August 23rd 2011 11:19 am
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Just when a Dog thinks they know a human, that human turns on them.
It never occurred to me that I, Queen Sophine, and Pennie, too, would be so blatantly snubbed by our own Mother.
Mom was in charge of arranging the Ice Cream Social for the Public School Marching Band. Mom purchased ice cream, toppings, table covers, bowls, spoons, and all the implements necessary to carry out an Ice Cream Social. Mom arranged with the Public High School Custodians to have the needed number of tables and trash cans placed in the area proclaimed by the Band Director as the Ice Cream Socialization Spot.
There was some concern about the Ice Cream Socialization Spot, as apparently, an Ice Cream Social produces a fair amount of Mess. The Public High School, a busy venue, was to be used the next morning for a Community Event, and the Custodians were going to have to Power Wash the area Post-Social.
Mom went through Proper Channels, aka the Public High School Band Booster President, in order to recruit a multitude of Volunteers to scoop ice cream and dispense toppings.
Pennie and I eagerly volunteered our services: Pennie as both crowd control AND clean-up and me as just clean-up.
We were completely SNUBBED. Mom often comments that the Public School should be inclusive and recruit many volunteers, so it does not become cliquey. Yet Mom had two very hard-working volunteers, anxious to be included, and we were banned. Snubbed.
I still wonder how many plops of perfectly good melted ice cream were power washed out into the sewer that could have been cleaned up by my eager tongue. Certainly it would have been a far better use of resources -- for dog's sake our Public School District is considering a levy in the near future -- for Pennie and I to be used to clean up the area, thus saving both water, and custodial time.
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Sophie, I have a question.
Why does Ice Cream need to be socialized?
Good question, Zoe... I has always found ice cream to be right friendly, myself....
Sorry about all the wasted ice cream, that's just a cryin' shame...
I can only assume that the Ice Cream must be Socialized due to the various list of rules and regulations at Public Schools. And of course, dogs must be properly Socialized, and the whole mantra nowadays is: it's not the child's age that matters for entry to Kindergarten, but their Social Skills.
I still think it was a waste of perfectly good Ice Cream drippings. And sprinkles.
It was a brilliant idea even if it didn't actually happen...
MAYBE yer mom dinnit unnerstand you, when youse volunteerin to he'p. Next time, be more persisten' an speaks clearly.
I bet there's not even any Big Dogs working security to keep coyotes from stealing the ice cream! Coyotes love ice cream- everypup knows that. *shakes his head, sadly*
Prof. Chester, who also loves ice cream
OMD...I would have helped too! Maybe I could teach you the sit, stare and smile technique. It always works for me!