December 10th 2011 9:48 am
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Suzy's unfairness has got to stop.
A few months ago, the dogs next door (Burger and Caramel) and I dug a "friendship tunnel" under the fence. We had a lovely block party going (I got to swim in their pool! Woo Hoo!) until Burger got his head stuck under the fence--he's a lot bigger than I am--and then Suzy discovered I was missing from our yard. So, Suzy and the neighbor humans closed up the entrance to the friendship tunnel (sorry, Burger & Caramel!) but I never forgot about the fun we had.
The past few weeks, I have decided to get on Suzy's last remaining (and mostly frayed) nerve by excavating a new friendship tunnel. Burger's mistake, as I see it, was that he started digging the tunnel next to the fence. So I've decided to create a number of new tunnel openings at various strategic points in the yard. This way, Suzy can't tell which one will be the real friendship tunnel opening. I can't tell either, but that is beside the point. The one in the middle of the grass looks the most promising. I've been working on each of them in turn, until discovered by Suzy. She finds me digging industriously, and then totes me over to the hose, muttering "DOG!" under her breath, and washes the telltale mud out from between my fashionably furry toes. I have to wait a day or so for her muttering to subside before I sneak out and work on another of the tunnels. So far I've made some progress: about 10 possible tunnel entry sites, most are about 15 feet away from the fence, but, hey, they say anything worth doing is worth doing well, right? I've also discovered some fascinating smelling pipe that Suzy called a "sewer connection" when she wasn't sighing and exclaiming "DOG!" Further excavation is definitely needed in that site.
All in all, I am disappointed that Suzy fails to see the value in rebuilding the friendship tunnel. She often says we need to be friendly to our neighbors. She also says something about "do unto your neighbor as you would have them do to you"--well, Burger dug the first tunnel so I am trying to reciprocate! Why can't Suzy see that? In this holiday season, I am hoping Suzy will embrace the friendship tunnel for what it is: a symbol of peace and goodwill!
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I love that you and neighbor dog get along so well and want to tunnel...oh, is this a tunnel of love?
Thanks for the comment! Nope, not a tunnel of love, unless you count my *love* for their cat (as in, I would *love* to eat him!)