Well, the mystery wasn’t about Gimli’s ear, which is flopped down again. As we wrote at the bottom of the last post,
Grammy doesn’t know who is pulling on his ear until it no longer stands up… AGAIN! It had come up during the time they were on their Road Trip when no one was able to get hold of it and pull it until it stayed bent, and that is why she thinks it was me!
My Dad points out that Pippin was to busy being nervous to play really hard, so HE didn’t have a chance at breaking it down either while they were gone.
Mama Dott was upset in THAT picture, because it was HER Dad that was packing and not Papa. She is afraid that the aliens have caused her Dad (my GrandPaw) to disappear. Grammy told us that GrandPaw got a job and had to go for a week’s long training session, but Mama Dott still doesn’t believe that HER dad would leave her for that long. She went to bed early and is pouting on his bed tonight, but THAT wasn’t the mystery…
Do you remember the tidbit picture of all of us standing outside the bathroom door wondering what was going on with Sadie and Grammy in there? THAT is what the mystery picture was about! No one got it, so no prizes THIS week!
Remember we have told you that we live up against a lot of BLM land? (Bureau of Land Management federal land) There are many miles of it behind us and the ranchers around here lease the land during the year to run cattle on it.
The day before yesterday, there was a herd of cattle up against our back fence in the side pasture, and we had a fit for a long time! They were back there MOOING & MOOING, and no one would let us out so that we could chase them away!
Finally, they left, and THEN it rained for a few hours. (Anyone have a wild guess now?) By the early evening, it had started to dry out some so Grammy, not having thought all this stuff through, decided to let us all go out to run in the pasture.
Next thing she knows, she looks up (from watching OC so that she didn’t overdo) and sees Sadie in the distance on the other side of the fence doing that head first dive into something on the ground, with Pippin copying her a bit to the side of where she was. Grammy started yelling a “RECALL,” but Auntie Sadie got in a couple more dives before tearing herself away from her wonderful pile of Rain Soaked Gooey COWPIE Perfume!
Needless to say, Grammy was NOT a happy camper! It was pretty cold (supposed to snow in the hills behind us) so she couldn’t wash Sadie off outside, and had to bring her into the bathroom.
OC knew that Sadie was in TROUBLE, so she was in her face all the way in, telling her off, while Grammy tried to be sure that a big RUMBLE didn’t get started, while trying to keep Sadie at arm length.
Grammy called GrandPaw Robert (who has a VERY WEAK STOMACH) out to help her, and he got all of us into the living room and shut the door so Grammy could bring in Sadie at arm length from her, but not let her TOUCH anything else through the house on the way to the bathroom.
Auntie Sadie REFUSED to get into the tub, and Grammy couldn’t even TRY to lift her with the problems SHE has, so she got Sadie’s front half in by throwing several pieces of jerky in and then GrandPaw had to pick up her BACK end into the tub, while gagging. Grammy shut the sliding doors while GrandPaw Robert ran outside to puke.
She finally got Sadie washed down, towel dried and then blown dry with the hair dryer. Poor Auntie Sadie was totally humiliated… can’t you tell?
Cabbage Hands, a reduction print in progress
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