Monday, March 23, 2009

Just an easy hop

Madison can now jump into the back of the Explorer. This is wonderful, because at 60+ pounds, H-Mom was beginning to have a difficult time finding an easy place to grab the girl, and an even more difficult time hoisting her into the car in a fashion that was not awkward or ridiculous looking. The valets were starting to snicker.

All sense of decorum flew out the window as soon as H-Mom and Madison started the WWF posturing to get into the car.

But now.




Madison has discovered how wonderful it is to hop up. And she is becoming a "stealth jumper." And she quickly and very very quietly makes herself comfortable. The bed. The sofa. That's a lot of dog to move "off." And she allows herself to be removed very reluctantly.



That's a space-hogger, and even in a big bed, a really big, luxurious Stearns & Foster, three would be a crowd.

Although the teen-human points out that there is only one PERSON in her bed, and therefore room for a dog.

And about the sofas. The Man-Dad points out that those two leather sofas have been a comfortable snuggling zone for three black labradors and a citified coonhound, so why not a giant, well-groomed, family-loving, showgirl?

So we have a compromise: Madison will be allowed on the sofas, but not the bed.

And Madison adds a P.S.

THESE ARE THE BEST. OMG. IF YOU COULD SEE ME GO CRAZY FOR THESE, YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE IT. THESE ARE SO DELECTABLE. THEY ARE SHRIMP! I LOVE THEM!

And H-Mom adds a P.S.S.

Man. These stink to high-heaven. Worse than gym socks. Worse than work boots. If you are eating these, you are definately NOT getting on the bed.

8 comments:

Eduardo said...

Those treats look great! I hope you get on the bed! My Daddy hates it when I get on the big bed!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Kess And Her Mama said...

I love the PS.es! Never heard of shrimp dog treats but I'm with Madison on this!

Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Madison, you are beautiful - like us only big!!

Lilly, Piper and Carrleigh

Mango said...

JUMP in the car? Not me. I put my front end up and then let momma do her weight training by hoisting my hiney. This can be unpleasant in the winter due to the static elect twist city.

Regardless, you are missing a great opportunity to train your mom to wait on you by so willingly hopping aboard. Just something to consider.

Slobbers,
Mango

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're not allowed on ANY of the furniture, Madison! You're very lucky!
Those shrimp treats look delicious! yummmmm

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Devil Dog said...

Yes, but can Madison get on the table? Or counter? hahahaha! I bet she can.

Roxy

Joey said...

Madison! I love stinky treats -thanks for the tip!

See ya!
Joey

Charity, Gary, Katie and Louie said...

Hey Madison! Katie the Newf here. I got some of those shrimp treats and thought they smell deeeeeeliiiicousss! BUT, then I chomped down on one and it scared me to death. Strange but true. I spit that treat out so fast and then jumped backwards to get away from it. My mama thought I was losing my mind, but that thing bit me on the tongue. Mama picked it up off the ground and it felt so hard, rough and prickly in her hand that she understood why it freaked me out. I was so scared that I didn't even want to walk by the ground where that treat had been. Wierd huh?!?!? I'm glad you are liking them though. My little brother Louie likes them too, but Mama says I have a delicate tongue and just can't handle the sandpaper like quality.

Love and Licks from Katie the Newf


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