Snips And Snails, And Puppy Dog Fails

Today’s failures are all of the cute variety.  They constitute either poorly chosen phrasing or intentionally misheard words.

Today’s failures….are all the result of dogs.

My dog, Bandit, is afraid of thunder.  His terror of thunder is so great that we have to give him medicine to sedate him so that he doesn’t tremble for hours on end while a storm passes by.  Yesterday, we had a storm and had to give him this medicine.

He was as high as a kite for the rest of the day.

He’s actually quite cute when high, although he gets sleepy and acts a bit odd.  Yesterday, instead of finding him on the couch, a bed, or blanket, I found him in the corner pocket of the hallway.  I had been searching for him for ten minutes in order to check up on him and make sure he was doing alright.  He, on the other hand, had calmly watched me pace by him four or five times in my gradually-more-frantic search for him (context: he sometimes hides under beds and then gets stuck).  I had decided to check the garage, but then I heard a small shuffling movement right behind me.  I turned around, and there was Bandit.  He had titled his fuzzy head, pricked his ears, and had an inquiring expression was on his face.  I started to let out an exasperated groan, but quickly melted into an, “AwwwwwwwwwwwwWWWWWWWWW! You’re so adorable! Come here, you!”

Which meant, naturally, that I walked over to him and cuddled with him for a bit.

My dog, Daisy, has selective hearing.  There are three failures to be associated with her today.

The first occurred yesterday.  Daisy was laying right beside my sister, but looking at me.  My sister spent several minutes saying her name in an attempt to get Daisy to look her way. Daisy completely ignored her and continued to stare at me. Every time my sister would turn Daisy’s face towards her and let go, Daisy would promptly look back at me.  Of course, my giggling probably contributed to my sister’s failure, but I couldn’t help it.  I was being stared at by Daisy, and I did not even have any food with me, which is her typical reason for staring at me.

Today, Daisy was giving my sister kisses.  One priceless quote is all that needs to be said about this failure.  After pushing Daisy away several times, my sister finally said, “Daisy, we are not french kissing today.”

….I was banned from quoting her on facebook.  I think I might be able to get away with quoting her here.

The other failure from today was when I was snuggling with Daisy.  I was talking to her, and asking her questions comprehensible to doggies.  However, I did not think carefully enough about the wording of one question and asked, “Daisy, how is life treating you today?”

Daisy’s eyes brightened.  She had heard her favorite word. TREAT.

……it was a matter of minutes before I gave in.

I hope everyone enjoyed this list of failing cuteness.  Until tomorrow, happy failing!

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