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Sheesh. My mom is crazy

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Hey all tripawds,

Aaaarrrghghghghhhhh.  I am so embarrassed by, and just a little ticked off at, my mom.  She and the stoopid vet tried to kill me!  I haven’t been feeling too good for a couple of days and I threw up a lot a couple of nights ago.  Well, my pawrents thought I was wanting to go be with all my immortal BFF tripawds.  I was giving them all the signs that they were giving me too much medicine, but they didn’t recognize my signals. Why don’t pawrents listen to our signs?  Oh, they’re all like, “Ugh.  Why doesn’t he bring back the ball?”  Did it ever occur to them that I want to be in control for once?  or they’re like, “Why isn’t he coming when I call him?”  Hello????? Can’t they smell that squirrel in the woods? or “What in the world is he barking at?  There is nothing out there.”  Yeah, right; then a few nights later Jake up the road gets jumped by the wolf (the wolf won, but Jake’s a trooper and he survived, don’t worry).  Pawrents!  They are so sensory compromised.  I guess they’re just sorta stupid.

Then Mom has to go blab all over the forum and tell everyone that I have lung mets.  I didn’t want to tell anyone, because I didn’t want my tripawd buddies to treat me differently.  I’m not going anywhere yet, so get used to me sticking around for awhile.  Harumppfff.

Anyway, finally my mom cut back on the freakin’ pain medication and I slept all through the night last night.  Check this out.  My mom sat up until really, really late and I did this.  She knew then that I was feeling better and she went to bed: balls...thousands of them....zzzzzz.....grouse...zzzzzz....schwimming!....zzzzzz.

Oh yeah.  Check out the background in the photo….When mom gets worried, the house goes to hell.  Bwaaahahahahah.  She is going to be so mad at me for not cropping!  Well there has to be some penalty for over-medicating your tripawd, right?  I’m serious, bffs, I was seeing pink elephants…pink ones!  I can’t even see color and I don’t even know what an elephant is!  There were giant mushrooms, and a white rabbit in a waist coat, and this crazy guy in a weird hat.  Wow.

Anyway, my apologies for my worry wart mom.  I feel much better.

Comet, thanks for saying you love me.  I kind of suspected and ya know I love you too.  You are tough, scrappy girl-dog, but I knew your crusty shell was thin…crunchy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.  My mom says that you remind her of the little girl, Scout, in the classic To Kill a Mockingbird… I think I may have already said this, but when I was a pup, my mom wanted to name me, Atticus, after the father in the same book.

Well tripawds and tripawd pawrents, thanks for helping my mom through her crazy-ass episode.  I am going to go outside now and enjoy some sun.


PS.  Comet, I asked my mom to take these photos of me this morning.  I am still in the AMBF band.  Okay?

You can call me Opus Clemons.

Am I cool or what?

Am I cool or what?

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16 Responses to “Sheesh. My mom is crazy”

  1.   Peyton's Path Says:

    Opie you are totally cool! Remember when Peyton was named the Rock Star and you didn’t want to be known as Sister Opie well I think you have found your calling: Opus Clemons! You are one cool Tripawd with Soul!!! Pawsome pictures!!

    My Mom will be so happy to hear you are feeling better! None of us were ready to loose you! Peyton wants to see you, but he even whispered to me that you weren’t ready for the Bridge!! Keep fighting the good fight Opie! I know you are mad at the pawrents for not listening to your signs, but go snuggle up with them and give them the much needed love they deserve! Our pawrents get a little crazy when they are stressed out or think something is wrong! Be careful of the dog eating machine. If the house went to hell chances are your mom will bring out her little eating friend! My Mom did today and it makes me so angry! She locked us in a bedroom with Dad so we didn’t get killed!

    Stay cool Opie and you totally deserve to be in a band! Glad you are feeling much better so my crazy Mom and stop crying over you!

    Dillon and Rhys

  2.   cometdog Says:

    Hey Opie,
    Great news you are back from the dead. I’m mean great for me…I was able to stop the presses from running the ad on finding a new sax player. I almost spent $39.78 for a 3 line ad!

    Did I say I loved you??!! Oh yeah, that’s right. But it doesn’t count. See, I have a pre-written transcript I post for those AMBF members that might be dying. It’s just a precaution so the surviving family members will take pity on me and not sue me for putting you in the line of fire from AMBF duties. I used the “I love Rugby” one? Right? Yeah, it’s a tear jerker. It usually works.

    However since this false alarm was your mom’s fault, there are no penalties. I started that rule when my mom diagnosed me with brain cancer in January!
    Half of my face was paralyzed so I wasn’t able to tell her it was the darned medicine she was giving me!

    But OP I wanna tell you, I see you more as my Augustus ‘Gus’ McCrea, from Lonesome Dove.

    “What do you want legs for anyway? You don’t like to do nothing but sit on the porch and drink whiskey!” Harharharhar!

    I’m afraid I’ll have to haul your ass to Texas to bury you when you do die! Geeze Louise!

    So don’t die, I aint up for a long trip and with today’s rates, Gawd knows what a horse drawn wagon cost!


    P.S. You’ll always be a cool hipster deeee-luxe!

  3.   GerrysMom Says:

    Gerry say –
    Rhoohoo! I hate meds. Glad you finally got through to your pawrents and are feelin’ better.

    Spirit Yoda says –
    (Sigh) tripawd pawrents never change. Such worriers. They’re a full time job. Must be hard to find time for playin’ your sax. Hang in there, bud! We’re not ready to throw you your weclome pawty yet. Take your time.

