Tuesday, December 20, 2005

A Long Tail

I haven't posted about Julietta, my loving needle-nosed greyhound, in a bit. I have funny short story to tell.

Julietta was feeling rather frisky and wanting to play. She grabbed one of her rawhide chews and jumped on the couch. When I say "jumped", I actually mean she carefully climbed up one leg at a time. It's a sight to see her crawl up so gingerly.

She tried to place the chew on the back of the couch (she likes to put them places, the coffee table, and empty box, any shelf available) but it fell down between the cushions. I was sitting on one end. That took away some of her space to move.

She is a big dog and all legs. It's not easy maneuvering those stilts on couch cushions that sag with every step. She stumbled a bit while trying to recover chew toy. She got so excited when she did finally grasp it that she wagged her tail enthusiastically whilst simultaneously leaping off the couch. Only to hit Tabitha, who was resting on the back of the couch next to me, square in the face with that bony tail.

I looked at the cat and the cat shot flaming daggers of death at me from her green eyes. I've never seen such a dirty look from a cat. It was if she was saying "It's your fault for bringing that ginormous leggy beast in to MY house, bitch".

I was laughing so hard, I fell off the couch and my son came out of his room to see what the commotion was.

Never a dull moment.


KFarmer said...

with your farm, how could there ever be a dull moment!

my son is here w/his HUGE lab and between my dog and his- there is always fur flying.

I hope you and your family have the most beautiful Christmas ever- Merry Christmas S :)

Chunks said...

I could sit and watch my dogs for hours....and laugh hysterically the whole time. God, they bring me joy!

Sharfa said...

K - Labs are nothing more than furry balls of goofy love.

Right back at ya babe - the Happiest and Merriest of Christmases to you and yours.

Chunks - Ditto, I shoulda just adopted a bunch of dogs and forgone the kid! At least the dog doesn't talk back AS MUCH.