Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A New Collie Mobile

Things around Angel Paws have been slow and things around the home hectic.  Early this month the Collie Mobile decided to start acting up.  Our old Collie Mobile had a wrench light come on.  It would stay on for a couple seconds and the car seemed to shift funny.  Then the engine light decided to stay on and the thermostat light went on for awhile.  While the vehicle was only seven years old, Dad was worried about the lights and Herricane Season.  He wanted to make sure the Collie Mobile could take us to safety if a Herricane came our way.  He thought about for about ten minutes and decided to get us a new vehicle.

We rented a Jeep for a week so we could go to Angel Paws and Dad could go to work.  The Jeep was okay.
The Rental Jeep
Dad decided to get a GM Arcadia because his brudder-in-law retired from GM. He told the salesman he wanted a light color car, with a light interior, cloth seats, cruise control and Sirius Radio.   With the heat in Florida a light car is much cooler than a dark vehicle.  Dad remembers sitting in leather seats once and having a big red spot during his BC (Before Collies) years.  The cruise control and Sirius radio are for long distance driving.  The Arcadia is a good vehicle, but Dad tends to get attached to his vehicles so he misses his Explorer.  Dad is getting used to the little differences between a GM and Ford too.
The New Collie Mobile an Arcadia
As for us, we lie around in the AC and take it easy.  We see some pups off and on at Angel Paws.  There is no steady group that shows up though.

We will try to post later in the week.

Dog Speed,

Sherman & Gemini


StevieGrrrWonder said...

A new car? Wowzers!!! The new car looks like yur old car, and the Jeep looks like an SUV! I was thinking more like the jeep u see on M*A*S*H :-) I hear ya, it is better to be safe while in hurricane season, that's for sure. You don't wannna b stranded with a hurricane barreling down on you! I had BC years too....Before Cats....I used to sleep more and my house didn't get so dirty so quickly! BOL :-) Stay cool...we got our AC going too and r loving it. FYI....we will b leaving to drive 5 hrs to Tennessee to see the total solar eclipse on 21 Aug about 1:30 local time. We got our eclipse glasses and a special map book. Not taking pictures, just gonna sit back and enjoy it! Cheers and God bless the collies :-)

Collie222 said...

Congrats on the new Colliemobile! I imagine being able to trust your car if evacuation became necessary was the most important thing to consider!

Brian said...

Dang, that is some nice ride, congrats! We hope you never have to use it for evacuations though, just for fun stuff!