Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Waiting for Daddy

Blog Mom thinks it'll be another day or even two before Daddy can come home. Unless his insurance company insists. Insurance companies like to speed recovery along, she says. He's no longer in danger, but he's "experiencing some discomfort". The Moms tell me that's a  medical term meaning, "searing, agonzing pain." Waiting is hard. It just doesn't seem quite right, when we're all sitting around the living room but Daddy's not there. Or even in the house.

I thought, though, that this might be a good time to explain more clearly our living arrangements, as I am somewhat of a time share dog. I mention all these people, but I don't think I've ever clarified things. Alpha Mom and Blog Mom are sisters. Blog Mom, as you probably have gathered is married to Daddy. Our house is divided into two apartments, both of which are mine. Alpha Mom couldn't live without a dog, but if not for other people in the house she really wouldn't be home enough to have one and that would never do. She works until quite late and she has an active social life, too. Also there's the brother that is too big to live home. He has his own place - a very nice stall and a bit of paddock at a horse barn nearby. His name is Sgt. Pepper, but you can all him Sarge.Everyone does. She has to go see him on the weekend, too. I would have gotten to go by this time in the Spring if not for all these other things that have been happening. I'll go soon, though, and bring back pictures. I promise.

Daddy is home most of the time, normally, and Blog Mom works but she usually gets home at a reasonable hour - like in time for dinner, so I usually spend the day with Daddy, give Blog Mom some quality time when she gets home and then dine with them. And these days  my human adult brother is often around and also the rescue bass player who we are fostering, but he's on tour at the moment.  I sleep upstairs with Alpha  Mom and hang out with her as much as possible unless she's doing something too boring, like talking on the phone. Then I go downstairs to see what's doing. Everyone is always glad to see me, whichever floor I'm on.

I am quite strict about one thing. Evenings are for the whole family together. If Alpha Mom is ready to watch some TV or read in the evening we must go downstairs and do that in Blog Mom and Daddy's living room. Daddy is usually lying on the couch and Blog Mom has her chair with the laptop and sometimes a cat, Alpha Mom takes the loveseat and it all makes a sort of semi-circle around me, Lola, on my downstairs bed. It's a very warm, safe and cozy feeling. So, right now, the semi-circle is broken and that doesn't feel so good.


  1. Lola, you are a very lucky girl! I like the sound of your usual arrangement, and I'll be glad when your daddy is home to make things back to normal for you! Thanks for clarifying things, now I know for sure what's what!


  2. My doggie Noelle asked if you want a little sister. She said it sounds like you get lots and lots of attention, and she'd like to come live with...oh wait...apparently she wants us ALL to come live with you. Well, that probably won't work. Don't worry, I'll explain it to her. I hope your dad is feeling better soon and can come back home and make everything better.

  3. miss lola,
    you sure have a neato set up at your house. i like how you make sure your pack is together in the evenings. good girl! :)
    i'm sorry that your semi-circle is not whole at the moment. my mama wishes she could give you a big huggle right now and make your sadness go away. i don't want you to feel the sadness anymore either. i hope your daddy is well enough to come home very very very soon. i know he misses you tons, too, and needs him some miss lola!
    the booker man

    pee s -- i can't wait to see your visit with sarge! i bet he's hooge! do you play together?

  4. It sounds like a wonderful family, Lola, and we hope you will all be reunited soon. However, it's probably best for your Daddy to stay in hospital until there is no more discomfort. We hope it won't be long.


  5. Wow, you got peoples all the time! I bet it's hard with Dad being gone, but I'm sure he'll be home soon!!

    Can't wait to meet Sarge!

  6. Lola, you're soooo lucky to be surrounded by all that much love! I thinks it's very Most Important for the whole family to spends quality time together so I think you do a real good thing by making sure that happens. I think I had your family pretty well figured out but I thought maybe Alpha Mom was your Blog Mom's mom. So thanks for setting me straight.

    I'm wishing and hoping real hard that your daddy gets to come home soon and make the semi-circle complete again!

    Wiggles & Wags,

  7. Thank you for explaining the humans. We hope Paw would come home soon
    Benny & Lily

  8. Hi, Lola!
    I really hope your Dad comes home soon so you all enjoy the semi-circle again!
    Your living situation is more or less like mine. I live with my mom at a mini apartment next to my grandparents house. I spend all the day with them while my mom is at work and when she comes home we all spend some time together and then I go with her to our house.
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  9. Thanks for the story, Lola... always good to know a little about the hoomans too. Hope daddy will come home soon to complete the semi-circle of love.

    Licks, hero

  10. Hi Lola!!!! You have lots and lots of hands to rub your tummy and give you loving!! Good for you!!! Madi would love to have that much attention,
    Here's wishing Dad comes home soon
    Madi and Mom

  11. Woof! Woof! Oh! Lola ... Daddy will be home soon n we are glad that he is getting better. In no time you ... it will be normal again. Sending your Dad my Golden Healing Thoughts for his early recovery. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  12. Hey Lola, i'm so sorry to read about your Dad! What a scare! i hope he's ok!

    Hey, you know Loki is from Taiwan, right? so you have a little in common. well Taiwan and China not the same thing, but same the same area!

    and I liked Bolo's song "Lola". It happens to be one of my favorite songs!

    hope your circle gets fixed real soon.
    wild dingo

  13. Thanks for explaining. I was a little confused. Sheesh! I hope your Daddy starts to really feel better and not just insurance company better.


  14. Hey Lola,
    we understand how hard it is when one of ur humans is sick.just pray for your daddy with all your Doggy heart and he will get well soon.

    Mummy says when you wish well for someone you love, it usually comes true.
    And nothing can be truer and stronger than a Dawg's love.

    Wags, Ginger and Buddy

  15. By the way, our Mummy set up this new blog for us. do come and visit.

    we hope to be friends...

    Ginger and buddy

  16. I am so grateful for this breakdown and I must say you got it good! Wow, all this TLC and attention and daddy home (he'll be home soon again and he'll be all healthy) and two moms and a human brother...No worries any longer. The circle is going to be restored. Hang in there just a bit longer and you can resume your ideal life


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