Sunday, December 02, 2007

It's Always Something

Well, this weekend sucks.

We have been trying to get Mom to finish our Christmas cards since we are already getting lots of them in the mail. (Seven for us; none for Mom.) Instead, Mom was doing some housework and went into the utility room to find water all over the place and water spewing out of one of the hoses on the water heater. She turned off the water line and attached a garden hose to the drain line.

Do you know how long it takes to drain a 40 gallon water heater? A lot longer than three dachsies are willing to be quiet. She tried putting us in the back yard but we barked at her because we could see her in the utility room. Then she tried putting us in our pen but we barked at her through the door. She said we couldn't be loose because the back door was open and we aren't allowed outside without our leashes.

Grandpa came over with some wrenches and he took the hose off. They are going to try to replace all of the hoses today but that means Mom is not too motivated to work on Christmas cards again today. Don't worry, we will get them mailed out. Our cards will probably indicate the end of the Christmas season ...

14 comments:

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends.
Too bad you were not allowed to help there with the water! Something like that happened here. But here the problem was in the bathroom and the water came into the bedroom. It was fun to watch my mom trying to fix the hose and drying all the place!
Sure your mom will find the time for your cards!
Have a nice day
Lorenza

Luckie Girl said...

Hey guys,
Seriously, your Mom should have let you help her. More paws less work isn't it? Or that'd be good chance for you to try swimming!

Ness said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better, I just started mine today. My girls(dachsies) haven't received any cards yet, but again, neither has their mother! :-) Sorry about you missing out on the water heater fun. Tell your mom you get extra treats for being confined during the water heater extravaganza. If life gets too bad, just head my way and you can hang with our dachsies, Shania and Macon..

Ricky Pepper said...

Of course you had to bark at that moment, we dachshies bark at any change made in the house! I hope your mom was able to catch a little rest today though.
xoxo,
Ricky

Joe said...

our hot water heater busted not too long ago and we had to get a new one!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Our wieners are NOT loving the Maine snow. Chauncey came from the Carolina's so he is NOT used to cold weather. I think he is already excited to move South in 4 years. Fenway is a little more adjusted to the cold. Although, both INSIST that we shovel a path for them through the white stuff. If not, they sink!!

Hallie
http://wonderfulworldofweiners.blogspot.com/

Katherine and Pippa, said...

I have a card problem with mistress although she has started.

But yesterday she got a washing machine problem.......Cards on hold.

Pippa

Ruby Bleu said...

Uh oh...that's not a good thing. All your barking I'm sure was in support!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Hi ya Friends! uh oh we went throught that back in May! So it's not mommy's excuse for not finishing our card list yet. She's close but dang we already did our part!

not to worry little cutie pies we're still working on ours!

Love Licks!

Cubby said...

Poor babies! We haven't done our cards yet, either!

The Brat Pack said...

That stinks about your hot water heater. :( It always seems stuff like this happens when they should be using money to buy us presents. I don't get it.

Tucker

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Hey cutie pies whatcha up to? sniff over when you get a chance cos we got something for ya BF's

Love Licks & waggin tails woo hoo

Pacco de Mongrel said...

my owner is slow too...

but we had juz finish writing up the address on the envelope..

hope it can reach ur kennel soon...

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

All okay Daschies ? We are worried about you.

Love
Opy