Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Home Again!

We got home yesterday afternoon, safe and sound.  Unfortunately, while we were gone somebody hit our brick mailbox!  But we were lucky for two reasons.  First, my human brother Shane was the one who built it.  Usually when these mailboxes get hit the bricks shatter to the ground.  But he made this one strong.  Although it is no longer structurally sound and has cracks and will need big repairs, it is still standing.  Oh, and it did a lot of damage to the truck that hit it.  Yes, we KNOW because the man came by and told us he hit it!  He said his cell phone rang and he wanted to be safe so he pulled over and hit our mailbox before answering the phone.  Mom says it is a good thing he did not try to talk and drive!  But we were glad he came over and gave us his insurance information.

We had lots of fun on our GOTCHA vacation and will have to post more photos later.  Mom says she is VERY busy today getting things "back to normal" and  there is another thing . . . it's Dad's Birfday today!  Yep, no April Fool joke, today is his birfday!  So I will just have to leave you this photo . . .




Murphy & Stanley

25 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

OH NO ON YOUR MAILBOX BUT A GREAT BIG PAT ON THE BACK TO THE MAN WHO HIT IT!!
UMMM HE TRIED TO BE SAFE W THE PHONE BUT NOT QUITE SAFE ENOUGH.
WHAT PUDDLE INDEED I DON'T SEE ONE EITHER
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

NanaNor's said...

Hi Doods, Glad you are home, safe and sound. Can't wait to see your photos from your vacation. Please tell your Dad Happy Birthday from Hunter and me.
Glad it was just the mailbox and not your house than got hit.
Have a great day!!!
Wags,
Noreen & Hunter

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

♫ HAPPY BIRFDAY TO THE DOOD'S DAD ♫ Hope he has lots of treats and stuffs to SHARE on his special day.

OMD that guy pulled OVER and STILL Mashed your MAILbox??? It IS good that he came by and gave you the Insurance Info though. THAT was really responsible of him.. as was the Pull over to answer the phone.. Just don't know how he could have done it..and STILL HIT your M.Box.
OH BOY... you are HOME... No Place like it.. even Gotcha Daze Vacations can't beat being HOME, can they?
We want to see LOTS more Pictures...

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Ooh Ooh Ooh - HAPPY BIRFDAY STAN & MURPH'S DAD!!! And crikey folks, but that photo could have been taken in Australia's Northern Territory... looking forward to reading more about it! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Molly The Wally said...

Happy birthday to daddy. We hope you doods spoil him rotten. Send our best to him. Now what an honest guy re the mail box. We say bravo to him. Welcome back. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Happy April Fools Day.
Best wishes Molly

Elyse and Riley said...

Before I read the part about you found out who hit the mailbox because he came by, I was thinking "bet that did a good amount of damage to the person's car!" Good thing the brick mason is in the family, huh? :) That was really nice that the guy came by and told you what happened and gave you his insurance info. Thank God he didn't hit another car or a dog or child that was out walking.

Not sure where you were in that picture, but the scenery is breathtaking! (Riley always likes to find the one puddle out on the trail, too).

Happy Birthday to your dad!! Hope you Doods spoil him today!

Elyse and Riley

stellaroselong said...

Well I am glad that man came and told on himself...and that you have a shane in your life to fix it....tell your dad happy birthday cos he shares it with our MaKenna...isn't that great...we are glad you are back home, we also love that path right in the middle of that beautiful scenery! what a vacation you two doods must have had!!
stella rose

scotsmad said...

Nice to know there are still people who own up to their responsibilities.... Our young cousin once drove through someone's lawn and hit their barrels of flowers, then tried to get away. Unfortunately, for her, she left the license plate on the lawn....Bwahaahaa! Busted! Her parents made her pay for the damage.

Happy Birthday to your Dad! Hope he shares his cake and ice cream with you.

XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

Two French Bulldogs said...

Thank goodness he admitted being a knucklehead
Lily & Edward

Soggibottom said...

Well guys as beautiful as you are, on this occasion Dad has the day. Happy Birfday DAD... lots of luv's. X
Cat Flap Cavalier X

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Happy Birthday to your dad!
Glad the guy stopped and took responsibility for the crash.

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Happy Birthday Dad...we saw a few other bloggers having birthday today too !

Dina McChewer said...

Pawsome to know that there are still decent people oit there in the big wife world. Glad you had fun on your Gotcha getaway but it's barktastic to see you back in Blogville!

Dina and Mom

Susie and Sidebite said...

HAPPY SCOTTISH BIRTHDAY DAD, hope you didn't leave that puddle, Barharhar!

The Mad Scots

Whitley Westie said...

Happy birfday to your dad!

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Thats a shame your mailbox got hit. At least no one got hurt.

FinleytheWestie said...

Happy Birthday to your Daddy! Your story reminds Momma of a neighbor we usta have dat just got a new Suburban... she was driving it and dropped her Tab. Instead of stopping da SUV to get da soda, she tried to reach down and get it. Hit a telephone pole and broke both her wrists.... and messed up her new vehicle bad.
Seems like cleaning up the Tab woulda been a lot cheaper and easier...

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Birthday Dad!
Were so glad you all had a good time.. And were glad the man who hit the mail box is okay- and came to tell you what happened,
love
tweedles

Mr. Pip said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! And welcome back from your vacation. Can't wait to hear all about it

Ruby (and Angel Pip)

Millie and Walter said...

Happy Birthday to your dad. Our mailbox got clobbered by a snow plow a few weeks ago.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Glad your are home Doods! and a big Happy Birthday to your Dad!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Happy birthday to your dad!

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

Sorry to hear about your mailbox. But happy birthday to you daddy!

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! Glad you are home now!

KB Bear said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad!

What an honest driver, stopping to tell you that he hit your mailbox. And that photo is lovely!