Charlie Bear here.

She got a new mouse.

Nope, not this kind:


This kind:


She had a wired one for like forever with a long extension USB cord on it to make it reach from the back of the computer all the way up and around and on top of her desk, but she was used to it, it worked fine. Except that one morning Dad Peep sat down and looked at a few things online on her computer, and he said, “This mouse sticks.” “What’s the matter with your mouse?” “How can you stand this. It doesn’t move or glide like it should.”

Mom Peep just looked at him. She’d been used to it, it was fine, she didn’t even notice that it stuck. Well, okay, she didn’t complain, but if she was honest with herself, she’d admit that her fingers had been hurting her lately just cause they had to work extra hard to make the mouse do all it’s mouse-y things.

So Dad Peep said, “Why don’t you get a new one?” And Mom said, “Nah, it’s okay.” And then guess what happened? Dad Peep walked in the house a short time later and said, “Can you use this one? I found it in the garage.” She looked at it, a cute little black thing, and lo and behold, it matched her wireless keyboard. It was a wireless mouse. Just what she needed.

But it didn’t work. “Maybe that’s why it was in the garage,” Mom Peep said.

Dad Peep took the back cover off and found corroded batteries. He took them out, cleaned the contacts, put fresh batteries in, and voila! the red light blinked underneath. Mom Peep tried it out on her mouse pad, and guess what?

“It works!” Mom Peep shouted from her office. “Thanks, Dad!”

To which I climbed up onto Dad’s chest and gave him a lick on his scratchy face. Nice thing he did for Mom Peep.

Ever have a knight in shining armor help you to make something right? Something you didn’t even know needed fixing?

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Wiggles and Woofs,
Charlie Bear

Mom Peep Got a New…
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6 thoughts on “Mom Peep Got a New…

  • September 16, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Wow Charlie Bear! That looks just like my mom’s mouse! She had a wire on her’s too, but her son got her the new one because she was always getting tangled up in the cord and he was afraid she would trip. Guess he’s her knight in shining armor!

    Your pal,

    • September 16, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Your Mom Peep’s son is one smart knight! And he sure shines!
      Wiggles and woofs,
      Charlie Bear

  • September 16, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Sounds like Dad Peep is a lot like Clyde’s Dad Peep. 🙂 What a sweet guy!!!

    • September 16, 2014 at 11:26 am

      I think Clyde’s and My Dad Peep are macho men. They love to come to the damsel in distress rescue!
      Wiggles to you,
      Charlie Bear

  • September 16, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Oh, so sweet. Glad it worked! I love it when a knight comes to the rescue.

    • September 16, 2014 at 11:12 am

      Yup, Dad Peep is our knight. I bet you have one (or two or five?) knights as well.
      Woofs to you,
      Charlie Bear


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