Thursday, February 26, 2009
Don't even bother with the Banana Nut Bread Votive....
Thought you all might enjoy a little story of how I spent a small part of my Wednesday this week. Mr. OTM (Russ) was kind enough to work at the shop all day while I stayed home to finish up a bunch of projects that can be put out for sale. I had two errands to run ...take some items to put in my booth at the Curious Cat and then to the bank. So everything is running along splendidly and I leave the Curious Cat and am sitting at the light of a busy intersection when I spot the cutest long hair chihuahua dog RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD!! I am now in a panic....I see him run over to the car wash parking lot so I turn around and go back. I get out and see if he will come to me easy but of course, that wasn't gonna happen. He would get close then RUN LIKE CRAZY from me. I didn't have any food in the car BUT I did have a BANANA NUT BREAD VOTIVE CANDLE!! I was thinking that MAYBE...JUST MAYBE he would smell it and think it was food then I could catch him and help him out. SO picture this.....I am all bent over...rear end in the air with a Banana Nut Bread Votive candle in my hand going...Come on honey...come here..come on...ummm...yummmy...come on and he get's sooooo close THEN RUNS ACROSS THE STREET INTO THE GAS STATION PARKING LOT!! Unbelieveable!!! Now there are soooo many cars there and I am trying to remain calm and let people know to be careful. I called me friend Berita (who owns Curious Cat) and she comes right over with a can of dog food.....I open it up and put it on the plate and he COMES RUNNING TOWARD ME...YIPPEE ....BUT decides to stop just short of the plate. I could tell he wanted to eat pretty bad so I was VEEEEERRRRYYYY patient BUT determined! He went for the food the first time and I just let him get comfortable and about the third time I GOT HIM!!! OH LORD THANK YOU!!! I was sooo happy to be able to catch him. The owner of the gas station had been trying to catch him since Christmas with no luck! I can see why! The best part is , he (the gas station owner) said that he would be so glad to take him home! He has other chihuahuas and knew the people who had this one and didn't take care of it at all. This little dog was the poster dog of neglect...He was the stinkiest little mutt I ever saw and needed a bath, a hair trim , vet care and dinner! Looks like he is getting all that and more now. I am so glad that this story has a happy ending. Lesson learned....Dog food works way better than a Banana Nut Bread votive! All's well that ends well!
Posted by Olde Tyme Marketplace at 4:57 PM