October 20, 2005

Things NOT to Do

Do not, when the dog you are babysitting comes yapping up the stairs at 4 in the morning, toss on your robe, forgetting a scarf or your glasses thinking joyously "She woke us before she peed the floor! She woke us before she peed the floor!"
She or your own dog has already peed the floor. Right before the front door.

Do not, having found your feet and the cuff of your pants wet, decide to let the dogs out on their own recognizance, forgetting first to check to make certain the gate is closed. You will find yourself, in lieu of a scarf, tossing on your hooded sweater (which makes quite a fashion stament when worn over a robe which you must hold shut with your hand) and blindly (as you are without glasses) rush after said dogs. You will find they are quite fine.

You however, have stepped into something else they left behind.

This is not the best way to begin a morning.

Trust me, I know.

In good pet news; Shiny made no more mistakes this morning, and slept in my bed. Chamomile has fully accepted Caesar, rubbing herself against his nose. Caesar, who is too dumb of a dog to ever really realized he had not been fully accepted in the first place, accepeted his acceptance with equanimity and grace.

Shiny is still unloved by Cham however.

In good and bad news about Chamomile; "the cat came back". We have been desperately trying to keep her an inside cat for her own protection. But it is good to know, as my dh found out this morning when she joined him on the cot in the Succah, that she will come back to us if she manages to get out. Despite the presence of an interloper.

Posted by Rachel Ann at October 20, 2005 07:49 AM | TrackBack

Hubby says to be quiet about only hubby sleeping in the Succah....ha! I have been out in the tent with him so far (next year we will try to find some other building materials)...but then one night was pretty cold...thankfully it has warmed up now. We are enjoying the fresh night air however. Weather is clear and not raining!

I just hate cleaning up after animals!! INSIDE! Once the kids grew up and cleaning up barf and other icky things had past, then the dogs got older and began making messes!!! sigh...oh well, part of the price we pay to have them as indoor companions I guess!

Posted by: Elizabeth at October 20, 2005 04:59 PM

Another hint: don't leave your old shoes that you used to clean up the dog doo in the back yard on the back step while you're 30 lb buzzsaw is outside. OR you can leave them out there just don't expect to wear them again. :)

Posted by: Oorgo at October 20, 2005 09:41 PM

Honestly, do you really need this?

Posted by: muse at October 23, 2005 06:06 AM
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