Monday, May 25, 2009

It's the vet

By my clock he should be back in about 3 hours, and I hope that for what MotH will have doled out (130 euros), the "operation" will prove to be the right decision to lessen the aggression in our beloved little dachshund. I think he knew something was up this morning when I said 'no treats for you', and when he and the MotH were driving away, I could hear him crying in the back of the car. Maddie wasn't the least bit bothered by his absence and spent the better part of the morning hunting lizards.

“Take it like a man Mister B! Big boys don't cry.”

Now while I don't usually make a habit of pinching OPP (other people's photos), I really doubt that my son would mind me illustrating this post one step further. It's not like I didn't take the time to shield his identity. I was supposed to have flown down to Sicily (Sigonella) to meet him but the USAF doesn't send its men out on taxpayers' dimes to play tourist with their mommies. I am in total agreement with that. It's just that he wasn't even able to fly up north to meet us (on our dime) which is a shame. A shame as I'm sure he'd have a little chat with Mister B, who I might add, would have been in awe of all that testerone-fueled muscle.



Blogger Fern Driscoll said...

Holy Cow, who is that masked man? What a great and strong looking son. You must be proud as can be. Is he, by any chance, a pilot?

You have surely made the right decision for Mr. B - I know you agonized over it, but I bet in 4 or 5 weeks he'll be a different fellow - in only good ways. Bravi, voi!

Hope Maddie gives B one of her catches as a get-well present...

4:16 PM, May 25, 2009  
Blogger Brad F. said...

Ya, the changes weren't evident in my cat for the first three weeks or so. Then, she mellowed out and started acting like a kitten again, which is fine by me.

Hope the operation goes well!

5:15 PM, May 25, 2009  
Blogger Frizzy said...

FIrst and most important. Thank you for your son's service to us and his country on the Memorial Day weekend. Second, I'm sorry you weren't able to see him. That's so hard I know. Third, I pray your little man will heal fast after his surgery. I bet he'll be up and around in no time.

5:59 PM, May 25, 2009  
Blogger petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

You are such an itty bitty, Rowena, and look at that hulk of a son! Was he big when you gave birth to him?

Obviously, I've missed quite a lot about how you've agonized over this decision. You don't sound like the type of person who would not have done this if you thought it weren't the right thing to do. My prayers and (((to all of you)))!

7:05 PM, May 25, 2009  
Blogger OkiHwn said...

What a pix of Mr. B!

9:17 PM, May 25, 2009  
Blogger K and S said...

that is too bad you couldn't meet up with your son! hope it all works out with the "b".

1:14 AM, May 26, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mister B will be none the wiser, come Wednesday morning when it's all over.

3:19 AM, May 26, 2009  
Anonymous RONW said...

Mr. B could pass for nostradramus. Oh my, the prophesis to unfold.

4:15 AM, May 26, 2009  
Blogger 2kamuela47 said...

too bad you couldn't meet up with your son. Mr. B is such a character.

5:21 AM, May 26, 2009  
Blogger debi_in_Hawaii said...

Mista B,
Take it from one olda braddah...
you no goin miss da pahts.

After one or two days you feel like yo ol' self. You go back to coffee table zoomies. Garanz.

One mo manini ting: no be lolo an' mess wit da zippa, k? Bumbye dey goin put da cone on yo hahd head lidat-oh da shame-

from Mista Shu

5:53 AM, May 26, 2009  
Blogger Rowena... said...

Fern - no, no pilot! I think I would have much more white hairs on my head if he was. Thanks for the get well wishes for MrB. He was so happy when he got home!

Brad - thanks for the tip-off as I'll give it some time before noting any changes. Right now it's just making sure that he doesn't mess with his sutures.

Frizzy - grazie for the sentiment especially during Memorial Day w/e. I am very proud of his commitment to the AF, as it sounds as if he will make a career out of it.

Petra - hold on to your chair... That muscle-bound son of mine was a whopping 9 pounds at birth. [!!!!!!!] Keep hanging onto your seat...I didn't opt for a C-section either!

Nate - the expression says it all, no? *lol*

8:50 AM, May 26, 2009  
Blogger Rowena... said...

Kat - da "B" is back but we'll have to wait if the operation made any difference. If it will curb his tendencies to piss on my plants that would be a good start!

Carlae - honestly I thought he'd be acting weird when he got home. So untrue. I noticed though, that his gait is a little different from not having "the weights" anymore.

RONW - you are probably right on that one. If, by chance, he should ever make the cover on those supermarket tabloids, grab a copy and I'll have him personally autograph it for you!

Laura - several characters actually. I just wish I could catch all of his expressions but they come at moments when I'm not able to capture them. Maddie is so much easier with her constant expression of "Huh?" *lol*

Debi - auntie, mama already had to put "da cone" on my neck because I no listen when she says stop fussing with the zipper. She also said to stay outside and try to catch reception for the tv...over here we can hardly get anything worth watching!
~Mistah B~

9:01 AM, May 26, 2009  
Blogger OkiHwn said...

You gotta give a new name - he's not Mr. B anymore! LOL

11:52 AM, May 26, 2009  
Blogger Rowena... said...

Nate - agggg... That's what I was afraid of. He could just go with a plain "B" or Bentley but there's also his kennel name (the one that the breeders gave him for identity records) - and that one is Ali Baba! (Ali B?)

12:17 PM, May 26, 2009  
Blogger Deb said...

Oh little Mister. . .i can imagine how kawai'i he must look with his cone - awwww.

