13 February 2008

Excuses, Excuses

Well, here I am again, asking your forgiveness for being such a lazy blogger.
I blame the whole thing on muzzer, of course.
And she says, she has been very busy.I mean, she only has the store to run, me and Teka to walk, feed, bathe and brush (well, occasionally, when we let her.) Dad to feed and take care of, Aunt Marie to worry about, E.Beth to nag, and a few other things to do. That isn't much, compared to what some Moms do.
So this week, her big story has been....Called for Jury Duty!Yesterday she had to go down to the Maricopa county court house and report for possible jury duty. Muzzer and Dad are big on Civic Responsibility, so she buckled her chin strap and headed on down. I thought it sounded like fun. Muzzer worried about what would happen to me, Teka, Dad, E.Beth, Aunt Marie, the store and all those other things.
Luckily, they did not pick her, but she had a pretty full day of getting lost, waiting around, schlepping miles to the jury room, and getting rejected (twice) for whatever reason. Probably because she is old, opinionated, mouthy, pushy, and a cross between a dictionary and Emily Post. Maybe because she was too short to see over the top of the jury box. And maybe because I wrote letters to all the judges and promised she would bake them cookies if they would let her come back to me right away. Who knows?

The result of all this busy-ness is that
1. I need a bath
2. My valentines have not been sent out to my friends.
3. Dad has contracted a cold and needs extra care.

4. My birthday cake has not been baked or ordered.

But seriously, inspired by Wally's post today, I would appreciate it if my friends would not send me pressies but instead donate to their favorite doggy charity. If by some chance pressies are on the way, thank you very much. I will make the donations in your name to MY favorite charity.

I hope that muzzer is not so busy soon. I need some love and 'fection. I need my teethies brushed! And I need some rest!




Joe Stains said...

ewww jury duty. Mom got lost going to that one too, obviously it must be like SUPER difficult. ahem.

We hope your dad is feeling better very soon!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Gussie,
We'll give you some lovin' & 'fection. Just come here, hehehehe. Good thing our Mama doesn't have to go run a store & jury duty. Sorry to hear your Papa has a cold now. Those are not fun at all. Better give him some extra snuggle time huh??
And remember, you don't have to ask for forgiveness just cause you haven't blogged for a bit, there are no rules that state how often you should blog. Mama always says it's quality, not quantity. Hmmmmmmm, does that apply to treats too????? hehehehehehe!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers
PS Happy Valentine's Day early!

Jamie & Sunny said...

Awww, poor gussie. Hope Dad gets feeling better real soon. I'm sure Muzzer will be gving you affections now but sounds like SHE'S the one needin a rest :-)

Faya said...

Oups.... I am sorry....
Kisses (especialy for your poor Dad..), Faya

Asta said...

My Mommi always gets kikked off juwies too..I think she's all those things you said about Muzzew Except the Emily Post thing..I'm suwe youw cake will matewialise, meanwhile I will see you and Teka at Koobie's
smoohie kisses
and Happy Valentine's day!


Jackson said...

Hey Gus, I hope you're getting plenty of affection this Valentine's Day! Hehehe! J x

Harry said...

Poor muzzer has been rather busy! I hope she has time for some R & R with you now Gus!

Good idea about the birthday (non) present thing. We all have more toys and food than we need don't we?

Toodle pip
Harry x

Blue said...

Happy Valentines Day!

Pats & pets

Patience-please said...

Gussie, for your birthday, we gave TEKA and award!!! That will make her so happy and she won't be jelly and she will be nice and loving and sweet.

wags from the whippets

Maggie & Mitch said...

We hope your dad feels better soon, Gussie!
Happy Valentine's day!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

wally said...

I would like to donate some time to your muzzer! What day is your burpday? I hear the best burpdays are in February!!


ps. My ma thinks maybe she should loan me out to your Es. My ma ape adopted me her last year of gradual school and my granny thought I was a stalling tactic but, as it turns out, I was a vital member of the Discombobulation Team!

Koobuss said...


Don't worry about anything! You are having a great time at my ski pawty!

Years ago, my mom was picked for a jury. It was a child abuse case. She love it. Not the child abuse, but being on a jury. It was interesting. The babysitter did it, but he didn't mean to.

They never called her back again. I wonder why.

Hope Dad is feeling better soon and your house is back to normal quickly. Now everybody knows just how important muzzer is. No more taking her for granted in your household. Hehe..

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Asta said...

I saw that you and Snickews wewe checking into the B&B too..I think this will be a gweat weekend..vewy womantic..have you twied the hot cawob??..I was dancing just now so I pwefew something cold..I know , I'll wu outside and woll awound in the snow to cool off, hehe
smoochie kisses

Faya said...

Is your Dad feeling better ? Poor Muzzer....When Véronique is ill she is doing exactly the same things she does when she is not ill....but when it is dad who is ill....it is the end of the world....Is your Dad like this ????
Kisses, Faya

Blue said...

Hi there!

I hope all is well with you - no ski-ing accidents please.
Having a poorly Dad & a stressed Muzzer is quite enough. Hope both are soon on the mend.

With my sense of balance I'm only interested in the apre-ski! Do they do tea-total ones?

Jake & Just Harry say I should tell you to look behind the Blue door image, as I don't think you did yesterday!

Pats & pets

Pats & pets

Penny & Poppy said...

Ooooo! Jury duty stinks! Our mom has never been called, but if she was, she says she'll tell them the voices in her head say the defendant is guilty. That should get her out of there in a hurry! She has been to the Maricopa county courthouse and says it's a miracle if you ever find the place where you are supposed to be!

Poppy & Penny

William Tell said...

When muzzers are off their schedules, everything goes to pot, doesn't it. Hope all returns to normal now and your Dad feels better. We need our routines to keep us happy. :)

William Tell