Saturday, July 07, 2007

4th of July and Mom's Interview

4th of July wasn't very fun. My friend Korra's parents brough her new sister Chase instead of Korra and I found out I didn't like Chase at all. Sasha really didn't like her at all either and ended up in Mom's arms trembling for a long time. Sasha and I spent a lot of time inside instead of out in the back yard with the kids and food. I was not happy.
I decided to do the interview thing with Mom today. I've got a few questions for her and I think this is the best way to get the answers. Here we go:
Kaos (K): Hey Mom!
Mom (M): What?
K: Come here!
M: Why?
K: I want to interview you.
M: Oh no.
K: Why do you say oh no.
M: Because I've read some of the others dogs interviewing their moms.
K: Don't worry. I won't ask anything embarassing.
M: Yeah right.
K: Okay, lets start with what do you do for a job?
M: I'm a marketing director for a real estate office.
K: Do you like your job?
M: Sometimes. Right now it's really crazy because I'm doing the marketing assistant and marketing director jobs. In January I was promoted to marketing director, but they never hired anybody to take on my old job.
K: That doesn't sound fun. I really like you being home on a 5 day weekend.
M: I liked it too. I liked being able to take Gunnar to the vet again yesterday and not having to worry about who was going to be there to answer the phones and worrying about how much time it was taking.
K: You should do that everyday then! Not take Gunnar to the vet, but stay with us.
M: I wish I could, but we need my paycheck to help support you and Sasha and Gunnar.
K: After this interview, we should do a search to find you a job you can do while you're scratching my ears.
M: lol, okay.
K: You said Gunnar had to go to the vet again, now what's going on? Obviously the bladder thing isn't gone because the house smells again.
M: He isn't blocked up anymore, he's just so inflamed and sore that he still feels like he's blocked. He's on a couple new medicines andI have to force him to drink water.
K: Why? I thought he was really good at drinking water.
M: He usually is, but Thursday evening he stopped drinking and eating so I have to make sure he gets water so it can flush the bad stuff out of his system. He's eating a little bit finally.
K: I saw you had a can of food and it smelled like fish. I thought he couldn't have either!!
M: He can't, but he isn't eating so the doctor told me to go ahead and try it. And what do you mean you saw and smelled it? You ate it when I wasn't looking.
K: I was taking care of the family! I've heard about him eating canned food and fish! The 2 combined could have killed us!
M: He doesn't like it anyway. He won't eat it if it's in his dish so I'm only giving him the dry stuff now because he'll eat a little of that.
K: Okay, enough about Gunnar. This is supposed to be about you. I know some of your hobbies include scratching my ears, scratching my belly and art stuff. Why won't you make playing fetch one of your hobbies.
M: I play fetch with you all the time!
K: But you always stop before I'm done.
M: That's because you'll play fetch until your legs fall off! Nobody can last that long!
K: But it's sooooo much fun!! Maybe if you played more, you'd realize all the enjoyment it could bring you.
M: Kaos, I play fetch with you several times a day. There is no way I could play fetch with you anymore than I do now without giving up making dinner, taking care of Gunnar and Sasha and doing pretty much everything else I do in a day.
K: If you say so.
M: Kaos! You better be nice or I'm going back to doing laundry.
K: Okay, next question. Why don't we live closer to Grandma?
M: What are you talking about?
K: If we lived closer to Grandma, we would get to see her a lot more! She could tell us how good we are and pet us and scratch our ears and other Grandma stuff.
M: Kaos, Grandma lives 4 blocks away and you see her a lot! It's Grandma Cheese that lives far away, but you get to see her a lot more now that Aunt Cassie moved out here.
K: 4 blocks means nothing to me, I want to live next door to Grandma!
M: Kaos, 4 blocks is close enough to Grandma. She still spoils you a lot and gives you lots of love from 4 blocks away.
K: Okay. When are we going to go camping?
M: Hopefully in August. Dad has to get the Jeep put back together first. He also has to fix Aunt Cassie's Jeep.
K: So we're only going to do 1 trip this year?
M: Yes, Dad had to spend a lot of time helping me after my surgery so he didn't get to work on the Jeep as much.
K: By the way, how's your healing goin?
M: Great. The stitches have started dissolving so I can do tons more now than I could do a week ago.
K: And you're feeling better now than before your surgery?
M: TONS! I can't believe I was living like that! I had a bad doctor before, but now I have all good doctors so they take really good care of me and I'm feeling completely different.
K: So you'll have more energy to play fetch with me?
M: Kaos....
K: I know. So when are you going ot have your art stuff updated on your website so I can brag about you like Dad and Grandma do?
M: Hopefully soon. I don't like working on it at night because I spend so much time on the computer at work, I don't want to look at one when I get home.
K: That makes sense. You should hurry and get that updated so I can show it to everybody. Maybe they'll all know someone that would like to buy your stuff and then you could just stay home with us and do artwork all the time.
M: That'd be great.
K: Okay, one more question. How can I get some kids?
M: I knew you'd ask that! That's why I said oh no!
K: Well, now that's it's asked everybody is waiting for you to answer it. They all know how bad I want kids so it's time to let them know how long you're going to torture me with the wait.
M: You're aren't being tortured!! I don't know about the kids thing. I have to take care of some medical stuff.
K: But what abou that biological clock of your's, I hear those kinds of clocks don't last long and they have something to do woth kids.
M: Kaos! I think we're going to have to start locking up the computer during the day so you can't surf the internet anymore! My biological clock is fine, we just have to make sure that I am healthy first so that way we know the baby will be healthy, too.
K: I don't want a baby though, I want a kid to play fetch with like the neighbors.
M: Kaos, this isn't really the place to explain how the process works, but every kid starts out as a baby, just like every dog starts out as a puppy.
K: (long pause) Bummer!
M: You have lots of kids to play with you right now though. You don't worry about the kids thing anymore.
K: What about Aunt Cassie and Grandma Cheese? They worry about it, too!
M: Kaos......never mind. Are we almost done yet?
K: I guess. Do you think I could train a baby to play fetch? Puppies are trainable and humans are supposedly smarter than dogs.
M: Maybe, I don't know. I really need to go now.
K: I haven't hear the dryer buzzer yet.
M: You need to get caught up on reading everybody's blogs and updating your blog. It's been a few days since you went to check in with Flash, too.
K: OH YEAH, okay, gotta go check in with Flash. Bye everybody! Hope you all had a better 4th of July than I did (I will admit I did have lots of fun before Chase got there and I still got to see everybody I wanted to and they told me what a good dog I was and all sorts of good stuff about me. I also got a few potato chips, a hamburger and some hotdog. I also accidently got an olive and that will be the last olive I ever get. That was disgusting!)


