Monday, June 21, 2010

Mean birdies...

This is how my pool looked the last friday... almost deflated.
The culprit?

One of this...

My grandma was in the kitchen and she saw him pecking the pool.
She went to the patio to make him go away... but the damage was done. When my mom came from work, and my grandma told her about my pool... she was not happy.
Then she thought that she needed to buy another one for me but this time it would be better to get one of those made of hard plastic.

Yesterday morning she and my grandma went to look for it. They spent all the morning going to lots of stores without finding it.
It was time for lunch so they came back. My grandma was cooking and she needed some bread. My mom went to a supermarket that is 14 blocks away from our house. When she was there, she saw the pool she had been looking for! She bought the bread... and the pool. When she was in the parking lot... she knew the pool was too big to bring it home in her car... Yes... she walked the 14 blocks... with the pool on her shoulder... at 2pm... and with a temp of 11o degrees. I wish you could see her face when she got here... and to make it worse... she had to go back, walking the 14 blocks again to pick up her car....

Now the second part of the story...

The pool is to high for me. I am not very good jumping. My mom cut it to make easier for me to come in and come out of it...

Here I am inspecting it...

And my face says what I think of this new pool!

Sorry mom. I don't like it...

Have a good night


A MilShelb Mom said...

Oh gosh! You'd better get in that pool before your Mom makes you walk 14 blocks to take it back! lolol
~Milly and Shelby

Beckett said...

Lorenza, that mom is laughing so hard at this story that she is leaking. Great work! You show her who's boss.


Kess And Her Mama said...

I gotta say your mum obviously loves you heaps! Maybe you'll grow to like the new pool after a while...

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh dear, that nasty bird. And what a wonderful and loving Grandma you have. Maybe you need a little ramp to use to get in there. We hope you will give the pool a try - you will like it once you get in there.

Hugs and woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Wyatt said...

That is quite the scowl on your face! Lorenza, your mom worked so hard, maybe you can reconsider.


Frankie Furter said...

I hope a Cat gets after that nasty birdie.
Now about your mom... you have the bestest most loving mom in the whole wide world.
I think you just need to have a little help getting used to your WONDERFUL new pool. Maybe even a step stool or ramp thingy.
Now... you go tell your mom how much YOU L O V E her. OK?

Sonic said...

Oh no! What a nasty bird to destroy your pool! But you'd better at least pretend to like your new pool, or your momma's going to feel really sad. She went through sooooo much to get it for you... won't you just hop in for a little dip?


Deborah said...

WOW, you Mom is the best! I can't believe she walked 14 blocks. That is LOVE!!
I hope you use it alot and now the birds can use it too!
Happy Birthday to your Mom! I hope you do something FUN on Friday!

Sam said...

Oh, Lorenza! Your Mom loves you so much too. Could you give it one more chance?


Anonymous said...

After all that work getting it home I think you should at least give it a try:) Poor Mom.

Teddy Bear said...

Oh no! Mean birdies is right! I guess they needed some water. They could've gotten some water without hurting your pool. I hope you learn to like your new pool.

Teddy Bear

Dory and the Mama said... might want to PRETEND you like it for a couple of days...You your Grandmama doesn't get mad at you or anything.

Smileys and Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

houndstooth said...

Oh my! Your mom loves you a lot more than almost anybody else's! That is devotion. Is your mom going to make you walk back to get the car?


Stella said...

You should get in it, Lorenza,or the birds will make it their pool!

What a wonderful Mom you have to carry this home for you, through the heat and blistering sidewalks. You wind up seeming a little ungrateful!


Lola said...

Well, you know you are loved, that's for sure. That is really going above and beyond on your Mom's part. Could you maybe give her a break and give the pool a chance. It's a pool. It'll have water. Everything else will fall into place.

wags, Lola

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh Lorenza. Your moma loves you so much. Maybe you'll like the pool better another day. Would a pool party help? We'd love to come splash with you. (It is sooooo hot here.)

Jake and Fergi xxoo

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no! Please reconsider. It can grown on you. But your mom walked 14 blocks carrying it home in the sweltering heat. Lorenza, can you pretend you like it?

Petey said...

Oh Lorenza, that's one funny face! I still think you need your Granny to make you a nice bikini bathing suit, maybe with a ruffle? That would make the notion of swimming in the new pool much more appealing. I love it! I'd jump right in!

Your Pal,


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

When it gets hot enough, woo will realise that pool is pawesome!!!


Dragonfly said...

Oh Lorenza!! Your mum deserves a medal - embarrassing to walk so far carrying your cute pool! I hope you change your mind. We like it!! Patsy and Frankie xo

Au and Target said...

Your mum bought you a POOL???? She's the best. Give it a go, you may enjoy it.

Charlie said...

Maybe you'll like it better after you get used to it. Try it...
- Charlie

Brindusa said...

