Thursday, December 4, 2008

meet devil dog

mama kat over at
mama's losin it
is hosting her weekly writing assignment...

4.) Describe a time when your pet caused chaos.

oh boy
where do i begin?
so we lovingly welcome
creatures into our lives
and they create messes!
enough about our kids,
onto the pets! :-)

when hubs and i first got together
we had some dogs that would need blended
a blended family of the furry kind if you will!
his, a powerful black lab, Alex
Alex's wild offspring,
we'll call him devil dog,
to protect his identity
and then my dog, a golden named Bailey

one thing we knew for sure...
one dog was going to have to leave the nest
we just did not have enough room
luckily, the decision was easy
let's call it natural selection...

you see, devil dog was, well,
the devil in disguise
he was young,
but old enough to know better.
he wreaked havoc of paramount proportions
just to name a few...
he had serious separation issues
he could not be contained
while we were gone during the day
we would leave him in the house or yard
he tore the house up
he jumped the fence on a daily basis
and as if he recognized the sounds of our vehicles
he conveniently jumped back over the fence
when we got home
and acted like an angel
the only way we knew he was getting out:
the collection of neighbors belongings
at our back door, (shoes, toys, garden tools)
and then eventually a nasty note from
one of those poor neighbors!
so we were forced to try
other containment means:
the beloved crate
the large metal cage like crate
with a locking door.
what dog could escape that?
devil dog.
that's who...
i came home from work
early one day to meet the cable guy
went to let the dog out
while man laid cable
no dog in crate
he escaped a metal crate
so back to the yard he went
where our newly laid cable
lay above the ground,
until it could be buried
a few days later.
we didn't have cable for long
devil dog chewed through it
cable man comes back
he is greeted at the door
by devil dog
it was love at first sight!
the cable guy couldn't stop
the devil dog couldn't stop
as he repaired the cable,
he made small talk
i learned way too much about him
he seemed lonely
i listened
where did we get the dog?
he wants one to ride in his truck with him
he would like a dog
did he not realize the chewed cable
was the work of devil dog himself?
i quickly excused myself and called hubs
we could not let this man get away
without the dog of his dreams!
hubs came home
we mentioned to cable man
that we were looking for a new home
for devil dog
explained that we have three
we just don't have the space
and time to give them all
we exchanged info
2 days later
he comes to get devil dog
and once again,
these two greeted one another
like they were long separated
kindred spirits
who were we to deny this man
his dream dog?
devil dog was strangely calm
around cable man
we felt okay about giving him away
and as he drove away...
we made plans to change our phone
number and possibly move
because this man was sure to discover
the dog we knew as devil dog!?

{epilogue: we often joked that we would
come home one day and find devil dog
in the back yard once the man discovered
his devilish tendencies
never happened
so we'll say this story ends happily ever after!}


Kori said...

At least it had a happy ending. I kept waiting for you to tell me that you tried to give him away to a bunch but that he just kept coming back.

Glad it all ended well.

Jaden Paige said...

Aw, that is so cute!

What great luck that it happened to be said cable man to come that day and that doggie and cable man lived happily ever after.. :D Have a great weekend!

Shala said...

Dogs are so freakin clever and can get out of just about anything if they put their mind to it. I'm glad that the cable man and devil dog found each other!

The Rambler said...

you made it first tonight/today at SITS :) You are good!

Loved this story of the devil dog. Glad the two found each other :)

Anonymous said...

OMG! You should totally read the Jon Katz books if you haven't yet-all about his crazy dogs! Reminds me of yours!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I clicked on you (as the first commenter on roll call today at SITS). Nice blog! Your kids are adorable.

mom said...

I knew devil dog and he truely was a devil..Love you blogs lori, and your a great writer--write that childrens book and you can use that money to come home and miss you , mom

Ann said...

It just works out that way sometimes...right place, right time, right people/animals. Cute story.

I am taking the afternoon to read new blogs. I hope you do not mind me stopping by. Feel free to check out my blog. I am having a give-a-way that will end on Monday. Three winners! :D My Dec. 1st post)

Aubrey said...

Oh. My. Goodness.
What a great story!