Monday, December 22, 2014

Earning Their Spots On Santa's Naughty List

So we go away for a bit, leaving the dogs in my mom's condo all by themselves. There are dozens of presents under the tree, but thus far, the dogs have paid no attention to them so we weren't worried as we left them alone with the tree and presents. 

Fast-forward a couple of hours, and we arrive home to find wrapping paper and cardboard on the floor and the remains of one box scattered about. The rest of the presents were unmolested but the dogs had fished one package out from under the tree, unwrapped it, torn the box open, and devoured the contents.

The gift? A present for them from Santa (My mom). The contents: a large box of Milk Bones. Left to their own devices, the dogs had sniffed the one box of dog cookies out among all of the other presents and helped themselves to it while we were gone.

And this, I tell the dogs, is why Santa is bringing them each a kick in the ass this year.


  1. Anonymous10:48 PM

    "And this, I tell the dogs, is why Santa is bringing them each a kick in the ass this year."

    You lying sack of poo. You know damn well grandma is gonna pamper them and buy them more cookies again :)

  2. Yep, that's right. You are a big pushover. What they will get is the "big frowny face", plus, a "stern" talk.

    I hear hamsters are on sale at the Pet store.

  3. Hey,,,you taught them a new game!!! Now you're never going to be able to hide anything from them.

  4. Besides, they already know the milk bones are for them. They never see you eating any, anyhow... :)

  5. Anonymous5:40 PM

    Kick gently the other end has lots of very sharp teeth

  6. The cookies are merely a distraction technique so they don't go after her pies.
    Merry Christmas!

  7. That's why I keep my Dog's Treats on TOP of the Frig. Just Sayin'.... ; )

    Merry Christmas!

  8. Ah, this takes me back nearly 30 years to Sheba, our first Alsatian.
    Like all our dogs, she was a rescue/rehome, with all the usual mental & behavioural baggage...

    We'd just come home from a bulk meat shop, and had put most of it to freeze except for 20lbs of premium mixed sausage - that went in the fridge for separating later.
    We went out again for no more than 30 minutes, and returned to the view of a hairy arse emerging from the fridge, accompanied by gasping & gulping noises....

    20 lbs of sausage..... in less than 30 minutes.... did I mention behavioural quirks....?

    The furry little barrel was reluctant to move for the next few days other than toilet runs...... I'm just glad I did not find 2nd hand sausage strewn around the house that night!

    Wishing you all a happy and peaceful Christmas,
    Nadolig Llawen!
    Bryn, Isle of Anglesey, UK