Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dogs, Fires, and Earthquakes

The conversation went something like this.

Me: Gracie, do you want to go see
 Miss Jennie today at the kennel?

Gracie: Do I ever!!  
I love Miss Jennie.  
Well, ok..  so it's not her  
I love but the smells at the kennel. 
 But you get my drift. 

 **tilts head from one side to 
the other till I think it will fall off**

Me: Let's go. 

 **puts harness and leash on dog**

Me: Gracie, you know we have to do this.  

**belly check night before revealed 2 bugs. 
1 looked like a tick, 1 a flea.**

Gracie: I love going in the car.  I love the smells.  I love the adventure.  I love trying to guess where we are going even though you told me five minutes ago and I forgot.  
I love it. I love it. I love it.

Me: Gracie please sit still and stop bouncing around the car.

Gracie:  You bore me with you're rules Mom. 
 Really you do.

The excitement came to a screaming halt the minute we walked into Happy Tails and Gracie made a u turn and sat patiently beside the door, mind changed, 
and waiting to go home.

*Fast forward a few hours*  

Here we sit, in the office chatting with a customer when the walls began to tremble and roar.  I'd been washing Gracie's blankies while she was gone...  so without hesitation I jumped up from my chair and excused myself. 
 "Washer's off balance..  oops."  

The washer was fine.  Just an earthquake.

Not long after the earthquake tremor, LaVale was inundated with fire trucks and rescue vehicles as the LaVale Exxon garage was ablaze.  Unrelated, I believe..  

A very interesting day, it was.

Dear Diary,

Mom says I missed the excitement.  I say she's wrong.  I was washed today.  Need I say more?  Gracie.


  1. Musta been scary! Oh Gracie! You smell so niceeeeee! Puppy kisses, Miss Mindy

  2. Don't you just love how Gracie smells when she comes home from her spa day?!

  3. An interesting day, quite out of the ordinary!

    Gracie, it was just a bath, you know how to fix that, right?

  4. Glad to hear you and Gracie are was a crazy afternoon...!!


  5. Gracie, You look especially beautiful!

    You are one of 4 of my blog friends who felt the quake!

    Hope your day is a great one, Bobbi!
    Mrs. M. Lane

  6. So glad me earth didn't quake here. Dat would have freaked teenie weenie me right out.

    And, nose what you needs to do now dat you is all clean and everyting, don't ya!

  7. Oh goodness, happy Gracie got all freshened up and that you didn't have damage from the Earthquake! Lots have said that they felt it even down here in Georgia! Strange things are happening in our World!

    Enjoy your day dear Bobbi and GRACIE! HUGS!

  8. Gracie, love the photos... you cute little fuzzball you! You should do a calendar!

    Oh my! that must have been quite an experience.... I am so thankful y'all are ok!


  9. You and me both Bobbi!! Did it make a big noise there, did you hear the earth rumble like I did? Gosh, you must have one powerful dryer, ha ha!! Gracie's trip story is so cute, she is such a good girl!

  10. Thanks for checking on me Bobbi and Gracie!... I am getting better, just so very tired... glad you did not have any damage from the earthquake... Gracie, you are adorable!... Tessy says hi too,... xoxo Julie Marie

  11. Glad you are all OK!

    Your pal, Pip

  12. Just loved loved this Bobbi!! I am in love with Gracie, and I think she can do no wrong, she has the sweetest face, I just want to give her lots of hugs and Kisses. I think you and Gracie should write a book together, it would be a best seller! I also felt the earthquake what an experience!
    Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comment, just made my day.
    Enjoy you day.

  13. They didn't feel the earthquake at the day-care where Todd was. I think with all those dogs playing, it feels like one every day!!

    I hope you've had a good week. Gracie looks beautiful, and it reminds me that I need to get Charlie in too. But I do love that shaggy look, right? Todd needs to make his first trip to the groomers too--But I haven't told him yet! :-)

  14. Wow! We are so glad that you are Ok! I can't imagine having so much happen in such a shirt time!

  15. I was awaken that afternoon to my bed shaking. I thought I was having a crazy dream and went back to sleep. Woke up to dozens of facebook statuses talking about an earthquake. It was crazy!


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