Thursday, January 5, 2012

My Peep is a FLAKE

So, I has been struggling with this post all week.  Not because of lack of ideas.....butt because I decided I need to pare down my narrative to a manageble and readable length.  Truth is, a post about my momma's flakiness could easily resemble da novel, War & Peace, if I don't do some serious editing.

Some of the flakes that I have edited out (i.e. her crazy possum encounters, her Wally Marte issues, etc etc etc) because they have been addressed previously on this bloggie.  And I thinks you will easily get the idea, from the examples to follow:

I  present two sample little snippets for your reading pleasure.  Think of this as the Cliff Notes of Flakiness.

Example A:
There was the night (pretty long you know the flakiness is NOT a recent development) her called our Uncle Chris in utter panic, because (angel sissie) Runway was having a most terrible allergic reaction to 'flea sprays'.   Her called him right up, and was in total hystericals and crying and going on and on like..
 "What should I do??? What should I do??? Can you help?? Can you Help?? "
Now, this may not seem so flakey on da surface............the flakey part was that my momma lives in Houston, Texas and her was calling up our Uncle Chris while he was living in Saudi Arabia!  The man was about 8000 miles away, with a 9 hour time difference!!!!
If her had her head on straight, her just might have come up with someone a little more local to assist her.   Sigh.

Example B:
Prolly the most flakey thing about my momma is her "issue" with Dog Names. 
Her is very particular about  our names and always wants to be sure that our name suits us just perfectly.   Again, this may sound like a normal thing........butt, in many instances, her has taken this to a truly flakey level.

  • Some of us have had very unusual dog names (these are her favorite).  As example, have you ever known a "Minna Krebs" before?  I think not.   Some of her other favorites were Icee Bear, Ubba Bear, and Runway.

  • Some of us (like my sissie, Ditto) went without a name for almost 4 months without a name (Pickles got her name in a mere 6 weeks)!!!!   All the while, my momma is studying every name known to man and dog, trying to decide on "the perfect" one.   She goes on for a day or so, calling us by the PRACTICE NAME, to see if it "Fits".  In most cases, it don't, so we are on to the next PRACTICE NAME.   

  • Some of us  have started out life with one name....and have had their name changed a few  several  lots of times.   Now, this is different from the example above, where her tries out a name for a day or two.   Her has let some of us live with a name fur months and months, and THEN her changes our name.

Olive Oyl  came with da name Sugar, when her was rescued.  
Then her became Tootsie
Then her became Toots
Then her became Olive Oyl.

My poor name-challenged brudder Rooney came with da name Mr. Rogy, when he was adopted.....over the next three years....
Then he became Mr. Dog
Then he became Mr. Rooney (her couldn't stop there)
Then he became Awesome
Then he became Daytona
Then he became Army
Then he became Shooter
Then he became Rooney (drop the Mr.)

(her has been tempted to change it again, in the past couple years, butt everyone refused to call him anything different)   Poor Rooney.   He has previously gone to da Vet office, only to find his last visit he was listed under a different name!!!   sigh.

I could go on and on and on and on...........butt, my paws are getting weary from typing abouts all this flakieness!!!

The End.



Amber DaWeenie said...

Holee Molee, girl! You got some big problems dere....What be your name today?

3 doxies said...

Seeeeee...dat is why you should haves your vet's number...and home number on speed dial like us has.
I almost choked AGAIN when I read he was in Saudi Arabia.


3 doxies said...

Oh and dis is why I loves your mom so much...her is likes my mum. I knews dis was gonna be a doozy of a post.

Does your mom makes possum ka-bobs by any chance?


The Daily Pip said...

Saudi Arabia, bawhahahahaha! Heck, she could have used my magic pillow to fly him home to Houston. Bawhahahahahaha!

And you know, my mom shares her possum phobia. One of the best things about our new house is - NO POSSUMS! Or at least, we haven't seen any yet!

Your pal, Pip

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH YES... THIS post is destined to become a CLASSIC fur SURE! And you didn't even mention the "NOT fur _____'s Eyes Only" Button she looked fur. BUTT at least the Wally Marte Issue came up.

