< Upheaval: Canine neuroses

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Canine neuroses

It is so hot outside. This is NOT a complaint. It is a statement. It is a preface for my post today. NOT a complaint. There is no purpose in complaining about the heat, it just makes one seem whiney and weak.

creeeeaaaaakkk......SLAM!

That being said, it is so hot outside.

My pampered pet, Tux, goes outside to play with his boisterous brother Bo about four times a day. Each time, they romp and pee and play and tackle for about a minute and a half. Bo could play for hours, but Tux gets tired. AND HOT.

creeeeaaaaakkk......SLAM!

So after a couple of minutes of running from window to window, looking for his mama and whining, Tux gives up and stands at the back door.

creeeeaaaaakkk......SLAM!

There, he patiently, and repeatedly opens and slams the screen door.

creeeeaaaaakkk......SLAM!

With increasing intensity and frequency.

creeeeaaaaakkk......SLAM!

Until you can't even type a full...

creeeeaaaaakkk......SLAM!

...sentence without having to...

creeeeaaaaakkk......SLAM!

...interrupt your own thoughts with...

creeeeaaaaakkk......SLAM!

creeeeaaaaakkk......SLAM!

creeeeaaaaakkk......SLAM!

Maybe I should learn to type faster.

9 Comments:

Blogger Jennboree said...

So you opted against a doggie door for your neurotic dog cuz why? Poor sweet Tux. He just wants his cool house and lovin' mama 24-7!

4:24 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

VERY funny...especially since as I was reading, my precious puppy Olivia was slamming herself up against our sliding glass door in an attempt to get my attention. :)

6:13 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

jenn - a doggie door would tempt bodacious bo to enter my home! when he discovered that he didn't fit, he would probably just chew the holdeuntil he did fit.

alsotuxwon'tgothroughdoorsthattouchhim. ahem.

6:17 PM  
Anonymous od said...

Ohhhh, doors can't touch him, hence the neuroses title? Or is it that the constant door slamming is making you neurotic? I like the "I'm Feeling..." icon today--funny!

7:22 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

neuroses:

because my sweet boy has SO many of them! he eats rocks. he sits in the empty bathtub when no one is home. he is deathly afraid of my brother, and no one else. he communicates via ESP.

he needs therapy, but dog therapy is VERY expensive around here.

creeeeaaakkkkk...SLAM!

gotta go...

7:52 PM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

True, I've witnessed Tux get "stuck" because something may touch him if he tries to get by. Like the soft edges of the recliner.

Certainly don't need Bo back in surgery for eating the metal framing of the doggie door.

9:15 PM  
Anonymous od said...

I eat rocks and sit in the bathtub when no one is home. Are you suggesting that isn't normal? ;)

Does he just chew them? He doesn't really eat them, does he? I mean, that just can't be good for his stomach. Poor guy...

10:49 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

oh, no - no chewing. just swallowing whole. he prefers smooth river stones from under our ficus tree. he throws them up many days later.

i wonder if he is doing some sort of doggie-penance for previous sins because the whole thing has got to be painful.

7:24 AM  
Blogger JLR said...

This is seriously the funniest thing I've read in a very long time. Love your blog.

11:29 AM  

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