Monday, July 7, 2008

My Dog Is Uppity

I made a startling discovery over the weekend. My dog has become uppity. I should have seen the signs over the past few months, but I was too caught up in my own little world to notice.

The story begins with my cat. She is quite the hunter. We can count on her to surprise us with little "gifts" several times each week. Up until now, she has been content with mice and moles. After watching countless hours of the Olympic Trials over the weekend, she became inspired to up the ante. Or should I say bounty?We awoke Sunday morning to discover the carnage. There were two rather large balls of fur just a foot or two from the porch. Upon closer inspection, we discoverd that she had brought us a squirrel AND a rabbit. She made the Olympic Hunting team. I'm sure she'll be bringing home the gold. We are so proud.

I chose not to photograph the evidence. Didn't want anyone to lose their breakfast.

Back to my dog. This should have been the first indication that he was becoming uppity. He insists on walking in front of his owners. He and The Surveyor spent some quality time together Saturday evening, and my dog pranced out front the entire time. Never looked back. Acts like he owns the place.

He also feels entitled to a nice soft bed to sleep in every night. He gets a little uptight when I move his bed to vacuum around it. I guess he's afraid I'm not going to put it back in the exact spot he prefers.

When my dog finally got out of bed Sunday morning, he started out with a leisurely breakfast...and a little begging. He finally gathered enough energy to drag himself outside to use the bathroom. Just to humor us.

This dog has been known to eat most anything. He won't eat muskrat or red cabbage, but who will? Sometimes he will bury dead things three or four times before eating them, but they ALWAYS get eaten. He is not wasteful.

Well, as you have probably guessed, he eventually discovered the treasure that his buddy had brought home for his eating enjoyment. I fully expected him to have both of the poor critters eaten in a matter of seconds. Surprise, Surprise...............he turned his nose up at the squirrel and went for the rabbit. I was appalled! All good country dogs LOVE squirrel. MY dog loves HOSSENFEFFER!

The next thing you know, he will be on a hunger strike. Demanding only free-range chicken and organic vegetables. Where will the madness end?

It's a good thing he's so cute.


Lori said...

How could you deny that sweet face anything at all!?!?!

PS - My dog is a little snooty as well, especially toward smaller, yapping dogs.

Jenn said...

Cute Post!!!!

TJ said...

Ewww... Ok I can see why you're coming over for blueberry pie ;)

My BigDumbDog will kill small rodents, and used to kill birds. Now he just lets the birds and mice eat ALL of his dog food. We are looking for a playmate to keep him busy and to get the birds.

The cats don't catch anything but flies. Although my daughter said that the neighbor said that Boomer ate a bird. I'm not too sure as now that she's 5, she has a new habit of making stories up.

Gotta GROW with it said...

oh that last could you withhold ANYTHING from those adorable eyes!

so the cat...i'm sure wondering what the "gold" will look like after all these treasures.

and the least he doesn't try to sleep in YOUR bed like our dog does in this house.

pets...gotta love em!

P.S. He loves you... said...

Picky eaters gotta love'em!

Holy Crappers said...

My dog is a diva !


Amy said...

I have a Boston Terrier named Oscar. He caught a bird in mid air once and instead of praising him, I totally freaked out!! Telling him he was a bad boy! I know it's just his nature but, I'm a semi-city girl.
Your dog is beautiful. Cute story.

Holy Crappers said... he will be demanding breakfast in bed.


trailerparkbarbie said...

uppity dog....LMAO

I had a cat that caught 4 bats in one nite and left them all on the porch for me. Ugggh!

Sandy C. said...

LOL! That is the cutest face :) My dog acts so much like this! He even looks a little like your dog too ;) said...

Aaah yes. You are doomed to a lifetime of gourmet cooking for the dog and hoping he doesn't finish it all so you can get a...people bag?

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Look at that face! I love it!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday, Big Hair!
Happy Birthday to you!

Sorry, but I have my Dad's singing voice!!

abritandabit said...

Ok, I can't recall where I've commented around here...or maybe I meant to but got so caught up in trying to catch up on other blogs, that I kinda forgot...but then I saw your comment over at either foolery's place, or maybe it was CBW and I thought to myself, "Oh yeah, her! Hers is where I wanna go back to!"

Anyhow, I thought it would be funny to share this little link with you, a recent post about Griffy, my big orange tumbleweed and his playdate gone horribly wrong with either Simon, Alvin or heck, it could have even been Theodore for all I know...

I seriously need to learn how to hyperlink URL's in comments.

Anyhow, am loving your blog!

Thanks for stopping by my place, I laughed outloud at your comment.

auds at barking mad

abritandabit said...

Well shoot, that didn't work. anyhow, if you get a chance, head back over to my place and scroll down on the first page and look for the post titled; "chipmunk, the other white meat"...

auds at barking mad