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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Repeat: Timing Belt or Siberian Husky?


This entry is a repeat of one that I posted 2 years ago and a year before that.

On Sunday of Memorial Day weekend in 1999, my Human was driving her car around noon and the timing belt broke.

On Saturday of Memorial Day weekend in 2000, my Human decided that Lex needed a friend. She went to the local animal shelter. She originally thought that she wanted to get a female, but none of them appealed to her. She then saw a dog labeled "Cochise." She liked him a lot, so she adopted him. Cochise became Misha Meep. (Below is Meepie's first photo after he came home.)

One year later on Memorial Day weekend 2001, my Human went to the local Farmer's Market and the animal shelter had an information booth. The woman who had handled Meep's adoption was working. My Human thanked her for helping out with Meepie. The woman said that the shelter had a red husky that they were calling Blaze. My Human decided to go over to "look" at the husky and to get information to help find him a home. She visited several times. No one was adopting Blaze, so my Human decided that if he was still there on Wednesday, she would adopt him. He was still there, so on Friday Fargo North Dogkota became a member of the family. (Below is the first photo of Fargo.)

My Human did not get a new Husky during Memorial Day weekend 2002. But that Sunday afternoon around noon her timing belt broke. This was especially stupid because her car had a rebuilt engine put in on the previous Thursday, but the mechanics put the used timing belt on her engine.

Since then my Human has not had to replace any timing belts and she has not added any Huskies during Memorial Day weekend. Now she tries not to drive anywhere at noon on the Sunday before Memorial Day.


D.K. Wall said...

We think a new Siberian Husky sounds like a great tradition. And not much more expensive than a timing belt.

Teddy Westlife said...

Happy gotchas to Misha Meep and Fargo!

The Army of Four said...

Makes you wonder what's going to happen this year!
Love and happy gotcha days!

Jack & Moo said...

Happy Gotcha Day to Fargo & Meepie, and Happy no-timing belt emergency to your mom!

jack a-roo & miss moo

Donna said...

I think you had better not take any chances--get another Husky before something even more expensive than a timing belt needs to be replaced!

Marigold said...

A wise move on the human's part not to go out on Memorial day. Stay home and eat Peanuts.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

I hope yu had a peaceful day this yeer!

It's shor nice to see yu vizit me agen. I had rememberd yu but lost yor link!!!!!

Nose hugs!