September 3rd 2012 3:10 pm
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It has come to my attention that humans do not like dogs to "Counter Cruise." First off, I think it is ridiculous to call it a "Counter Cruise" or "Counter Cruising." Cars, particularly convertible cars, CRUISE. Dogs do not. Except Dad's convertibles, which are perpetually in pieces on the floor of the Second Garage/Workshop, or leaking toxic substances onto the driveway.
This is what I call "Counter Cruising:" Helping Myself.
I jump up onto the counter. My full Standard American Brown Dog body looks absolutely stunning on the backdrop of Mom's Quartz Countertop. It's as if she had ME, Pennie, in mind when she picked it out, coordinating the countertop to her future Standard American Brown Dog, as opposed to the usual matching ritual of countertop to floor and cabinets.
Sophie stretches herself up on her hind legs, stretches her Sophie neck out as far as it can go, and without getting a cramp in her tongue, is able to get to an amazing amount of food/and or non-food substances that are on the counter.
Mom encourages EVERYONE in the family to: "Help themselves."
Wee Lass is always asking for a "naggin," or napkin, and she is told to get her own napkin.
Little Lad is expected to get his own water, milk and other beverages.
There is an entire, yes entire cabinet devoted to snacks, that Little Lad, Middle Lad, and Oldest Lad, plus all their smelly friends, freely "help themselves."
Mulligan was capable of opening the cabinets, until Wee Lass arrived and Mulli/Wee Lass safety latches were placed upon the cabinets. He was a huge fan of Kellog's Pop Tarts, and would freely "help himself," to a silver bagged treat of two Pop Tarts, taking the bag into the Living Room to open with his opposable-thumbed paws.
Why then, am I facing constant criticism for trying to make Mom's life easier by "helping myself?" She is in constant disarray for the piles of dirty clothes, wet towels, dishes, and other items that the family leaves laying about because they do not help Mom out.
All I am trying to do is be a "Good Helper," by "Helping Myself."
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Pennie - your Mom encourages 'everyone' to help themselves. You are just listening - Good Girl! You're just trying to help Mom out!
I wish I was tall enough to help myself - one of the problems of being a small dog.
Yeah, dese short lil' leggies ob us LWD r a curse :(
"Naggin" My Momma sez: "Too cute!"