Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Doghair Despair

Mum is a little sad today. Houdini (one of her Australian RedClaw Crayfish) has passed away. Mum was so upset that Dad had to get her out of the tank as Mum couldn't bear it. Mum has had them since they were tiny babies and so she is really gutted. Dad immediatley started eyeing the tank up for his fish and so Mum got real mad at him. It does make sense to shift Little H into the smaller tank now she is on her own but Mum was in no mood to discuss it. Swim free at the bridge Houdini, your antics will be sorley missed :(

Dad picked Peter up for a visit on Sunday evening. His stitches are all out from his face and it is healing nicely, he has lots of staples in his knee and a wierd splint kind of contraption on his leg but he says it is feeling much better and he can hobble about now at least.
I was soooo happy to see him, I missed him as he is usually a very regular visitor, so Mum and Dad had to keep reminding me not to jump on his bad knee.. when he is better i am jumping on his knee for a cuddle and not getting off for a week!! He managed to play tug with me for a while though so I was happy.

Mum decided to make a pasta bake last night and look what happened when she opened the peppers...

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Rasta Peppers!! Red, Gold and Green in one single pepper.. this prompted mum to start singing Bob Marley tunes at the top of her voice (and trust me.. this isn't a good thing!!) Me and the kids ran for cover with our paws/hands over our ears. She then insisted on speaking in a Jamaican accent for the entire time we had dinner!! Seriously.. anyone know a good therapist?

Mum is despairing at the moment about my hair (would she rather I was bald??) She says she has never known a dog shed so much (which i'm sure is an over dramatisation of the situation) As fast as she sweeps the hair up it is all over the floor again. She *claims* that brushing me yields enough hair to produce sweaters for the entire civilised world... hmm likes to embelish facts a little i think!!

now I think it may be nap time, I think Mum thought she was competing in an olympic dash on our walk this morning and so I am bushed.

Ben xxx


Mack said...

Mom says her rottie shed terribly too.

I am so sorry about Houdini. Give your mom extra sugars for me.


CoCo said...


Thanks for checking out my blog. You sound like a big teddy bear. Nice to meet you!

Tell your Mum that my Mama says the same thing about my shedding too. I pretty much shed year round and the humans start to look exactly like me after they pick me up or hold me...they start wearing my coat...hee, hee. My Mama uses Swifter for the tile floors and my Daddy is addicted to the Dyson.


Mary-Margaret O'Brien said...

Gosh oh golly. My mom is such a twit. She accidently rejected your very nice comment on my blog. She is too embarassed to ask, but would you? could you? post it again? Here's what you said: BenTheRotti has left a new comment on your post "My new dress!!":

Hi Mary-Margaret,

Mum has been getting all gushy over your photo's. She says you remind her very much of a doggy she had when she was a young girl.. he was a boy doggy (Timmy) though but she says you look almost identical.You made Mum smile today :)

Looking forward to seeing the pics of your new dress.. just hope Mum doesn't get any ideas about purchasing me any!!

Nice to meet you :)

Ben xxxx

Again, please accept my humble apologies. I have TOLD her she needs new glasses. Hmmmph!

MMOB (she can copy it but she can't publish it once it's rejected). Sorry sorry sorry!

Maggie & Mitch said...

We've never seen rainbow peppers before! How festive!
We're sorry to hear about Houdini.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lady Kaos said...

Mom stopped naming her fish because she said they would die not long after she named them. Once time a little boy was at our house and he named her beta and the next day he was floating at the top of the tank. That little boy no longer comes to our house.

JB's Big World said...

Hi Ben,
Thanks for your visits. I am very glad to know you!
Those sure are some crazy peppers. I bet your mum made something good out of them....did you get to taste it?
Oh, and don't worry about my sister Misty's toes...they are safe....it is my sister PooPoo you'd have to worry about!

Gus and Louie said...

We are shedding to. Dad is constantly using that furminator on us. It does feel really nice though so we don't fight it..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

JB's Big World said...

I forgot to tell you that your street cred will be ok.....I have lots of doggie friends!

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm going to add yours to my blog roll as soon as I leave here.

My mom loves that I don't shed, being a poodle and old to boot.

Tell your mom we understand about losing your Houdini. Better give her lots of love for the next few days. Cooper

Lorenza said...

Hi, Ben!
Give your mom kisses and hugs for us!
I've never seen one of those peppers. they look funny!
Kisses and hugs

caleb said...

Hehe.. you shed like me it seems. Mum has taken to brushing me twice a day and it still doesn't seem to help much.

Chef said...

Hi Ben. I sniffed out your blog and decided to introduce myself. Sorry to hear about Houdini. Slobber kisses for your Mama.

I guess the whole dogworld is shedding their winter coats now. I'm kind of bald so I shed yukky dust but no one sheds like my sister cat, Rugrat. Mama could knit a whole new cat with what comes off of her.

Glad to know you. Drop by my blog anytime.


everybodysaysdont said...

Sorry about your crayfish. Lots Of love, Carmelita and her Ma xxxx

happy said...

Gee, sounds like your mom is having a bad day. Sorry to hear about Houdini.

Stanley said...

Ben Boy!

Please tell your mama that we here in GooberSTan are sorry to hear about Houdini. Sounds like he was very loved.

Your mama just sounds a little dramatic, that's all. (Easy for me to say since I don't live with her, huh?)

So, the real question is... did you eat that Rasta pepper or did you save it so you can laminate it?

Goober love,