Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday Night Football - Wide Retrievers

Abby Lab WIDE RETRIEVER here with a Football update.
Even at almost 97 and with late stage congestive heart failure and prostate cancer, Mom's Dad is fairly sharp mentally.  Mom takes care of the bills as that was getting difficult for him, even as a former LEO turned CPA. But he still enjoys card games and cribbage and usually wins and can hold a lively debate on current events or history as he still avidly reads.

But if he's had a rough night's sleep, he can be a little out of it the next day.  He stays sometimes with Mom's cousin Liz, who is like a daughter to him and who has a home out in a rural setting that he enjoys. Normally it's quiet, but every once in a while there will be a neighbor's dog barking, or loud vehicle going past that will wake him up. Last night was one of those nights.

Mom called and he was doing his favorite activity - sitting in a recliner watching sports.

After the usual sharing of daily activities with Mom he said (quite excitedly):

"Football is on!"

Mom asked:  "Who is Playing?"

He said:

"The Green Bay Packers

and

The Georgia Catheters"

Parents - you can't make this stuff up.


17 comments:

  1. We suppose That team is going to Schedule a game with the Dallas Depends.
    BTW... we don't think you are a WIDE retriever... you are a Just Right Receiver... so you should Receive some Treats fur that one. Just Sayin.

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    1. Thanks Frankie - I got a red envelope in the MAIL today Mom hid it as she said it's for Valentine's Day and I'll get it then but I saw your address on it!
      Abby

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  2. Oh, bwar Har har har! He's a real card and a super peep.

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  3. I don't get why that's funny (my peeps and I know NOTHING about football) but I hope the game was good!

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  4. BOL...Your Mama's Dad sounds pawsome!! TeeHeeHee Georgia Catheters..
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  5. Your dad sounds like an amazing man! And his name for the Georgia team made me laugh out loud!

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  6. Your mom is a good daughter!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  7. We are going to watch the Super Bowl even if our Seahawks are not playing.

    xo Astro

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    1. Dad LOVES the Seahawks, as did my late brother in Poulsbo and my stepbrother up in Sequim.

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  8. BOL! Ghostwriter thinks if a team called the Catheters came anywhere near her, she'd run!

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    1. I'm just glad he's still really enjoying himself. We have a nurse 12 hours a day, as he tends to do unsafe things when left alone (like trying to climb a ladder, or cook something on the stove and then forget it), but he's surprisingly sharp for his age and dealing with both cancer and congestive heart failure. I hope he passes peacefully in that place and doesn't have to go in nursing care, which though excellent locally, is not "home".

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  9. LOL... that's a very nice ritual your mom and her daddy have...I wish all would stay in contact that way with their pawrents and furmily...

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