Excuses, Excuses

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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!

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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.

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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!

Bad Poetry Day

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!


33 Comments on “Excuses, Excuses”

  1. You poor girl hopefully soon you can get back to blogging. I like your mom’s friends dorm room. It is very nice! Have a great day.

  2. finnhoward says:

    Great post! Hope J loves her new room and college living! Love your poem and hope you’ll head back out to try to find a cache again!

    • I think when the weather cools off I will be able to convince my humans to get back out there and do a little geocaching. We may be able to find a cache . . . if it’s the size of a truck and it’s in the middle of an open field. 🙂

  3. Ogee says:

    I think its OK to take a little blogging break every once in awhile…absence makes the heart grow fonder!

  4. What’s up with the humans anyway??!! That happens around here too. No blogging because, mom has something else going on. What!!??

    • I know! Our humans clearly need to have a little obedience training and a reminder that we should always be their top priority. Until then, we’ll just have to ration their treats. 😉

  5. Kuruk says:

    Oh Miss Harper Lee! I love your bad “limerick”! You look very beautiful today toooowoooowooooo! Ku

  6. Well, Miss Lee, I really have to say that there is no excuse for such behavior from your humans. Totally unacceptable. Furthermore, not only should their treats be rationed, but licks and snuggling should also be brought to a halt until they have fully repented for their transgression by buying you a cheeseburger. With bacon.

  7. Lee says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yup everything about my Ode to Oz was awful EXCEPT the subject. Ozzie is the greatest.
    I did not enter Geodog Day, but I told Finn how I ran into one cache quite by accident. It was in a cemetery in a cedar tree over my young cousin grave.
    He was eleven when he died years ago, I still visit just to talk to him. We were quite the team when we were young. Well for two years I have watched as people added their names to finding it and I have looked at the little trinkets they leave. It gave me joy, I felt like my cousin was in on the games. Unfortunately the tree got taken down by a storm at the end of last year.
    Sweet William The Scot

    • I’m so sorry that the tree is gone, but what wonderful memories you have. Maybe Finn and Gizmo will do another Geodog Day and we can both participate, although I have to tell you that my humans are going to need a whole lot of help!

  8. OhMelvin says:

    That is a pretty awesome dorm room so maybe we’ll forgive the blog break, just this once!!!

  9. Try to stay positive Miss Lee. Humans are hard to understand sometimes. Your mommy has a sense of humor and you should be happy for that. Big hugs and licks.

  10. writetowag says:

    The dorm room is so cool…what an ordeal the whole moving and college thing is…So glad I’m done with that part of my life!!!! I know, I have been slacking too…lets just blame it on the full moon!!!! BOL…great to see your face Miss Harper Lee!

    • My mommy’s friend is such a pro at the whole college dorm move-in thing (her daughter J is the youngest of six) that she really should be a college-dorm-room-decorating/move-in consultant. 🙂

  11. That is a great poem! Made me laugh! Haha! I missed the bad poetry contest too… so I guess that make both of us Good poets! 😛 Have a great day!

  12. 2browndawgs says:

    That is a great dorm room. Happy birthday to your daddy!

    • I will definitely give my daddy a birthday lick from the brown dawgs. Isn’t that room great? My mommy is trying to figure out how to sneak me in there for a photo session without getting J kicked out of school. 😉

  13. Carla Hunt says:

    Dearest Miss Harper Lee,

    My sincerest gratitude to you for sharing your precious Mama! I am Jacqueline’s mother and a longtime (NOT OLD) friend of your Mama.
    It means the world to me to know that by baby daughter has such an amazing LSU Mom/Guardian Angel/Fairy Godmother to look out for her!
    Jackie Sue left her fur-sisters behind in Texas (Jack Russell’s named Tag and JoJo)…I know that she will need some extra canine-love to keep away those home-sick blues. I would very much appreciate you filling that role.

    Love and Hugs

  14. Jen says:

    That is a pretty swanky dorm room!

    I didn’t know somebody had Teaching Tuesdays with regards to South Africa! I have some catching up to do; I think South Africa (or what I know of it, anyway) is a very interesting place.

  15. Jessica says:

    Boy, your family was super busy!! I love your friend’s dorm room as well…can not get over the unique way she displayed her necklaces! It’s so Pinterest-worthy! 😉

    • She has the most creative mother, who does not have a Pinterest page to display all of her creativity. Don’t worry, though, my mommy has planted the Pinterest bug in her head. 🙂

  16. becca givens says:

    OMG — they’ve improved the rooms at LSU since I was there (hmm, just a few years ago 😀 )

    • They’ve improved everything since my human mommy was there in the early ’80s! I hope you get to visit the campus from time to time. It truly is beautiful, and my mommy will always love LSU, the time she spent there, and the opportunities the university gave her. I appreciate the Vet School, where I go for my hip and elbow dysplasia rehab. We really are lucky to have that resource. Oh my, I better stop before I have to ask LSU to pay me for this endorsement. 😉

      • becca givens says:

        Well, that is good — I went in the early 70s — it is a wonderful campus. I haven’t been in a while but follow the activities of my niece and god children. I am glad the vet school fixed you right up with the resources you need to stay young!! 😀

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