Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Monday, July 19, 2010

A Box of Chocolates?

Remember Forrest Gump ? Remember this?

"My momma always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.'"
Well, we're dogs and we're not supposed to have chocolate so I don't really know what a box of chocolates looks like (OK, I did taste it just that once when I jumped on the chair Mom had forgotten to push under the table when she went out and opened the securely closed container she had left on the table after Dogdad's birthday and scarfed down half a dozen individually wrapped Ghiardelli chocolate squares and made her crazy when she came home and found the path of wrappers I had left behind until she spoke with Dr. Dan who told her not to worry because the ounces of chocolate I ate in proportion to my 25 pounds shouldn't cause any problems but she should monitor me which she did, discovering for sure that I was the perp when I produced a sliver of shiny wrapper the next day...).

But I understand the image. It's like us. Sometimes we get in the car all excited 'cause we're going for a ride. Sometimes it's for two weeks away with the folks for Christmas. Yay!!! And sometimes it's a long stay at Dr. Dan's animal camp. Not so Yay!!!

You never know.

And that's what life has been like these past days. All the excitement of the DWB pawty in Manhattan -- that --because of our Dogdad's unexpected horse piddle stay, we got to experience only vicariously through all the happy posts and photos from our pals' humans and their flatties.

And just when we got over our concern about Dogdad and were enjoying everyone's good times in NYC, then we learned about Scruffy, baby Stan, and Lacies's dad -- and concern for them and Mumsie replaced our own.

And then the old relentlessly huge Mango Man had himself a "seize her."

So -- I'm thinking that with all these ups and downs life delivers -- Forrest Gump was probably right.
But I think scarfing those chocolates was a lot more fun....



WFT Nobby said...

I have not yet had an opportunity to try chocolates, but, reading Hamish's blog, I can see that Gail can occasionally be careless in her security procedures and so I live in hopes of having just a wee taste one day....
Toodle pip!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

It has certainly been a roller khoaster around The Blog-OH-Sphere -

Paws khontinue to be khrossed fur all!

PeeEssWoo: I've had my own exploration of the off limit chokho stuffs - now all the good stuff is SO kept away from me!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

It has been an interesting few days. Let's just hope now that everyone is getting back on track.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Gus said...

Outstanding Post...but we are such pessy mists that we are still waiting for the other shoe.


Bocci said...

Hi Jake and Just Harry,
Thanks for stoppin' by Bocci's Beefs! We'd love to have you as an official "Follower" when you get a chance, and if you could, please add us to your blogroll... :-).
I'm off to add you to ours right now! We're searching for your "Follow" list...?
Parental Unit has a soft spot for Wires-her last pooch, the late, Carson, was a Wire Fox-keep a lookout for a post soon, giving my predecessor a tribute...

Talk with you soon!

Your buddy,

Bocci said...

P.S. so glad your dogdad is home from the horse pittle and doing well!


Kari in Alaska said...

step away from the chocolate

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Joe Stains said...

We have lots of paws crossed over here hoping for the best!

Lorenza said...

I have my paws crossed hoping they are going to be ok!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Simba and Jazzi said...

Life is certainly full of up's and down's. Lets hope it's up's from now on.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Inky and Molly said...

We hope life isn't really like a box of chocolates because our pinkie doesn't like chocolate! However, she does like life a lot and she sings and bounces...We don't do chocolate either for obvious reasons but we would probably scoff down half a dozen too if given the opportunity.

Maxmom said...

Hey there...

It seems like there are a lot of people and pooches who need our thoughts and prayers at this moment. I wish I could get to them all to tell them I'm thinking about them and hope life will become easier and they will be able to face their hurdles.

Sometimes chocolate does indeed help to ward off the woes.

Sending lotsaluv to you and all those who are reading your blogpost and who are struggling at this time.


We hope life isn't like a box of chocolates, because living in Florida it would just all melt. Yuk.

We love the silver poop story.

Essex & Deacon

Agatha and Archie said...

Well we whole heartedly agree.. however we have never even had a whiff of chocolate.. gum, onion, fake fire log, brown sugar, pens, pencils, erasers, books. magazines well really we could go on and on ..but NEVER chooclate.. We agree with your Mom You just never know what is coming your way so live life to the fullest!!) so we want some chocolate) Love A+A


We are hoping Bonnie will be gentle with us.

Your pals in the Keys,

Essex & Deacon & Dog Dad too

Eric said...

Ahh Boyz. Very pro found. Of course. Like you. I have found chocolate and gobbled it down pretty dog quick. A whole chocolate muffin. Yum yum. Scrumptious. Call to the vet...bla blah...not to worry. Which begs the question...why can't I eat more of it? Or will I only get the hard centres. When I think I would prefer the soft?

But seriously. I have paws and send zen on the breeze for all friends near and far at all times.
Paws crossed it won't be needed for donkeys.

Wiry love Eric xxx

Scout and Freyja said...

Yesh, you just neFUR know what like is gonna send your way. We continue to send good thoughts FUR your dadda.

Dexter said...

Before I started blogging I was blissfully unaware of all the scary things that can happen to humans and pups. Now it seems like one of my friends is always going through a rough patch. But of course now I have tons of pals too and that is a happy thing.

Yup, life it full of ups and downs, rain, and sun. We're all just along for the ride.


Tucker said...

Got my paws crossed for everyone. I've never had chocolate either, or if I have I can't remember. In all this heat we're having they'd be melted before I could sneak them away.

licks and wags..

Pippa said...

Late as usual - but don't care cos just want to wish you Dogdad lots of good thoughts and really hope he is much much better.


Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

We're saying ditto to what Pippa just said. Enjoyed reading about your chocolate adventure...lucky you. Mama chuckled at the silver poo produced by the perp.hehe.
BabyRocketDog and Hootie

How Sam Sees It said...

We've been sending out a lot of hugs, wishing the recovery of a lot of our friends this morning. Life is like that, though.

Now I'm hungry for chocolate.


the booker man said...

i haven't evarrr gotten my paws on any chocolate, so i don't know about that part, but you are so totally right about life being full of ups and downs. mama always tells me you just gotta roll with the punches! we've been thinking good thoughts recently for a lot of friendz who need healin' vibes.
the booker man