Where’s Lassie When You Need Her?

I love my dogs, but I have to admit they embarrass me……a lot. When I imagined having dogs, they were all going to be like Lassie. Who doesn’t want a dog that’s always saving Timmy from a well and even though I don’t have any wells around my house, I’d like a dog with well saving abilities. That’s just how I roll. My 2 dogs are so far removed from Lassie you wouldn’t believe they were even in the same species. My parents arrived last night and within an hour Shadow, our St. Bernard mix, proceeded to yak up some of his dinner. With my husband and my dad groaning in disgust, Shadow chowed it back down as fast as he could because he didn’t want our lab/chow mix, Toby, to get it. He even licked the floor when he was done. At least he saved me the trouble of cleaning it up. You never see Lassie eating her own vomit, unless she needed too to save Timmy from that damn well. I tell the kids that our dogs would protect us if someone ever broke in our house. Shadow might, as long as it wasn’t thundering outside, or there were fireworks and the bad guy didn’t have a cell phone or a camera. All these thing terrify him and make him pee all over the floor. But…Toby is really afraid of strangers, especially men. Our 19 year old daughter had a friend stop by and he went into our kitchen where Toby was. That simple act freaked Toby out so badly, he jumped onto our stove and then peed all over it. Yes, you read it right. The dog jumped up onto the extra tall counter and urinated all over my stove. Lovely way to welcome someone you’ve never met to your insane household. The only consolation was the stove is glass and is flat so it made for easier dog urine clean-up. In fact, maybe that could be a good selling point. “The stove that makes cleaning up dog urine even easier!” “One less worry when your dog pees on your stove!” Lassie never ever peed on their stove. I don’t think she even peed. She was too busy saving Timmy from all those wells.

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6 Responses to Where’s Lassie When You Need Her?

  1. Leanne says:

    I’m laughing over here. That is SO funny. I would NEVER have thought about dogs doing either of those things. I told my kids we’d think about getting a dog next spring. Now? Maybe not. I was thinking Lassie too.

  2. Jenn P says:

    LOL! I know what you mean about dogs! Our 10 year old lab died last year and we really miss her around the house. Maybe next spring we will get a new puppy, how ever, the puppy stage is always so much “fun” too!

  3. Anne says:

    When I turned 40 years old, I wanted something to change my life. I really wanted a kid, but since I can’t have any more children, we got a dog instead. It has turned out to be a good thing overall, but boy, dogs are a lot of work.

  4. mrsbear says:

    My dogs are so NOT Lassie. And yes, a dog eating his own vomit is a good thing if it spares you the clean-up. That peeing on the stove thing is a whole other story. 😉

  5. fidget says:

    ok so ive suffered the nasty end of many a dog act but i have to say, none of our scads of doggles have EVER peed on the stove. I just dont know what to think about that! *blink blink*

  6. Anne says:

    Stop by my blog at http://www.smalltownmommy.com. I have given you ladies an award.

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