Dear Lorenza,
Thanks for coming by. We were pretty busy last days, our daddy went to hospital and the doctors discovered him a birth malformation on his brain, some veins which use the blood and has nothing what to do there. Now we are all waiting for the day when he has to have the brain surgery. We are not happy at all, but we thanks God that the doctors discovered the problem before it was too late (stroke).
We are ok, thank you. But the weather seems to go mad. Every day is a storm and big rain. We hate thunder and we cannot go out because of the rain.
Anyway, we like your pool very much. Poor your mom, all that effort and no reward. Maybe some day you'll be curious to see the pretty draws closer and get inside.
Kisses from Romania,
Lucy, Freddy (the dacksy) and the rest of the pack.

Naqvee said...

ohh... Lorenza baby, you will sure like it. you can't ignore how much pain your mom took for this pool? can you?


Smile Lor..

Cappy the Eskie said...

Hi Lorenza - Your Mom HAS to be the BEST. Walking 14 blocks in the heat, carrying the pool ???

We think she should be nominated for *Mother of the Year* ~~ she has our vote.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Ollie

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Lorenza, your momma worked so hard to bring you that new pool, honey. You'd better put on your water wings and start swimming!

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh Lorenza, your poor mom walked 14 blocks in the heat carrying that pool!
She cut the side so you could get in and out easily........!
Get in that pool and like it!
love and kisses
Martha and Bailey xxx

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Oh No!!
Lorenza, you must have the best mum in the world to do all that for you.
How could you not like your pool?
We are sure you will get used to it and that naughty bird will not be able to break it.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Mr Koda MD said...

What a well trained Mum you've got!

Sorry the pool isn't working out, I think you should persevere with it given your Mum walked 28 blocks for you to have it!

What a naughty bird, destroying your good pool like that! Must of had a bad day in the nest!

Niamh said...

We go in pools like that and they are just fine Lorenza! If you try it you will like it. Maybe your mom can throw some treats in it so you can get used to it.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Marg said...

Oh no Lorenza, you just have to like it. Your mom worked really hard, risked heat stroke etc. to get that pool for you. Why don't you just try it??? A ramp is a good idea. You probably don't like having to step in there. That is very sad. Poor Mom.

3 doxies said...

Oh Lorenza, I'm laughing so hard as I paw at da 'puter. You expression is priiiiceless. We doxies likes what we likes and don't likes what we don't...very hard to change our minds. It's that stubborn quality we possess...hehehe!
I can't believes your mom walked 14blocks...hehehehe. Did hers borrow your pool?

Minna Krebs said...

I is sorry but I am BOL at your exprssion bout the new pool! That is 100% doxin attitude coming through!

My mom is quite impressed at your mom's devotion and fortitude to walks so much in da Heat!
My moms prolly wouldn't walk to the end of the driveway fur us in our Texas heat and humidity lately!!! (Oops..just kidding mom!)

Your furrend

Rebecca and Daisy Mae said...

You may want to appease you Momma, or you might not get any more ice-creme.
Daisy mae

Maggie Mae said...


I thinks your new pool is pawsome and so is your mom!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Madi and Mom said... friend you just need to find a way to enjoy that word after all you mom went through to bring it home by foot in 110 degrees. Now that being said I can truly sympathize with you for you see I do not like new things very much either. Sometimes it takes me weeks to cozy up to something new.
It is a very nice pool and I'm confident you'll be romping in it soon,

Ruby and Penny said...

Oh Lorenza, your mom walked 14 blocks twice so you could have a pool. We think you should give it a try again.
Love Ruby & Penny

Rufus and Indie said...

Your mom did that for you? WOW!
And your pool is so cute!

Mack said...

Maybe give the new pool a try?? Mom worked awfully hard to get it!!


Jake of Florida said...


Your mom went to all that trouble to bring the pool home and you've turned up your nose at it?

You know we love you -- and your mom -- so don't be mad if we say that we think you should be licking her hand and not pouting!!!

Give it a try, OK?

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Fred said...

Oh no! So sorry about your pool, Lorenza! Birds can be so mean and scary! Hope you get to liking your new one soon.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Oh noes! How could those birdies do that to your pool?
And we are sorry but we laughed at the face you made when you inspected your new pool. Maybe with time you will start to like it?

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

You should at least try it, Lorenza. Your moms must have nearly had a heat stroke getting it home to you!!! We love our plastic pool!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

AFSS said...

Maybe you will like it once U get used to it.

Anonymous said...

Lorenza you have the Most AMAZING and LOVING Mom! 14 blocks! WoW!

I have the exact pool you do, and I am small too, this is what Mel did for me. She found a brick that was as high as the the top of the pool and put it next to the pool and then got a about 4 foot plywood board (free from a construction site) and put it on the brick. It is a low ramp.

On the inside of the pool Mel put a red brick in a plastic container with a lid and filled it up with sand. Now the container stays in place and I don't have to jump in the pool from the top of the ramp!

I just love it. I also like to sun myself on my indoor/outdoor carpeted ramp!

Good Luck. And Lorenza, PLEASE try again with the pool cause your Mom sure did go out of her way for you!

