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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dogs - 1 Mrs. Jetplane - 0

(Front Porch prior to yesterday) Scene: Wednesday afternoon around 4:45pm

It is cold and raining, the dogs needed to go outside and I heard my office phone ringing. I was expecting a phone call, it should only last 15 minutes. The dogs will end up going onto the backporch to get out of the rain. Plus they have some internal clock which tells them to start flipping out around 5pm because they know its time to eat.
I'm on the phone and I hear Charlie barking from the right side of the house. Nothing unusual, we have the houses to our left and our right for sale. People are constantly looking at them, workers inspecting things on the properties, etc. Yes, I'm sure our huge, white dog is a great selling feature...no matter... I hear his barking and just assume someone is next door. I continue with my call and its finished around 5:05 and I head to the kitchen. Charlie is at the back door and eager to get in the house. He is barking...no worries...he's just hungry. I get their food from the garage and open the door to the back deck. Charlie runs in and wants to eat..nothing new. I yell for Milo...he's not coming in... I yell "Time to Eat Dinner!" (FYI - He runs for the words Dinner, Food, and Treat no joke). Nothing. So I put my slippers on and go out to the porch and see the side gate is OPEN.


Mama Bear goes into a panic...its pouring down rain..I run to the front of the house...nothing...and I'm screaming... MILO! MILO! MILO! nothing. I run into the house, put on a coat, grab an umbrella, and throw Charlie's food into his bowl. I think to myself...do I get in the car? (Thoughts of the squeaky toy dog commercial are running through my head)

Then I look 3 houses down and through the rain I see a lil dog peeing on every in a yard...that's my Milo. I scream at him and he turns around like...What? Are you talking to me?

Yes I am you lil shit! I most certainly am talking to you. He then proceeds to go into the yard of the house for sale directly to our right and run up on the porch...during this time I see an older gentleman at the house standing in the driveway...he's been watching this whole episode for the past 5 minutes...did it NEVER OCCUR TO HIM that a lady who is screaming in her front yard with an umbrella and wearing slippers...might be looking for a little dog that is wandering around the neighborhood? Evidently not!


I pick up the lil pain in the ass and walk us back to our house. Letting him know what I think about him the whole way. Then I see something in the front yard that resembles a bird...but not really. Then I look up onto the porch and see a crow missing from my porch... I know Milo didn't do this...

Looks like the 2 of them had quite a party in the front yard while mama was on the phone... They both got put in timeout for awhile after this latest adventure...
Here is what's left of the crow...


FYI-Mr. Jetplane left the gate open... he has been punished and will be buying me a new crow from Michael's.

Lord help me when we have children...

13 comments:

boo.mama said...

ROFL. I can so imagine this happening at our house with our two crazy shih tzus.

Funny little personalities they have, huh?

Classy Fab Sarah said...

OMG when I first saw this.... I thought it was a REAL crow.. but it was a decorative crow, right?

Either way, I barfed in my mouth. Ick.

Did I mention I have a deathly fear of birds?

It Is Everlasting said...

Oh I could totally see our Charlie doing that but much, much worse... I am picturing the hay everywhere, chewed light cords, the whole works. I'm so glad your little Milo is okay and there wasn't too much collateral damage to your display!

Whitney said...

Oh my god- my dog is SOOO bad like this too sometimes! ...we have to love them though, right?!

P.s. Bad Mr. Jetplane!

Jorden and Kristin said...

oh my goodness i was laughing out loud reading this! sounds like something my dog and husband would do!!

PinkSass said...

I had to giggle when reading this because I would so act the same way.

J.J. said...

hee hee! At least it wasn't a real crow. Our lab pup brought us a crunched up REAL bird last week as a love offering. :)

Sara said...

I can SO relate! I was in the same boat a few weeks ago when my husband didn't close the gate after some tree work (it sticks and I can't close it by myself). Our black lab decided it wouldbe fun to cruise the neighborhood, in the rain, in the morning. Causing me to get all wet and have to change, redo my hair and I was late to work. Good thing they're cute, huh?

Patience said...

It is the worse feeling the the world when we can't find our little ones. My Pug was MIA one morning, I searched high and low and had to call my fiance (L) home from work because I was in sheer panic mode. It was also raining that morning and my Pug hates the rain so this alarmed me even more. A few moments after L pulled into the driveway our neighbor called to tell me the Pug was sitting at the mailboxes, under the shelter, in front of the sub. I wanted to kill him. So I totally relate.

Danica said...

This is freaking hilarious! Glad milo was returned and bummer for the Crow! I was laughing so hard at the picture of it when I saw it. :)

Hannah Noel said...

RIP crow.

I feel even sillier now. Yes, I know what Pottery Barn is haha. But when I see "PB" I think "Peanut Butter."

We're not in Mountain Home YET. We will be in February, I think.
That would be awesome if you guys were sent there! I tell you what, even though I can't find anything about the place online, I have heard nothing but GREAT things from people who have lived there. They all say they absolutely loved it.

martha - ca knitter said...

LOL...partners in crime, but it seems Charlie was trying to tell you something about the ringleader aka Milo.
Hilarious!

d.a.r. said...

OMG!!! What a mental picture!!!

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