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Friday, November 13, 2009


I have something funny to share with you (although my mom may not find it very amusing since it's at her expense)!! Mom hadn't been sleeping very well lately and this morning was the same. She woke up at 5am and couldn't go back to sleep. As she was lying there and letting her thoughts wander, she stumbled upon what she thought was a 'great' idea.
She was suddenly very inspired to make a bed for Hershey when she saw her lying on the bare parquet floor and felt sorry for her. Hershey's been banished from the big bed because it is shedding season again and mom hates to have fur all over the bed/ quilt (more accurately, I think she hates having fur everywhere and anywhere...LOL).

Hershey had been sharing the bed with us and has her own favourite spot. No one assigned her there... she picked that spot herself cos that's exactly where the air-conditioner is blowing!! However, she's not exactly my petite size, so sharing the bed with her means mom always have to contort herself or position herself like a shrimp in order to accommodate Hershey at the foot of the bed. Hence, mom decided that letting her have her own bed is the best solution for all parties concerned.

Fully convinced by no one else other than herself, mom jumped out of bed at an unearthly hour and went to the storeroom to rummage for a piece of shiny pink cloth that she knew she had stashed away in a box. Found the cloth, ironed it (there were 3 years worth of creases), measured it, cut it to the right size and she sat down to work in earnest at 6am.

She started by trimming off the edges and the funny, dangly bits and started to sew. We don't have a sewing machine at home cos mom had never expected that she'd ever need to sew anything except the occasional loose button or hem. So it was down to manual stitching and there was quite a bit to sew cos Hershey's not exactly a midget and mom wanted her to have a comfy bed (mom: so that she'd leave mine alone!!). We lost count of the number of 'ouches' (it was actually a HBO word, but you know, we are a family blog...) we heard each time mom got pricked by the needle but she was still gung-ho about it.

Just as she was begining to feel quite proud of her masterpiece, disaster struck. That stupid cloth, which is made from 'I-don't-know-what stupid material' (mom's own words) F.R.A.Y.S big time!! Her masterpiece was literally disintegrating in her hands and all her hard work was unraveling right before our eyes.

At 8.30am, I solemly declare that her project had FAILED **stifling laughter**.

17 comments:

✿A 'n' L✿ said...

AHAHAHA.. but its nice of your mom to spend time making bed for Hershey.. auwwwwwwwwwwww so sweeeeeeeet. :)

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I think they say it is the thought that khounts!

Tank woo fur sharing that peek into your life!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh dear!!! Poor mom - did it help her get back to sleep!
She must have been very annoyed - we expect there were more bad words!
It was a very nice thought!
Hope mom sleeps better.
love and kisses
Martha & bailey xxx

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your poor mom! All of those good thoughts and hours and hard work and all for Hershey! Her heart was definitely in the right place! We're sorry the project failed, Huskee!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Oh dear. Sometimes those great early morning ideas are not so good in the light of day, huh. At least she was thinking of you guys!

Slobbers,
Mango

The OP Pack said...

Huskee, just think of it this way, if Mom gets a bed made for Hershey, then you have way more room in the bed. Maybe you should try encouraging her - who knows, maybe she will make you a lovely bed too.

Have a great weekend, the OP Pack

MAX said...

Awww Hershey
Your mom is an angel! Remember - it's the thought that counts! Thank you again for your lovely card.
Lotsalicks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

Rambo said...

OH well!! She had a good idea. Sometimes they just dont work out. Hey...tell her to go to the store and buy another kind of fabric and try again! I know...I'm kinda smart for a chihuahua.
oxox
Rambo

Deetz said...

Its not very nice to laugh at your mom, snicker snicker.....Sounds like something my mom would do. She has a sewing machine, but has no clue as to threading it, so it just sits there with no job.
Deetzy

Ludo van Doggy said...

aw, what a shame for your Mom and Hershey. My Mum knows how that feels!
~lickies, Ludo

Madi and Mom said...

Ahhhhhh Mom we are sorry your project flopped. That happens to Mom some time too. She is currently crocheting an afghan....she had to take out two very L O N G rows to make a corrections. Very frustrating but we're on the right path now.
Madi and Mom

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Why is this so funny? Did we miss something? Aren't you supposed to comfort your mom when she "fails" so she'll feel better and you'll get extra treats? You missed a great opportunity.

Dawn said...

awwwwww....Katie and I are so sorry it didn't work out...now quit laughing at Mom! She had a good idea, it was just the implementation that had a slight problem. She should try again with another piece of cloth..and maybe borrower a sewing machine too!

MONA AND MOMMY TOO!! said...

Well it was great idea and your Mommy should be very proud that she tried!!

Did your Mommy read the poem "Do dogs go the Heaven" that she posted when Joanoie went to the bridge. She thinks the child the angel was talking was Chloe and Lucas. I bet Joanie is very happen to haave meet them.

{{{huggies}}}....Mona

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hahaha, you're one lucky pup Hershey.
Imagine you were in that comfy mom-made bed then, boom! the whole bed
disintegrating, including you, whoa!
Your mom's so sweet, my mom doesn't make anything for me, only buy me stuff from discount store when it down to 90% off!
Love ya!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Huskee!
All that work!
Tell your mom to look for another piece of fabric. Maybe she has some that would work better!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Brownie said...

BWAH HAHAH!!! oops... i shouldn't laugh. My momster also says a lot of hbo words when she tries sewing.
xoxo,
Brownie