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Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Pre-Memorial Day Tradition: Timing Belt or Siberian Husky?

Once again I am posting a "re-run" edition of the World of Turbo. This entry is a repeat of one that I posted 3 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.


Kari in Alaska said...

I don't know, we like the husky tradition :)


Moondance Huskies said...

Traditions are good. Especially the "adopt a husky" kind. ;)

Hugs & Howls,
Skye and the Moondance Huskies

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

Ditto dat! We likes da husky tradition better.
But woo know, her timing belt could break in front of one of dem orphan doggy homes.

Husky kisses,

Marigold said...

Turbo! You are alive! You survived the tornadoes! I am so glad. As for the timing belt. Who knows? It might break in front of a Peanut factory - or even a Peanut farm. You never know.

Jack & Moo said...

Hm, what on odd set of coincidences.
No wonder we do't understand humans.

jack & moo

How Sam Sees It said...

Mom doesn't drive her own vehicles on Christmas Day, because whenever she does, they expire within 6 months. If she doesn't they last another year. Silly, huh?

We think your Mom ought to resume the husky tradition. There are a whole lot of them that could use a little help! :D


Khady Lynn said...

We love this story! No matter how many times we hear it! After all, Fargo and Meepie do help with the entertainment value!

Khady Lynn

Teddy Westlife said...

I do love this story.

Joe Stains said...

Thank you for your wonderful comment on Joe's blog. He really was one of the best dogs ever.

Anonymous said...

wow that's hilarious!

i wonder if your stories would help you win here?

This is a dog that runs for the king of the web title.


i'm curious :)

Princess Patches said...

You definitely need to stay off the road around noon today. Unless, of course, you feel the need to go to the animal shelter!

Patches & Lana