Oh my, yes - many many mahalos to your son. . .we appreciate. Wow, he has the makings of a superhero with that eye "mask" on and those guns!

NINE lbs?!? And HOW tall are you, girl??

2:33 PM, May 26, 2009  
Blogger Rowena... said...

Deb - you know how "petite" us island girls are. Put it this way...I always find money on the ground but when it comes to reading signs above my line of vision, may as well not even have them there!

2:47 PM, May 26, 2009  
Blogger Brad F. said...

My wife says your son is hot. Win for him, fail for me. I guess I better hit the gym!

Also, glad to hear Mr. B made it back to the house alright. Now we just have to hope it wasn't too late!

By the way, I think I may have fixed the problem you were having viewing my search bar.

5:01 PM, May 26, 2009  
Blogger Rowena... said...

Brad - you know, if you both decide to make a family you will have children that take on that caucasian influence like my son has. He was born in another life, pre-Italy, and if you saw he and I together you would not believe that we are related upon first glance. He got his father's fair skin and people don't believe I look "old" enough. I know your wife would understand because of our genetics...we keep our youthful looks much longer. ^-^

9:58 PM, May 26, 2009  
Blogger Brad F. said...

Funny you should say that. This is me andmy brother when we were younger. I was 9 in this photo and he was 7. People, including my dad, used to say I must have been switched with another baby in the hospital.

10:10 PM, May 26, 2009  
Blogger debi_in_Hawaii said...

Somewhere I have pics of DaBoyee with DaCone on, giving me DaStinkEye!! Was good fun watching him navigate wit dat ting on.

10:33 PM, May 26, 2009  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Ah, I hopw the doggie's all right now. He won't mind after a little while. Your son should definitely talk man-to-man with him one of these days!

12:09 AM, May 27, 2009  
Blogger Rowena... said...

Brad - if I didn't know any better I'd say that you are also "mixed" like my son, but it looks to me like you're the most dashing one in that photo. Did you always have such confidence and style? (your brother does look cute in his jacket and tie)

Debi - I thought I saw you post pics once but I am probably mistaking Shu with somedog else. The stink eye, I believe!

WL - MrB is doing well and behaving like his usual self...that is, harrassing the westie until she stops what she's doing in order to chase him!

8:23 AM, May 27, 2009  
Blogger Brad F. said...

My grandfather was born in the Philippines, so I'm 1/4 Filipino. I was always a lot darker than my brother growing up, and still am when you look at us together. I tan easier and get a lot darker than him. He usually just turns red or burns. I lost my charm somewhere around puberty, but got it back after a few awkward years. ^_^

8:54 AM, May 27, 2009  
Blogger OkiHwn said...

What's the latest with the B?

9:58 AM, May 27, 2009  
Blogger OkiHwn said...

Called my Nezumi after she got spayed a SHIM.

10:49 AM, May 27, 2009  
Blogger Rowena... said...

Nate - I was thinking that I could go just go local, laid back, take-it-easy BRUDDDAH! Bruddah B, in Italy.

1:26 PM, May 27, 2009  
Anonymous Lori said...

I'm glad to hear Mr. B made it back safely! And I like your comment to Nate...Bruddah B, it has a nice ring to it! :)

1:36 PM, May 27, 2009  
Blogger Rowena... said...

Lori - I've been saying Bruddah B all day and while he doesn't immediately come running (or run at all), he does give me a look in acknowledgement. Maybe I'll have to serenade him with ukulele music first. :-DDDDDD!

4:15 PM, May 27, 2009  
Blogger Deb said...

omg, brad that is just the cutest picture ever!!

i just love seeing how hapa mixes turn out...even within the same family. but always beautiful/handsome, no matter how you slice it!

7:49 PM, May 27, 2009  
Blogger OkiHwn said...

Just call him "Bruddah"!

9:14 PM, May 27, 2009  
Blogger Brad F. said...

Thanks Deb! I need to get my tan back so I can look cool like that again. ^_^

9:16 PM, May 27, 2009  
Blogger OkiHwn said...

AF pilots not buff!

12:17 AM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger OkiHwn said...

Actually all I've seen are skinny buggahs.

12:19 AM, May 28, 2009  
Anonymous manju said...

Yes, do pass on our thanks to your son for his service. I'm sorry you missed each other this time, but hopefully you'll connect up soon. Yeah, the military will do that to you... we lost hundreds of dollars in missed deposits for trips that were cancelled last-minute when duty called.
BTW, this son of yours could stand in for the next generation Wolverine, don't you think?! : )

2:02 PM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger Rowena... said...

Nate - are you commandeering this thread? :-O Update on the little buggah coming up, and right you are that AF pilots can't possibly be buff.

Manju - teehee...that masked offspring of mine is thinking more along the lines of Christian Bale 'Batman' - I never saw the movie (3rd time's a charm sorta thing).

3:21 PM, May 28, 2009  
Blogger Candylei said...

Mr. B is adorable.

I had to smile when you said Maddie did not miss him while he was gone. Westies are so comical without trying to be if you know what I mean.

Sir Salty wants to see more postings about Miss Maddie. Me too.)

6:44 PM, June 01, 2009  
Blogger Rowena... said...

Candylei - I know exactly what you our home it is a constant case of the giggles as the two interact throughout the day. One thing I have to admit though, is that while the westie can be testy, the doxie is the complete opposite!

9:51 AM, June 03, 2009  

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