OH GIRRRRRRRL I am SOOOOOOOOOOO glad you are back where you are so LOVED.

I have you down fur the Prize Pressie Drawing.
Perhaps if you win.. we will change the pressie to one of those books that lists 87 bazillion NAMES.. THAT would keep her outta your furs fur MONTHS. I'm just sayin

3 doxies said...

Bwhahahahaha...OMD, I totally furgots' bout da NOT FUR BLANK glad Frankie reminded me ofs dat.

Anyways, nows dat I has regained my composure. Surely your mom has seen da prebaked one at Walgreen' knows where her buys her glasses by da box full.


Elvis said...

Tee Heee - Cuz Minna - Dad believes your momma is most definitely in line with winning the Flakey Prize... He laughed when he was tryin' to "splain to us about the Saudi Arabia call - He said you didn't tell the WHOLE story... or that that was one of several call when he was in the Kingdom - something about hair and hiding from clients - he snorted so much he had to quit talking.....

Scooter said...

hey Minna K!
Wow, what a great Flake post! Your Mom's got it happening fur sure. I agree that calling someone a weeeee bit closer would have helped and I love the name game thing. You guys must all have identity issues! BOL. Thanks for sharing the chuckle and you are in our drawing.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Backcountry Brodie said...

OMD! OMD! So wot you be telling me is that mebbe yesterday you woz Minna Krebs, today sumbuddy different and tomorrow sumbuddy else? Now I won't know who I is woofing at no mores. OMD, the flakiness of it all! Tell you wot - do a "scratch and sniff" in your bloggie header coz then us dogs will all know fur sure who we be dealing in spite of our flaky peeps. They mite mess with our minds but there be no messing with our snooters!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my word! BOL we wish you all the luck in the world
Benny & Lily

Corbin said...

Oh geez! I couldn't narrow my mom's flakiness down to fit in a post... when I tried, it told me my post was too long, so I divided it into 5 posts and each post was STILL too long, so I scratched myself from the contest for having a too flakey mom.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

She is definitely 'name challenged' and a flake.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Hell-O Miss Ellie May, My goodness you remind me soooooooooooooooooo much of my long lost wonderful furend Minna Krebs.
I'm just practicin' fur when your mom has ANOTHER Brain PHARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT. I'm Just sayin.

sprinkles said...

Ummm, yeah...that's why I haven't let the chi's pawticipate in this -- they have waaaaaaaaaaay too many stories on me that don't need to get out. bol I'd be editing their stories furever!!!

I thought about changing Chico's name but he has papers and that's his official name (well, pawt of it!) so I decided to just leave it as is. Not sure what I'd have named him. Shiver was going to be Avery but Shiver really does fit him better.

Lorenza said...

I had a good laugh reading your post!
Very flakey!
Kisses and hugs

Uji, Angel Izzy, Ziggy, Angel Bean, Hiro and Momma Tea said...

Saudi Arabia !!!! WOWSERS ! n wee forts our Mom wos a flakes

Izzy, Uji & Ronnii
xxx xxx xxx

Anonymous said...

OMD! I am laughin too much! Roony went to the vets office and he was listed under one of his previous names?! Hilarious! And she gives you 'practice' names? BOL! OMD! Y'all must have some Sybil ish traits by now Hardy Har Har. Um..I have a comfy couch in case you feel the need to talk about this. I take milk bones fur payment ;)

Great flaky posty :D

Waggin at ya,

houndstooth said...

I knew poor Rooney's name was going to come up! I don't understand how none of you have an identity crisis of the highest nature! Your mom is practically an advertisement for Head and Shoulders!


♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Hey Minna,

What happened to our comment? Our Flake musta forgot to hit publish. Can ya hear our Mommy from your house. She says she can hear your Mom.

Sniff ya later.......Weenie

Maggie Mae and Max said...


Yup, your sweet momma is a flake! ;)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Charlotte said...

We have come to the conclusion....that most peeps are flakes!

(((hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Sandra said...

oh my goodness how these stories have made us chuckle. we almost choked on our kibbles laughing to hard. your momma sure sounds flaky but also very sweet. you have to love these humans even if they are a little special.

flash, alven, dottie