Happy New Year and Go Vols! by Skeeter
HAPPY NEW YEAR PET PEOPLE….
Now here is the Number One Vol dog fan! Aint my little niece doggie the cutest thing in her Vol outfit? I bet she and Dragon’s Smokey would have fun watching the Outback Bowl together! Go Vols….
Speaking of the Vols, lets talk hound dogs...
Well, Minnie is keeping me and the Saint on our toes so much so that I have not had time to snap a picture of her yet! All went well over the weekend with the Saint spending lots of time with her in the sunroom as I kept the girls happy in the front of the house. The cats are doing well considering that their sacred sunroom is now home to a hound dog! Sheba keeps sneaking into the sunroom and gives glares to Minnie from atop the Monkey tree. If looks could kill, that dog would be 6 feet under!
Monday morning the Saint got up for work and took Minnie out first thing to potty. I was getting dressed and making sure the coffee was brewing as I had set the thing to automatic. Coffee was perking and I was on track. I got Minnie’s bowl and as the Saint came into the house, I asked how many scoops of food was the correct amount, 3 or 4… He was standing there holding an empty leash with that dumbfounded Man look on his face. Arggg. Minnie saw a bunny and took off after it and broke her new leash! Now we know why Mom B got such a good deal on that leash at a grocery store! Of course it was still dark outside so the Saint was grabbing a flash light. I jumped into mommy mode and put on shoes, grabbed a jacket and Minnie’s favorite squeaky toy! Ah, how smart was that…. As the Saint was calling Minnie and shining the light into the woods to no avail, I squeak the toy and she came running to me! Ah, I was right! She heard her favorite toy and wanting to do nothing but play after being cooped up in a kennel all night. She would not come up to me but was waiting for me to throw the ball instead. I threw the ball to her and told the Saint to play chase with her. She loved her morning ball time and so was I because I knew all was well now. The Saint on the other hand was ready to kill her as this was not the plan before he took off to work. Thank goodness it was a slow day for him at the office so he had plenty of time to get his head on straight before he came home….
Saint came home from work early and had a new leash with him. This one he picked up at Petsmart and it is made in Germany so it should be a better leash, Lets hope so, heck, he paid a small fortune for the thing!
After we ate an early dinner, we took her for a walk down the street. We first took her next door to drop off some German Chocolate Cherry Liquors to our neighbors and apologize for canceling out on their New Years Eve dinner and games. We knew if we went we would have to put Minnie in her kennel to keep her separated from the girls and how could we have fun knowing she was in doggie jail…. Sniff, so we canceled out on our plans for Minnie. They invited her too but after seeing how timid she was with them, they understood why we had to turn them down….
So down the road we continue. All was fine until the loud truck went past us. The Saint had Minnie sit by him and she did really well. Then the man that came walking down his driveway to retrieve his trashcan from the street about put her into orbit! She was backing up and the Saint was holding his ground trying to keep her in place. She is a strong little hound dog and kept backing up until her collar went right over her head and off she ran into the woods! Arggggg…. I had to explain to the man what had happened, How embarrassed I was for him and the dog and me too! By the time I got the opening in the woods, the Saint had her back in control. Needless to say, we came back home and put a harness on her. She is not happy with the harness but we must do what we must to keep that baby safe.
That is twice now that she has gotten away from us. I fear she may get away and not return the next time! 2 days down and 7 to go! Can you get a refill on your drugs Daisylouu? I may need to borrow one or two before this is all over with for my sanity! LOL…Today starts a New Year right???
posted by Skeeter at 12/31/2007 11:18:00 PM