Posts tagged ‘pets’
Is it a vampire ? Or is it a boxer ?
Depends on how you look at it. Jodi has been “bitten” by the vampire since Twilight came out. If it has Stephanie Meyer’s name on it, we have it.
Problem is we also have a four legged “vampire” in the house….Ashley…And she loves to chew EVERYTHING ! Even books that have no scent ( so we think) and are carefully stashed out of reach ( so we think) on the counter.
Last night it was a few game pieces from Candyland, a small artificial Christmas tree, and Phoebe’s lunchbox.
Over the weekend it was a box of Cheese-Its and a Snoopy doll.
Other unsuspecting victims included: a roll of paper towels, matching Princess cups, an antenna, and a pair of Crocs.
SO how do we train Ashley to resist her urge to chew like the Cullens in Twilight ? Not sure yet….Hey, at least SHE sleeps at night.
Our Chevy is a BIG dog. A BIG boxer. And he is the typical protective pet. Sweet to us, and ferocious to others.
And for some reason he still hasn’t learned that our mail carrier isn’t going to do anything but stick a few pieces of paper in the slot and go on their merry way.
Understand that Chevy barks at anything that makes noise outside, but this is a predictable one with the same results. But for Chevy, when the unmistakable sound of the mail truck shows up, the main event has begun.
It goes something like this:
- Mail truck pulls up.
- Wild barking begins.
- Paws and nails go tearing for the door.
- More wild barking and a focused stare at the mail slot.
- Mail begins to peek through the slot with fingers quickly withdrawn.
- Chevy tears and grabs at it as though a live human hand is coming in.
- A few pieces of junk mail and the cable bill lay in shreds.
- Wild barking stops. Chevy goes back to sleep like nothing happened.
We’re adding this to the list of obedience school items. We’re fine with the protection. Just worried that a disappearing bill or two might get the lights or water shutoff. Hey at least he’s not eating Taylor or Phoebe’s baby dolls……….yet…….