Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving in an RV with a New Puppy

Bless this trailer, Lord we pray,

Make this dog calm night and day.

In the night, please shut him up,

Too much whining from this pup.

Let him leap not on the couch,

Turning Bruce into a grouch.

Not to poop in this RV,

Make him wizz beneath the tree

And his chewing, let it cease

No more biting with sharp teeth.

Make him grow up in one day,

For us all, O Lord we pray

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us.

Clancy at rest with his treasures

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Dodged a White Bullet

Yesterday we see our neighbor drive by our trailer in his white Audi. Short while later we see him parked about 50’ from us, in front of his motor home. Car idling and white reverse lights on. Hmmmm.

Must be waiting for someone.

Twenty minutes later, we look outside. Still there, idling, reverse lights gleaming.

Twenty minutes later – still there.

We go out for a walk. Wend our way around. Walk up to his car. There he sits inside. Head back. Eyes closed. Looks dead.

Knock knock on the window.

Knock knock knock!

Knock knock knock knock!!

Eye opens. Window opens.

“What? Wow, this car heater makes me sleepy.”
(Ten feet from his parking space. With his foot on the brake.)

Oh, did I mention? When you look out from our living room window, you see the angle of the car. Back it up and you run right into our trailer.

Oh yes. He lifted his foot when we woke him. Car started rolling backwards.

"Hit your brake!!," we yelled.

Moral of the story: "It’s always somethin’."


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Position of Remission

Jenna’s cancerologist just said that her PET scan shows her clean of lymphoma and other bad stuff!!! Three more booster treatments and she is finished for six months.

Back to good health!

Back to RV Adventures!! Maybe I can come up with some interesting entries now. For a change.


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Creature of Comfort

Would you bring me my pipe now?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Puppy + RV = Puppy’s RV

Ever think of raising a puppy in an RV whilst living in such a tiny abode? During the rainiest and coldest part of the year?

As a public service, we now acquaint you with the realities of this arrangement.

Warning – the following photo contains a graphic depiction of compromised living. Do not attempt to view this picture if your house contains a
- Great Room
- Entertainment Room
- Party Room
- Any room at all.

Note the presence of
* Puppy training mats, aka piss pads
* Exercise pen too high to step over
* Exercise pen too long to walk around
* Exercise pen

Note the absence of
* Living space
* Flooring
* Sanity

Have any suggestions you’d like to share? Keep ‘em to yourself. It’s too late for us.


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Puppy Named. The Angels Rejoice.

Thanks to everyone who sent their best wishes for our new family member from Australia.

We have named him Clancy after Clancy of the Overflow, a well known poem by Australian poet Banjo Paterson. Clancy lived an idealized rural life, compared to “the dusty dirty city” and "the round eternal of the cashbook and the journal." Which describes our own choice of a life of rural travel.

Paterson also wrote the song Waltzing Matilda. And Clancy made an appearance in Paterson’s poem Man From Snowy River.

No, we didn’t know any of this either. Just shows that there’s more to them Aussies than kangaroos and eucalyptus trees! And very cute dogs!!


New Puppy Pictures! Surprise!!

So as not to lose our only reader, we include only two puppy pictures.
(Barak - get working on your new Cabinet! Time enough to read this blog later!!)

(Good dog!)

Anyone know where we can buy one of those bumper stickers, My Dog is Smarter than Your Honor Student.?


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

‘Nother delay in our departure. Plus Political Punditry

Jenna took a call today from her Cancer Treatment Center. Gotta move her appointment back another five days. Thus another five days till we depart, assuming Jenna does not need another round of chemo. Meaning mid-December.


Planning your life is an illusion.


In puppy news
Puppy flies in tomorrow. Exercise pen now takes up much of the floor space in our living room/kitchen/dining room in our tiny abode. And likely will so for months to come.

No one present takes credit for choosing a puppy instead of an adult dog. Matter laid to rest for the good of the order.

In political news
Barak Obama won the presidential election last night. Note the absence of any discussion of John McCain’s PuppyGate scandal, first (and solely) reported in this blog.

Look for a Congressional inquiry in the new administration. Unless that liberal softie Obama decides to sweep it under the rug in the interest of bipartisan cooperation.

At least California chickens breathe easier with the passage of Proposition 2 Standards for Confining Farm Animals. With their newly won freedom and the defeat of Proposition 8 Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry, expect a last minute flurry of gay poultry at California county courthouses.