Welcome to this week’s edition of Follow-Up Friday, the post where I highlight reader’s comments, answer questions and generally just wrap up my week.
JanK said, “When one dog is sniffing away, then the other has to run over and join them to see what they found!”
That’s exactly how it works in my house too Jan!
Jan said, “When all four dogs converge on the same smell, I am so jealous because I feel left out with my inferior nose.”
I get that, sometimes I do too. But most times, I’m just grateful I don’t smell the things they do.
Repoleon said, “My dog Obi once ate an entire small pizza while no one was looking. He must have sucked it out of the box carefully because the box was in the same place on the counter and the lid was closed.”
Oh my gosh! How do they do that? My trainer had her dog eat her sandwich out of the wrapper while she was standing three feet away and never heard a sound. The wrapper was intact. Those dogs have mad skillz.
Mary asked, “That dog…..how the hell do you survive?”
Monika said, “I often wonder what gets into Sam’s little pea brain when he pulls stunts like pulling a pumpkin muffin (let the raunchiness begin–I know I’ll never be able to say muffin again with a straight face!) ”
LOL a girl after my own heart.
Jan asked, “Are you going to dedicate your book to her?”
I should shouldn’t I? I’ll could call it, shit my dog ate. How many of you would buy it?
Jan K said, “Oh, I was waiting for YOU to give ME advice on how to deter Luke from doing these things. LOL Did I tell you that lately he’s started sticking his head in the kitchen sink looking for things?”
LOL if you’re looking to me Jan, I’m sorry, you’re screwed. I have nothing. LOL And no, I did not know he’s been sticking his head in the sink. Delilah does the same same thing. My suggestion? A large board you can place over the sink. You can place stuff on top of it too. That was the only way my turkey got defrosted.
Jackie Bouchard asked, “So… how does she get stuff out of the sink?? Is she that tall? Does she jump up on the counter? ”
Yes, she is THAT tall, when she stands straight up on her back legs she is almost as tall as I am. And NO, thank God she hasn’t figured out how to jump on the counters! Please don’t tell her it’s even possible.
Houndstooth said, “Ha ha ha! Delilah, don’t ever change! What would we all laugh about if you did? ”
Maybe the little black mischief maker at your house?
Emma said, “At our house, dogs aren’t the problem, it is that damn cat bro Bert. He jumps on the table in the middle of a meal to grab food. He is a menace! If we have company over, he has to be locked up or he will be in the food. Hey, maybe you would like a nice male cat???”
No thank you. I draw the line at cats on the counters and the table….it’s a pet peeve of mine.
Pamela said, “Brokering world peace, eh?”
Yes my dear. You are very amazing at presenting differing opinions without alienating people. It’s a gift.
Peggy Frezon said, “I share your dream. I’d love to have a nice piece of country where I could relax and look out at the birds and critters while I work. Although I do work from home writing books now, I am in the city and the view is not so good! Also, while we’re at it, we might as well write bestsellers, right?!”
Give me a ticket on that bus Peggy! And you are already well on your way!
JanK said, “Our second dog was a Lab mix. She looked just like a black Lab but her personality was more of the golden retriever in her. She never got into things like Luke does.”
See that’s Sampson. He’s a golden/labrador mix and he would never even dream of doing some of the things Delilah does.
Emma said, ” Sorry, but your troubles often make us laugh and your writing style is great!
Well thank you Emma, I try to see the humor in the situations and always hope it comes across that way.
Thank you all for the beautiful sentiments and Thanksgiving wishes. I could swear I wrote that I am grateful for you, my readers, for your support and friendship But when I re-read the post, I see I didn’t. Please accept my apologies and know that I am truly grateful to have all of you in my life.
That’s it for me, have a wonderful weekend!