Sunday, April 25, 2010

Is your life a Sitcom or a MasterCard Commercial?

My friends have told me time and time again, my life is like a sitcom. If we are friends on Facebook, you know my status updates are a constant stream of ~ you'll never believe this, or seriously, my kids are NUTS...... They are always up to something and always good for a laugh. Well I guess Drexel, our dog, was feeling a bit left out b/c this was the last 16 hours of my life.....

We started the day with some chores, running errands and a T-ball game as a family, then back to the house to shower change and get ready for the first birthday party of the day. The big guy stayed home with the little guy and cakes (Emma) and Gracie and I headed out to her friends B-day party (which by the way was FABULOUS and I wish I was as creative as other moms with party themes...I really need help.) anyway sometime between 4PM and 7PM our 7 YR OLD Flat Coat Retriever (A Black Lab and Golden Retriever Mix...but we got him from a shelter so who even really knows for sure.....) decided he wanted to explore Cheltenham Township and busted out of the back yard.....

I can't imagine how this fell and no one in the house heard it......

Around 7PM the kids went to bed and the big guy and I were getting ready to eat dinner and I opened the backdoor to let Drexel in....except he was gone. I went into overdrive, ran right out the front door in sleep socks and the big guy's slippers and started calling for Drexel. I was in such a panic, I took the car keys and started driving around the neighborhood yelling for him and whistling (I am pretty sure my neighbors officially think I am NUTS!). I ran back home to change into sneaks (much better) and posted him missing on Facebook (just in case someone close by saw him).

My greatest fear was that he would get hit by a car once it got dark b/c he's black and you'd never see him in the dark. My head went into overdrive and I was terrified. I picked up my girlfriend Michelle and off we went to case the neighborhood while the big guy called the police and local animal shelters. I picked Drexel up at 8AM at the Montgomery County SPCA. I feel the details of the story can best be explained as a MasterCard Commercial ~

Fence Repair ~ $500
Car Accident trying to find the dog ~ $2,200
Fines for the five 13 YO's smoking weed in the park ~ $500
Possible Bail Money for trespassing at the SPCA to listen for Drexel's bark ~ $250
Donuts for Police Department who found Drexel ~ $15
Donation to SPCA for caring for Drexel overnight ~ $150

Having Drexel Home Safe and Sound ~ PRICELESS!

There are some things money can't buy (DREXEL!!!!), for everything else there's MasterCard.


  1. Oh that's too funny! I'm so glad you found him!! The look on his face just shows how happy he to be home and how sorry he is to make you go crazy. I'd do the same thing! My life is just as're not alone!! LOL

  2. Thanks Cyndi. He was my first child (b/4 the kids came along). I was frantic to say the least. I always thought I would be good in these type of situations ~ cool calm and collected. I am great under pressure for work ~ no worries, clear thinking, only positive outcomes, etc. Just obviously not true for personal issues ~ for those I need a driver and a sedative (: