Friday, August 31, 2012

Pushing Boundaries


Blogging Friends.... Life has settled down a bit around here!! As these words are being typed, my Grandma is away, temporarily visiting some dear friends of hers. She will be gone until Tuesday. Rose, of course has wondered about Grandma's sudden absence, occasionally wandering into "Grandma's" room!! Then, because life can be insane, on Wednesday, September 5th, we will all--including Rose!!--stay at this beautiful cabin!! For three days!! A mini-vacation!! I am looking forward to that....   

Boundaries. Parents set them for their children. Certain rules which must be obeyed. Boundaries are a positive, even though children may, or may not, see them that way. I never did!! Should somebody say: "Don't do this." Or.... "Don't go there." I would!! Yeah. I provided my Mother with some, if not all, of her silver hairs!! Alright. Mini confession over. We set a few boundaries for Rose, as well, like she is some child. Just a few. And one of these rules is that she never step "paw" into my sister's side of the bedroom. It is strictly enforced!! Rose "forgets herself" sometimes, though. Then this rule gets disobeyed. Oops. During Grandma's stay, my youngest brother--"Uncle Michael" to Rose--has been sleeping on a padded matt in our sister's side of the bedroom. Fun!! Like a sleepover!! This way, Grandma can have his blue-painted bedroom. Whenever things are new, or different, quite often, Rose likes to push the boundaries!! Such as jumping on our grandparents' furniture during her one day stay in June. Or, worse. Leaving "accidents" on our great room carpet following her adoption. They always occurred after we drove places, and "abandoned" Rose. Every time. She has since overcome this!! The other day, after I finished taking a shower, Rose was seemingly missing. I do not like it when we cannot find my baby!! I searched every room, people's beds, her hiding places. There was no trace of Rose!! Where is she? Then, I saw her. Lying on the feet of Uncle Michael's padded matt, as though she owned it, was Rose!! I silently gasped. A cockeyed smile most likely crossed my face. Then, I found the camera. I snapped a few pictures. Finally, I patiently scolded Rose, who, instantaneously, stood up, and left Uncle Michael's padded matt!! What a good girl....   

12 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

Have a great Saturday and look forward to hearing about your mini-break.
Best wishes Molly

Finn said...

Have a great time on your vacation! Did Rose eat any of your uncle's food again??

Raelyn said...

Molly....
Thank-you for the comment!!
And surely there will be stories from our mini-vacation!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Finn....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Oh dear, Rose has a naughty reputation in Blogville!! Well.... It could be worse, I suppose!! Hee, hee, hee.... ;-}
First off, Michael is my brother, not Uncle. And now to answer your question, yes!! Rose did, in fact steal Uncle Michael's toast "crusts"!! She is just too darn predictable, that girl!! ;op

Stacey said...

oh gosh, i've had that moment when I think they're missing. Your heart stops doesn't it? Hope you have a fab break :-)

scotsmad said...

Good for you Rose. Sometimes those humans have to be reminded that yes, the world does revolve around you!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Raelyn said...

Stacey....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Yes, my heart does stop whenever I think Rose is missing!! Fortunately, however we have a safe environment around here, so I try to avoid any panic attacks from taking place!! Phew!! ;)
I shall have a "fab" trip!! ;op

Raelyn said...

Daisy, Bella & Roxy....
Rose here. Mama says that I have to thank you for the comment. So here goes. Thank-you!! ;op
"Sometimes those humans have to be reminded that yes, the world does revolve around you!". That's right!! Preach it, Friends!! BOL!! ;op

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi- I came to say- have a good time too.
Also wanted to say you are a great writer, and I have a friend at "Ignite to Write" who likes to write. You may want to check that blog out.
love
tweedles

Raelyn said...

tweedles....
Thank-you for the comment!!
I am touched that you consider me a "great" writer!! Just touched. "Ignite to Write". Hmmm. I will check that Blog out!! Thank-you for sharing it!! ;op

Remington said...

Enjoy!

Raelyn said...

Remington....
Thank-you for the comment!!
I shall enjoy myself.... Wonder what stories will be produced at our cabin....? ;op