May 19, 2008

By Popular Demand





Ben's retecence for animals is well documented, and only matched by my undying love for them. Funny story. I loved our family dog, Cujo, with all my heart before Ben and I married. We used to sleep together and she used to pee with excitement whenever I came home from college. The first night we stayed at my parents house overnight after we got married was a little rough for both Cujo and I. Ben and I went down to my old bedroom in the basement, and Cujo followed right behind, thinking this would be cozy with Ben added to the mix. Ben said no and Cujo sat outside the door and scratched and whined for what seemed like hours. It was heart wrenching! I started crying, but I knew I had to choose my marriage over this dog I loved so much. I know, break out the Kleenex...





Anyway, I hope that story makes the above video of Ben all the more funny. He was good enough to oblige my secret wish of having a day of frolicking and laughing with monkeys. Little did I know they would be so stinky and greedy. It was still pretty fun, and the trip gave us some priceless footage. We have told some of you about this, and others have had the privileged opportunity to preview it. Here it is, back by popular demand. Please keep in mind that I was a nursing mother with a bad bra and a bad haircut to match, and bad clothes. I was on vacation! This is us on our Bali Trip in '05. Enjoy.



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7 comments:

Jenny or sometimes Bozo said...

I'm so glad that came back! I hadn't seen it, very entertaining. And, Ben needs a heart...how could he reject the love of a pet?

AnneMarie said...

What a fun experiance! The cujo story makes me somewhat sad, that dog was so ugly but very sweet.

Stacey Lau said...

I'm crying right now I'm laughing so hard....

Stacey Lau said...

Btw, I am on the same page as Ben when it comes to animals. No household pets EVER. That's why I send my kids to a preschool where the teachers trains special needs dogs and they hang out in the classroom with them all day, it makes me feel a little less guilt, at least they are getting a little bit...

Karmann & Ryan said...

Awww I am sad about the dog story!! I love dogs and always had one growing up. I definitly want one when we get a house ( ryan on the other hand will take some persuading!!)

I loved the video!! You can tell the "love" of animals Ben has when they were touching his pant leg and then his jet to get away with the camera running!! So funny!! How fun/scary to have Monkeys all over you!! You have had so many cool experiences and so nice to have them documented!

Kristine L. said...

Haha. I forgot how funny those videos are. I don't know if I have ever seen the Ben monkey video, but I loved that one as well. It was all candid and stuff... almost Blair witch project-ish. I am glad you made it out alive. That monkey forest sounds like a dream. but I guess there is a reason why they keep them behind glass in the states...

leah said...

LOL...I remember you talking about how much you missed Cujo when you were at college. When push came to shove, I am glad that you decided to pick Ben over Cujo. I am sure it must have been a tough decision.

 
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