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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-31-2007, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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babysitting puppies by my 91 year old Mom

We had to go move our daughter out of her dorm room at college today so we scooped up the puppies with complete expen setup and dropped them off at my Mom's house today. She had her 91st birthday last month.

You might think this would be a lot for a 91 year old but my Mom is not the typical 91 year old. She raises Champion roses, plays piano and/or organ at church, sings lead soprano in the choir(has to have a standin for piano), and drives where she wants to go. I called to check on her a couple of weeks ago and didn't get an answer so I drove over to check on her. She was toting two buckets of water across the driveway to dump. She had been out scrubbing the floor in the garage.

Anyway when we went to pick up the puppies after being gone for something like 10 hours she said, "You can leave them for the night if you want to and I'll keep them tomorrow too." She couldn't believe they were litter box trained.
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That's a really cool story! Your mom sounds amazing.
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Yeah! She's quite someone! That's amazing!
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Lucky you Tom !!
My mom lived until she was 97and a half but her health was not that good in her later ten years .
It is great that your Mom keeps so busy as that is what keeps her so young . No time to worry about things and no time to rock and rest .
The fact that you entrusted your precious puppies to her must have made her so happy !! No wonder she did not want to let them go . It made her day and she will have something to tell all the ladies at church on sunday as well ..
Next time take pictures to share with us . Hopefully she is not camera shy .
Thanks for sharing ..
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Love it! One of my great grandmas lived well into her nineties and was hiking in the California desert by herself until the last 18 months or so.
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What a great story, Tom. How lucky you grandmother drove 20 miles to her YMCA water arobics until she was 92! She lived alone on the family farm until she was 96 or 97, I think. It was a sad day when she had to go into a nursing home....


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How awesome is your Mom! That is really cool that she is strong and independant etc.I bet she just loved watching those puppies!She was probably playing with them and having a great time!Hope you let her puppysit again before they have to go to their forever homes!

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Tom, what a great story!!!!!!!! Hope you got her genes. 91 and still going strong. Awesome. We want to know what her secret is.
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Wow! It's great that your mom is still 'on the ball' and fit. I'm sure it was a relief to be able to leave the pups with someone as trustworthy as her while you were away. She sounds like a great person!

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Tom, that is so wonderful. My mom is 82 and has more pep than I do most days. She just got back from a 9 day trip to CA, just drove to Brooklyn, and will be going back to CA the end of June.

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