Sunday, August 19, 2007

Birthday Burger... Finally

Yes, it took mom almost a WHOLE WEEK to get off her butt and take me to Rally's for my birthday burger. I was prepared to be underwhelmed, and quite frankly, ticked off, but then she did something so wonderful, so mom-like, that I couldn't go through with my initial plan to ignore her pathetic attempt at burger reconciliation.

She picked me up - just like when I was a baby.

Allow me to explain - it's freaking hot here in Los Angeles. And it has been for ages. But especially in the last week it's been really, really - did I mention REALLY? - hot. So hot that we cannot go for midday walkies anywhere in the city, only in the park. I am a delicate flower, with delicate paws (yes they're huge, but they're sensitive, damnit). Walking on the asphalt causes me to cry out like a puppy because it HURTS! Yes, it's THAT HOT here.

So when we got to Rally's we had to stand at the outside counter for awhile while the person inside was talking on their cell phone (!) instead of rustling up my tasty birthday burger. Harumph! Mom could see that I was uncomfy and she was annoyed with the lack of attention being paid to us by the person inside, and damnit, her BABY was hurtin'! So, $5 bill in hand, she picked me up (all 65 pounds of me!) and held me while she waited for the Rally's guy to notice us. It was HILARIOUS - there were other people waiting too and they were laughing when mom decided to take matters into her own hands in order to get me my burger. You should have seen the expression on the guy's face when he came to the window (and yes, mom was perspiring a bit from holding me up so high on such a hot day) and saw sweaty mom, me, and the $5 bill. Without missing a beat, mom ordered my Rally burger - plain, no sauce - and some fries for herself, and it was burger time.

We ran over to the covered eating area (she didn't have to carry me for that which was a GOOD thing...) and it was time for my birthday burger. Mom sang Happy Birthday to me which I enjoyed. Don't tell her that I was staring through her while she was singing and just looking longingly at the burger, lets pretend that I was looking lovingly at HER... And then I chomped that burger down in my traditional fashion.

Yummy yummy, good times.



To Aire is Divine


Maggie said...

I wish we would have known you were having your Rally burger yesterday! We could have joined you and celebrated together! Boy, your mom is super strong to lift and hold a 65 pound Bogie! What a totally loving mom you've got!
Happy birthday again!

Love ya lots,

Faya said...

65 pounds ??? OMG .... I feel small... I am happy that you got your burger. You are realy patient... Kisses, Faya
PS : the last picture is priceless...

Mojo said...

30 kilos? Ooo Bogey you are a big handsome boy! I'm only 11 kg at the moment and mum nearly expires carrying me.

My mum says to say she is heartened by tales of your Crocodale days. She was beginning to think I was uniquely into human torture.

Many hugs and ear tugs


Ruby Bleu said...

What picture that would have been to see your Mom picking you up Bogie!!! LOL!!! So glad you got a burger. I hope your paws are feeling better!!!

Lots of licks, Ruby

Cubby said...

Your mom is so sweet! My mom drove us to the potty area twice because the sidewalk was too hot! Suckers!

Stanley said...


That mama of yours LOVES YOU, man!! I would give vast sums of money and go without treats for... at least awhile, to see a photo of her holding your beastly self!

So glad you got the b-day burger, and that the experience was more than you were hoping for!

Goober love,

Koobuss said...

Hi Bogart,

Glad you had such a nice birthday. Burgers are the best.

Cell phones can really be irritating and your mother did a great thing picking you up the way she did. You shoud be proud of her. By the way, does she lift weights?

Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

Hercules said...

MMM, MMM, MMM! My mouth is watering like crazy! I can't believe you got a burger for your birthday! What an awesome snack-I wonder if I can talk my mom into letting me get one too?!

Booty scratches and Wet Kisses!


ps you have a strong momma! she sure does love you bunches!

China Cat or Willow said...

Oh, we are so happy that you finally got your Birthday Burger! We kept checking to see and now it looks like you had a great one, indeed!

It's really hot here right now too so we aren't doing much but stretching out in the shade in the porch.

Purrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

Le Mops said...

I jus foun ya blog an Ima soo jealous of your burger. Mah MaMa jus gave me a tinny piece of pupcake. Nice ta meet ya sorta!

Le Mops

Kimo & Sabi said...

Happy belated purrthday dude! That looks like a might fine tasty burger - worth da wait!

fee said...

happy belated burgerday bogart! i wish someone had taken a pix of your mommy holding you like a baby! can you get one taken, for us??


Sundae said...

Oh Bogart, I'm so gonna get Mom to get me a burger one of these days too!


Princess, Tank and Isaac: The Newfs of Hazard said...

Happy Birthday, Bogart! Now make your mom carry you everywhere!