21 July, 2008

Sharing Custody

Hey, there... it's me, Hannes. I am sharing custody of Mom and Dad these days and let me tell you this, that can be tough on a little guy with short legs! Mom hangs out in the Studio all the time while Dad is in the garage restoring his classic Olds, downstairs; that's a LOT of steps to run up and down. One day last week Dad closed the door at the top of the stairs, that got in the way of my shared custody arrangement, I don't know what he was thinking. I had to make a lot of noise until he figured out what was wrong and left the door ajar; after all, I have to keep my options open. I think he's learning. (Teaching can be one of those seemingly thankless jobs until a lightbulb goes off, then it's all worth it!) Anyway, it's always good to have some progress to report, I do what I can.

Life is Good!


Nane said...

Hey, thats not a quilt he is laying on is it?

Nancy said...

Oh, Hannes, I feel your pain! My people easily acknowledge my request to go out on the deck, but getting them to let me kn EXACTLY when I want to come in is driving all of us crazy. They can be SO dense!


Bodacious, Near Philadelphia

Salem Stitcher said...

Oh Hannes! You are so brave to go up and down steps all day long! I do not like steps. Going up is okay but down! Very frightening! You are so brave! (sigh)

Your friend,

quiltteacher said...

Gee, Hannes is Dad really working on his car or is he just taking a nap? My Dad when he works on his car gets all greasey and dirty. Your Dad is so clean and dress in a nice looking shirt! I think my Dad needs to take lessons from your Dad on hoe to work on a car and stay clean & neat.
Your friend,

Quiltdivajulie said...

Hannes ~ I feel your pain (I have really short legs, too). There are 3 flights of steps at my house and there are lots of steps at Camp Sefton, too (I don't go in the shop there - too many scary tools - but I do hang out in the quilt studio, a lot, upstairs)...


p.s. I bark at closed doors, too - people just don't understand!

Jim V said...


You need a good lawyer. Call me.

Libby said...

A doggy's work is never done. I know just how you feel - my parents are forever moving into different rooms making my day difficult. Someday they will learn . . . they just have to.

Todd, Kari, Anna and Gracie said...

LOLOLOLOL....this post has to be MOST funniest thing I have read in a LONG time!!! .....PRICELESS!!! What makes it even better is the picture you have!!! ((SMILE))

I wanted to also say....I really appreciate you coming by our site and leaving such a kind and loving comment. It truly made my heart warm in so many ways!!! In-fact it made me tear up~ I cry whenever I get kind friends who show they care..I'm very sappy like that. Thank you so much for taking the time out to think of me like that! It truly made me feel wonderful!


Todd, Kari, Anna and Gracie said...

I also wanted to tell you...(about the Auburn picture) Todd graduated from there...he LOVES Auburn!!! He gets updates in the mail from Auburn, and yes...I do know what it's like to have those wonderful colors going through your veins...lolol..Todd got the girls cheerleading dresses so they could have their toddler pictures taken in them...lol..I will send them to you when I find it! My hubby can't get enough of Auburn. I was siked to hear that you have Auburn blood in the family...Todd is going to be tickled to hear that!

Quilt Memories said...

Poor baby, they will learn, just give them time, It takes a while to teach an old Person new tricks!!!! Keep up the good work, one of these days the light bulb will go off and then life will settle down. I can still come get you if things get TOO bad!!!! LOL

leigh anna said...

little h....
you really need to find some things to do...being that you have time to blog
i have a kitty that might need some attention if you are getting bored with visiting your mom and day

leigh anna said...

and i meant dad...not day

sorry to confuse you little h

i know that it must be hard to keep things straight being that you are just a little dog and all!
(guess you need a kitty to help you with that)

Stephanie D. said...

Stairs? Who does stairs? I take a running leap from the living room off the porch. (My ears help me fly). Of course, leaping UP the stairs is a little more work, but I can do two at a time.

Then I have to take a nap on the back of the sofa, if I can't find a convenient lap.

Ummm, have you tried scratching the glass or the door? I think it makes a nice sound, but Momma and Daddy-Man aren't too keen on it. They always hurry to let me in. Maybe that would work for you!

Tandi, in North Carolina

meggie said...

Know how you feel Hannes. Sometimes our father shuts us down in the garage. It is cold -& spooky! We sit & wait patiently, but finally we have to woof or whimper or leap up & down vigourously scratching at the door, before 'they' realise where we are!! O the indignity!
Honey & Leoxx

Rhonda said...

Hannes, way to go! Sometimes you just have to let your voice be heard. My Dad always forget and shuts the door on me too. When will he learn!