Peanut said...

Hmm I am sorry you didn't like chase and that kind of ruined your 4th. We are waiting patiently to see your mom's artwork. Peanut told me to tell you that while babies can't play fetch that when they get a little older they have a tendency to drop food and that is good too.
We hope Gunnar feels better soon.

Nicki Mann said...

Whoa a dog with a blog! Neat! My cat used to have a blog but he was bad at keeping up with it. He'd rather do things like climb around in the ceiling, sneak into the attic, or try to sneak outside and hide under the car!

Dory and Liza said...

Great interview Kaos!!

I asked my humans for a kid and Mom said Dad was just a big kid then she said maybe a baby. Ick - can't these parents just go out and get us a twelve year old somewhere??

I think you sent your hot weather our way. Keeping my paws crossed that Gunnar feels beter soon -

You sis in Boston -


Nanook and Pooka the Newfoundlands said...

Oh man - you did a much better job of interviewing your mama than I did with mine. Mine totally got away without answering ANYTHING. Unfair!

Tadpole said...

What?! What is with your mom making excuses about having to fix dinner and stuff INSTEAD OF PLAYING FETCH WITH YOU?!?! That's just crazy talk!

And you're really lucky to have your Grandma live 4 blocks away... we have to get in the car and drive a LONG time to see ours.

The Brat Pack said...

Great interview, you're a pro!! We wish our G-ma was as close as yours, then we could spend the night and stuff.

Tell your Mom to hurry on her art stuff so we can see!!

PreciOus said...

Oh boy! The interview is so gooood. You really have a way with your mom huh.


Ferndoggle said...

Very nice interviewing skillz Kaos. I just got to see my Grandma on Saturday. She brings us cookies the size of my head so I like her a lot. I would like it more if she brought us cheese.