She was gone FOREVER. At least 87 days, or maybe a week. Whatever, it was FOREVER!!! But my momma is HOME now after battling the marathon and hob-nobbing with a mouse the rest of the week. But she did what she set out to do, and I'm SO proud of her. Look at the shiny bling she got to take home -- one medal for the half-marathon, one for the full marathon, and one for the "Goofy Challenge" of running them both back-to-back!
She got to meet that mouse I mentioned -- THE Mouse, the one and only Mickey! She had lots of fun all week hanging at his place in Florida. She got to meet other folks too, like her most favoritest of all, GOOFY!
But the most specialist part came when she went to a place called the Fairytale Hall. That's where she got to meet Cinderella. Not my sissy -- the ORIGINAL Cinderella! Momma said she's very beautiful and sweet and kind. Now, the fun part of the story is that many years ago, back when my sissy Cinderella wasn't my sissy, she was our foster dog. Momma was debating and debating whether she should adopt Cinderella or not. Momma knew she really loved Cinderella, but she knew how much Cinderella loved kids and wanted to give her the chance to have skin-siblings of her own to play with. Well, Momma went to California on a business trip and got to spend a day at Disneyland. She spent that whole day chasing down the Disney Cinderella, trying to get a picture with her because of HER Cinderella at home. That's when she knew that Cinderella was already OURS and needed to become a part of our family.
Well, THIS time Momma was going to be very sure to see the original Cinderella. And she didn't just want a picture with her this time! She took a picture of my sissy in her Cinderella Howl-o-ween costume and asked Princess Cinderella to sign it. Well, Princess Cinderella thought it was just the cutest thing EVER (of course it was) and showed it off to the photographer and the other people in line and even Princess Rapunzel next door! Then after she'd signed it, Momma pulled out ANOTHER copy of the picture that my sissy Cinderella had pawtographed for the princess! It was a very special meeting. Momma cried a bunch.
I'm glad Momma had fun on her trip, and I'm so so so so proud of her for finishing her marathon!! She ran for like 87 hours, or 5:54:14. Pretty much the same thing. And as for us, we stayed at home, languishing away with hardly ANY attention from the pet-sitter.
It was ruff, furiends. I won't lie. But it was worth it for my momma to fulfill her dream. And now we've got her BACK! And we're not letting go again.