Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lying is Wrong!

I know lying is wrong.  But I do what I have to do to keep my pup from becoming literally sick at heart when we go away overnight.  

(At the mention of us going on vacation 
 she will go outside and puke)

Saturday morning:  

"C'mon, Gracie.  Let's go outside,"  I said.  

The minute the door was closed we filled our suitcases and threw everything out on the porch like nothing was happening.  Just another day...  


When I brought her back inside, she was none the wiser.
"We have to go to work now," I lied.  

I guess she realized later ~ when Lindsey and Rissi came over to take care of her that we had pulled a fast one.

Where did we go, you ask?

We went to Pa. where I attended a bridal shower for my beautiful stepdaughter Stacy who will be getting married at the beach in September.  Can't wait!!!  

Stacy and Dad
Today, our local newspaper hosted a Senior Jubilee Expo at the Mall.  We were scheduled to set up there... so it was an early morning out of the house.  I could tell Gracie thought we were pulling another fast one.  She watched computers being stuffed into cases and looked a little disturbed that we'd be leaving again.

We gave away pens...

Candy, bags, and hearing aid batteries.

And then, look who stopped to visit!

My Cupcake

and my Summer Love...

Meanwhile...  I could hear thunder outside and the rains came..

I thought of Gracie at home alone.  I hoped she was not too stressed.  After all, we were only 5 minutes away.

So after the expo, we hi-tailed it home to our pup.

Dear Diary,

Tricked.  Abandoned.  Left to my own devices till Lindsey came and fed me and Cupcake gave me fresh new water and wrote on the porch with chalk.  It was only one night. I forgive.  But I'm scarred for life.  I do not trust.

Today.  Suitcases.  Computers.  pack....  run... go..  goodbye gracie,  be back soon. and i should believe this because...???   thunder. lightening.  rain.  fear.  alone.  Mom:  Why did you poop and pee on the kitchen rug, Gracie?  Me:  It wasn't me. 
Two can play this game.   


  1. Congrats to your lovely stepdaughter. Wonderful photo of her with Gary! I also love the pics of Summer and Rissi. Poor Gracie. So sorry she gets so upset when you leave occasionally. I'll bet you can make it up to her with a special treat! She is adorable.

  2. That Gracie is a smart one and it's gonna really be hard to fool her again. . Great photos of your sweet grands and of your stepdaughter. A beach wedding sounds wonderful!!!

  3. Poor Gracie! Thunder and lightning scare the bejeebers out of our lab. He has the best hearing ever and lets us know whenever a storm is on the way by pacing back and forth until we notice and put him in the garage where he heads straight for the safe room. When we try to put him back out after the storm has passed he doesn't trust us. He peeks around the corner of the door jam to see what the weather really looks like. We would NEVER put him back out in a storm but he is ever wary. I'm afraid in his life before us that may have happened to him more than once and scarred him for life.

  4. Gracie has a big heart, so she will forgive you.

  5. Aah yes, Gracie. It was scared out of you wasn't it? I understand. ;-)

  6. The booth at the Senior Expo looks great. Glad you got some rain. Doing the same thing here. congrats to your step-daughter. a wedding on the beach sounds so romantic. GRACIE, Mira, my cat feels your pain. She has the exact same reaction when we go away. But she offers this advice next time there's a thunderstorm. Go hide under the couch or bed. It won't feel nearly as scary there.

  7. Gracie alone again? She will soon forgive and forget.

  8. Poor, poor Gracie! You should come stay with me honey!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

  9. Cutest little ones!!! Love those pics of your little visitors! Hope you got some new customers!

    Gracie, you are too funny! You showed them didn't you?

    Have a blessed day up there dear Bobbi! BIG HUGS!

  10. Poor Gracie, but I bet she will forgive you!

  11. Dogs can sense the slightest change in routine. I know Sophie does and she even beats us to the car sometimes!!

  12. i feel Gracie's pain. we just love you peeps so much we can hardly stand it when you are gone.

    luckily, we forget and forgive quickly.

    don't beat yourself up over it like my mom does.

    we love our peeps to the moon and back

  13. BOL! That's right Gracie!
    Maddy and Owen


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