1.20.2012

How My Mom Wasted A Perfectly Good Friday Afternoon ...

Hi, everybody!  It's me, Olivia.  Tucker was going to tell this story, but I heard through the grapevine that my presence had been requested, so I convinced Tucker to let me take this one. Let's get right to it.  Mom decided to take a half day off of work today.  I had heard her talking on the phone about it to one of her colleagues from work, and I was really excited!  A whole weekday afternoon with Mom here to cater to my every whim!  Unfortunately, Mom obviously didn't have the same idea.  So here I sat ... waiting ... waiting ... for Mom to come home early, only to be bitterly disappointed. 

What was Mom doing all afternoon, you ask?  Well, the dreaded E word, for one.  Tucker says the rest of the word is spelled errands.  I don't really know exactly what it means, but whenever she goes out to do those E-rrands, she always comes home with lots of bags full of stuff (not enough of which is for me, by the way) and clothes on hangers covered in plastic wrap.  But today, after her E-rrand running, she went all the way to the MOON!

What's that, Tuck?  Oh, ok - she didn't go to the real moon, I guess.  She went to this one: The Blue Moon Trading Company.



Mom says that this Blue Moon place is one of her favorite places to waste time browse.  She always finds at least one or two treasures there every time she visits, and something about the atmosphere there puts her in a good mood.  




Plus, how could you not love a shop with a resident shop Pug:

 

 Today she found :




These great paintings of dogs.  The artist does commissions so she's going to call and see if the artist does cats, too! 

She also found this guy ...


She thought he was a carousel horse at first ... (Mom has sort of a thing for carousel horses ... and horses in general, for that matter ...) but when she got closer she realized he was more of a "ridin' the range" kind of guy, and thought it would be just the right addition to her friend A.'s studio so she texted him a picture.  He agreed, and now Mr. Horse is going to have a new home. 

And as for me ... Mom did still get home early enough that I could go out on the catio and relax in the sunshine for a few hours before dinner.


I guess I forgive her.


25 comments:

Amber DaWeenie said...

You did a terrier-ific job on the post today, Olivia. The shop looks very interesting and has lots of stuffs. You means Momma didn't bring da Pug home???

Kolchak Puggle said...

the Mama thought it was a carousel horse at first too! It certainly looked like one. What a great shop, I get the feeling my Mom could waste a heck of a lot of time there too.

Old Kitty said...

Gorgeous Olivia!! Yay that mum got home in plenty time for you to enjoy the sunshine! Awww but she did go to a most stunning place - the shop pug alone in that moon place was worth it - how cute!!

And such quirky stuff! Wonderful!

Take care
x

Carolyn said...

Olivia, this was a great post. Don't be too worried about those kind of E-rrands, as they tend to put humans in a good mood! Love the shop :)

Brenda said...

Nice post Olivia! That looks like a fun shop. I bet you would like it. Have you asked your mom to take you with her on errands?

Katie Isabella said...

Oh beautiful Olivia! MY mom does the same thing for the same reason! She could be holding me..but nooooo....

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

Olivia,

Your Mum sure is lucky that you're so forgiving!!

It sounds like she had a fun afternoon - sure, I know it would have been way more fun for her if she'd have been with you buddy!!

I hope she made it up to you..... :)

Have a fun weekend,

Your pal Snoopy :)

tubby3pug said...

What a lovely shop! No wonder mom wastes time there.

When I Grow Up I Want to be a Vet said...

That looks like such a fun shop! I love the shop Pug! Great reporting Olivia!

Katie Isabella said...

hi Tucker. I'm finally on my own bloggie, just like you. xxxooo

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Well, Fank Cod there is at least ONE picture of YOU, my darling! Spitty has been just looooonging to see you. That mean dog doesn't let you post enough, and when he DOES finely let a kitteh have a chance it;s always that Tanner. Hrrumph.

Anyway, I am satisfied now that I can gaze upon you! Also, my Human really likes that shop! It's a good thing for her bank balance that she doesn't live where it is!

Gracie May said...

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Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

Very pretty and artistic stuff! It would all be chewed to smithereens in our house pretty quick, so for the time being we don't do too much shopping in home decorating shops :)

Bassetmomma said...

Good job your so forgiving! lol!

Remington said...

Beth would love to go to a place like that! Cool!

Kootenai's Summit Post said...

I think that place looks pretty fun too.

Ellen said...

Beautiful post Olivia. Looks like your mom had a great time. Try not to be so disappointed, moms have to waste time once in awhile. You are beautiful, by the way.

Prudence said...

Terrific post Olivia! These E-rrand things do keep our people busy. It's a good thing it usually involves stuff fur me and the kitties!
Mom loves stores like that too! Glad that horsey found a new home!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I came back today just to stare at your picture a little more, Olivia. Sigh.

yuki and rocket said...

What a cool store! That looks like a place my mom would love to shop at. What's really cool is that the store has it's own pug and dog paintings!!

Yuki and Rocket

Carolyn said...

Hey Tucker, you got an award over at CATachresis :))

Tucker The Crestie said...

Oh my goodness! THANK YOU, Carolyn! I'll be right over!

In Black and White said...

Sometimes humans need to go to their happy place and surround themselves with pretty things for a Friday afternoon boost! Mine is my local fabric store, I always leave with a bounce in my step. But Bilbo doesn't understand either!

bichonpawz said...

Very cool store! Our mama would love to spend some time in there! And they even have a resident pug!!! Great job on the post!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Sagira said...

That Blue Moon place seems very cool especially with the resident Pug. :)