Clarabow's Red Velvet Chair...Oh NO!!!!
Well, here we go again, back up the road to the big house
at the very top of the hill where Clarabow, the little queen of the
Just as soon as she could, she learned how to hop up onto
the chairs and couches and loveseats and go up and down the stairs.
Of course, you know that Clarabow hand picks all her
favorite things to be around her and that big throne like red velvet
chair that sat in the kitchen turned out to be her favorite!
She had tagged it in her mind as hers and no one else's! Ha! She sure
does look like a lil queen laying in the chair, with her gorgeous long
flowing white hair all around her.
Did I mention that she has been crowned Queen of the Precious by
Wanda?? Ha! Ha!
Okay, here is how it all started...Wanda has so many
beautiful pieces of furniture like antiques, and she has alot of it.
So sometimes she gets an urge to part with some of it. On this
particular day Wanda decided that she would have the University drama
dept. come over and pick up the items she did not want any more. She
knew that they would make good use of them in the plays they put on.
All the furniture was moved out onto the driveway and one of those
items was the big red velvet chair! Oh boy! Just hold on til Clarabow
takes notice of this!
Oftentimes Clarabow and the rest of the lil doggies would
lay around in the mornings in their den and pretend to be asleep while
Wanda rushed around tidying up. She would fill their little dishes
with food and fresh water and pick up their toys which were strewn from
one end of the den to the other!!! Then the final touch...fluffing up
the pillows! For some reason I just know that they lie there,
especially Clarabow, with one eye open, just to make sure that
perfect. And of course it is, because that is where they learned it
from..from Wanda! Ha! Ha!
Their mama would hurry to finish so she could start
cooking them a delicious pork loin with rice which is one of their
favorites!!! Never have I seen such happy and content lil babies. Of
course, all we animal lovers know that all the love, loyalty, laughter
and kisses they give us is more than enough payment for us!
So now the roast was into about an hour of cooking and
the aroma filled the kitchen and found its' way into the den. Now all
is well and happy. I would be, too! Wouldn't you??
So we thought that maybe it was the wonderful aroma of
roast that perked Clarabow up and that she had decided she would spend
the rest of the time enjoying that aroma in the kitchen and on her big
red chair! Why what could possibly be any better than that?
She so calmly pranced into the kitchen with her long white hair flowing
along the floor. Life was Good!! But then something happened. It took
Clarabow by surprise and it did not take long for that composed little
prance to turn into a frantic run
through the house...hunting...looking...sniffing...for her red velvet
chair! "Well where could it be,?" she wondered. "I must look again
and again!" Now she had worked herself into a frenzy!! And as she
continued her hunt, Wanda discovered that Clarabow was devastated that
her red velvet chair was gone!!
Wanda was taken back and surprised that it was even that important to
her. After all, they sat and laid and slept on all the couches and
Now that Wanda saw how upset that Clarabow was, she
rushed to the back door to see if there was any chance that the drama
club had not been there yet. Well, of course they had and it all was
gone, including Clarabow's red velvet chair!! Well, in all that
commotion Clarabow had not even taken the time to go back where her
chair was or she would have noticed that Wanda had replaced it with a
beautiful rose colored love seat!
As Clarabow raced non-stop through the house
there went Wanda right behind her calling her name and trying to get
her to stop running. Well, finally after what must have been an hour
at least...it seemed like alot longer...ha..ha..Wanda had gone into the
den to take a rest and up on her lap jumped Clarabow!! Well she gave
her a big hug and told her let's go see what mama got you, and she
carried Clarabow into the kitchen to the new rose colored love seat and
they sat down. Well, that was short lived as Clarabow sniffed a little
here and a little there. Why that was not her red velvet chair!! And
you can bet that Clarabow will not be happy til she gets her red velvet
chair BACK!! Oh, and neither will Wanda...Ha! Ha!
Well folks, stay tuned for your next Clarabow
Copyright 2003 Debbie Cantrell Bowers