Friday, October 21, 2011

Murphy--Alert but ungrateful.

Yesterday, Mike the UPS man came by with a couple of boxes. Murphy hates Mike because Mike dares intrude upon his domain, and Mike is more than a little fearful of Murphy, who barks and jumps and snaps at him with dark intent every time he comes up the driveway towards the Lair.

This time, Murphy is inside with me when Mike comes, and he's going ballistic at the window. Before I can get out there, Mike has set the boxes on the edge of the deck and pushed them carefully under the rail. I open the door to get them and Murphy also races out so that he can continue roaring at Mike. But as Murphy get to the boxes, he stops and notices that Mike has put a dog treat on top of the boxes just for him. He contemplates it for half a second and snaps it up. Then, with his mouth still full of the gift, he jams his head between the deck rails and continues to bark at Mike, his barks somewhat muffled by the mouthful of cookie goodness that he's still chewing.

Silly ungrateful dog...

13 comments:

  1. That cracks me up. I can see my stupid dog doing that.

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  2. How come you haven't taught him not to talk with his mouth full?

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  3. LOL- Gotta love Murphy... :-)

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  4. Murphy will not get elected to Congress that way...

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  5. My dog hated the UPS guy too.... Your story reminds me of a story about him and the UPS guy... maybe I'll post it over it my place.

    Murphy sounds like a good boy though and it's good that he's so suspicious..... maybe he just doesn't like guys dressed in brown?

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  6. Tell Murphy Thanks for the smile.

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  7. I can totally see that! Thanks for the laugh!

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  8. This made me smile for a lot of different reasons :) I have a love/hate relationship with my UPS guy... Murphy and I have a lot in common.

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  9. Everybody says Murphy is a good guy. Did nobody notice what a good guy Mike is?

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  10. This will blow your mind, and reassess how you look at dogs.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2051780/Blind-Great-Dane-Lily-needs-home-space-HER-guide-dog-Maddison.html

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  11. He should take a few lessons from Bouie. There are many more treats out there to be had!

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  12. As I mentioned in a previous post about Ruger, our German Shepherd, and our UPS man...

    It's a good thing the UPS guys where brown pants...

    Dann in Ohio

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  13. The first time the UPS man came up the driveway, the barking starting. Barkley sounds like Hound of the Baskervilles. I saw the young guy stop in his tracks, looking around fearfully. I put my head out the window and said "black lab". He grinned and continued to the door with a smile. I let Barkley out to meet him and he about got licked to death. He now brings treats and I've given him more than one little bag of cookies for hauling all the super heavy reloading supplies up to the porch.

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