Saturday, June 20, 2009

Idle threats

My darling (teenage) dog Stella,

As you know, we don't have a fenced in yard. You are welcome to blame me for this but it should be noted that I lived here long before you did without need of one. I am however willing to cheerfully - stop eating lunch again, and take you outside at your insistence, for the third time in two hours, but let me say this: If you don't pee this time, if you insist on pursuing your hobbies i.e. eyeballing the cat, snorking up ants, or staring at airplanes - I am going to beat your six-thousand-dollar ass right out there in front of the neighbors, the trash man, and several of your dog friends. ¿Entendido?

Love, Mom

There are some good suggestions here about how to keep cats from digging in your garden, Stella has a different suggestion but we needn't go into it.


Susan Rose said...

But she doesn't have to "go." She just wants to be outside. I think you need to start a fence fund.


susan said...

That's funny and you're right she does just want to be outside. I don't blame her. Five weeks from now, we'll be back to our regular walking routine so no need for a fence assuming my own knees hold up :)

Beth W. said...

Maggie was a field trial champ before we adopted her away from the exciting life of competition and shock collars. I think that's where she learned to pee on cue. (Guess I better clarify that the "cue" is verbal. . .)

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

siyyl girl making your mommy crazy

woodrow sweetie mj

Princess said...

Ha! Too funny...princess had an 8 year old visitor this weekend who was all to happy to help by letting her in and out all weekend whenever she wanted. And she took advantage for sure!