January 29th 2012 8:16 am
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Sophie and I have managed to put DAD in the Dog House!
Several weeks ago, Dad spent an afternoon taking down all the outside Christmas decorations. Santa in the Outhouse, the Penguins, the Snowman with the Yellow Lightbulb (he was made with yellow snow); they all had to be put away. The windy weather helped facilitate an urgency to getting everything put away as our decorations were blowing around, and one certainly doesn't want Santa's Outhouse to end up in the neighbor's yard.
Dad is afraid of heights, so in exchange for a Steak Dinner, Oldest Lad came over, along with Housemate Dog Daisy and the other Housemates.
Sophie mainly huddled on the front porch, afraid of the wind, but Daisy and I gallivanted about the yard, running, chasing, and getting muddy and wind-blown.
That's when The Accident Happened.
Mom has two favorite house ornaments: Concrete Gargoyles. They are named Vladimir and Radu. Vladimir is named after Vladimir the Impaler, and Radu is named after the lesser-known but just-as-evil younger brother of Vladimir. Vladimir Dracul was known all over Transylvania as Vlad the Impaler and eventually evolved into the legend of Dracula. Whereas Dracula, the Legend, was known for his vampire ways, Vlad the Impaler was known for performing Colonoscopies upon his victims, with whatever object might lay about, without benefit of anesthesia, or signed consent. Vlad's victims died horrendously, often living for days before succumbing to their probing.
Anyway, during the galloping play of Daisy and Me, Pennie, we knocked over Vlad. One of his great Gargoyle Wings was broken.
Now Mom is NOT mad that Daisy and I knocked over Vlad the Gargoyle. Mom keeps the Vlad and Radu Gargoyles up on the front porch just so that their wings do not get damaged by gallivanting dogs or children; or dogs and children do not get damaged by their wings.
However, Dad Failed to Mention to Mom that Vlad the Gargoyle was broken. It was not until Mom noticed that only ONE Gargoyle was sitting on the front porch that the crime was revealed. Vlad the Gargoyle sits in Dad's workshop in the hopes that his wing can be repaired. In the meantime, Sophie, Daisy and I can have the satisfaction of putting Dad in the Dog House for not confessing right away.
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Poor Vlad. Hope he is mended soon....
As for Dad, well he's on his own.