“Oh my steve…”
Such a funny phrase that seems really dumb unless you know the reason behind using it. Our youngest son, Eli (comedian without even trying) says to my mother one day, “You know, you’re not supposed to use God’s name in vain.” To which my mother replied, “Yes that’s right Eli.” Eli then says, “But I can use my dad’s name in vain – Oh my steve!” Oh Eli… Needless to say my mother was once again rendered speechless and could only laugh at him. So, I’ve adopted the phrase “oh my steve” for those “shaking my head” moments in life. And believe me, there are plenty around our house.
As you can probably imagine reading the title of this blog, the little puppy we found this past weekend has made his presence known in a BIG way. Poor little unnamed guy was in bad shape when we found him; dehydrated, covered in ticks, scared to death. So naturally, he was very lethargic and quiet when we first brought him into the house. My husband Steve, a.k.a. Dr. Dolittle, took off to Petsmart to talk to the vet and to buy ALL of their recommended remedies (and I’m sure spent a fortune which means I get to take a trip to Ulta to off-set what he spent…it’s only fair). He was going to nurse this pup back to health. Problem was, it worked. Why a problem? The pup livened up – like ALL NIGHT LONG. That dog yelped from 11pm to 5am. True story. I listened closely to see if he even took breaths between yelps. I haven’t wanted to smother a sweet little bundle of joy like him since the last puppy we brought home (which, by the way, I swore would never happen again. NO MORE PUPPIES. I’m still trying to figure out what I did to deserve this.)
Funny thing; when all of us were up this morning getting ready for the day, the yelping stopped. Seems Mr. Happy Pup simply wanted some company or for us to know he was feeling better. After pooping 3 times and peeing once on the laundry room floor (because the rule is no animals past the laundry room. Ever. No matter what. Yeah, I’m mean like that.), he was ready to play. Just in time for us to leave. Awesome. I guess he’ll sleep all day and then….
Oh my steve….