Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Too much energy!

Mom says we have too much energy this morning. Gee, I wonder why? We didn't get a walk yesterday. Dad was busy and Mom has a giant foot that won't fit in a shoe. Why that is a good excuse for not taking a walk, I do not know. Steve and I walk every day with no shoes. But can Mom do it one day? Nooooo. So that's why we have too much energy this morning.


Oh, in case you're wondering what happened to Mom's foot, here's the story. Sunday, Dad was mowing the front yard, so Mom was on poop patrol in the back yard before he started mowing in the back. During her patrol, she stepped into a mound of fire ants. She got bit and is having some reaction to it, so her foot has swollen up. She had to wear flip flops to work yesterday because the shoes she tried to wear were hurting her giant foot too much. Mom says she likes Texas, but cannot wait to get away from fire ants. She never had to deal with them until she moved to Texas four years ago. No matter how often Dad puts that ant stuff all over the yard, we still get fire ants. I can kinda sympathize with Mom. I stuck my nose in a fire ant pile as a puppy and if Mom hadn't been there to rescue me, it could have been bad. I had ants all over my face and front paws. But I still wanted to go for walks, so I don't feel that bad for her.

PS. We got an email from Ulee's new family. They were watching the video of Mom and me in the kissing contest and Ulee heard Steve's whining. Ulee started looking all over her new home for Steve! Isn't that cute? Other that missing handsome Steve, Ulee is doing great in California. She loves going to the beach and dog park and is part of a husky group at her dog park. She has also been enrolled in school. So it sounds like she's living the good life!


Lisa said...

My sympathies on the fire ants. We have them here in Alabama. I fight with them every year and they are hard to kill. They've really cleared out a lot since I moved into this house 7 years ago, but I've still got 4 active mounds. I've been bitten, but had no reaction.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! I am so sorry that your mom got bit by so many fire ants. I think that Turbo should ban ants, ha rooO!!! Thanks for the update on sweet Ulee! Glad to hear she is loving her forever home!

Khady Lynn said...

Ouch!! Those fire ants sound nasty! I sure hope your mom heals soon! Just don't squat to pee on them, or you will be REALLY sorry!

I'm so glad Ulee is doing so well in her new home! We would love to see some pics one of these days!!


Tucker said...

It's good to hear about Ulee! Human Assistant wonders whether the ants have a natural predator that you could sic on 'em. Other than importing an anteater, he says.

The Husky in the Window said...

Oh poor mom. You'all have to give her lots of husky kisses. That will make her feel better. I just know it. What are you'all doing about all that energy?

I tagged you'all in a new game about vehicles. Check it out.

Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

The Army of Four said...

That is SO sweet that Ulee was looking for Steve! Glad she's doing well!
Oooh, fire ants! We don't have them here, but Mom said they had them in Alabama when she lived there and she HATED them! NASTY bugs! Hope your mom feels better SOON!
Play bows,

Kapp pack said...

Hope your mom is feeling better soon....our Uncle and his family live in Austin, TX and they talk about the nasty fire ants and scorpions. That's wonderful that Ulee is doing so well! Sounds like it was a great match!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Bama said...

High 8 Paws for Ulee! Hope she'll train her humans in blogging so we can get regular updates and pics, but sounds like she's pretty busy, what with school, going to the park, etc....We've got those nastyants here in FL too, but we've been lucky, none of us have wanted to mess with 'em. The worst bug we've had to deal with was Mikki's nasty spider bite on her eyelid in July. Hope your mom's foot feels all better soon so you can get back to your walks.
Bama & the RHP

One Little Birdie said...

Ouch, poor mom. That doesn't sound like fun at all. We hope her paw feels better soon. Human paws are so very tender, no claws or fur to protect them. Shoes are fun to sneak off with once in a while. Shilonh, the Sole Eater

The Daily Echo said...

Owie! Poor Mom's foot! Nasty bugs. We don't like bugs. We're so glad to hear Ulee is liking her new home.

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

We hope yur mommy's foot feels better real soon.
-Cosmos & Juneau-

The Beasts- Royal, Brock & Alki said...

WOW! I have never seen an ant on fire, just the regular ones. That sounds scary!!!

Woowoo! We are all so happy to hear that Ulee is doing well in her new home! Woo-hoo Uleeee!


Deanna said...

Poor mom!