SHOW&TELL with Bacon…
…and this time we will highlight a gift what was absolutly wonderful…
… and such a thing came to the mama one christmas… it was a BONANZA BIKE, maybe that bikes had a different name on the other side of the pond, butt for the kids of europe it was a Bonanza Bike and the N°1 on all christmas lists…
Butt there were 3 problems, like always, huh?
- that bikes were friggin’ eggs-pensive, so all relatives threw their pocket money in a pot, that the hole in the wallet of her pawrents wasn’t as big as a black hole from cyber space…
- the mama broke her gripping device in fall and because she is an eggs-pert she broke the broken arm again and had that body part still in a cast from her hand to her shoulder
- it was winter and winter in franconia is NOT the time for a bike, because it was such a darned white christmas that even the grampy and the tractor gave up to clean the boardwalks
Nevertheless there was such a bike next to the christmas tree, it was blue and the mama was on cloud nine…. but another 3 problems happened…
- the granny of the mama was humorless on that front and wouldn’t allowe her to ride a bike tin da house
- the mama was 7 years old and could only ride a bike with two chicken wheels at the rear wheel, but she never parked her butt on a real bike, so no worries granny, no tour de france in your house…
- a Bonanza Bike needed a long foxtail on a car antenna at the handlebars and the mama had no fox nor a foxtail… and without the whole thing was UNCOOL
Butt the granny who was no fan of Tour de France butt a fan of the mama, made a fake foxtail with an ole fur collar, it looked weird butt it was fabulous long… like an anaconda. And her SIL who was no fan of the mama butt her dad and the owner of two sensitive ears, gave in and said he will give the mama some driving lessons… as sooooooon as the snow is gone. The gods who are with little biker girls or maybe the Prince of Darkness himself heard that saying and heanonymous let in rain like crazy and the snow melted away… YAY! And the next day the melted snow became ice, butt hey, her dad said as soon as the snow is gone, right? And so the mama and her dad started their ice-biking mission in the early morning…
The dad of the mama looked like a hamster in a wheel while he tried to run with the Bonanza Bike on that icy ground… the mama had no problems, she pedaled along with gusto, one-armed like a biker-pro, of course her dad held her at the back rest of that bike….
… till he lost the grip and bellyflopped on the ground…. the mama turned her head, looked at her fallen dad and screamed like an air raid siren, while she pedaled on like crazy without looking in driving direction… till the wild ride ended in the trashcans & gas bottles of a neighbor…
uuuuuh…. And so the mama and the bike rested among the trashcans while her dad rested on the ground, till the family picked them up…. the damage was ginormous… the antenna was broken what technically ruined the whole bike, the dad of the mama had smurf-blue knees and ellbows and the mama looked darned unhappy at her broken cast what looked like something what eggs-cavators find in pompeji… butt her grampy was an allrounder and fixed the cast the farmers way and the mama and her dad spent the rest of that howl-i-days rather on the the sofa than on a bike…
it started with the 3 problems and it ended the same way:
- the mama learnt nothing form that biking lesson and walked into a gloomy-bright future with the bike on her side what became a walk-cycle that way…
- the furst day after the howl-i-days the bonanza bike went MIA as the mama would show it to her friend Jan… darned anonymous bike thief of 1978, we wish you the plague and tinea pee-dis efurrywhere and furever!
- the cast, fixed the farmers way weighed nearly a ton and not even the unfriendly surgeon nor his nurse-complices were able to cut off the cast the common way…. so they brought a giant buzzsaw and thought that ends with a cast-away… butt hey, not with the mama… as she saw the giant saw, she screamed with 200 decibel and fought like a samurai against the dogtor and the nurses… till she succumbed to that superior numbers and they gave her a short time anastasia to saw off the plaster wall made by her grampy… and after that the mama actually ended as a cast-away… because they suggested her mother to visit another louse-pital the next time…
HAVE A GOOD WEDNESDAY ALL AND PEDAL ON
OMC…sorry for your momma, but we can’t stop MOL from your… spicey telling, Phenny…MOL 😀 Better take the horse next time, Little Mom…MOL 😀 Double Pawkisses for a Happy Day 🙂 ❤
Thanks for another LOL! Poor Mama, things were so often sent to try her faith 😀
OH MY!!!! I’m so sorry to have to inform you that my Mom laughed so loud at this story that she woke up my Dad who was not happy at the intrusion into his dream time (but he needed to be up anyway!)……what a hilarious but still sad tale of the Bonanza Bike From Hell. Seems like your Mom started early in life with the broken bones and accidents but she had some good teachers (her Dad!). Phenny I think you best not ask for a bike from Santa Paws – stick with stuffies and blankies and chew bones. That can be YOUR “Bonanza” !!!
