Early yesterday evening ,after Tony went to work for a few hours, I was doing a jigsaw puzzle when our dear friend Gerry Olert
dropped by for a short, fun visit, before heading back home to San Antone. And I am so grateful that Gerry came by.
When Gerry arrived I put Henry Standing Bear in the side yard, so Gerry could come inside The Cabin without him being jumped on and kissed by Henry.
While Gerry was showing me some of his awesome video clips that he had taken last week, we heard Little Debbie, who was outside in the front yard with Big Al(ice), yelp—then scream bloody murder!
Gerry ran and I skipped outside to see what was the matter. "Omg!" I half-hollered, because Little Debbie had her head stuck between the side gate and gate post!!
As Little Debbie struggled and screamed, Gerry lifted her off of her feet to help calm her and to keep her from hurting herself, while I race-walked back inside The Cabin to get oil.
When I returned LD had calmed down, but she was still stuck, so I poured about a half of a bottle of olive oil around her head and neck to help slide her head out. And seconds later, Gerry lowered Little Debbie and quickly slid her out, as Henry stood on the other side of the gate watching us.
And yes, please note we could have just opened the gate to free Little Debbie's head, but with Henry standing right there and ready to greet Gerry—it wasn't an option.
Anyway, needless to say, Little Debbie was "greasy" and Gerry and my hands were covered in olive oil, so he and I went back inside The Cabin to wash our hands, while Big Al(ice) stayed outside— as she non-stop licked Little Debbie's coat to help remove the massive amount of olive oil.
After my hands were oil-free I went back outside and brought Little Debbie inside, so I could give her a bath in the kitchen sink. And thank goodness that I had Dawn dishwashing soap on hand. Because in that Dawn commercial where it shows wildlife rescuers removing oil from ducks feathers, because of an oil slick—I knew it would certainly remove H-E-B's olive oil off of Debbie's coat. Even though Big Al(ice) had already done a pretty good job of it.
After giving Little Debbie her bath which embarrassed her, because Gerry was watching us, I dried her off and put her back outside to air dry. Then I thanked Gerry for saving Little Debbie's life.
Several minutes later, I brought LD and Big Al(ice) back inside The Cabin, so they could thank Gerry, too.
After The Girls had kissed and thanked Gerry for rescuing our little friend he asked me to take a picture of him holding Little Debbie. So after he put on his old Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch cap and his autographed Willie Nelson mask (😷) I shot him and Little Debbie, in the kitchen.
Gerry left a few minutes later after the photo-shoot. And when Tony came home about an hour later he was thrilled about Gerry rescuing Little Debbie, too.
So, I want to thank Gerry Olert, but I do have one complaint about his life-saving event, because sometime in the wee hours of the morning, Big Al(ice) left two gigantic "oil slick" 💩💩piles, on the bathroom floor for me to find. And to say the least, it was not fun for me, in the middle of the night, trying to wash my feet. 😨
Y'all have a great day and please stay safe and healthy!