I enjoyed so many of your stories about your animals, I decided to tell one more- hoping you all have some more too!
Our first dog, the Airedale Tillie (AKC name- Milady Matilta Goldry) was a piece of work... We were newbies to the breed, and didn't know how much like a mongoose on crack they were! They aren't stupid, but by choice, they act like it! Here is my story, funny but true..
1. The Dog Who Locked Me Out Of The House..
It was a beautiful summery day, when my wife declared she was taking the kids to what we call "Festival" in Grand Rapids.. It is a time of ethnic food booths, free shows offered on stages- of kids, dancing, singing, and acting.. Later, bands, singers, other performance acts- more for the adults.. I told her, I will meet you down there in a bit- I wanted to sunbathe, listen to Jimmy Buffett music, and have an adult beverage or two in the back yard, totally undisturbed by life and it's complications! Our old slider window was worn, and the lock didn't work, so we had a stick, cut the length of one slider door we would use to "lock it".. I know you all see this coming..
My great first dog Tillie, wanted to come outside with her master, and was prancing around by the the closed, but not blocked slider. She hopped into the stick, it tipped over, and landed directly in the slider guide- to lock me out of the house!
No extra key(like I have now!), no unlocked window(which I have now!) I was sitting on the front porch, when my seriously pissed wife came home... "Where were you??!!??" she yelled.. "The dog locked me out of the house".... "Drunk again? You Bastard!"... It ain't easy bein' me... I was framed- by a friggin' dog!