Thursday, June 13, 2013

Funny Farmer Funmobile Flunks


Last Thankful Thursday we posted on the illness - possibly unto death - of our decrepit Funny Farmer Funmobile.

Yesterday we received the sad news it's on life support and we're going to have to pull the plug.  It has a blown head gasket and even if we could find enough change hiding under the bed to help pay for very expensive repairs, the cost would be more than the car is worth.

It's had a long hard life, first as a company car (the old company name was still visible on the driver's door), and then with a new engine it transported one of Jan's brothers to Atlanta 3 times a week for dialysis.  He gave it to Jan when he entered the hospital for the last time.  So even though it's hasn't been a fun car to deal with, it has survived 14 years of being driven up and down a 5 1/2" curb.  Mainly, it has great sentimental value.

We're going to miss it.  Jan, especially.  She could transport us, 30 lb bags of litter, 30-odd pound bags of dog food, and she could unload them at just the right height to not cause a flare-up of  back and neck pain. Yep, we dogs are going to miss it.  The cats, not so much, since they didn't like trips to the vet.

Jan's says she needs one of those old-fashioned little red wagons so she can hitch up us woofies to it and let us run the errands.  Ha ha, Jan, get real!  Do we look like a little red wagon pulling Husky team? 

In case you've never seen such a sight, here's Halo the husky pulling her modified little red wagon.


If the video doesn't play, click here.

Today we have decided to be thankful for the years the temperamental old guy served our needs. Farewell, Funny Farmer Funmobile.  We will think of you every time Jan hitches us up, pops the "reins" and hollers, "Move it!"

16 comments:

  1. Is there a Rainbow Bridge for good cars to go?

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  2. We're sorry to hear about the demise of the Funny Farmer Funmobile. Let us know how that wagon-pulling idea works out for you guys, okay?

    Hugs!

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  3. Farewell Funmobile....

    as for the wagon idea - we suggest you start running now (in the opposite direction from Jan) :)

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  4. RIP trusty farm-mobile. Have a terrific Thursday all and we hope the old rust bucket finds a new lease of life as something else.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. guys...R mom just thiz yeer said bye ta her ole chevy that was 15...sew close ta bee in abe bull ta drive it self....ole bess iz mizzed...her served uz well two...all cept for de vet tripz N mewvin frum city ta city N de trip home frum de shelter...we like ta think her, N may bee de FF funmobile two... iz now a nice shinee can oh cat foodz !!

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  6. I hate to hear the sad news, drive free sweet mobile.

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  7. Aw, I get sad when I get rid of cars! LOL

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  8. Oh so sorry to hear the sad news about the Funny Farmer FUNmobile..

    We hope mom never hooks US up to OUR No Walkin Wagon...

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  9. Oh me's so sorry. RIP Funmobile!

    Our HOT DOG TAXI is getting up there too. She has 240,000 miles on it and will soon celebrate her 15th birthday. But it's still getting us where we need to go!

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  10. Aww, poor funmobile! It sounds like he had a good life, though :)

    Mom says when she and her sister were very little, their dad used to hook their little red wagon up to the riding lawnmower and "drive" them around the yard!

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  11. We think the Funny Farm Mobile served you well for 14 years. We hope your replacement will do the same for at least 14 if not more years. purrs

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  12. Paying my respects to the Funmobile. MOL! Pop said he used to have a little red wagon when he was knee high to a grasshopper. What the heck does that mean? Hope you can find some cheap wheels that will stand the test of time.

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  13. We like the little red wagon cart! And Mumsy understands. She will cry when the day comes she has to get rid of her old pick up.
    Hugs!

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  14. Me is sending yous our condolences on the death of the Funny Farm Mobile. Me don't know what me would do if either the little or the big boxes that moved died.
    Purrhaps dance on their dead bodies!!!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  15. Oh NOOO! Not the Funmobile !!!
    At least you have Husky Trans to help you get around. BOL!
    Hope you can join us for Thankful Thursday this week too! :=o)

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