Sunday, January 18, 2015

Welcome home, Momma!

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.


  1. Congrats! Apaws Apaws! And Cinderella met Cinderella, isn't that cool? woohoo and a big hug for the bestest momma!
    Easy Rider

  2. That is amazing - well done Momma - you should be so s proud of your achievments

  3. congratulations to MOMMA and my favorite fairy tale ever is Cinderella, what a pretty one and now you have her autograph and she has the other Cinderella.. i can't even WALK more than an hour... i have to lay down and rest after reading this.... i must say YOU do not look happy with the sitter.

  4. Wow, your Mom is a superstar. We're just trying to get our Mom out of hibernation.
    The Portie Pack

  5. That is Totally Pawsome you got to meet Mickey, Goofy and Cinderella. Our Mommy took a picture with Goofy like 87 years ago when her high school band went to Florida. We were smiling so big at your post. Congratulations on the race too.

  6. OMD OUR REAL CINDERELLA gotted to see THAT imPawster Cinderella and they exchanged Pawtographs and stuffs... WOW...

    AND YOUR MOM IS HOME iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii That is Grrrrreat... We are SO DARNED happy about ALL of this..

  7. A big congrats to your Mama!!!!!!! She really deserved a trip to see Cinderella and da mouse!
    Dory, Arty, Jakey & Bilbo

    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  9. Congratulations mom, that is pawesome.

    Aroo to you,

  10. My goodness! What a special trip for your mom! I'm so happy for her!

  11. Wow, dat are pretty pawsome of your momma.

  12. Congratulations to your Mama! We know that was a great goal she reached and she must be proud of herself :) And meeting Cinderella was the cherry on top! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

    P.S. Casey, we are sorry you had to rough it with a sitter. That looked tough ;)

  13. We are proud of your mama too! The most fun thing is to stand at the finish line and watch the runners come in who are normal people (not the elite ones). Mom says the pride of accomplishment is wonderful!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  14. WOW ... So glad your mama is home!
    It looks like she had lots of fun but we know she missed you like crazy ...

    Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty, Whitney & Jaxzyn

    OMDS Cinderella with Cinderella! Now that is special and your Mom deserves brownie points.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  16. It made our momma's eyes water when she read the story about your Cinderella and the other Cinderella....wowoowowwowo your mom did so wonderful with her marathons....she is doing very very good.
    stella rose

  17. I am so happy that your Mom is back home safe and sound. Your Mom is so cool to do that stuff and congratulations to her. She got to meet Cinderella!!! Wowza

    Loveys Sasha

  18. Congratulations! That is so fantastic! Way to go!


  19. Congrats! WOw! Marathon and half-marathon! That is so pawsome!

  20. Oh, you must be SO PROUD of your momma!!!!