Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Oh Dog...

Dear Gus,


I realize that you haven't lived here all that long.  But, you are a smart dog.  You save the naughty behavior for when I'm gone.  I know you do.  It's why I have to lock the garbage in the mud room, block off the couch, the stairs, and remove the cushions off the chairs so that you won't sleep on them (have you noticed you smell badly?)   


I need you to give me a break.  Leaving the house with three boys and a baby is tricky enough...and occasionally I forget one of the four steps to Gus-proof the parsonage.  I like you Gus, I do.  But...if I come home to find this one. more. time.  You are sooooo getting more than my angry eyes.  We clear?




I didn't think so.



15 comments:

  1. I shared this one with the folks at my office and they really enjoyed it especially since our employer's name is Gus.
    Odie

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  2. My sister's dog used to do that and my daughter's cat poops all over the house if she is gone too long. I think they are just mad to be left at home.

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  3. I just realized from an older post on your blog that you also have a dog with my name Odie. And a handsome dog too.
    Odie

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  4. Naughty Gus!! Time for a spankin!

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  5. We would use a crate whenever we left the house. It saved my dog's life. Really. Now she's past the bad seek and destroy stage and we can leave her on her own, but she actually likes her crate. It's like her own home. It's ugly and takes up tons of space, but it's worth your sanity and your cushions.

    Good luck!
    -FringeGirl

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  6. oh my! so not fun! my neighbor uses sheets of aluminum foil on her sofa and chairs to keep the dog off while she's gone. it works!

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  7. hmmm, isn't it funny-peculier they do this while we're gone and then we get the "oh.look.at.me.I'm.such.a.good.dog." face while we're there...WATCHING them when all the while their little naughty dog brains are thinking..."leave leave leave I want to do something." Uh huh I got one of them too! I agreed time for his own personal space. CRATE EM UP!

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  8. Oh, I'm afraid I would never be as patient as you seem to be, no matter how cute the dog! :o) I pray,for your sake, that Gus outgrows this behavior. Your hands are full enough without that. :o) Lots of blessings to you! Smiles!

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  9. Oh man, it would be impossible to be mean to that face! :)

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  10. We baby gate Cooper in the kitchen it works great!

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  11. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You ~Ron

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  12. bad dog. poor you!

    does he hate the crate?

    i still want to see the video of him going up the stairs!

    at least he's cute, right!

    kerry

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  13. Do stinking fun to read the letter to Gus. Why does he look so happy when he has been so bad??

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