Monday, January 26, 2015

This Is Why We Have a Crate

This weekend, I turned my back on Barley for just a minute to step out onto my front porch. Before I went outside, I thought, "I should put Soth's food on top of the fridge before I go outside." It's a good thing I did because when I walked back inside, I saw this.



Then, I decided I should order Barley some Pawz before the next super cold spell arrives because so many people had said they were the only boot-type things their dogs would tolerate (and she let me put a sock on her paws, so maybe she'll be receptive?). Since I wasn't sure what size to order, I got out my trusty DARE ruler from my 5th grade anti-drug classes many moons ago. 

Barley stole the ruler right out of my hand. When I took it away, she was not pleased. Look at that lip curl!


Does anyone have recommendations for psychiatrists who specialize in joint therapy sessions for cats and their owners? Soth and I are afraid the crazy is rubbing off on us.

His sister's antics have made us feel defeated.


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  1. Oh no!! LOL!!! Barley just wanted to taste test the food for Sloth, I'm sure that was al!! :D

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    1. Unfortunately when Barley taste tests, she doesn't leave any food behind for her brother to enjoy!

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  2. Oh hilarious! I have a friend whose dog is always in the bathroom sink. The dog is about the size of yours. What the heck? Our tiny dog gets onto the table, but we've never had one of our Aussies do it. Too fun!

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    1. Haha! She keeps things interesting. That's for sure :) My bathroom sink is ancient and is attached directly the wall without any counter or pedestal, so I guess I should be glad it's just my counter she's on?

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  3. LOL glad Kilo is to small to try that.

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    1. Haha! Barley is the perfect height for whole new levels of mischief :)

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  4. when you want to, email me for my friend's number who actually called a pet psychic. Her cats were getting into LOTS of messy trouble until the pet psychic, and she only called once, told her it was one of them, the other one was a follower, who wanted more lap time. When she started that with the trouble maker all the mess stopped. She's a believer at this point.
    I don't want to know what Cole thinks. It's probably critical of my doggie parenting skills.
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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    1. I'm pretty sure Barley would say kind things because she's a total mama's girl, but her kitty brother probably has some very ugly things to say about me (and Barley), so it might be best not to open that Pandora's Box! But I am intrigued by the idea!

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  5. Oh my doodle! That's a pretty high counter too!

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    1. Yes! I caught her in the act later in the evening--she didn't hop directly up to the counter. She hopped onto the dining room table on the other side of the counter and then stepped over the tallest part. She wasn't entirely sure how to get herself back down, though.

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  6. She does not look ashamed lol. Mr. N is very good around food. He has slept in my lap before while I ate a bacon and egg sandwich and didn't look up even when I dropped some food on his fur. Our foster pup was a shameless food thief though.

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    1. Our agility trainer says Barley shows no contrition--and that picture is further proof of that! She was pretty sure this was the best game ever (which I probably encouraged by pulling out the camera--but sometimes you have to see it to believe it!). With my food, Bar's pretty good--if I drop a crumb of something, she'll wait until I say "ok" to pick it up, but I guess there's just something about canned cat food that's too good to ignore.

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  7. OMD, Barley is so cute!! Gotta love a mischievous pup! The Monday Mischief hop sounds like the perfect place for Barley! :)

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    1. Oh yes! Mischief should be Barley's middle name. To quote Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "When she was good, she was very good indeed, but when when she was bad she was horrid."

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  8. Barley does like to keep you on your toes, doesn't she? She sounds like one of those dogs that is too smart for her own good! I honestly don't know if that's good or bad. :)
    Hopefully you and Soth can be support for each other, so you don't have to seek professional help!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. She is definitely too smart for her own good! Most of the time, it makes me laugh, but there are times when Soth and I are ready to pack our bags!

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