Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bad Doggie, No, Good Doggie

As I wrote a while ago, we recarpeted the house last year. With two dogs, there is always the possibility of a "doggy" accident. In fact, we had a problem with one of the dogs, I don't know which one, and the old carpet. About twice a year, one of them would pee in the living room, in approximately the same spot. When we pulled up the old carpeting, we cleaned the concrete beneath it with bleach hoping to get rid of any residual odor. My wife has been threatening to exile the dogs to the backyard if either of them pee on the new carpet.

I knew it would just be a matter of time. That time came yesterday. Sure enough, in the afternoon I noticed a new "spot" on the carpet in the living room. A close check revealed that it was dried dog pee, probably 3 or 4 days old.

Bad Doggie! Very upset wife!

A short time later, she spotted a rather large insect on the living room wall. The only thing worse than dog pee on the carpet is a large insect on the wall. She yelled. I went to get the bug off the wall and knocked it behind the piano. The piano weighs a ton and with my back, I was not about to move it.

A couple of hours later, I notice our German Shepherd is very interested in something against the wall below the living room windows. She is very intent on one spot. I go over to the wall, and there is our friendly large insect - trying to get away from the dog. I push the dog out of the way and grab the bug. Bye bye bug! The first words out of my wife's mouth

Good Doggie! I forgive both of you.

So, it looks like the dogs will not be banished to the backyard, not that they really would have been anyway. She is too much of a softie when it comes to the dogs.

I am the one that get banished to the backyard for being bad.


  1. What.. a nice story..

    You have a Cozy Writing Style when you talk about family every day events...it draws the reader in. :)

    Do you or your wife play the piano??

    And bugs??

    You guys in CA are lucky that it is warm enough for bugs.. do you want to trade STATES???

    It is too cold for any bug to be walking around....

    Thanks for your comment on my blog.. (i know you are 100% right.. Ignore and Ignore and IGNORE.. all emails/phone calls from ex's. ).

  2. No, neither one of us play the piano. However, we both have lots of music/musicians in our background and foreground (children), but that's for another post.

  3. I thought you were going to say she ate the bug...

  4. She doesn't eat bugs, but plays with them the way a cat plays with a mouse.

  5. In a "what have you done for me lately world" the dog picked a good time to step up!