Thursday, October 25, 2012

Were We All So Easily Made Happy.

Barkley, you've been a good dog while I've worked some long hours and you stayed awake by my bed all night when I was so sick last weekend.  You endured doggie dental cleaning and the vet said those growths we took off of you were all benign.  Let's celebrate!  I bought you a new toy.

Now, let me go find some scissors to get it out of the packaging.  You'll like it, it's chewy and the rope things will clean tarter off your teeth.

Be right back!

"Mom, Mom, you left it all alone! Liberals might redistribute it. Scotty could beam it up! Steven Seagal might eat it!

Quick! Mom, give it to me!"


"Sit! Stay! Dang, the whole election process has been quicker than this!"


"New Toy!!!! Thanks Mom." (tastes like chicken)

15 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

Good Barkley!

eiaftinfo said...

You're obviously a sucker for a puppy smile and a waggy tail!!

Sam said...

Our boys are so spoiled with toys! Let us know how that one holds up - we've been eyeing one too.

Sam

Old NFO said...

LOL, you could have saved the trouble and given Barkley the package and all. I'm "sure" he could have gotten it open! :-)

naturegirl said...

"the vet said those growths we took off of you were all benign."

Yea!! Good news for Barkley....even if a part of his backside is a tad cold, it was worth it...

I wonder how long the toy will last, LOL....

Brigid said...

Rev Paul - he had fun once he got his paws on it.

eiafinfo - I am, indeed.

Sam - it did pretty good. He did shred some of the rope off (he won't swallow it, just spits it out) but the rubber part is still intact. It doesn't squeek so he didn't go postal on it, just chewed on it a bunch and carried it all over the house.

Old NFO - probably, he could probably even get one of those "easy to open" packages open.

naturegirl - they were expected to just be fatty tumors, common in older labs, but it great to hear that confirmed. The toy is still kicking. Tomorrow I have some travel overnight so he will be staying with friends. I will pack up the toy with his food. They feed him frosty paws before bed each night with his biscuits, he is SO spoiled.

Lois Evensen said...

Oh, yes, I so identify with this! Good for Barkley! :)

Six said...

A spoiled Lab is a law of nature. It is as certain as the Sun that a dog that cute will engender squees, belly rubs and showers of toys and treats. It is his birthright, his normative state and our great privilege to ensure it is always so.

And don't think for a minute they don't know it. The most manipulative dogs ever created by a loving God.

And aren't we so very fortunate to have them in our lives.

Keads said...

Glad to hear the good news on Barkley! Have a safe trip!

Harper said...

We have had several 'flossing' type toys, the knotted ones, the ones attached to some sort of rubber toy, all with the same result. Eventually, the dogs begin to separate and consume the threads, resulting in a yard dotted with poop that looks like sausages strung together.

Brigid said...

Lois - I don't think you are all that far from us. When you and the hubby are back in port you need to drop over for lunch.

Six - I've so loved seeing the photos of your new pup and my friend Sherry's lab Morgan. It makes me want to get a playmate for Barkley but I travel too much. He has a great system of friends to watch him, but I can't expect them to look after him AND a puppy.


Harper - well THAT's not good. I'm still getting past him leaving a trail of bacon bits to the door to see if Tam would show up with another giant bag of Pig's Ears (unfortunately he ate a couple and barfed so there's not been a repeat but he keeps hoping).

armedlaughing said...

Good for B-Dog! And You!

gfa

Charles Craig said...

Did Barkley's collar get turned around between the last post and this one? Or am I cracking up?

Brigid said...

Charles - you're not losing it. I take it off every once in a while to give his neck a nice scratch, and it probably got put back on the other direction. :-)

john bord said...

tastes like........ chicken
... okay