Monday, April 17, 2017

Our adventure!

Oh boy, folks, you won't BELIEVE what we did this weekend. Momma's Renny-sauce faire was this weekend, of course, but since she didn't have to work on Good Friday, we headed down to Auntie's early. Momma was going to go visit Grandma and Grandpa later in the day, and it would be just generally a nice, relaxing day.

Uh, then we ended up here.


We were driving down the highway, about halfway to Auntie's, when Momma suddenly said a lot of HBO words and started pulling to the side of the road. Our tire went flat right as we were driving! We ended up in a VERY skeery spot, right where two highways were merging. We barely got onto this median before it ended. Traffic was flying by on both sides of us. It was too dangerous for Momma to get out and try to fix the tire, so she called her roadside assistance. Well, long story short, we are getting NEW roadside assistance today and two and a half hours later we got our tire changed by the VERY nice people with the Courtesy Patrol. Momma was pretty skeered and alternated between crying and saying HBO words. Jessie and I were super good copilots and just chilled out. (Well, we got a little kerazy when Courtesy Patrol first opened up the back door to get to our spare tire, but c'mon!)


So now we were on a little donut spare tire, which meant we couldn't go very fast or far. Momma located a tire shop not too far away on our route, so we limped there. Turns out her GPS was wrong -- nothing was there! So we started heading further down the way where Momma knew there was a Wal-Mart, and she hoped we'd find something else closer. Yay, we spotted another tire shop! Momma pulled in...and they were closed for Good Friday! We limped a little further down the road, and thank heavens we found a Firestone Tires!! The clerk made Momma cry when he was trying to lighten the mood and said they didn't have our size tire in stock. She wasn't really in a mood to joke. They wouldn't let Jessie and me inside the waiting room, so Momma took us to hang out in a little grassy area nearby until we got a new tire.


 Momma might've cried a lot more in the car when we finally got going again, but I promised I wouldn't tell on her. We have NEVER been so happy to get to Auntie's!! Jessie was pretty freaked out by everything and was super clingy the rest of the night.


I just made sure that Momma got to bed at a reasonable hour and snuggled close so she wouldn't be so freaked out anymore.


So that was OUR weekend. How was yours?

19 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my dawg! Road side assistance takes forever!! Glad every buddy is ok and hope you had a wonderful adventure
Lily & Edward

Mark Muller said...

oh that is so bad when a tire gets tire-d ,o( and I agree that wasn't the time for jokes... and it was sadly impawsible to kill the tire-guy for that bad joke.... that are too much annoying things for one day ;o( that was nice to take care for your momma after such a sh*tty day...

Sandra said...

OMD OMD I am so glad you are home and SAFE... this could have been disastrous. I would have cried to. it is really bad when a tire goes in a place like this and even MORE bad when canines are with us... hope momma finds a better roadside assistance. we had to call our AARP allstate guys and it took about 30 minutes, but we were parked in front of a restaurant with no dogs aboard..

Madi and Mom said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOH NOOOOOOOOOOOOO BLESS YOUR HEARTS WE WERE JUST ABOUT AS SCARED AS YOU 3. FLAT TIRE WHEN ON THE ROAD AND NOT NEAR HOME IS OUR BIGGEST FEAR TOO. MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS WE ARE SO SORRY. THANK GOODNESS YOU ARE ALL OK AND SNUGGLY. EXTRA HUGS MADI AND MOM

Sully said...

I'm so sorry Good Friday was very good to y'all. I can't believe Firestone would not let y'all come inside. Shame on them.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMD that is just shaky stuff; I think your mumma is way stronger than she felt, cuz she took all the right action - but I know that tummy shakes and heart wobbles which comes with the unexpected like this. Bravo to you all and thank dog you are all safe now!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Molly the AireGirl said...

What a stressful Good Friday you all had! How dare they not let you wait in the waiting room. That's what it's for! Thank goodness you are all safe.

Dory and the Mama said...

OMD...That was a VERY exciting Friday!! We hope things calmed down a little for your Mama!

Millie and Walter said...

That sure was quite an adventure. We're glad it had a happy ending.

Kinley Westie said...

Mine wuzn't nearly as eventful - I just watched da mommas make Easter eggs.

The Army of Four said...

That's not a good kind of excitement!!! We're sure you two took really good care of your mama!
Cammie!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Well, that was quite the scary adventure for all of you. Our Mom says those Texas highways are very scary - she doesn't like to drive on them at all. Thank dogness for human brother. We are glad you all ended up safely at Auntie's.

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Murphy said...

Our mom already told your mom about AAA. We have gotten good service from them. Glad all is better now!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

LBJ said...

What a scary trip. I made a 500+ mile round trip drive every single week for two years until I could transfer to our Chicago headquarters for a same pay grade position and took Barkley, then Abby Lab with me. I was always terrified I'd have car trouble on the way with them with me. I would have been crying and cussing myself. We are SO glad you are safe!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We are glad you made it safely in the end. Flat tires suck.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMDawg... that is a HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. We are SOOOOO sorry that happened. BUTT we are glad that you now have Fire and BRIM STONEs on and can fly down the highway Safely once more. WHEW. Cuddle your momma some MORE she prolly STILL needs your Reassurances. Just sayin.

Idaho PugRanch said...

omd! mom would have been crying and freaking out too!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Oreo said...

WOW!! That was quite an adventure and Im sure one that your Momma doesnt ever want again!!

Wags
Oreo

Sue said...

That is so scary!!! Mom says she'd crawl into bed, pull the covers up and not get out for a week.