Midwestern festivaties commenceth

After a looooong drive, we are now in the Midwest, hanging with the in-laws and preparing for much holiday merrymaking. However, they are on dial-up, which is slower than a turtle with a sprained ankle. Luddites!

Fun things accomplished: 1. Programmed the folks’ home phone speed dial. 2. programmed mother-in-law’s cellular phone and introduced her to the magic and wonder of musical ring tones and voice-recognition dialing. I’m not sure how to make a call on any of their phones, but I know how to program them. Hee!

Hobkin is with his godmother, but he was a very unhappy lil skunkie. We dropped him off at the vet’s office (where his godmother works), and he equates the vet with evil badness. There was much clinging and he exuded “don’t-leave-me-here!” which was absolutely heartrending. I miss him already. I wish skunks weren’t illegal in Illinois so we could take him with us to visit his grandparents.

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24 Responses to Midwestern festivaties commenceth

  1. yukinooruoni says:

    awwww … You shoulda told me! I’d have looked after him for you for the days you’d be gone! :)

    Have a good visit there, and Merry Christmas!!

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Aww, thanks so much for the offer! But skunks are pretty specialized critters to look after, and Hobkin is high maintenance, even for a skunk. He’ll be fine at his godmother’s (we call it Christmas Skunk Camp) whom he adores, and she’s accustomed to incorporating His Fuzzy Majesty’s daily regimen in with that of her own dozen-or-so skunks. However, I greatly, greatly appreciate the offer.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Aww, thanks so much for the offer! But skunks are pretty specialized critters to look after, and Hobkin is high maintenance, even for a skunk. He’ll be fine at his godmother’s (we call it Christmas Skunk Camp) whom he adores, and she’s accustomed to incorporating His Fuzzy Majesty’s daily regimen in with that of her own dozen-or-so skunks. However, I greatly, greatly appreciate the offer.

  2. yukinooruoni says:

    awwww … You shoulda told me! I’d have looked after him for you for the days you’d be gone! :)

    Have a good visit there, and Merry Christmas!!

  3. britzkrieg says:

    However, they are on dial-up, which is slower than a turtle with a sprained ankle. Luddites!

    I’m piggy-backing on the marina’s WiFi. :-P

    Keep in touch!

  4. britzkrieg says:

    However, they are on dial-up, which is slower than a turtle with a sprained ankle. Luddites!

    I’m piggy-backing on the marina’s WiFi. :-P

    Keep in touch!

  5. mouseferatu says:

    Skunks are illegal? That’s kinda odd.

    Hey, we got your package. :-) We’ve been meaning to watch “The Lost Skeleton,” but we’ve never gotten around to it. ’tis muchly appreciated.

  6. mouseferatu says:

    Skunks are illegal? That’s kinda odd.

    Hey, we got your package. :-) We’ve been meaning to watch “The Lost Skeleton,” but we’ve never gotten around to it. ’tis muchly appreciated.

  7. Poor Hobbie! Maeve, Kerry, Brigid, Dylan and I are sending him lots of virtual hugs this weekend.

  8. Poor Hobbie! Maeve, Kerry, Brigid, Dylan and I are sending him lots of virtual hugs this weekend.

  9. puskunk says:

    I walked with Rozie all over Chicago area. Most people don’t know they’re illegal.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Yeah, I know that odds are he’d be perfectly safe. But I have these nightmare images of being pulled over for speeding or something stupid like that and the officer seeing Hobkin and insisting on confiscating and putting him down then and there. I know it’s paranoid and that I’m an overprotective mommy, but I can’t imagine what I’d do then. Probably attack the officer in a fit of maternal fury and end up getting filled with lead or something. and I decided it was best not to risk it.

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Yeah, I know that odds are he’d be perfectly safe. But I have these nightmare images of being pulled over for speeding or something stupid like that and the officer seeing Hobkin and insisting on confiscating and putting him down then and there. I know it’s paranoid and that I’m an overprotective mommy, but I can’t imagine what I’d do then. Probably attack the officer in a fit of maternal fury and end up getting filled with lead or something. and I decided it was best not to risk it.

  10. puskunk says:

    I walked with Rozie all over Chicago area. Most people don’t know they’re illegal.

  11. sruna says:

    “slower than a turtle with a sprained ankle.”

    Hehe! Reminds me of another favorite: Slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter. *grin*

    Enjoy your visit and have a very Merry Christmas!!

  12. sruna says:

    “slower than a turtle with a sprained ankle.”

    Hehe! Reminds me of another favorite: Slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter. *grin*

    Enjoy your visit and have a very Merry Christmas!!

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