More dog talk
Hold on before you start rolling your eyes and moaning, ‘Oh no, she’s talking about the Dawgs again,’ don’t worry, I’m not. After last week’s game against the Florida Gators, I’m speechless and that don’t happen very often for me. My husband says I even talk in my sleep, but I countered that’s better than snoring, right?
I promised I was gonna lay off the Bulldawg talk this time around, but I’m only gonna say this. The Dawgs gave it everything they had and kept us all on the edge of our seats throughout the whole game. Before the game was over, my husband had chewed all his fingernails and started on his toenails. They played a darn good game and in my opinion, a game played that well is still a victory no matter what the scoreboard said. And that’s all I’m gonna say about the Dawgs (at least till the Georgia Tech finale).
Now if you paid attention to the column title, you noticed I’d planned on talking about real dogs, as in my two furry canines. I’ll lay the ground work for what follows by stating something you probably already know if you have pets: they are exceptionally smart. We have two dogs and an indoor cat, and between the three of them, we never know what to expect. I have found out that animals can be exceptionally intelligent and mischievous and those two combined equals something pretty close to TNT. Another thing that didn’t take long to learn about animals is the that owner cannot outsmart the pet no matter how hard she tries. They’re always one step ahead of you and always have the upper hand, err, paw.
We have a video camera stored away somewhere that gets little use since the kids are grown, but, I think I’m going to set it up somewhere because I’m sure you’ll soon see me taking home top prize for America’s Funniest Home Videos. I can only imagine the schemes the three of them have cooked up based on the things we’ve found.
My daughter had been going into work at 8 every morning this week, but she ‘ever so conveniently’ forgot to tell me she was going in at 7 a.m. until about 6:15 a.m. Friday morning. That gave me just enough time to take the boys out to ‘do their thing’ and I had a sneaky feeling there would be heck to pay for not feeding them before I left and honey child, my instincts were right on the money.
My daughter had left money on the table for good ole Mom to run a few errands before going in to work. The first thing I saw when I came in the door was little pieces of something green on the floor and when I picked it up I realized what had happened. Little Bit had managed to jump onto a chair, grabbed the money and ran. I’m not sure what he thought but apparently it smelled better than it tasted. I tried putting the pieces I could find back together but still haven’t found what was the middle section, but, I suppose eventually it will ‘come out in the wash. The good news is it was only a $1 bill and not a $20, $50 or $100 bill because I sure wasn’t looking forward to digging for buried treasures.
Another one of their favorite games is playing chase and catch. It goes like this— you chase them all over the house and neighborhood if they manage to sneak out the door, which happens often. With the chasing that ensues, you’d think we’d be in shape to run a marathon, but rumor has it the neighbors get their entertainment in watching this and have even laid bets on it. During the day, the boys stay in the utility room, but, getting them in there is another trick in itself. Ever since our son told them about the boogey bears that hide there, the boys make a mad dash under the nearest bed and even bribery doesn’t work in getting them out. When I finally con them into coming out, it’s always on the opposite side of the bed that I’m on and by the time I get around to that side, they’ve gone back to the other side and this insanity goes on until I threaten to call in reinforcements.
As long as there are animals at our house, there will never be a dull moment, and their antics provide plenty of fodder to share and keep my readers entertained. The humans in the Rowe household do their share too, and I have only begun to scratch the surface where that’s concerned. So stay tuned ‘til next time, y’all!