Let The Dogs Out. Please.

Before I get started, let me just clarify that I love dogs. Otherwise I wouldn't surround myself with the kind of insanity that goes on here.

But my word. The dogs! What the heck was I thinking, surrounding myself with them?! As we sit here and chat interwebinally, the outside dogs are practicing their new chorus. The howling, yipping and barking has been going on for most of the morning. It is inspired by the dog across the road walking around in his own yard. And the cardinals eating seeds in the hedge. And the wind blowing. And probably even the warm weather because it's such a novelty that they must herald it to the world.

The inside dogs are taking turns chasing each other around in circles through the house. I know how cute this sounds, but 48 toe nails clicking and skidding on hardwood tends to lose it's cuteness rather quickly.

Sometimes the dogs will take a break from running and do stupid things. Today it involves pebbles. The dogs find them no end of fascinating and sneak one inside on occasion. Only the stealth ends when the other three realize that one has something. The chasing begins, and the snuffling and the grunting and the nails on the hardwood. It's worse than the running. And I've gotta take the pebble so that one of them doesn't accidentally inhale it and incur a vet bill.

The puppies are pretty sure that they need out of their kennel so that they can randomly deficate and urinate all over the house, and to that end they jump and clamor in their metal playpen making enough noise to get the outside dogs riled up again.

I'm skipping the breakfast of champions. I'm heading right to the leftover chocolate cake. It's one of those mornings.

13 comments:

utmomof 5 said...

Ahh but look how cute they are when they are sleeping!! :)

Trannyhead said...

Those two are SOOO cute. I want to touch those velvety ears.

JennyH said...

I was gonna say that..
AWW- look how cute they are!

Karen said...

Sweet picture. And I hear ya on the Chocolate Cake! Infact....after today....I sending my husband out for chocolate reinforcements.

There must be somthing in the air because our dog has been running around like it was the first snow fall and she was a sledding dog. Of which I might add, she is neither.

CC said...

Awwwww! But you can keep your dogs. I've decided that I'm not really a pet person.

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

All that and then the inclusion of the sweetest sleeping puppy picture of all time. I felt bad for you until I saw those sweet faces.

Leanne said...

Chocolate cake? You have LEFT OVER chocolate cake? I didn't think having left over cake was possible.

Oh and I love the picture....

mommaof4wife2r said...

random urination and defecation...kids or dogs? kidding! the pups are really cute..and you are the one who did the green beans for them. just saying!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

I think you need a starbucks. You sound stressed.

HalfAsstic.com said...

I think you deserve TWO pieces of chocolate cake.
You're welcome. ;-)

Karen Deborah said...

what kind of puppies are those? How many different kinds of dogs do you have 48 sets of toenails?

Michelle said...

Ahhhh.. the sleep of the innocent ;)

On the plus side, that chocolate cake sounds awwwwwwwwwfully good right about now. I hope it was good!

Krista said...

I missed everything you said after chocolate. Chocolate in any form makes everything better. You need the good stuff! Lindt, Nutella, Sees........ahhhh!