Thursday, May 15, 2008

Dog Wars: The Weather Radio Strikes Back!

Well, if you saw my earlier post about Neel and Maggie and my lack of sleep over the past 2 days, you are probably a little puzzled by the title! I came home with every intention of taking Neel home that last night so I could get some rest. But I figured that I would let him and Maggie play outside until bedtime and then take Neel home. BIG MISTAKE!!!

Maggie is pushy with other dogs because when she wants to play, that's all that matters. I don't think that Neel has the energy to survive her for 3 days. They went out and played in the backyard for a while and I would check on them every 15 minutes or so to make sure they weren't getting into trouble. The very last time I checked on them, I could only see Maggie and she was in the process of digging a giant hole under the house. From what I could tell, Maggie dug the hole and Neel, trying to escape Maggie's advances to play and to just get a little peace, crawled under the house and wouldn't come out. I panicked. I laid in the hole and stuck my head through the tunnel to try and find him with no luck.

I ran circles around the house thinking that maybe he crawled all of the way from the back to the front of the house but I still didn't see him. So I went back to the hole, laid down again in the hole and shoved my body inside the tunnel with my legs until I saw his eyes. He came towards me to lick my face and I was able to grab him by the collar with one finger and drag him the rest of the way out!!

If you have seen the picture of Neel, he is a pretty dog with lots of pretty long hair! I was terrified to wash and dry all of this hair. I just knew that I wasn't going to do it right. But he was covered in brown MUD like the wet kind since it rained yesterday! It took me almost an hour to bathe and brush him. Geez I am glad I don't have a dog with long hair.

After he dried off, I took him back to his house since his neighbor was coming home from vacation and could watch him the rest of the week. HELLO RESTFUL NIGHT FOR ME!!!
I crawled into bed about 9 and prayed that I would drift off quickly. All went well until the weather radio (Thank you Nanny and Papa for buying us that demon and pandering to E's paranoia) starting going off every 15 minutes anouncing that there were severe thunderstorms 2 counties over!! I don't care!! Unless there is a tornado down the street, do not interupt my sleep tonight!! After living in KW and knowing how unpredictable the weather can be (one minute it's beautiful and the next there is a hurricane headed straight for you as well as several water spouts heading for my house), I am too chicken to unplug the radio so I listened all night long to the weather radio go off and with it's LOUD ALARM and then computer generated NOAA voice announce the weather conditions over and over again!!

Oh well...I guess there is always tonight right??? Where's Friday??

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Wow, you can't catch a break! Hopefully tonight and over the weekend you can catch up on your sleep. TGIF!