Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Things the Dog Has Eaten in the Past Three Months

1. Two loaves of bread.

2. Container of Peanut Butter (1/2 full)

3. Unopened Stick of Butter

4. Gingerbread house & all attached candy and gumballs

5. Guinea Pig cage stuff (recycled paper, droppings too - i assume)

6. Jar of Fish Food

7. 2 cupcakes

8. A dozen or so cookies (different types, left over from book group)

9. Tupperware container of guinea pig food (in all fairness he did leave the container)

10. A blow pop

11. Four hot dog rolls

12. Things I haven't realized he's eaten yet.

This dog is almost eleven years old. He's grey around the muzzle and his eyes are getting cloudy and he's developing some sort of cysty thing that I think is okay but with yipes, may not be. He's decided that if he can reach it - it's his. And he's tall enough to reach the top of the table and the back burner of the stove.

Never mind the fact that each and every time we leave the house we have to shut the bedroom doors and put things all over the furniture because he long ago decided that he just was NOT suited to sleeping on the floor. Unless it's the floor in front of the wood stove. He makes an exception for that.

People aren't kidding when they say that it's not about training the dog, it's about training the owners. We're always forgetting to stow the bread in the back corner of the counter before one of us is running out the door to the bus stop or put the extra cupcakes in the microwave before we leave the house. Because, while the dog might be trainable while we're home - he's whooping it up the minute we drive away.


SneakyPeek said...

And he's such a cute dog too!!!

Give him a big ole hug for me.

~**Dawn**~ said...

you don't have a dog. you have a goat. LOL! i know -- i had one too. all i could do was shake my head at him.

now the question is -- the peanut butter wasn't the recalled peanut butter, was it? maybe he was doing you a favor. ;-)

Amy said...

Oh too cute. I know, it's not funny to YOU, perhaps, but when I'm old (and at 77, he's old) I hope I just start doing whatever I darn well want to, too!!

Jennifer said...

I kept waiting to read that he ate Gretzky!

It sure is a pain the the arse having to barricade the entire house every time you leave. We had to do that with our dogs too. Well the couches anyway, not our bread! ahah. Sorry I'm so trying not to laugh.

But he sure is a cute doggie.

Lisa said...

So... Did he blow any bubbles with that blow pop?

I could never store cupcakes in the microwave. I would forget they're there, and I'd end up nuking them.

Dogs are fun, aren't they? :)

vw bug said...

Makes me feel better. We have had our dog 8 years and he just started getting into the trash. Also, other stuff he can reach... being a French Mastiff... he can reach a lot of things. I thought he outgrew this as a puppy... must be an old age thing.