Friday, June 19, 2009
Today Is The Anniversary of Tabaatha Becoming A Princess
Since today is the two year anniversary of the day Tabaatha came to live with us and changed our world, I let her take over the blog to tell her story.
Once upon a time, there was a mommy who never owned a doggie. She had bad allergies so couldn’t have one. But after some tough times, the mommy told the daddy she was getting a doggie to cheer them up. Not any doggie, but a lamb doggie. So, the beautiful lamb dog Baarney arrived and life was suddenly wonderful and everyone was happy.
The mommy made 2 rules when she got the lamb doggie Baarney. She said no lamb dogs would ever sleep on the bed, and they would never have 2 lamb dogs. After about 3 months with the beautiful, sweet lamb dog Baarney, he suddenly slept an entire night on the bed and has never left it since. The mommy said it really wasn’t a hard and fast rule so it was okay.
But then when the beautiful lamb dog Baarney was about 1 ½ years old, the mommy suddenly kept talking about how maybe another lamb dog to keep Baarney company would be nice. The daddy and the beautiful Baarney just laughed when the mommy wasn’t looking because they knew what was going to happen. Then, the mommy declared 6 months before her birthday that she knew what she wanted for her birthday. She wanted a new lamb dog. The daddy and Baarney new there was no stopping her so they went along. The daddy made only one request…that they get another beautiful boy lamb dog to go with Baarney. The mommy didn’t care as long as she had a lamb dog. The mommy checked with the breeder lady where they got Baarney and found out that new lambie dogs were going to be born and available to be taken home almost exactly on the mommy’s birthday. She cried and said yes she wanted a baby boy lamb dog and couldn’t wait.
The mommy decided that the new baby lamb dog would be called Waally and his official name would be Waally World of Ewe! The mommy told everyone about Waally and was so excited. Then, one day the call came. The lamb dogs were born but there was one problem. There were no Waallys. There were no boys. The mommy was shocked and cried. She told the breeder lady she would get back to her but they would probably have to wait for a boy because daddy insisted on a boy. The mommy spoke to the daddy and was crying. It looked like no lamb doggie for awhile. But the daddy just laughed and said he already talked to the breeder lady and mommy should go get her little girl lamb dog.
Suddenly the mommy realized she didn’t have a name for her little girl. It needed to go with Baarney. So, after thinking and thinking, the daddy said the name and they knew it was the right name. They knew they were going to have a baby girl lamb dog named Tabaatha.
The mommy talked to the breeder lady and told her she wanted a beautiful tomboy. Someone she could play with and run with yet looked beautiful. The breeder lady said she had the perfect little girl lamb dog. She was beautiful, she was so sweet, she was so smart but…she was full of herself. From the moment she was born, she thought she owned the world. The mommy and daddy just laughed and couldn’t imagine a little puppy being like that so they said yes.
On June 19, 2007, the mommy used some of her frequent flier miles and flew to Reagan National Airport in Washington to get the baby girl lamb dog. The mommy had bought a beautiful pink bag to carry her in, had a baby lambie blanket and a baby lambie toy. At about 9:30 am, in the airport, the breeder lady handed the mommy the beautiful baby girl. It was love at first site. The baby lamb dog Tabaatha kissed and kissed the mommy and snuggled into her neck. The mommy just cried. The baby lamb girl was pure black and weighed 4 lbs and had the best puppy breathe and puppy smell. The mommy had her perfect girl. So the mommy and the baby lamb dog girl spent several hours in the airport walking around and showing the baby lamb dog off. People could not get over how cute she was and also how calm and poised she was. Little did they know that the baby lamb girl already knew she was a princess and this was how princess’ act.
The mommy flew home and the baby lamb dog Tabaatha met her daddy and her big brother Baarney. She loved them both immediately. They took her home and when she walked into the house for the first time, she looked around and immediately said “it’s all mine.” She renamed it the Princess Palace. She played with all the toys. She took over the house and she was officially Princess Tabaatha Ewe Are Bewitching Patterson. The mommy and daddy quickly learned what the breeder meant when she said the baby lamb dog “was full of herself.” But it didn’t matter. She owned their hearts and now they all live happily ever after.