Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Puppies trump computer time

It is hard to choose the computer over the puppy, friends. This is one reason why I haven't blogged in over a week. Kyzer is getting bigger--he'll be 12 weeks old on Saturday. The best thing is that we think he might be a one ear up; one ear down border collie like me (and Chester) !! If you look at the picture, you can see that his ears are doing different things. Puppies ears flop around for a while before they decide what they're going to do; but from the looks of it, he's going to have the his left ear up and his right ear down. Just the opposite of me--we'll be like bookends.

There we are hanging out in the sunshine together.
The other reason I haven't blogged is that my person went away, leaving the other person to take care of all 9 of us kidz over the week-end. I don't know where the person went, but I think it was in a different time zone thing-y. She called home at weird hours. Anyway, she's back now and finally agreed to channel my thoughts.

This morning at the end of morning walks, my person found a half-eaten Dobie pad in the living room--I ate one of those when I was a puppy and it was the first time my people made me throw-up. You can see where this is going, I'm sure. When I ate it, I actually swallowed the whole thing, so it was really good that they made me throw it up since it would have probably caused a blockage in my gut somewhere--my people live in fear and trepidation of such a thing.

Anyway, my people naturally suspected Hamish and so he got the first treatment. For you dogs who don't know about this, you might want to put your paws over your eyes and hum so that you don't have to know how the people do this. Basically, they trick us into drinking hydrogen peroxide--1 teaspoon per 10 lbs of body weight. For Hamish, that meant 4 teaspoons mixed with some cheese. He lapped it right up.

Then he and the person waited. You could see he was feeling ookey and then after about 10 minutes, he chucked it all up. But, no sponge. Sadly, their big eye of Mordor then fell on me and I got the treatment. If they'd only asked, I would have honestly told them that I hadn't done it--having learned my lesson as a pup--and I would have pointed them in the right direction since I'd seen the act of sponge-eating in progress, but no, they didn't ask, so I didn't tell. Thus, I was subjected to the distinctly un-gentle-pup way of having to toss my cookies, too. Of course, there was no sponge. This left Rafe as the final likely suspect. Again, had they asked me, I could have told them and thus spared Hamish and myself from such unpleasantry. Of course, it was the oaf puppy. I tried to tell him that he wouldn't like the consequences, but like many teenagers, he just laughed at me, believing himself to be outside the laws of man and nature. He's sorry now.

I felt kind of bad for him since he looked pretty miserable, but hey, we all have to learn sometimes that our actions have consequences that we don't get to pick. Just ask Hamish--he gets fed hydrogen peroxide on a fairly frequent basis--indeed, he had to have it just last Saturday when he ate the better half of a plastic ball. Maybe one of these days one of those boyz will listen to me--but don't hold your breath.


The Army of Four said...

Pippin: Sorry you had the "forced horka" treatment. That's gotta be nasty. Amber's heart would break for Hamish, but she's far too upset about her own state right now -- she got brushed for about an hour last night and is STILL laying the guilt trip on everybody today. Anyroo... I can't believe the boys don't listen to you! Don't they know black and white girls RULE?!?
Love the ear thing you and Kyzer have going on. Simply adorable.
Tail wags,

JustMeCopper said...

Wow, my Mom is really excited to hear about that forced horka thing. How did your evil folks learn about that? I am not going to tell you what makes me throw up ...ok I'll give you a hint. My Mom just lOVES this habit. It involves eating stuff out of the yard that other dogs leave in the yard. My mother sent me to a 12 step program for it and it helped some. The best time to taste thes tasty snacks is right before bedtime so that you have to horka during the night. The folks love it.

Love the ear thing.

Sam Iam said...

Puppies and more puppies.What a wonderful picture of you Pippin.sniff-sniff

Lot's of Lick's

Bogart H. Devil said...

Sorry to hear about the "treatment" (I covered mom's eyes while I was reading so that she may never learn of such a thing) but on the upside, what a CUTE picture of the two of you!


Deanna said...

Teenagers never listen. If they did, we could save them some suffering. Too bad you all had to suffer. I think he should have to go first next time...

Roxie, Sammy, Andy and Shermie said...

Cubby is right. Rafe should go first next time even if you or Hamish are the ones that ate something you shouldn't. Mom was also interested in the forced horka. She thinks it is good to know these things. Does she even have a clue as to how wrong she is??

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Anonymous said...

Hmm since im still a pup i think i would have done the same thing as that puppy did :D I may not look like a pup but i really am only 15 months (: hehe

Very cute picture you have there of you guys

Love flossy

Ben & Darling said...

just dropping by to say HI

Peanut said...

Ah I've had to do that forced throw up thing to once when my mom thought I ate her medication. I hadn't but I had been playing with it. It's yucky.

Oscar's mummy and daddy said...

I ate a washing up sponge 2 weeks ago. Is that what a dobie pad is? I pooped it out the next day though.

Oscar x