Excuses, ExcusesPosted: August 20, 2013
I hope you will excuse me for not being a very good blogging friend over the past few days. I have actually allowed my humans’ lives to take precedence over my very important blogging life. INSERT GASP HERE!
My human mommy got to spend part of her Friday on the Louisiana State University campus helping her friend’s daughter–we’ll just call her J so we don’t embarrass her–move into her dorm for her freshman year. J’s family lives in Texas, so while she’s here my mommy gets to be her “LSU Mom.” Mommy is super excited! This is a picture of J’s dorm room. How fabulous is this room? Are you sure dogs aren’t allowed to be LSU students, because I sure could get into having a room like this. And here’s the really fun part: J’s freshman dorm is the same dorm that my mommy lived in when she was a senior. And do you want to hear something even more interesting? When my mommy was walking into the dorm Friday afternoon, her roommate from her senior year just happened to call her cell phone to talk to her. Just out of the blue. Insert Twilight Zone music here.
On Saturday, my humans drove to beautiful New Orleans to celebrate my daddy’s birthday. They must have had a really, really fun time, because this is the only picture they sent to me. It makes me wonder what else they did that they weren’t willing to share with me, their precious Golden Retriever. Whatever. It’s ok because I got to spend the weekend with The Big Dogs, and that is always fun. Happy Birthday, Daddy! Don’t worry, I won’t share your age with everyone, as long as you promise to take me to New Orleans this fall when it gets a little cooler.
Which brings me to all the really wonderful blog fun that I missed while my humans were preoccupied with their silly little human lives. Did you know that my friends Wally and Sammy, who live in South Africa, celebrated their very first blogaversary? They did, and I missed it. Thanks a lot, humans! I now consider myself to be an honorary South African, thanks to their terrific Teaching Tuesdays, so I was completely bummed to have missed their big celebration. Happy First Blogaversary, boys, and here’s to many, many more!
And I also missed the Bad Poetry Day Contest, which was hosted by my friends Oz the Terrier and Ku from Haiku by Ku. You can click here for a link to all the really rotten–yet entertaining and fun–stuff that was submitted. Here’s my late submission:
There once were some really rotten humans from Baton Rouge
Who cared more about their silly little human lives than about their dog’s life
They went off and had fun
So Miss Lee missed the contest
This doesn’t rhyme and it’s not even a limerick
Pretty bad, huh?
Which brings me to Geodog Day, the last super fun blogging event that I missed because my humans just insisted on running off and living their own lives. Now I have to tell you that I tried on this one; but I also must tell you that I am a miserable failure when it come to geocaching. I blame my failure completely on my humans, who are the most pathetically inept beings when it comes to almost anything technical. They couldn’t even successfully manage to download the silly little geocaching app, which was the first and most necessary step in Geodog Day participation. And then they didn’t want to go out and look for the cache the weekend before the deadline, because it was too hot. Boo hoo, humans. So then on Thursday morning, when Mommy had a zillion and one things to do, she decided that we would just cram for Geodog Day. She loaded me into my chariot and said, “OK, Miss Lee, we have one hour. We have just a general idea of where we are looking and what we are looking for. We have not been able to download the necessary app. But we’re going to go out there and find whatever it is wherever it is.” Right, Mommy. We actually cheated by asking for help from some maintenance men at one of the buildings where we thought one of the geocaches was hidden. Still no luck. Then we went to another site and gave up because Mommy was afraid that we were going to be arrested for trespassing. The good news is that there are a lot of lucky doggies with much smarter humans than mine, and you can click here to read all about the fun that they had geocaching. Thanks to Gizmo and Finn and Charley for hosting a super fun event. Maybe next time you can supply surrogate humans for those of us who need them!