Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tuesday Tale: They say Necessity is the .....

Mother of invention 
FYI this TRUE TALE is proof positive.
I promise it is the last post I'll show of snow
BUT trust me it is gonna tickle your funny bone.
Often when the peeps leave I take up my sentry post from the guest bed this window looks
out onto the driveway.

 During the last few weeks of February we had sleet, snow,
ice and freezing temperatures all with in a few days of each other. All this made our driveway and front yard nearly impassable!!!
That is unless you are very clever...and my peeps are.
This picture shows very little white stuff but what you see is
ice and it is solid.  Mom and Dad needed to go to buy groceries...
they had to get to Gracie at the bottom of the driveway.
But they can't ice skate so they did the next best thing
they used their noggins to think of a safe way down
Dad had already fallen on the ice earlier.
They used a pitch fork and a golf umbrella as their anchors to walk down through the ice to the grass. Before they left
Mom thought to herself... how will we get the groceries back up to the porch.

Easy peasy...they took to laundry baskets and two bungee cords
to the car when they left.  
 When they got back home with the groceries they loaded the
groceries in the baskets and pulled them up the hill with the 
bungee cords in one hand and the pitchfork and the golf umbrella in the other hand
Nobody fell...they got the groceries in the house
FRIENDS I'M SORRY TO SAY I DID NOT GET ACTUAL PICTURES...I HAVE BEEN HOPING ONE OF THE NEIGHBORS DID AND WOULD OFFER TO SHARE BUT TO DATE
NO ACTUAL PICTURES....TRUST ME THOUGH IT WAS A VERY FUNNY SIGHT!!

42 comments:

  1. Hoomans can be very clever when they put their minds to it.
    Wally & Sammy

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  2. We think your Mama needs to get you a flashy beast for your next birthday!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

    PeeEss...Our Mama thinks that your peeps must be part engineers...that is a VERY smart solution to the problem!!

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  3. Maybe it looked silly - in fact, I'm positive it did! - but I have to admit, it was pretty industrious!

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  4. Necessity is the mother of invention!

    Don't worry about the snow. If you're not used to it, it's something to write about!

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  5. Excellent ideas! Our Mommys say you do what you have to. One winter we were with out power because of several inches of ice and we had to use our charcoal grill to melt ice to flush our commodes. MOL!
    Mommy calls these times, "memory makers".
    Great story!
    XOXO from your besties at Angel Prancer Pie.

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  6. They could do an expedition to the North Pole now, they've got all the equipment! Would loved to see photos
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  7. Hari Om
    Now that is creative thinking!!! Thanks for letting us in on your folks' inventiveness Madi! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  8. We think your Mom and Dad are brilliant, just BRILLIANT!

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  9. Just imagine, me is laughing so hard...MOL
    PURRS

    xoxo

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  10. Way to go. Wow Madi your peeps are clever. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  11. well done and the entertainment factor was a whole 10, I bet! And I think our ancestory brought their groceries home the same way LOL. Be careful with all icy things, except that in cotainers and cones :o)
    easy rider

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  12. OMC they are soooo resourceful!! What a great idea to take the baskets!!!!!

    Hugs, your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

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  13. Your peeps are very clever to think of that basket thing.
    xo Cinnamon

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  14. brahahaha I will watch the videos on youtube to see if the movie of all this magically appears.. it will be a viral hit

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  15. Your folks are very clever indeed!!!

    I'm glad your Dad was not hurt badly when he fell.

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  16. Surely you can reconstruct for dramatic purposes!! We demand it!! MOL

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  17. OMC MOL that is so FUNNY.... Your mom and dad are CERTAINLY careful and cautious and INVENTIVE... the neighbors were probably too curious to take any pictures... they were wondering if your peeps were planning to feed the Cows or Tee Up. The Laundry Baskets must have REALLY stumped them.
    Your peeps are NEVER Boring, are they?

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  18. so creative and so funny!!! I can totally picture it! MOL!!!
    hugs,
    Marie

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  19. OH Madi we would have loved video of this! MOL

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  20. Oh my Ceiling Cat this IS clever! Good job, 'rents.

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  21. See pretty Madi, humans can be clever too!

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  22. BOL! You've got some resourceful humans!

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  23. BOL! You've got some resourceful humans!

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  24. Very clever and creative peeps you have there, Madi. If we were there, we would have let them hitch us up to those baskets and pull them up for them.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  25. How clever was that! Must have been a fun sight to see!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  26. OMD, it must have been lethal walking on your driveway. Glad you managed to think of an ingenious plan to get the groceries back to the house - wouldn't want her majesty to starve :)
    Dip and Elliot x

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  27. Madi, too bad you couldn't take a video, that would have gone viral!!
    I would have gotten a plastic garbage bag for my butt and slid down the hill to Gracie. Coming back up must have been hilarious!! Thank goodness nobody was hurt in this operation! LOL
    Hugs nose taps,
    Kathy & Molly

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  28. madi....we iz laffin N laffin !!! ☺☺

    act shoo a lee... thiz iz veree clever on yur mom & dadz part... but due knot let em noe we said sew... ore they will be on one oh thoze...peepulz R WAY smarter than catz tripz....

    N we will chex ewe toob everee sew often....yur mom & dad mite knot haz it on film....nayborz may !!!

    ♥♥♥

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  29. Ha ha! They are so smart! I am impressed.. Bravo! Pictures would have been fun but I think they had their hands full!

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  30. WELL that was very very creative, we have never seen or heard anything like that and we live in IOWA.
    stella rose

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  31. That was very creative and funny. It's a pity your neighbours didn't film it. They were probably too busy laughing.

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  32. Betcha...Mom & Dad visited everyone and took the pics away so you couldn't show them...you know how peeps are...they don't like being made fun of by us animals.....like that ain't gonna happen!

    The Mad Scots

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  33. Mom is having a visual and cracking up laughing
    Lily & Edward

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  34. I really do wish you had gotten photos :)

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  35. That is so awesomely hilarious! Pictures, or better yet, A VIDEO would have been awesome. Your parents are very clever!

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  36. When it comes to getting the foodables, you have to be clever.
    Well done!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

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  37. BOL!!!! OMD, OMC!!! That must have been a sight to see!!!! Madi, you GOTS to get a flashy beast of your own so you can catch these moments!!! Hey, if you want to gets your Friskies, you got to let them use their noggins right? Very smart of your peeps! I sure am glads your Pops didn't hurt his arse when he slipped!!! That wouldn't have been good at all!!! Then they wouldn't have been able to gets your Friskies!!! The horrors!!
    Anyhu, alls well that ends well....
    Gives your Moms a High Paw for me!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  38. OMD! Your pawrents could slip and fall on the pitchfork! We recommend that your mom buy Yak Trax or something similar. They are very helpful on ice and pop on and off quickly!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  39. We sure wish there had been some pictures of all that action especially the part when they were dragging the laundry baskets to the house.

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