Friday, June 11, 2004

Games Pets Play

Casey and I have one of those push button, digital alarm clocks aka the Sony Dream Machine. It's rather nifty with the ability to set multiple alarms. Unfortunately, the push button for the alarm is across the top of the clock. Sometime in the night one of our "too cute for words" kittens walked across said button and un-set the alarm. I was awoke this morning by Casey quickly waking me up and telling me we were running very late. We usually pull out of the driveway at 5 a.m. and it was 5:20, when he woke up and realized that something was amiss. We made great time, so it ended up not being too bad, but now I'll have that "rushed" feeling all day long. We did deal with some extra traffic since the Tennessee Highway Patrol is re-routing traffic off of I-24 through Shelbyville to help alleviate congestion, due to the Bonnoroo Music Festival. I would love to go to one of these, but you can't just get a day pass. You have to buy the ticket for all three days, and considering it's hotter than hades here, I don't think I'd enjoy all three days of that. I would have loved to see Steve Winwood though. He's one of my fav's. In honor of my kitten hijinx this morning, I thought I'd share this little list with you all. I think maybe one of my dogs secretly wrote this.... Mind Games Dogs Can Play On Humans 1. After your humans give you a bath, DON'T LET THEM TOWEL DRY YOU!Instead, run to their bed, jump up and dry yourself off on the sheets. This is especially good if it's right before your human's bedtime. 2. Act like a convicted criminal. When the humans come home, put your ears back, tail between your legs, chin down and act as if you have done something really bad. Then, watch as the humans frantically search the house for the damage they think you have caused. (Note: This only works when you have done absolutely nothing wrong.) 3. Let the humans teach you a brand new trick. Learn it perfectly. Then the humans try to demonstrate it to someone else, stare blankly back at the humans. Pretend you have no idea what they're talking about. 4. Make your humans be patient. When you go outside to go 'pee', sniff around the entire yard as your humans wait. Act as if the spot you choose to go pee will ultimately decide the fate of the earth. 5. Draw attention to the human. When out for a walk always pick the busiest, most visible spot to go 'poo'. Take your time and make sure everyone watches. This works particularly well if your humans have forgotten to bring a plastic bag. 6. When out for a walk, alternate between choking and coughing every time a strange human walks by. 7. Make your own rules. Don't always bring back the stick when playing fetch with the humans. Make them go and chase it once in a while. 8. Hide from your humans. When your humans come home, don't greet them at the door. Instead, hide from them, and make them think something terrible has happened to you. (Don't reappear until one of your humans is panic-stricken and close to tears). 9. When your human calls you to come back in, always take your time. Walk as slowly as possible back to the door. 10. Wake up twenty minutes before the alarm clock is set to go off and make the humans take you out for your morning pee. As soon as you get back inside, fall asleep.

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