THE PLOT THICKENS (Joint Post by Willow21 and Cordelia’s Mom)


Help is on the way. Should Cody and Mehitabel be worried? (Click here for the back story.)



Enough is enough.  I thought I could handle the situation here at my house, but that silly Cody dog is making my life miserable.  CookieCakes (a/k/a Cordelia’s Mom) has no idea what goes on when she’s not here.  She thinks by putting me on top of the dresser that I’m safe. 

My purpose here on earth is to watch over CookieCakes.  How can I do that if I’m locked in a bedroom all day?  So I find ways to get out and patrol. But I’m way too old to keep dodging that dog, just because I look like all the stuffed toys that Cody has shredded.

I think it’s time to call in reinforcements.  I’m taking you up your offer to come over here and straighten that dog out – maybe you can scare her straight or something.

And as long as you’re here, perhaps you can make a side-trip to Cody’s cat friend, Mehitabel.  God knows she really needs straightening out – and I’m sure the pandas will thank you.

When can I expect your arrival?  Are there any special supplies you’d like me to have on hand?

Looking forward to working with you, Teddy Rosalie

PS:  I’m thinking maybe you could “dog-sit” [snicker] when CookieCakes and I go on photoshoots.  Then you’d have lots of time to “re-train” that beast.  Would that work for you?


IMG_20150507_161719869Dear Teddy Rosalie, 

I  am ready  to visit  and  assist  immediately!

I  must  apologize –  it  appears  your  last  communication  slip  passed me  .. probably  the  dog  or  her  catty  friend  interfering! I  am sure that  with  my  eons  of  knowledge   and  your  intimate knowledge  of Cody  and  your  dear  human  we  can  sort  things  out.

In anticipation, Vlad  the  Great



Come right away.  CookieCakes is seriously distracted, what with the construction people coming in soon, and she’s been setting me down in some really unusual places.  I can’t run very fast, and I certainly can’t show any movement when CookieCakes is in the room.  It just a matter of time before that silly dog eats me.

I’m stocking up on peanut butter and bananas.  See you soon.

Waiting with bated breath, Teddy Rosalie.


Photo0261My  Dearest  Rosalie Bear,

I  am on  my  way  post  hast. I  am  just  throwing  a  few  things into my  valise:

A  spare  cape  of  invisibility (one  size  fits  all) – if  CookieCakes  is distracted   we may  need  to use  the  capes  as   means  of  escape  and for  getting  about  the  house and  neighbourhood  unmolested!!

Some  extra  nice  cookies  and  dog  biscuits  so  we can get  madam Cody  on our  side!

Also  my  special  anti-garlic  bracelet!  

And  some  pepper  spray  in case  that   pesky, sly  cat Mehitabel  comes  around.

Photo0418Did  you  mention  construction  workers? They can  be  an awful distraction  so  I understand  your  worries. I  am leaving  now –  I  can fly  at  the  speed  of  light even faster  if  I  put  my  mind  to  it! 

I have  enclosed   three pictures  of  myself   so  you  will recognize  me. (Note  to  self:  remember  not  to  wear  cape of  invisibility  on  arrival!)

Rest easy,  Lady Rosalie.  I  am on  my  way. By  the  time  you read this, I  shall be  by  your  side  to serve  and protect!

Yours, Vlad  the  speedy!

PS:  Put  that  toast  on – flying  makes  me hungry. xxxx



Willow21:  How is Vlad behaving?

Cordelia’s Mom:  Vlad is being very helpful, but staying out of sight, as one might expect.  Poor Cody is getting confused.  (PS:  I think I need to go out for some more bananas – Vlad’s a hungry little guy, isn’t he?)

Willow21:  Hungry… Better you feed him banana and peanut butter on toast than he starts on the blood milarkie!!

Cordelia’s Mom:   BTW, the washing machine was making a horrible noise this evening (seriously unbalanced load), and it scared the heck out of Cody.  Cody got tuckered out early because of it and is now sound asleep.  I think Vlad might have had something to do with it, don’t you?

Willow21:  Yes that definitely sounds like Vlad he probably put in a load of invisible capes, they weigh a ton you know. 😉


Willow (WillowDot21)  and I hope you have enjoyed the above collaborated post, and we both love to hear from our readers.   (For more Vlad stories, click here and here)

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Vlad mages by WillowDot; Teddy Rosalie images by Cordelia’s Mom

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43 Responses to THE PLOT THICKENS (Joint Post by Willow21 and Cordelia’s Mom)

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Vlad is very pleased with the above so am I 😉

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  2. Well, it looks like the game is afoot, or is that apaw? If you think I am scared of a couple of stuffed bears, you need your fuzzy stuffing in your heads looked at. I never thought I would find myself siding with a DOG, but there are hierarchies of reprehensiblness.
    Don’t let that sneaky Vlad in his invisibility cloak sneak up on you! Dogs have good hearing, so be on your guard!
    Down With Bears!


  3. Paul says:

    Ha! That is a fun post CM. I wasn’t quite sure that Vlad was real – he tends to wander about under his cloak of invisibility so this is the first I remember seeing his picture. Also that is a very classy unicorn he flies around on. I’m glad I’m not Cody- she is in for a rough time with a light-speed vampire protecting Teddy Rosalie. That’s a lot of power- I hope that Rosalie and Vlad don’t get flushed with power and act out. They could tickle Cody’s toes when she is asleep, put the cloak of invisibility over her food dish, write fake e-mails from Mehitabel , and just generally misbehave. It could become a war zone CM, so you’ll have to keep an eye out. If you suddenly see a plant pot sliding across the floor apparently on its own, you’ll have reach behind the pot and pluck the cloak of invisibility off Rosalie and Vlad – the little imps.

    Best of luck CM – Cody could be out matched.


  4. Hey, can Teddy My Bear and Goofy Beanie come over and play too? Kind of brilliant, ladies!


  5. Paul says:

    In the process of moving i discovered three bears who had been decommissioned in my closet. They had had porridge before their nap and were ready to go when i woke them. I told them of the problem with Mehitabel, a rabble-rousing cat who has exerted undo sway over the innocent but easily influenced Cody. This influence has posed a danger to Teddy Rosalie, a peaceful and loving bear in the central US. A British vampire bear, by the name of Vladimir the Immortal Vampire Bear has flown to Teddy Rosalie’s to offer assistance. Once my three bears heard this story, they talked amongst themselves and decided that they wished to go to the danger zone as peace keepers. They would prevent all sides from harming each other until the issues could be resolved. On that note, they geared up, hired a bus and have set out for Teddy Rosalie’s location. I’m not sure how they intend to offer their services but we shall have to see when they arrive. It is only a day’s drive for these bears who have trucked with their owner for many years and are quite comfortable with long drives and have an unerring sense of direction. please give them my regards when they arrive.

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