March 6th 2010 2:06 pm
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I just love water. I love swimming, and whenever I feel hot I put my whole face in my automatic water bowl right up to my ears.
I also love it when mommy gives me a bath and washes me all over with our special doggy washing brush ------ mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm:):):):):):):)
However I never realized that water could actually get a pup into trouble, but it did this morning. I thought that anything to do with water was good, not bad!
It all started early this morning when mommy was sleeping in and daddy opened the doors to our wooden deck. Holly, Crystal and I all ran outside to play after he gave us each a beaten egg and some kibble for our breakfast.
Daddy went and sat at the dining table which is in this big window that overlooks where the paved area is in the yard.
Now there's this thing at the end of the yard called a tap that water comes out of. Daddy uses it to put more water in the swimming pool and mommy uses it to water the garden in the yard. It normally has a hose attached to it, but this morning it was GONE!
Crystal, Holly and I just sat there looking at the tap, and our doggy conversation sort of went like this;
"Where's that long hose thing?" I asked.
"Dunno," Crystal replied.
"Daddy took it away last night," Holly replied. "I saw him put it over the yard fence."
As I sat there looking at it I thought up a very intellectual mathematical equation;
WATER + PUPS = FUN, FUN, FUN!
"I wonder if I can turn it on," I said as I went over to it and bit it tightly with my strong teeth.
"I wouldn't do that if I were you," Holly told me very sternly. - Honestly, she is no fun anymore since she's become the leader of our pack! She even growled at me yesterday morning when I noticed no one was looking and tried to steal an egg out of the pantry! Crystal and I have decided that Holly's official title is now "Holly the Fun Police!"
"Come on Xena, you can do it," Crystal wuffed quietly as she glanced in the direction of the house where we could see daddy sitting at the table.
I bit the tap and turned and turned it in my mouth until finally - EUREKA, the water started to trickle out of it! Not content with just a trickle though I grabbed it in my mouth and kept turning it until the water was gushing out in a torrent.
Crystal and I were so excited as we played in the water, trying to catch it in our mouths, jumping under it and mushing the garden underneath with our paws - we were making MUD! Making mud has to be one of the most exciting naughty things a pup can do!
Holly (the Fun Police) was absolutely horrified with Crystal and I making mud. I don't know whether it was her running into the house and telling daddy tales, or whether it was Crystal's and my extremely excited barking, but daddy came rushing out of the house and I don't think I need to go into any great detail about what transpired after that!
"YOU NAUGHTY GIRLS!" Tap turned off REALLY tightly! Crystal and I both dragged into bathroom by scruff of neck and put in shower!
Now mommy's up and we're lying on our dog beds in the livingroom, apart from Holly who is lying in pride of place on the sofa exactly where mama used to lie when she was here.
The crickets are chirping really loudly out in the trees in the front of and behind our yard, and it's starting to get really hot. I keep thinking about the tap and how much I wished I could go back out there and turn it on so I could play in the cool water.
However, it's turned off so tightly now I think daddy will have to get a wrench out of his tool box to turn it on next time he wants to!
You may well ask how I know this - I sneaked outside when I thought no one was looking and tried to turn it on again, but daddy was watching me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!