Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Trouble On A Tuesday - In the Dark - by Phod

Dear pals,

Hailey told you the start of the horrible lives we lived last week. It started with the storm in the early hours of Thursday morning (shows you no good comes for a Thursday). While the rain stopped, it was really, really windy.

At 2:17 pm on Thursday, the power went out. While it came on briefly, it was basically off until 10 pm. Then it went back out on Friday morning at 8 am, until about 3 pm.  Lady and Man had the generator running most of this time.

While Hailey doesn't like a storm (she taught me to be afraid), I am VERY scared of not having power. I always have been. It is too quiet and when it comes back on things beep. It is the worst thing that could ever happen.

During much of this time, Lady was working at her desk, as she is officially working about 1/2 of her work (but July it will be closer to 2/3). While we don't have everything on the generator we have the most important stuff (fridge, freezer, water, internet, some outlets), so she can work. I really, really wanted to get on her lap. I never want to do this. She did not think having an 80lbs dog on her lap during zoom consults was ideal. I did my best to hide in the office, under the desk seemed best. I have never done this before. Lady just laughed at me and said I was being ridiculous, we were safe. She also said she prefers my passive fear to Lee's destructive one.

Are you sure I can't get up?

I will just try under the desk




I didn't sleep at all on Friday and was soooooooo tired. It may be days before I recover.  Then something happened on Saturday - come back on Thursday to see why I am still tired! 



16 comments:

  1. oh poor phod... that was like being the actor in a scary movie...

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  2. Hi Phod,
    I just don't get why a human would object to having an 80 lb dog (especially one as all round handsome and wonderful as you) on their lap during a zoom call. What's wrong with her?
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  3. Oh sweet p h o d! I hope your mom get you a bigger desk hole to hide in! Haha the boy is not quite as big as you 5 pounds smaller and he barely fits in the leg hole to the mom's desk. Of course as long as the head is under there he thinks his whole body is and I am assuming that that's the way you feel too I do hope that what came next was not even scarier than what you already been through

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  4. What's wrong with getting in her lap?? All boxers are lap dogs, and some of us are over 80lbs! But if that doesn't work, under the desk is a good option. I spend most of my days under the dining room table where Momma works from home.

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  5. Phod I totes understand. I am furever getting under Mama's desk when I am scared and I might have unplugged her printer a time or two ;)

    xoxo,
    Matt (& Matilda)

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  6. We're sorry to hear your power went out and made you very scared Phod. We hope it doesn't happen again for a very long time.

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  7. I like being on my mom's lap at scary times too, Phod, and sometimes she says the very same thing to me. She's better about it in the winter when it's cold and she likes my body heat to help keep her warm☺

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  8. So sorry you had it so rough!!!!

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  9. Oh dude, I AM SO WITH YOU! I hates it when the power goes off! AND, yes, I hates all the beeps too! Just creepy, amirite? Sorry my furiend....I hopes it never happens again! Good thingie you found your Moms lap....
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  10. Hari OM
    Phod, now I am on tenterhooks - as if this news wasn't enough (now could Lady be so mean as to laugh at you?), now we have to wonder what happened next... Hugs and wgs, YAM-aunty xxx

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  11. As my brave Lilly got older, she became increasingly afraid of storms... I lost her two weeks before our devastating tornado in our area last year, and I was so grateful she did not have to go through that afternoon/evening!

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  12. Poor Phoddy...we think the Lady should have let you in her lap after the Zoom meeting was over BOL!
    xoxo,
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

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  13. Blasted power cuts! Sorry you're having to endure such disruptions.

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  14. O my doggies, I am so glad you had the mom home
    with you during the power outages.
    Mitzie gets really scared of thunder storms.
    Hope your power is back to normal now.

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  15. Oh Phod, we're sorry you were so scared. But we really think the lady should have let you sit on her lap ;)

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