Hugs, Tessa

The Two Country Poodles & Uncle Puppy said...

It is the sign of true doggie pawrents to walk a plastic pool 14 blocks in the 110 degree heat. OH MY!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Southbaygirl said...

Lorenza, your mom walked in that heat with the pool on her shoulder-go in it just once!!! Do you not like the hard plastic? It still has cool water in it! Maybe your mom could put rags or tape along the part she cut to make it more appealing and soft?



The Army of Four said...

You'll get used to it! Just give it time.
Your mom ROCKS for carrying that all the way home!
Play bows,

Homer said...

It's a funny post Lorenza! Ha ha!Poor mom, she had to walk a total of 28 blocks just to sort out your swimming pool! We think your mom is fantastic!


Aksharaa said...

My My!Lorenza,you actually said no to that lovely pool?!
mummy was in splits reading today's story....
hope u start liking it...looks pretty good to us
wags, bud n gin

Twinkietinydog said...

OMD Lorenza, please reconsider! I mean all that carrying under the hot sun and you're acting all spoiled. What is wrong? Are you worried the bottom will be too slippery? Come on, girlfriend, deep your paws in it at least and then make up your mind.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We can sure tell that you are loved.. Grandma walked all that way in that heat. Now you have to just pretend to love your new pool.. Think of Grandma..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Thor said...

Lorenza, sua mãe caminhou tanto, no calor, para trazer esta piscina. Dê a ela uma segunda chance.

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh poor Lorenza...that nasty bird.....
But sweety....your new pool looks great!!!!
Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee...try it!!!!!
We think you'll love it after your first bath in it!!!!
Do you need help entering in side it???
We would love help you!!!!!!
Do that for your mommy....she worked soooooooooooooo hard for you!!!
Sure she loves you tons!!!!!
Let us know!!!!
We're wait for your pics swimming in the pool!!!
Tons of love and sweet licks!!!

Asta said...

Oh Lowenza

you just have to wethink this..aftew all that effowt youw sweet mom made to get it fow you.. i think it's a pawfectly lovely pool.
smoochie kisses

1000 Goldens said...

Oh Lorenza, I love you Grandma so much! That was so sweet of her. I sure hope you learn to love your pool, even though it's not your favorite just yet.

Sagira said...

BAD BAD Birdie!

Twix said...

Lorenza, you are so funny! I tell ya what, us doxies certainly let our humans know exactly what we think! I say your mom should get in the pool with you and then I know you would like it!
Sending hugs!

Kasha said...

Lorenza you better start pretending to love that pool after all of that work on your poor mother. I am not sure I would do that for my child. LOL! I can't believe you even cut it. Here's to you for being the best owner ever!

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Oh dear...all the hard work from your Mom! She might be very disappointed...maybe give the pool a chance by getting in when the water is filled in? You never know if you might like it *wink*


kalyxcorn said...

oh poor thing! your grandma was swell for bringing that pool all the way back. maybe u will like it soon! :)

Life With Dogs said...

Any chance you can dunk the bird in the pool? :)

hero said...

Oh no... poor mama. having to lug the pool back only for you to dislike it... perhaps you can give it another try. I'm sure you'll like it eventually.

Licks, hero

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a wonderful mom you have to walk all the way in that sweltering heat just to surprise you with a new pool, Lorenza! Humor her - get in! The cool water will feel wonderful!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Daisy said...

This just proves that dirty birds are No Good! But it also proves that you got a real good mom.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh Lorenza ... the new pool is not as comfy as your old one. I totally understand it but the new one is big n lots of FUN space. Hope you're finding other ways to stay cool. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Kari in WeHo said...

well poop. thats no good!

Mochi and Mommy said...

Wow, it's HOT there! That was soooo nice of your mom to carry to pool home for you! :)

I'm sure you will get used to the pool and love it! :)


the booker man said...

miss lorenza,
what a stinky little birdie to peck a hole in your swimming pool!! i think you should give your new pool another try, though. i mean, your poor mama walked it 14 blocks home in that crazy heat?! she sure loves you bunches 'n tons to do that.
the booker man

sonia a. mascaro said...

Hi Lorenza,
You make me smile... you have personality for sure!
I like your pool, maybe you will enjoy it when it will be very hot...
Kisses and hugs, from Sonia and Flora.

Life With 5 Dogs said...

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Dennis the Vizsla said...

But Lorenza, your mom carried it 14 blocks! In 110 degree heat! Uphill! Both ways!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh no!! Your poor Mom!! After all she did for you - are you SURE you don't want to just try the pool, Lorenza? You might find that you like it after all!

Honey the Great Dane

ocmist said...

Your Mommy really loves you a BIG BUNCH, and we are sure that you will learn to love that pool once you get hot enough and get a chance to cool down in it. That's the same kind that we have, and we LOVE ours! BG

Oskar said...

Oh, all that hard work & you don't like this one! I hope you'll grow to love it!