Hugs, Angel Sammy and Giggling Mom
I remember those bikes and was not allowed to get one because of the handlebars. Quite an adventure for momma I would say!!
Oh Da Phenny
I too must admit that my mom is laughing so hard too. Give you mom a high 5 please.
Mom didn’t have a bonanza bike but she had a bike hers was evil for sure. She tried to learn to ride on the chicken wheels too got mad at the bike jumped off the bike and…she was told she started kicking the bike and the wheels until the evil wheels feel off. The chicken wheels were the only thing broken
We enjoyed your Cheetah story
Hugs madi your bfff
Those bikes were big over here too, but my mom did not have one. She thought they were super cool, though.
Those bikes were cool 😎 Momwithoutpaws didn’t get a cool one. Her mother got her a pink one. To this day Momwithoutpaws doesn’t do pink
That was sweet of the Granny to make a fake foxtail. The Mama needed to stick with horses… she would have been safer… I think.
hahaha you bet… butt the buttock bruise after a cannonball landing was also an eggs-perience for life ;O)))
Speaking of which, when is the post about teaching Phenny to ride a bike?
sadly someone snitched the saddle from our bike, so we have to skip the biker time and start with car driving lessons LOL
That was a great blast from the past!!! Loved it all!! I love the fox tail every bike needs one or two or three.
Oh, your poor mom, you tell the story well. High paws, Benji, a furry blogging buddy.
I.can’t.not.breathe. What a hilariously fun story sweet friends. OMP – your poor mommy. Shaking my head. We loved it!! XOXO – Bacon
Well, this certainly explains a lot! Glad that your mama survived childhood! 🙂
Hehe, your Mama does now show to haf funs!!!!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
We don’t mean to laugh, but we are cracking up. Mom wants that bike
Lily & Edward
Oh Phenny you make our momma smile everytime she sees your face, you are so cute. stella rose
I had a bike like that and rode it everywhere. Thanks for the memories. I’d forgotten about it. ♥
You had us on the edge of our seats with your story of your mama when she was a youngun. Those were popular here too but after our mom was past that age.
Murphy & Stanley
As Easy could tell you, both your pawrents have the disaster gene in them.
OMD all that for the love of a bike but I really like the thought of the added foxtail.
Aroo to you,
That must have been such a terrifying adventure for your Mom. Did she ever learn to ride a Bonanza bike? If not, maybe Dad should get her one so we can have more fun adventures to read about:) BOL
Woos – Lightning and Misty
Oh dear, so Da Mama has always been a Calamity Jane of Sorts?
MOL ! Great blast from the past ! Purrs
I say why should a peep get exercise on an indoor bike when they can get it from enjoying fresh air with a pup?
OMD our mom was laughing SO hard that she had Tears running down her Legs…
Your mom has a REAL KNACK fur telling a Story… WE love these Flash (or CRASH) Backs that she treats us to. THANKS 87 Bazillion.
Now we know why your eyes were so wide in that first photo, Phenny! Was that when you first heard the story yourself too?
That was a good giggle blaster Phenny!
MOL…you tell a great story Phenny. We couldn’t help ourselves we mewed and mewed. We feel for your mom though.
Shoko and Kali
You have us MOL at that story. We wonder if your Mom ever learned how to ride the Bonanza bike.
The Florida Furkids
oh the bike, the very most important bike. Yes! But I had streamers not foxtails, colorful plastic streamers that caused some lack of holding on while admiring the streamers while going forward. We had bike gangs in our ‘hood, and rode together like gangsters!
Wow Phenny..we giggled all the way through that story…we love reading your Mama’s fun stories!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
Another great misadventure that could’ve come straight from Mad Magazine!
Hehehehe sorry Da Phenny,got to laugh cause your mama is always getting in to scrapes!Mummy said when she was little here in the UK they had Raliegh Chopper bikes that looked like these ones,xx Speedy
Our mom says she had a bike like that in her youth too. That sure was quite a tale with your mom trying to operate the bike with a broken arm but somehow we are not surprised.
Millie & Walter
Oh Phenny, we do so hate to laugh at your mommy, but…dat was just too funny. We’re still laffin’. Altho’ we are sorry somepawdy stole her Bonanza bike. Big hugs to all.
Dezi and Raena
This couldn’t have been any funnier if it was fiction. (Sorry) I can just picture this all happening!
I just know my petcretary and your Mama are related somehow…
Nevfurtheless we all here giggled till the tears ran down our faces…and now petcretary’s latest bumps and bruises do not feel quite so ouchie…
A hex on the bike thief!