Friday, October 10, 2008

The stage is not for me ...

Not for me, not for me, not for me. Kennels are not for me and the stage is not for me. No, no, no, no!

This week my Mom took me to church. She works are the church and she takes me there sometimes on Fridays but this time she took me to church to be on a STAGE. The Children' s Ministry at the church was doing a skit on Wednesday night like they always do only this time it was about a girl that rescued a bunch of animals from an animal shelter that was being flooded. The wanted animals to sit in kennels on the stage while they did the skit. So my Mom took me.

Mom came home from work early and fed me and brushed me and took me up to church to be in the skit. She even stuffed peanut butter in a Kong for me to eat while I was up on stage, thinking it would make me happy. It was so exciting ... I saw all kind of children who wanted to pet me and I got treats and lots of loving and then SLAM .... I got put in a kennel and he light was in my eyes! I could see my Mom too and she WASN'T COMING TO GET ME. It was awful. I didn't even want to lick my Kong. The pretty girl that runs the skit had to come up on stage in the middle of the performance, well ... actually in the beginning of the performance ... and take me off stage because I was making such a racket yelping to get out of that kennel and off the stage and go see my Mom!! My Mom was so embarrassed she wanted to die. But not as embarrassed as a bunch of other times when she embarrassed her own self and she REALLY wanted to die.

My friend Mac was in the play too. But like the distinguished older gentleman that he is, hs sat in his kennel and just looked around and even laid down at one time and tried to take a nap. Boy did he make me look bad!! I hope I never have to go though that again but I don't think I will because my Mom is still embarrassed about it.

The skit was about DETERMINATION! The girl in the skit was determined to save all of the animals from the flood.

Jesus says, “In this world you will have trouble.” No ifs, ands, or buts. You will face sickness, death, divorce, temptations, failures, rejection, peer pressure. You will have trouble that you won’t see coming. And no one is exempt. Not the young, not the old, not the good. Even Jesus had trouble. He was tempted, persecuted, beaten, crucified. He could’ve taken an easy way out, given up, and gone back to heaven. Instead, He decided it was worth it to stay and finish what He’d started. That’s what Determination is all about–deciding it’s worth it to stay and finish what you start.

Too bad Mom didn't tell me that before she put me on the stage or I might have been determined to stay up there. Determination sounds like a virtue I need to learn huh?


Lorenza said...

Hi, Copper!
Hmmmm.... sounds like you had a scary experience!
You had the determination to get out of there! Good for you!
Kisses and hugs

Shmoo said...

Yeah, I agree with Lorenza... you had determination: to leave... and you left, therefore, I think you showed everyone what determination really is.


Ivy said...

poor poor copper! i think that wuzzent fair. you know, all the other actors probably got scripts and got to practice and had lots of time to get ready for that scary stage. you got no warning at all! that isn't fair!

oh and they probably got catered lunches and their own trailers and agents and stuff. i think you shud demand some of that too.

luv ivy

Hana said...

Copper, I don't blame you for your behavior. It's understandable. I would have done the exact same thing. Acting is not for me. I'd prefer a different career, like lounging around NOT on stage and being a spy as I sit perched at my window at home while I watch the people on stage in my neighborhood. Your Mom should have asked your permission before taking you up on stage. Like Lorenza said, you DID show determination that you wanted out of there. So, 5 stars for you!

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Sorry you was so scared Copper. You would have done ok if you could have seen your Mommy.

I HATE crates and I would have been verey scared too.

The picture of th mouse on the froggie is cute.

Love ya Mona

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Copper,
It must have been tough to play a supporting role. But I did like the morale of the story to remind us to stay focused and determined. Things will get better in the end.
PS : Did your Mom get a video of you in action on stage?

Lady Kaos said...

They threw you into a skit without even letting you practice first? Sheesh! That's so not cool!
I agree with the others. You were VERY determined to get the heck off the stage and you finished that.

Hana said...

Hey Copper. You haven't updated your blog in a while. Hope you did not run away from home because your Mom forced you to be in a skit!

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Copper....where are you? me and the Mommy are missing you!!
Last weekend DROH had our Halloweiner Party. I was a ballerina. There was lots of long haired dachies like you there. Come over and see all the neat costumes we all had on.

Please come back soon....Love Mona