  4.   anyemery Says:

    Yay, Opie! We’re so glad you’re feeling better! And you are a totally cool dude sax player! We’ll call you whatever you want to be called!! (RIGHT, COMET?!!) And please be careful – Dillon is right that the dog eating machine might be making an appearance now that you’re feeling better. We wouldn’t want you to get better and then get EATEN! That would be awful!

    Gotta go – someone just opened the big cheese box in the kitchen!
    PS – what’s up with our moms? My mom came in to kiss me good night last night and was wet around her eyes. She was mumbling something about Opie not feeling well… well you sure showed her!! Knowing her she’ll probably get wet around her eyes again now that you’re better. Sheesh is right!

  5.   Carmen (Catie's Mom) Says:

    Happy, happy you’re feeling better, Opie. We simply can’t lose a sax-playing golden tripawd! Beyond cool dude and beyond cool pictures – love them all!

    Catie does the exact same pose on her pillow. Riley not so much.

  6.   admin Says:

    Opus, your are one kool kat … for a dog that is. Glad you got your mom straightened out with the meds there, man.

  7.   maggie Says:

    O.P….you are THE COOLEST!!!! The coolest….
    Don’t give your Mom too hard of a time OK? She’s just worried about ya’….as well as us all!
    But I sure am glad you’re feelin’ better now that your pawrents cut back on that stoopid pain med!

  8.   Mackenzie's Mom Says:

    Hey Opus Clemons,
    We are soooo happy that you’re feeling better today. You had us all tripawds so worried. My mom came in and hugged me a lot more than usual last night and you know what that means…. smothering and kisses galore. I had to turn my head away a few times cause she just kept hanging on to me so tight and smushing her face into mine. So try not to worry us again ….it’s hard being smothered like that if you know what I mean.

    You are one cool golden dude in those shades. Bet you play a mean sax too. And that “strike a pose” shot? That’s totally me when I let my mom know I’m feeling good. Good job for keeping your mom from going too crazy 🙂

    Lots of golden hugs and kisses to you from LA. Keep feeling better!
    Mackenzie & Kobe (& mom)

  9.   jerry Says:

    Opus Clemmons, we aren’t worthy! We aren’t worthy!

    You crazy kid. We love your rock star photos. Coolest. Dawg. Ever.

    As for your silly humans inability to speak doglish…yeah, I hear ya on that. We should start a Doggie Dictionary for humans. Maybe a Pawsetta Stone Doglish training series?

    You gotta feel for humans, they were born with those weak sensory powers. I honestly don’t know how they’ve survived for so long. It’s not your Mom’s fault. She tries, she, like all the rest of the bipeds, just doesn’t have a developed sense of….sense!

    Just glad to hear you’re better. Don’t scare us anymore OK?

  10.   Sophie's mom (Tana) Says:

    Opie – Opus Clemmons – Golden One – you are you by any name ! And your feet will still smell like fritos no matter what name you choose to acknowledge.

    We are so pleased to hear that you are feeling better. I know that pain medication Sophie took had her seeing pink elephants too. I think she thought she WAS a pink elephant. That’s some bad sh… stuff.

    Give your pawrents some extra loving, Opie, they’re probably feeling all beaten up inside. There’s nothing as wonderful as a snuggle with the Dog to make pawrents feel better.

    Stay well, Opie-wise-one.

    Love and kisses,
    Sophie and Tana

    p.s. Sorry to hear about your neighbor and the wolf – yikes !

  11.   Gina Says:

    Aw Opie, I’m soooooo glad you are feeling better now!!! And yes, you are the coolest…..know something….I see 2 Orbs in your upsidedowny picture…in the right hand upper corner…how cool is that????

    Keep on Keep’n On Dude!

  12.   jakesmom Says:

    Yay Opie! So glad you’re feeling better sweetie! 🙂 Love all your pictures! Didn’t know you played the sax… Maybe your mom can video tape you one of these days, 🙂 Keep feeling better!!

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  13.   Xander Tank Says:

    Radical stylins Opie! I didn’t know you played the sax either but I’m sure glad you’re feeling better to get back in the groove! My belly is sensitive to those silly meds too – mum makes fun of me sometimes about being big and tough on the outside and all sensitive on the inside… but what do pawrents know anyhow!?

    May the force be with you Opie-wan-kanopie!!!

    Luv, Xander

  14.   Ginger Says:

    Opie, I’m so glad your mom realized she was overmedicating you. I don’t know what I would have done if they sent you to be with your tripawd bff’s. After all, we just got to be friends, and we have so much in common — both of our poop is pure gold:) It is amazing how much you can still do without that nasty cancer leg – rolling on your back, playin’ the blues, and I’m sure just being the love of your pawrents’ life. Let me know when you cut your first records — I’ll be first in line to buy it! This web site has been so good for me and my pawrents. Just knowing there are friends out there who have been through the same thing really helps. Opie, you have been an inspiration. Just remember – any dog can have four legs, but it takes a truly strong and special dog to be a tripawd.

  15.   cometdog Says:


    I’m going to miss you with all my heart, you big orange frito smelling feet canine friend.
    You’ll always have a place in the AMBF but you’ll have a bigger place in my heart.

    Comet – OUT

  16.   credocanis Says:

    I’m sure that Lincoln would tell you that I, too, have some “crazy-ass episodes” and that it just comes with the territory. So nice to know that I’m not the only one out there who gets a little nutso at the drop of a hat. Thank goodness we live in wine country, that way we only resort to Jaggermeister when we are really desperate, but then it’s game on!

    Glad you’re feeling better. Hope your Mom is too!!

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