Tuesday, May 17, 2011

R IS FOR .....

When I was visiting my youngest son recently, everyone went out to the store and left me napping on the couch.  I had been dozing about 20 minutes when I heard, BEEP BEEP BEEP --  not too unusual in my high tech technological son's house.  Something is always beeping.  But then a fairly loud noise followed. It sounded like an engine or a dishwasher or something.  I decided to ignore it, -- for a while -- finally I decided I had better get up and take a look.  This is what I saw:

A bomb ??!!


It was Rumba the Robot doing her daily duties.  She chugs across the floor spinning, vacuuming and polishing as she goes until she bumps into something.  Then she just turns around and goes in another direction.  She did this for about an hour and when everyone came home, behold the floor was clean!
Ah, these modern times!

Of which we have several enjoying our back yard.

I can't get that old song out of my mind (must have been during the war years that it was popular):

Run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run.
Here comes the farmer with his gun, gun, gun.
He'll get by without his rabbit pie,
So...run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run.

If you remember this old song, you're at least as old as me!

Finally... R is for 'RIP'...
my beautiful dog who lived with me at Flamborough during the fifties and then with my parents until he died of old age.

What a fun dog he was!
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Dartford Warbler said...

I could make good use of that floor cleaning robot!

What a lovely, intelligent face your dear old dog has. We never forget the special animals in our lives do we?

mrsnesbitt said...

What a wonderful invention! I can imagine your surprise! lol! Thanks so much Chris.
Denise ABC Team

Amanda said...

A robot for housework, would love it if it could do ironing too!

photowannabe said...

I often wondered if those Robot things actually worked.
I can imagine it would be a bit startling to wake up to.
Sweet dog Chris.
Hope you have a terrific day.

Patty said...

I would love to have a robot that could do that to my kitchen, bathroom and utility room floors. I bet it cost a lot. Sorry I haven't been around much, seems I've just been so busy with things other than the computer. Although I do try to check out Facebook everyday to see what my kids are doing. LOL Thanks for your visits.

Wanda said...

What a smart son...I've heard of those but never seen one, and now have a first hand report that they work!!!

Your rabbits are so cute, and yes I'm old enough to remember that song.

Your RIP....what a sweet dog and memory. I had a Black Cocker Spaniel from age 5 to 17.. Wonderful pet.

Roger Owen Green said...

sorry about your dog.
my parents-in-law have that roomba and he especially loves it. ROG, ABC Wednesday team

J.Rylie.C said...

I love being part of ABC, it enRiches my vocabulaRy. You choice of R is teRRific! I have a rabbit, I call him Wubzy.

Would you mind to visit my R post, please?

Hildred said...

Oh, I have one of those roombas but it is sick right now and only goes around in circles, - never moves ahead, so I have given up on the one spot it cleans in case it wears right through the rug.

A lovely dog....

claude said...

Goods ans nice choices for R, Chris !
We have no dog anymore.
I saw only one rabbit this year in my garden.
And my robot is my husband. Monday evening, my special "robot", cienaed everywhere in the house !

snafu said...

I remember the song and Rip. My wife has something that cleans the floors for her regularly, me.

Autumn Leaves said...

What a gorgeous home your son has and Rip is just fabulous. I know you must miss him still.

Kate said...

Now, I think that I could become good friends with Rumba, the Robot and it could rest well in my abode.

sandy said...

love their eating area - table etc...and i would love to have a rumba...do they work good i wonder?

Unknown said...

So they do work then those Rumba Robot floor cleaners...often wonder if they really did work or not.

Cute little rabbit song, never heard of that one before.

Nice to keep pet pictures of remembrances..I consider pets to be family and so I too also hang on to my pets photos that I once had.

Tumblewords: said...

I wouldn't part with my Roomba for anything - it works far better than I do!

MorningAJ said...

I want a Rumba! The cats would go berserk though. :)

jabblog said...

Lovely Rs! We have a Roomba (similar to a Rumba, I guess) Having a techy husband has its advantages quite frequently. Our first Roomba was called Felicity because she was fussy but we call our present one Veronica - she's larger and more stately.