My mom. She can be really sneaky when she wants to be. We all know that. But no one here was more surprised than daddy when she told him something that she wanted to do. Something that was new and adventurous. Between me and you, personally I was done with being adventurous since being at Summer Camp last week – snorts.
Well when sneaky mommy smartypants gets a bird up your hiney (what dad likes to call it), she doesn’t play. You know how much that woman loves Albert her Smart car. She would zip and zap all over town in it. The only down side to Albert was that he didn’t have much support in the suspension department. I know this first hoof. When mom would roll over the smallest bump, you would feel it. The small bump could be the size of a penny, you would know about it. And let’s not even talk about railroad tracks or bumps in the road. One time, I thought mom was going to literally fall into the hole – shivers – that was so scary!
And of course, the Smart car only held two humans and a pig… maybe a dog too at times. That’s why we also had Tank the Equinox. Mom used Tank when we had family outings with Nana or vacation. But being that mom was the only that drives here, the economical sense of having and maintaining two cars just didn’t make sense… so she told me when she picked me up from camp.
So this is where she got the bird up her hiney. She wanted to trade both cars into the dealership and get an awesome car that she (1) she always wanted; (2) would hold all of us anipals and Nana and (3) would financial be more beneficial to the family. So what does she do? She buys a new car.
She went to the dealership, told them what she wanted and after much paperwork and running around for titles and standing her own for what she wanted, she got what she wanted. Now do you know where I get my pig-headiness from – snorts? And of course, mom gets things while still smiling like the Southern gal she is. She was able to cash in 7 years of extended warranty that she didn’t use on Albert. She also stood firm for what she wanted for Albert. AND she was able to stand firm on what she wanted for Tank. And of course cutting back to only one car in the family, she was able to cut her insurance in half. AND, she was able to pocket some money for the offer on the vehicles. That’s the best part cause she can buy me some more Animal Crackers that Scout ate at Summer Camp 🙂
So let me introduce you to our new ride – a Jeep Patriot Latitude. Mom has named him Casper.
I know – I know Casper is white. But she says that the blue in the car reminds her of Casper’s beautiful blue eyes. Shakes piggy head. My mom is so crazy!