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.