A quaint little drinking couple with a camping problem!

Monday, December 24, 2012

HO! HO! HO! from Santa Tag

Merry Christmas to everyone,

I know, I know........ You have been saying, "What the h___ happened to our buddy Tag?".  I will tell you right now, it has been a very long story.  11 months ago I was with the Happy Couple and Moe along with Ron and Vi Powell and their dog Spike, in Matagorda, TX having a great time on the the beach.  As all things happen, there came a time where we had to continue on, with the Powells heading south to Rockport and us heading north and east to Foley, AL via Kingwood, TX.  The trip toKingwood was okay and visiting the Dusenberys' was great but from then on all HECK broke loose.

When we left Texas the Brain decided I would be just fine riding in the trailer instead of the truck.  His reasoning was he had been across the route once and he had total recall.   I ended up being delegated to my perch on the back of the sofa.  Now, since I wasn't up in the truck, I do not know exactly which is correct, but either the Brain was driving in the ditch across Louisiana or on the second roughest road in America. (Some day I'll tell you about our adventure on the roughest road in America.)  Anyway I got bounced off my perch on the back of the sofa to a spot behind the sofa.  I was wedged between the sofa and a heater the Happy Couple carry back there.  That my friends is where I spent a good share of what I thought was going to be the rest of my short life.  Since I can't talk like the Brain does (nobody can talk like the Brain does), and since I have been taught never to bark (unlike Moe), I had no way to communicate with the world about my dilemma.  It was a long spring and summer. 

In October I finally got a break.  Sometime during the summer my buddy, the Village Idiot, sat his no-butt and fat belly on the sofa and broke it beyond repair.  When I heard the crash I had the feeling my luck was going to finally change.  I could hear the Happy Couple talking about getting a new sofa.  I wanted to do back flips but I still couldn't move.  In October I could feel we were on the move again and after a couple of hours of driving we stopped.  A little later I heard a couple of strange voices in the house and then all of a sudden the sofa moved.  I looked up in disbelief.  I was finally a free man (or dog).  My friend Shari and Moe were more than overjoyed to see me again and showered me with hugs and kisses.  The Village Idiot just looked at me and his oldtimers kicked in.  He asked Shari if that was really me.  He said it had been so long since he had seen me he forgot what I looked like.  I swear, if he could take his brain out and play with it, he would.  Anyway, even though I am much thinner, I HAVE RETURNED!!!!!!

We, The Happy Couple, Moe, and I, are at La Hiacenda RV Resort in Austin, TX for the winter.  We arrived here November 2nd.  As many of you probably know, Shari is having trouble with a painful hip so the Happy Couple came to Austin to get it replaced by one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country.  She is at the top of their cancellation list and think they can get her in in January.  Nobody but the Village Idiot is complaining.  He complains because some days the high temperatures only get into the low 60s and it never rains.  He wants it to rain occasionally so cars will get dirty and he can sell some waterless carwash.  He's always thinking of himself.

I am going to sign off for now.  All of us want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  If disaster doesn't happen to me again, I will be updating after the new year starts.

Happy Holidays,