August 29th 2010 5:15 pm
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Ok, I am going to admit it, I am not always the perfect dog I seem to be. Last fall my neighbors had a lot of work done on their yard. This included lots of new plants, a waterfall and a pond. A POND! With a water crazy labrador that lives across the street!?
Wellwoof, once I realized there was a new pond nearby I wanted to investfurgate it! My folks realized that the easy going arrangement with me being off leash and unsupervised had to end. Befure I had no incentive to go out of my yard, now there was an attractive nuisance. My folks did not want to have to take out a 2nd mortgage fur what I might mess up over there! Plus our neighbors are also friends and very nice people. We do not want to cause them unhappiness & distress.
Anywoof, thru no fault of my own, I found myself in their pond a coupla times. Once Mom had me off leash while she was getting some stuff out of the car. She thought she was supervising me but obviously not well enuf. "Um, Pep, where'd you go?! PEP! PEP!" then splish, splash, splish, splash then lady neighbor's voice "Getoutta here!" Eeks! Sorry!
OK, I got the message, nobody wants me in that pond. For many months I stayed out of that pond. Then Mom screwed up again and left me outside with my ball to make a quick sandwich fur my boy's lunch. Wellwoof, my ball rolled down the driveway and into their pond. I HAD to go get it! This time neighbor man's voice, "GETOUTTA THERE!" Yikes! Mom heard that from in the house! She rushed out to get me, but I was already outta there. She apologized and promised it wouldn't happen again.
Wellwoof, we have all been able to keep her promise. I no longer even LOOK at that pond! That guy, nice though he is, scared the bejeebers outta me that day! Today we spent the whole day outdoors doin' yard work. When I get hot I go in my own pool and cool off. Mom and Dad do keep a better eye on me and I am never left outdoors alone with my ball. That seems to be workin', I show no infurest in goin' over there anymore.
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Pepper, yur Mom wuz in da chitchen messin' 'wound wif fudz an' yu willingwy stayded outside???? Wow....I r speechwess.
Um, yeah, I likes fetchin' better than food. Sometimes I'm so into it I don't even accept a piece of cheese, I'm so focused. Strange, I know. I just get obsessed with balls n frisbees. So far, I have always picked a fetch item over food when faced with that choice.
Yeah, I would have been nudging her for a tidbit!
Glad you have you own pool, though...don't want to get in the doghouse with the neighbours...
Hey MrJack, yes, we are lucky to have very nice neighbors. We want to keep them likin' us.
Oh what the big deal?! If I's has a pond I's let you take a quick dip!
Oh! That's so sweet Ebby! Thanks!
I'd definitely be in that pond - you are a good girl not to be.
Thanks Whitley. We're working on keeping me good.
You can come swim in my pool anytime... the more the merrier, I say!!