April 23rd 2011 6:50 pm
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To be fair to me, I’m not the only puppy to misbehave, what sets me apart is that I managed to do all these things and get away with them.
The trick is (and it’s really the only trick I know, besides playing deaf) is to be so darn cute the humans forgive me.
Top 5 Bad Habits (in no particular order)
* Peeing where I please
* Sleeping in bed under blankets
* Going off my nut
* Chewing everything
* Doing my deaf dog trick
It started innocently
As with most bad habits, mine started out as mere hobbies, things to keep me amused when I didn’t have the full attention of the humans. Like chewing things.
Again, in defense of me the humans did, in fact give me things to chew. How was I to know what was good chewing and what was bad chewing. I was just a baby, what do I know from shoes and purses and pillows and chair legs.
This took a lot of work
My favorite was also my Dad’s favorite – the LazyBoy recliner. In the end, all of us furry ones benefited from my behavior. The hole got so big the Dad had to replace the chair and luckily my Sister insisted on keeping the chair in her room for us,so now we have a really comfy hole chair.
As for this peeing business, I go outdoors lots of times. The majority of times in fact (maybe). It’s just that it’s so much easier to go indoors, the humans do. I do get yelled at and threatened with obedience classes but in the end it works out pretty good for me!
And I defy anyone to say sleeping in the bed under the blankets is bad!
I have never seen any of the humans sleeping on the floor, EVER. Sometimes they sleep on the couch, but then I am often encouraged to come and sleep with them. It’s so confusing!
Thankfully I am allowed to sleep in the middle of the bed & I particularly like lying on my back.
Every few hours however I find myself roasting under the blankets and I have to crawl out from under give a good head and full body shake then decide whether to go back under or lie on top for a while. Life is good! I do have some issues with that cat though (we’ll discuss that later).
Pardon, did someone say something to me, huh I guess not. Oh sorry I was busy and didn’t hear you. No I’m not ignoring you, I don’t understand you.
Unfortunately this trick doesn’t really work anymore. I have been found out, they know I’m not deaf or stupid. I think I gave my trick away by not being consistent. I always heard car keys the dog treat jar and shoes being put on. So now I work with the humans to a certain extent and everyone is happy.
I guess this last one – about going off my nut – might have some truth in it. I will admit that I get a wee bit riled up by certain things. I wouldn’t want to bore you with a list, but I do feel a few are justified.
Like animals on the TV – dogs, cats, elephants, dolphins, kangaroos, flamingos – what is going on!! I just want to relax on the couch and watch TV and the next thing you know some animal has entered my space. The nerve! – some come back time and time again (I hate those ones), but all are scared off in less than 1 minute – by yours truly. See, justified.
I will admit that I have to try a little bit harder to not go off my nut when I see other dogs on my walks or car rides. It’s just that I want the whole world to just consist of my family. I mean, I’m fine when it’s just us but the humans keep telling me that I’m an embarrassment. That’s not very nice.
Anyway, I admit I have a few faults but the only thing that really matters is that I’m cute and lovable. It works for me!
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