Serenade to The Boss
I probably posted this photo a long time ago, but it's one of my favorites and Zoe's mouth goes along with the topic.
As you may know, I don't get home from work until 1 a.m.--and that's on a good night if nothing goes wrong putting the paper to bed. I have a nice, stress-free ride home, because there are no idiots on the road pulling out in front of me, no one going 5 mph in a 55 zone, no slow-moving tractors that won't pull over a bit to let you by and so on. I just have to keep an eye out for deer.
The Boss, on the other hand, goes to bed early--usually before 9 p.m. because he gets up at 5 a.m. So he's in blissful sleep when I get home. That is, he is until I get home, because my return wakes him up every single night. Not because of noise I make, but because of the dogs--especially Zoe.
Zoe is a whiner. She is always so excited when The Boss or I come into the house, and that goes whether we've been gone 10 minutes or 10 hours. It's a loud, high-pitched, overly-excited yelping whine that really gets on my nerves. I try to calm her the second I come in the door. I drop my purse, lunch box, coffee mug and get down and pet her and try to absorb the whines.
Sometimes it's not too bad, but sometimes the other two mutts join in and will BARK in greeting. Sometimes that is so bad I can hear them as soon as I pull the car into the carport. Last night The Boss was ticked because they were LOUD, and once again, they woke him up. I thought I heard someone yell when I came home, but in all the racket I wasn't sure. This morning he told me it was him yelling from the great beyond, "SHUT UP!"
I don't really know what I can do, or if there is anything I can do stop their exuberant greetings. And thank goodness Zoe is the main offender, because she's Daddy's girl. If Scooter was the big mouth, The Boss would really have fits.
So, any ideas? What do your pets do that REALLY drive you or the spouse crazy? That one quirk or habit that you just can't break? And do you, like me, have to HEAR about it all the time?
posted by Sandy at 9/18/2007 10:17:00 PM