Thursday, September 14, 2006

Dumb Dog

Why my dog isn't exactly as stupid as he looks. Almost...but not quite. Meet Cha-Cha the Destroyer.

He has learned to open the door of the living room (the room he's allowed to be in) and escape while I am out. The first few times he was amazingly smart about it. You see, he still has not let on that he can get "down" the stairs. When we are around he whines and wimpers until someone carries him down.

So at first when I'd come back from say the store, I'd find the door open and him there wagging his bouncy little tail. How did you get out boy? Oh, look he was a good dog, didn't eat anything! Woa, goood boy! Good Boy!

What he did, however, was get out, go upstairs, slightly chew a slipper, and then before it got too bad he would get something else and slightly chew that. He then proceeded to make his way downstairs (the liar!). He left the evidence which always made me scratch my head. But hey, Cha-Cha can't get downstairs by himself. Hmm, must have been the kid or something.

Then came today. I was out for a while. Same routine, came in to find him all waggly and happy to see me. No mess, good dog, goood dooog!

Then I went upstairs.

But amazingly despite the destruction, even immediately beside the destruction ... were my books, all of them unscathed. All I could think is that is one smart dog.


Matt D said...

It's really weird. We have several of the same books.

I don't have a dog anymore. I wish I did, but we can't have one at our house. We do have a bunch of cats. They don't chew on anything. They pee on stuff.

Kappa no He said...

My cats puke on stuff and they have no concept of what is holy...books, pillows, people's lunch boxes.

You could tell what some of those books were? I'm impressed.

Matt D said...

Well, if you click on the picture it gives you a bigger version.

I once worked with a woman who forced that Seat of the Soul book on me. I think I read the first page. I have that Carver book sitting on my bookshelf, and I ordered Embracing Defeat when I first started writing my current book.

Bk30 said...

Kappa, cute and smart a dangerous combination..I didn't come to your blog until after I had posted mine..I thought it funny that our entries linked today with out the chain LOL. He looks like a beagle..what breed is that?

Gooch said...

Man, if Cha-Cha and my pal Frosty ever got together to combine their powers, the world may be doomed!

Laurie said...

Wee beasties can be sooo deceptive, eh?