Monday, December 10, 2012
A Little Chat With Ramsey
"Now that you've been home from the hospital for a bit and you're feeling a little better we need to come up with a way to thank all the nice people out in Blog Land who have sent good wishes to you and helped pay your doctor's bills."
"OK, YOU KNOW i'M UP FOR JUST ABOUT ANYTHING, BUT....i'M NOT SURE i UNDERSTAND. WHAT'S A DOCTOR's BILL AND WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "PAY" ANYWAY?"
"Well, your stay at the hospital was very expensive. The bill is over $7000 and we're not quite done yet. The good people out there sent us $5200. We really need to thank them for that."
"THE HOSPITAL, THAT WAS THE PLACE WITH THE FUNNY FLOORS, ALL THE PEOPLE AND THE SHARP POINTY THINGS?"
"That's right. You were there almost two weeks."
"HMMM, IS $7000 A LOT?"
"Around here baby, that's a whole, huge, heaping pile-o-money."
"IS IT LIKE HAVING A WHOLE BAG OF HAY PELLETS ALL TO YOURSELF?"
"Ramsey honey, I think that is about 14 years worth of hay pellets, not to mention hay, wormer, vaccines, foot trimmings...."
"WOW! THAT DOES SOUND LIKE A LOT.....
"HEY, WAIT JUST ONE DARNED, STINKIN MINUTE HERE! YOU MEAN YOU ACTUALLY PAID PEOPLE TO KEEP ME AT THAT HOSPITAL PLACE WITH NO MOMMY AND YOU LET THEM STICK ALL THOSE SHARP POINTY THINGS IN MY LEG??! AND YOU WANT ME TO SAY THANK YOU?!!!"
"Well jeez Ramsey, if we didn't do all those nasty things to you, you'd have died! I had to do it."
"WELL, WHAT THE HECK DOES DYING HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN ANYWAY?"
Oh boy. "It's hard to explain Ramsey, but it means you would have been GONE. Gone forever. You would never have gotten to come home. You would never have gotten to see me or Mommy or the horses or Tanner ever again. You wouldn't have gotten to run around the woodshed or chew on my shoelaces or anything ever again."
"HMMMMMM, YA KNOW, i THINK i COULD DO WITHOUT THE HORSES AND THE DOG....BUT i WOULD MISS YOU..... AND i CERTAINLY WANT MOMMY....AND SHOELACES....i SUPPOSE IT'S OK. i GUESS i COULD SAY THANK YOU....MAYBE.
ALTHOUGH YA KNOW, i STILL THINK THERE'S JUST SOMETHING NOT QUITE RIGHT ABOUT YOUR LOGIC....THERE WERE AN AWFUL LOT OF SHARP POINTY THINGS..."
"I know baby, but honestly, I had no choice. I didn't want to lose you. None of us wanted to lose you."
"SO, HMMM, THAT MUST MEAN i'M WORTH $7000?"
"You're worth every penny."
"WELL, ALRIGHT THEN, i GUESS IT'S OK. WHAT AM i SUPPOSED TO DO?".
"Well I don't know exactly, but we need to come up with a way to thank everybody."
"HEY, i KNOW, WE COULD SEND THEM ALL ONE OF MY LITTLE DEPOSITS." hehehe
"RAMSEY!! Behave yourself. This is serious."
"hehehe, IT DOES SEEM LIKE A GOOD "THANK YOU" FOR HAVING TO STAY IN THE HOSPITAL DON'T'cha THINK. hehehe"
Sheese. "Boys will be boys, I guess. You know Ramsey, I was kinda hoping you'd be a girl."
"Ha! Gotcha'. Don't worry kid-o, I decided I like you just as you are."
"In fact, come to think of it, that's really all you have to do to say 'Thank You'."
"Yeah, all you have to do is be your sweet, lovable, bratty, rambunctious, cuddly self. Just be you. It's all any of us ever wanted and it's all the thanks we could ever ask for."
"THAT DOESN'T SOUND TOO HARD, i THINK i CAN MANAGE THAT. i GUESS i COULD EVEN MANAGE THIS AS WELL....
EVEN IF i DID HAVE TO STAY IN THE HOSPITAL AND LET PEOPLE PUT SHARP POINTY THINGS IN MY LEG. i'M AWFUL GLAD TO BE HOME."