Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Mixed Up Day

There's no turning back now, I'm all mixed up on my days. So how about a gift story about a child?? I mean it's close, right? Here's Frankie and Buster. He was our wonderful dog, seen here maybe at 8 months old. We got him 'used', long story, you know the type. Anyway, he was the greatest dog ever in the history of our family.(But don't tell Peep and Rocket) His genius was legendary. You can ask anyone in Frankie's elementary school. Buster was a shopping dog. He, not unlike Santa, could be counted on to get those gifts that weren't mom approved. The best year ever was the year Buster bought a fancy feathered fan from Nordstrom. You know,moms all find that kind of thing impractical and refused to buy it but dogs, well I think we all know dogs love those. Frankie was so in love with that fan. He carried that box with the big silver ribbon some how.. I'm not sure how he got to the mall (and some things are better left unsaid) but you could tell from the box, it was scrunched and there were teeth marks in one corner.
Santa and Buster were in constant communication over the years. CD's with questionable lyrics, Buster was on it. Makeup, Buster told Santa mom didn't approve. That's how it was with them. It was magic I tell you.
So that's today people. I just remembered that fan and it cracked me up. Its in a box in the garage, the original crunched box I think.

Today is Carrie's day. She has a dog, she'll understand. Hop and over and check out what she's up to. And come back tomorrow. Who knows what I'll have in store!


Blogger suz said...

Pam - what a great story! Frankie was lucky to have Buster!

4:08 AM  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

What a cute story Pam! Isn't it funny how we all have a "greatest dog in the history of dogs"? I've enjoyed all your Christmas memories!

4:47 AM  
Blogger Jayne said...

You ingenious thing! I never thougt of blaming the dog!

5:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this story. We have a family dog and I think I will have to use this story and send my dog to the mall. Or better yet she can buy online and not have to leave the house. I wonder what she will find for me for Christmas...

5:43 AM  
Blogger alobsiger said...

Awwwwww! You're gonna make me cry with that story about Buster. That was a dog with true Christmas spirit. ::sniffle::

5:45 AM  
Blogger Margi said...

You are such a hoot! I have two Buster's that get Krissy all the things I say no or I don't think so too. Isn't that something. One is a Golden Retriever named Sadie (she's a princess and knows it) and the other is a Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix named Ruby (she's a Diva and knows it). They always go against my better judgement with eye rolls and all! LOL

6:07 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Dogs are people too! LOL! We had a schnauzer, Boomer, that was SO smart! (Of course, that breed is known for smarts!) She got into a wrapped package under the tree one year. I don't remember exactly what was in it, but it was an edible. Boomer loved to eat!

6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute story. My daughter just got a puppy this year. Wonder what stories she will have to tell after Christmas.


7:10 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

You all had a Buster - we have a Murphy, a Molly and a Lily. And oh what a LILY we have...She's a dilly of a Lily!! If you've never seen a dog smile - you haven't seen our LILY. She came along unexpected - you understand what I mean - when you least expect it - you don't want it - you GET it - and LOVE it.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Gloria said...

I love it! Our family has a gift giving cat. He always bought us things like puzzles to put together during the holidays, snacks to enjoy with it,family games etc. His gifts were so thoughtful. He died several years ago, but somehow still gets his gifts under the tree. Amazing, huh?

7:33 AM  
Blogger Jewel said...

That is so cute. I love it.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...

You're right! I DO understand! And I love Buster! That's a "gift from a kid" story and a "kid story" together. (And let's be honest, everyone who's ever had and/or loved a dog knows that most dogs are better "people" than a lot of people.)

And I'm with you about running out of Christmas stories! Your daughter is a genius! I just remembered that the best gift I ever got was from a child... a Red Ryder air rifle... Do you think anyone will notice if I use one of those Patchwork Place Christmas quilt books for my pictures tomorrow?

7:35 AM  
Blogger isa & marta said...

Adorable historia. Tambien tenemos tres perros, y la preocupacion mayor es como protegerlos de los ruidos de los cohetes que se tiran en esa epoca.

8:01 AM  
Blogger ccweigel said...

That is a great story. Santa brought my daughter a Bratz Girlz makeup kit....Cassie was panicked. Mom would never allow her to have anything Bratz in the household and makeup on top of that. But if Santa brought it what could you do! Thanks for all you do.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Ruby said...

Love your buster story!!!

9:18 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Funny. Buster was definitely a more well rounded gift giver than our dogs. Ours give candy, the sodas we won't buy, etc.
But they don't go to the mall.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous happy zombie said...

I LOVE THIS STORY! Seriously, it's better then Ralphie and his family's Christmas Story.

Oh Pam... this is such a great story. I smell movie deal! Kidding of course, but also not. I LOVE THIS STORY!

9:45 AM  
Blogger madrekarin said...

Such a darling story! So sweet. Dogs like Buster are one in a million. I think they are angels dressed up in dog suits. Ours was Bentley. Gosh, I miss that dog.
Thanks for sharing your Buster story.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Sinta Renee said...

What a cute story Pam! I love it!... and I will have to remember it for future use also!!!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I think your story was just perfect.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Julie in WA said...

Sometimes 'used' dogs are the best kind! Buster sure was cute!

11:28 AM  
Blogger Janice said...

I love your story of "Buster". Frankie must have had a lot of fun with him. Our first dog was a broken coat Jack Russell called "Buster" and he was also a wonderful character.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Kathi D said...

Buster! Where were you when I was growing up? And you were so handsome, to boot!

The only thing that ever got blamed on dogs in my house was "Who farted?"

12:42 PM  
Blogger Kathi D said...

You know, my Barkley might be a good shopper, if I gave him some pocket change and bus fare. Although he would probably spend it all on hot dogs and squirrel heads.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love it! You got Buster "used"! Ha, we had a wild yellow lab named Buttercup that we had to give up as used. We gave her to a family with seven children. I've heard that Buttercup keeps the children tired LOL!!

1:17 PM  
Blogger jen duncan said...

That child! That dog! So SWEET. I could just look at that picture all day. :-)

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can tell from looking at the picture that Buster was a sweetheart. Great story.
Leslie S. in MN

6:06 PM  
Blogger arlette said...

Love your Buster story, I have a doggie as well her name's Prisca, she thinks she's a queen, lol

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

Frankie is always a cutie patootie in her pics but That DOG... I am a cat person but I could actually kiss that cute fluffy doggie right smack dab on his dog lips!

10:05 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

We have always had a household of animals from when we were little to each of us six sibs now. I swear the animals get more Christmas shopping done than the rest of us. Presents from Spooky, Tugger, Rex, Hector, Jethro, Elsa, and the list goes on. And they all got presents, too. Usually a can of some deluxe food they wouldn't ordinarily get and a new ball or toy!

They get by with a lot, don't they!

9:57 PM  

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