Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tuesday Tale

Today's tale is about friendship and loyalty.
Such as my faithful mousie and the old gray mare's hand
both are trusted friends who offer me hours of 
love, fun and most of all FEED ME.

 Another trusted, faithful friend of our family is
Dad's 1994 Ford Explorer.  OMCs yes it was owned and loved
for nearly 21 of the 44 years my peeps have been married.
Loyalty like that is rare in a car.  Mom fondly calls it
the Lean Green Dino Machine....

 It runs well (105,000 miles on it) 
Dad took very good care of it....but
last week the a/c was not working and the windows would not
go down completely...here in the South a/c and working windows are a must.  Needless to say it was time to give this trusted friend
a face lift.  Mom and Dad donated it to The Kidney Foundation.
Sasha we are thinking of your Dad today!!
The tow company came for it on 6/18/14...
The Kidney Foundtaion will fix the a/c and give it a spit shine and polish then auction it...the funds go toward Kidney Research
Click here for details on donating your vehicle
this is the 2nd car we have donated.
Good bye trusted friend, may your next family
love you as much as your first family.

Introducing Gracie our new family car
Gracie is a 2014 Toyota Highlander.
She is Grayish Blue and very comfy.  My untechie peeps
are still learning about all her features but they are sure
she will be fun to drive .... 

Gracie, I, Madi, say welcome and live long and prosper
and my your loyalty be rewarded with at least
20 years of TLC by my peeps too.
I look forward to riding in your to my next Vet Appointment


  1. 21 years are a pretty good life for a car.

  2. My human and her cars have terrible relationships! I don't think she's ever wanted to hang onto one for more than a few years. She SHOULD be donating her exes.

  3. Wow...what a great new addition to the family Gracie will be, and just think of all the peoples the Dino machine will help!

    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  4. Your peeps ROCK, Madi! What a great thing to donate Dino to serve another family faithfully, and heal a few kidneys, too.

  5. A Highlander! Madi this is exciting. Does it have tartan sea covers?
    Toodle pip!
    PS Oddly, I don't think that make is available in Scotland.

  6. What a pawsome thing to do!!! We hope Gracie has a long and happy life with you!

    Hugs, your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

  7. What a great idea and WHAT a fabulous new car. Mum says we need a new one too (Nigel the Ford Mondeo will be 12 in September) Mum probably hasn't looked after it as well as your Dad would have done.... And I need a big car, of course. Mum is currently looking for extra pennies down the basck of the sofa......

  8. Hope the new family member will serve you for another 100,000+ miles!!!

  9. Brilliant to meet Gracie and know that at the end the old dino car was given to a great cause :) bon voyage dino vroom vroom :) pee ess for some reason ALL our blogger and BlogSpot peeps are not coming up in our reader....grrrrr had to search for you :) hugs and loves Fozziemumxx

  10. Have always a good and safe trip with Gracie. I understand that ole cars are somehow like members of the family. My mom cried two days for Kim's Revenge the Hyundai and the whole family once cried as the breakdown truck had to come to pick up Adam the Opel ( a neighbor who asked what happened was speechless as he heard we were sad for the car, and he gave us a wide berth since) I'm glad that your Ford will help to raise money for a very good cause. welldone.

  11. Gracie is a beauty, she kind of looks like my Kia... maybe first cousins.. good idea to donate the car...you certainly got your money's worth out of it... just think Madi, a Gracie can take you to the vet.... MOL MOL

  12. Oh Gracie is very pretty. That is sad about the old car leaving but what a great thing to do with it. That is just terrific. Hope all of you have a great day.

  13. HELLO to YOU GRACIE.... Welcome to Madi's Family.

    It is SAD to say goodbye to a TRUSTED Furend... one who Delivered your peeps safely over those 100,000 plus Miles. NOW you will Continue to do good work for those who have Kidney Disease. THAT is so KIND and Generous of your peeps .
    PEE S..... Blogger is being a BOOGER fur a BUNCH of us... we can't get to our furend's Blogs to read and comment... IT takes a LONG LONG time to FIND our furend's Posts and then get INTO them to read and comment... AND we MAY miss finding Some of them. It makes us very much SAD.

  14. How kind to donate the old faithful to the Kidney Foundation to be auctioned off. Agatha (Mommy's car) will be 12 years young this December. :)
    Gracie is very pretty!

  15. Welcome to Gracie! Our mom has a 1998 Ford Explorer. It has just 80,000 miles on it. The interior looks like new and the outside looks good with just a few scratches. She drives it about once every 3 weeks, just to move the fluids around.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. hehehe, you'll lol when you read the post on friday about Pugsley....my honda element.

    Fairwell, to your friend. Hello to the new companion.

  17. Dad just had to say goodbye to Old Faithful, his 1999 Ford Econoline conversion van. It had nearly 300,000 miles on it. I miss that old Hot Dog Taxi!

  18. Your peeps had a Ford for 20 years?! Great dogs and cats! I bet they will love their new Toyota just as much...we have 2 Toyotas and I love riding in both of them.
    *Cairn cuddles*

  19. We name our cars too.. Casper and Wendy. You will enjoy Gracie I am sure! Gracie was lucky to have cruised into your family.. :) You have a lovely tree filled neighborhood!

  20. That was so nice to donate the car. We thought dad would make it a flower planter in the yard
    Lily & Edward

  21. madi...de heet haz getted two ewe huh

    " I look forward to riding in your to my next Vet Appointment "

    spell chex...v.e.t.

    N way awesum oh yur mom and dad ta donatez ole dino ♥

  22. I'd say you're Dad got a long lease of life out of his 1994 Explorer. Mom has a 2005 Explorer that has over 100,000 miles. Dad was freakin out thinking something was wearing out on it & they had it checked top to bottom at the Ford place and it came back clean as a whistle. Mom says she wants to keep it for awhile longer. But we'd be hard to beat the 1994...although Dad has a Ranger that is the 1989 edition! Teehee and it runs!

  23. You nice new ride will be comfy for all of you pretty Madi!

  24. That is a nice thing to do and donate your old car. Gracie looks very nice and I hope she gives many years of good service.

  25. How great to have a car that long and then to give it a second life! Hope your new ride gives you many years too
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  26. That's wonderful that you've donated your old friend. Another life coming.

    Have fun with your new ride!

    XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

  27. How pawesome that Dino went to fund Kidney research! We're sure that Gracie is going to give your peeps long years of good service, too.

  28. Bless their hearts for donating the Ford Explorer! 21 years old and only had 105,000 miles is amazing! Madi, you will love the ride in Gracie. Molly loves our Highlander, especially if she is in the back seat going somewhere with us!! :)
    Hugs and nose taps,
    Kathy and Molly

  29. That's great of your Dad. We've seen flyers of car donation and been curious about it. WOW! to your new ride ... we want to see a photo of you inside the car :-) Golden Woofs

  30. That sure is a long time for one car. Congratulations on the new one.

  31. Yahoo for the donation of the Ford Explorer. 21 years of service is pretty impressive. Gracie is pretty awesome, bet she will make the trip to the vet more fun (well, as fun as possible).

    Kitty Kisses,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

  32. 21 years! WOW that is quite something! Big congrats on the new moova, please tell your mom and dada that we wish them well to drive her.
    Wally & Sammy

  33. That is awesome!! Love the new car. I could hoof around in the back of thing something fierce looking out the windows. Snorts. XOXO - Bacon


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