fed me and let me outside and petted me and washed my bed. She let me stay outside in my yard on pretty days. But I had to sleep in the kitchen night and day and I was alone and bored except for the TV. (Ask me anything about Animal Planet's programming for the last few days and I can tell you the answer.) One day Hershey called me on the phone and told me he was being held captive by a mean cat. He told me his Mom had taken him over to the mean cat's house and had left him and the mean cat would not play with him. He was sure his Mom has abandoned him forever. I told him to quit whining and get over it and be thankful that at least he had people to stay with ... I was all alone! Too bad he lives so far away or we could have kept each other company.
I read a little of everyone's blogs while I was away and I have one thing to add to The Dachsies list of ways to try Mom's patience. I believe it will top everything you have tried, but I don't recommend it because it will get you in big trouble! This is what you do .... if your Mom gets out an evil suitcase and puts in on the bed and then goes and gets her brand new dress from the closet and lays it on the bed and tells you "This is what I will wear to the funeral Copper." and then she walks back to the closet to get more clothes .... jump up on the bed and pee on the new dress. If you really want to annoy her, try it. But if you hate getting scolded, don't try it. I got in huge trouble and had to go outside while she packed. It was not worth it and she just washed the dress. I was just trying to make it smell like us, it smelled like a store!