Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Pity The Fool...

Before I start.. please could you vote for my dear friend Lady Kaos in the Jeep Dog Photo Contest. You can read how to vote at her blog Here.
Make sure to ask your friends to pop along too.. thank you

Well the day didn't get off to a great start. First Dad went to work, then the little beans started getting ready for their first day back at school. I moped around feeling sorry for myself while Mum was chatting to the kids about their new teachers. Then I heard Mollie say... Mr T.

My ears pricked up at that, Mr T?? What does he have to do with school?? Mum said that Mr T was going to be Mollie's new teacher this year.

WHAT???!!! Mr T???!!!

You mean to tell me Mum that Mollie is going to have to face this every weekday for the next year??

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at this point I placed myself in front of the door and decided that no way on planet earth was i letting Mollie go to school.. That Mr T is big and.. to be frank.. scary looking!

Mollie seemed quite relaxed about the whole thing and Mum didn't seem troubled at all!! What kind of Mother is she?? How could she send my precious bean to school knowing THAT huge scary guy will be in charge of her ALL day? My Mum went right down in my estimations at that point!

After 10 minutes of them trying to move my substantial sized butt from in front of the door they finally confessed that Mollie's new teacher is in fact not the very scary Mr T in the picture above, but a very nice Mr T (who was in fact a teacher at Mollie's school when my Mum went there so he must be at least 150 years old) and poses no threat to my little beans safety whatsoever.. well that was a relief.
I relented and let them all out of the door, relieved but still not happy that they were abandoning me all day!

Mum tries her best bless her but it's just not the same without Dad and the beans at home.

Me and Mum had quite a relaxed day. Mum was pottering around doing housework and I was pottering around in the garden (trying to look like i was on guard duty but i was actually trying to remember where i buried my frisbee).

Finally it was time to go get the little beans and I could see by their happy little faces that they had enjoyed their first day back and that none of their new teachers were gremlins... Mum asked how their day had been and Mollie told Mum that her first lesson (Literacy) had been about Greyfriars Bobby. Mum loves that book (even though it is guaranteed to make her cry the big nancypants) and oddly enough she had been reading about another dog just the other day with a very similar story so she sat me, Mollie and Lilli down and told us the story of Russwarp a very brave dog. Again it is a sad story but both these dogs are inspirational so I decided to share their stories with you today.Both are true stories.. do you have the kleenex to hand?

Ok.. then read on

Greyfriars Bobby.


Do your love your Master/Mistress that much?

I know you all do.

Ben xxx

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Lady Kaos said...

Thanks for helping with my voting Ben!! I really hope I win the cool toys!
I'm glad your bean's teacher wasn't that Mr. T! It was good of you to worry and stand up for her though!

Lacy said...

w00f's Ben, me sorry ur beans had to go back to school and leave u...but they will b sooo excited to cya they will give u a bunch of treats...and me enjoyed hearing bout those puppies...doggies iz pawsome...

b safe,

Asta said...

Those stowies awe so bootiful, but we did need lots of kleenex! I'm soo glad that it's not that MrT. you wewe a wondewfulbwuvvew to twy to pwotect youw little beans
smoochie kisses

Tracey and Huffle said...

Where are the tissues?

I am glad you were looking after your beans! But did you find your frisbee?

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

ooooooooooo! Mr. T! That is sort of who I was named after! Originally I was to be soley Beasley...but then my dad's name is Porkchop...so the human found it appropriate to me T-Bone. Now, I am Mr. T-Bone Beasley...Mr. T...

Hehehehe! When winter rolls around I will be growing out a mohawk!

Good luck with getting your big butt to move better next time!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Lorenza said...

Hi, Ben!
Sure its not fun that your little beans had to go back to school but I am sure you are happy that they are happy with their classes!
Thankfully they don't have that Mr.T for teacher!
Kisses and hugs

Charlie Daniels said...

Yep I've been there and voted :-)

I think THAT Mr.T. would have been a cool teacher!!!!!



Simba said...

Mummy is all wet and soggy again now. She'll go rusty if she keeps this up.

Simba x

Blue said...

Hi there Ben!

It's lovely to a have you back - you are my fav. Rotti!
I came over yesterday but blogger wouldn't take my comment - pout!

I know the story of Greyfriars Bobby well, but am off the check out the other story now.

Pats & pets

Sophie Brador said...

Ben, We don't have any beans off to school over here, except for my mom, who started teaching last week. Can I call her a bean?


Abby said...

Hi, Ben...

Thanks for stopping by my Blog to wish me well, yesterday...

I think the Rotti Vibes helped alot, cuz I'm home & I'm feeling much better...Not completely myself, but lots better...

Abby xxxooo

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Hi Ben, Nice to meet you. You'r a very handsome fellow. Thanks for comig to see us. We'd love to be frinds. Heh Dogs1 Humans0. I,Sunny,loved that!!
I know you'll miss your beans at school, but you can have a great reunion everyday!
Mom leaked all over the place after she read the stories.....
Weeee-Kleenex to try to get and tear up!
Sunny,Scooter&Jamie(the grown bean)

BWTH Dog House said...

Mr.T?? Are you calling me??? Im a berry nice Mr.T and Im sure your lil bean would love to play with me.

slurpy licks,