Got Any More of This Stuff, Mom?

“Hmmm…Hmmm…Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Mom! So good!”

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“Mom that stuff’s great! What’s it called again?”

“That’s peanut butter, Dumplin'”

“Got any more?”

“Manners, please. What do good girls say?”

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“Please. Plleeaasseee?”

“What a good girl…

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but I’m afraid I’m not done with this one, yet.”

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“Are you sure, Mom?”

A FEW DAYS LATER:

“Hmmmmmmmmm…Hmmmm…Hmmm…

This one’s different, Mom, but just as good! Hmmm…You’re the best, Mom!”

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All peanut butter tuckered out, and in her dreams…”Hmmm…Hmmm. Wake me up when there’s more, Mom. Hmmmm…”

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Credits:
Story and Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

 

 

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Not Quite…

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“Hi, Mom! Want me to hold still for a picture?”

“Yes, Sweetie-pea.”

“That picture felt kind of sticky, Mom…

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but I know you really just want to make my eyes turn green with that flash!”

“Not quite. I really wanted to get a shot of that ‘Miss Dole’ sticker on your head, my little angel.”

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“Mom…”

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Credit: Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

 

A Late Dinner Opportunity

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“I tell ya, Maude, the dog is dead. Let’s get dinner.”

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(Cee-Cee only sleeps.)

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“Not so fast, Roy. Take a look now!”

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(Cee-Cee awakens and looks up…)

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“It’s not dead at all, and it tipped over that bench. Too much for me! Let’s get outta here!”

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“Mom. Really? A FishEye lens view of me?”

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“Ha, ha, ha! Very funny, Mom!”

“What, Cee-Cee? Sarcasm? It’s a riot! You do look very funny!”

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“Well, sure, right. So… Give the camera to me for a minute…”

Cee-Cee’s Bench

On warm days, Cee-Cee and I like to sit on this white iron bench and pass the time away. It’s a special place for us.

Cee-Cee's Bench sits beside the Maumee River in our backyard

Cee-Cee’s Bench sits beside the Maumee River in our backyard

But, let’s allow Cee-Cee to tell the story of her Bench.

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“Mom, my Bench has a ghost behind it. Be careful!”

“No, Sweetie Pie, that’s my shadow as I take this picture for you.”

“Oh, okay, then.”

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“In the Fall, my Bench has leaves on it.”

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“But it’s still my Bench, and I guard it.”

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“Don’t even think about getting on my Bench.”

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“Yep. It’s my Bench. All day long.”

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“Hey! I mean it! It’s mine!”

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“Oh, yeah, I guard it from behind, too. Mine.”

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“And from the front. It’s mine.”

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“And from the side. Mine. Don’t touch.”

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“I love my Ben…nnn…ccchhh!”

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“Whew. A girl gets a little tired guarding her Bench all day.”

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“Even a little sleepy in this warm Autumn air…

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Who’s there!?”

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“Mom! It’s the ghost again. He wants my Bench!”

“No, Darlin’ Dumpling, it’s just me taking another picture.”

“Oh. Right. Okay.”

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“I think it’s nap time…

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But I’ll always be ready to guard my Bench. No touching!”

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“Mom, let’s do a selfus. I love you and I love our Bench.”

“Ours?”

“Yup. Ours, Mom. You and me and Bench.”

The lawn's been mowed and leaves cleared and Bench is ready for Winter, the new guarding season.

The lawn’s been mowed and leaves cleared and Bench is ready for Winter, the new guarding season.

THE END

Out of Control

During a walk around the neighborhood, Cee-Cee suddenly stopped to take a look at these cuddle-balls:

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She thought they were cute.

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“Hey, Mom, those guys are cute, aren’t they?”

“They certainly are.”

“Bet they’d like to go for a walk like me.”

“I’m sure they would.”

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“Wow! Mom, they’re getting a bit excited, aren’t they?”

“Well, I’m sure they’re jealous of your getting out for a walk.”

“Yeah, but…

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they are starting to take it a little bit too far…”

“Yes, they’re very excited, all right.”

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“Mom. Excited? They’re out of their minds, out of control!”

“I think you’re right. Should we call ‘animal control’?”

“Mom. Don’t be clever.

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Really. Mom. Do I ever act like that?”

“No. You are much too under control for that!”

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“Thanks, Mom. You’re the best, too!”

Coming Through

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“Coming through, Mom!”

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“Can we go outside now, Mom? Are you too busy?”

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“You’re so good to me, Mom! Here’s a Haiku poem for you, from me!”

*** Through the silver gate
inside the dog park off leash,

to romp with best friends ***

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