Thursday, June 21, 2012
"Who's the Most Annoying" Contest
Weiner Dog Alert!!
The cats are on high alert when he's here for the week. Sammy is a very nice (and polite) dog friend, and he knows better than to mess with these two, but they don't let down their guard for a minute. Hobbes has been hanging out in the yard as much as he can, even though the temps outside are in the 90's. Why take a chance of getting slobbered on, you know?
I think we are the best dog-sitters ever because we let Sammy sleep with us even though I hate that part. Again, he's nice enough, but he isn't our dog, you know? And he does weird stuff like sneezing and then licking up the droplets. Or he shakes his floppy ears around a lot and it wakes me up. And because he is a Weiner Dog, he can't get up or down from the bed without us lifting him--and it is sort of a pain. But we do all this stuff so he has a nice stay here and isn't all stressed out and eating things like he did last year.
Sammy's latest weird thing is that he HAS to have a treat every single time he goes outside--even if he doesn't pee or poop. He insists on a treat--and doesn't let you forget it. He stands and stares at you until you give him a treat from his designated treat container. It drives Joe nuts.
While this is silly enough, he has stopped eating his dog food and will only eat his treats--which I am not going along with. If he's gonna get a sick tummy, it's not gonna be on my shift. So, I've stuck a bunch of his dog food pellets in the treat bowl and I do this great award-winning performance on what a good dog he is for going outside and I give him a dog food pellet out of his treat container.
And he falls for it. Every. Single. Time.
I'm freaking brilliant. I can outwit a Weiner Dog like no other--even Joe is impressed. But then again, Joe is also very consumed with his big giant boo-boo from work--he got a paper cut on his finger from a file folder and he thinks it's the end of the world. Or just his arm.
I'd love to just lock the two of them in the garage for week. Sigh.