The Blizzard of 2022 is over and we could all use a little humor, at least here in Buffalo, New York. Please enjoy the fourth collaborated post, which was written from Teddy Rosalie’s viewpoint and which introduced Vlad the Great, coming all the way from Great Britain to join the fray (thank you, Willow!) … and all Vlad asked for as payment was a supply of bananas and peanut butter on toast.
(PS – Be sure to return for the truly awesome FOUR-WAY collaborated post, which I will republish next week.)
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?
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.
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.
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
A FEW DAYS LATER
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. 😉
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Vlad mages by WillowDot; Teddy Rosalie images by Cordelia’s Mom