Saturday, March 10, 2012


As Shimon Peres said on March 4, 2012 when he was worried about being invaded by Iranian gophers: "Peace is always our first option. But if we are forced to fight, trust me - We SHALL prevail."


Mary-Margaret "The Gophernator" O'Brien
Always Alert - Ever Vigilant

Friday, March 09, 2012

Dear Grandpa...

Mom talked to Melissa yesterday. She'd really like to talk to you. She sent you a letter a while back and asked you some questions. She wants to know what you remember about growing up...about your childhood and your memories. You are the last of a generation and our family history is very important to her and to her boys.

Thanks to Mila we have a lot of information but Melissa would like to know about YOU.

Please write her back.

ALSO - about your phone - Verizon says that they will be more than happy to bill you for your own account, but you PERSONALLY have to go into a Verizon store OR call them. They have to get a whole bunch of really personal information from you before they'll give you an account. Mom says you are much better off getting a pre-paid cell phone like we said before. She even emailed both Mike and Greg and asked them if they could please help out. Maybe they could even add you to their family plan, but that's just one idea. If you get a pre-paid phone it will be a whole lot cheaper than if you go on a contract.

Love and kisses...

Mary-Margaret, your ever lovin' Grand Doggy

Sunday, March 04, 2012

About Grandpa's Cell Phone & Gophers

Dear Grandpa - Mom posted this picture for you. I had my hair done on Friday and then I worked all afternoon. By 5:00PM I was really ready to go home and relax. It's been a very busy week at the office.

Also we're letting you know that our contract for your cell phone is up next week and we think you'd be better off buying a pre-paid phone . Mike or Greg can help you with that since they live right by you instead of 100 or more miles away. According to our carrier you haven't used it at all other than accidentally (like maybe when you sat on it) in the past 4 years.

If you want to check into a prepaid phone try CVS Pharmacy . It's only $19.99 which is less than we've been paying every month for you. I think you'll be a lot happier and Lord knows the money we'll save on this end can buy a lot of kibble AND treats AND maybe even some new clothes for me every month.

We hope you understand and that you know we love you VERY VERY much.

PS - There's a new family that's moved into MY yard. Sort of brown furry things. They have made a couple of little mounds of dirt on MY hill. There's a hole in the ground and I have taken up sentry duty. I sit there and stare ...and stare....all afternoon. So far they haven't come out to meet me. HOW RUDE, I ask? They are trespassing in MY yard and they don't even introduce themselves? Mom says their name is "GOPHER", and she says she's going to call the the Schwartzenegger movie...."TERMINATOR"!!!

She doesn't want them hurt, though. Just MOVED!! Like Matthew did to our groundhogs back East. Loaded them up and drove them 30 miles south to Berneville and turned them loose. Yup. That's what I want done with my gophers. Except maybe turn them loose on the reservation south of Temecula instead where they can live a nice comfy life in the wilderness.

Your devoted Grand Doggie....