The dogs will play when the humans are away. So, let me set this up a little. Our house is a rather small dwelling. It houses two of my three adult children, my husband and myself. It also is home to two cats and three dogs. I love all that live under this roof. The children are not home much. The two cats keep to themselves. The dogs on the other hand are a different story. Gordy (he is really my son’s but has lived in this house since he came to be part of our family) is a 120 lb. 3 ½ year old yellow lab. Sami is about 45 lbs. and is a 7 year old chocolate lab/Chesapeake Bay retriever and Polly is a 10 lb. 1yr old Teddy Bear doggie. All three dogs are very loving and make a great pack. They are best friends and I believe that they conspire against us when we are not home. Here is the story of today as I believe it unfolded when nobody was home…..
Polly: Hey guys, they just left the house.
Sami: Yeah, I just saw the car turn the corner, they are gone for a while. I heard them saying they were going out to dinner for Grandma Hazel’s 86 birthday.
Gordy: Dah…I can see some food up on the counter towards the back.
Polly: What is it? I love to eat and chew anything.
Sami: You both know how upset mom got yesterday when you ate mom’s chocolate baking bar!
Gordy: I bet she will not even notice if we eat just a little. I will knock the cocoa powder off the counter and we can go nuts!!!
Polly: Do it Gordy!
Gordy: I get it first I knocked it down.
Sami: Polly, do you really think mom won’t notice that your white beard is now brown!
Polly: I am so cute she will love me anyways.
Sami: How are we going to clean all the chocolate mess off the light colored carpet?
Gordy: I will just lick it up!
Polly: I will help and I will try to chew up the container so there is no evidence left.
Sami: Hey Gordy, did you notice that when you lick the powder on the carpet it makes it darker and grinds it into the carpet further?
Polly: They are home, let’s just love them up when they walk in the door and they will never see the terrible mess we made!
So, that is what happened I think. I am hoping that the carpet shampooer will take care of the big chocolate stains in the carpet. What a mess!
Gotta love my big and little fur babies! Brian says he is tired of the pets but I know he still loves them. And…Polly needs a good face washing now. I noticed the chocolate face the minute the door opened before I even got to the real mess. J