Monday, February 22, 2010

Fashion icon


So anyway - we found a use for those pink curtains, discarded from the psychotic pink room...


Most attractive I think you'll agree, also doubles as a doggy straight jacket for her to do houdini impressions in forming an escape.
I have bored everyone I know, literally to tears with tales of her, shouting over the wall to the neighbours, the way she's way ahead of the other dogs in understanding instructions at school, she's just slightly more selective in choosing the time for humouring them v's doing her own thing.
How has she changed our lives? There's now three very different areas of the house, rooms she's allowed in, rooms she's allowed in with supervision, rooms she's never allowed in. There's also a much quicker dish washing process, where we now have to do dishes straight away, or she'll start licking them for us. There's alot more running around the back garden and rediscovery of items from her point of view, for example showing her the exercise ball (which is never really used) resulted in a giddy fit of barking and tearing around the garden in excitement (A BALL AS BIG AS ME?!!! A BALL SO BIG!! AS BIG AS...!!! OH MY...) to the extent that we had to put the ball back in the shed in hopes that she wouldn't actually jump all the way out of the garden. There's alot more walking. There's looking forward to getting up in the morning for the warm and happy welcome downstairs, the sport she gets out of playing with mushrooms and raisins. There's laughing at her contented snores and sleepy yelps from the bean bag after she's had her evening walk... ah so far, so good...

8 comments:

NanU said...

dogs can be such fun. For me they're like children - amusing when they belong to other people. Your stories are always interesting!

Rachel Fox said...

I love your bits from the dog's point of view. A ball as big as me? Excellent.
x

Niamh B said...

thanks for your kind comments, you know this encouragement just means I'll keep on doing it?! the dog blogs!?

LilyS said...

Funny post - made me lol
That reminds me of when I was little and I gave my hamster a lettuce leaf to eat. It must have felt like James and the giant peach it was so big.

Domestic Oub said...

You know, theme those curtains with orange shorts and she could live up to her name... she may need a naked moneky companion then, though.

Niamh B said...

Hey Lily - glad you enjoyed - funny how you see the world with a new perspective when you have a new creature in your life.
Thanks Oub, will keep an eye out in the shops - she'd have to learn Spanish too, though she's learning Irish pretty well...

Jessica said...

I am so glad you are still getting along. And I love those exercise balls too - she has good taste.

Niamh B said...

Yeah, sure she's not the worst