Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Had To Laugh

"Mom, don't look!"  Never a good way to enter the house after a day at work.  I slipped off my boots, threw my school bag down on the garage floor, and sprinted up the stairs, skipping every other one.  "What on earth could have happened?  Is he ok?" I cringed at the thought of what could be awaiting my arrival.  As I turned the corner into our family room, all I could see were giant tufts of brown stuffing, mixed with wood chips and slobber.  Wedged between the shredded bed and my 11 year old daughter, was the culprit.  Crouched down, tail so far between his legs the tip actually touched his belly, he stood-guilty as ever.  One look and a quiet, yet firm "Elvis" was all it took.  He started shaking and peeing uncontrollably all over her sneakers.  "What did you do?"  I didn't think it was possible, but he crouched even lower to the ground and wouldn't look me in the eye.  There was nothing left to do but ... burst into the biggest belly laughs we've had in a long time.  Good 'ol Elvis.  We thought our 2 year old Black Lab had outgrown the puppy chews.  Clearly not.  His reaction-priceless!  Guess he'll be sleeping in a heap of stuffing from here on out.


  1. Isn't it funny how dogs know they are in trouble sand they look at you with such remorse! Maybe that's where the phrase "puppy dog eyes" comes from!

  2. I was just glad to realize that it was just his bed that he had shredded and not some of the furniture. I've never had a dog, but the stories that dog owners tell! Glad both of you erupted into belly laughs. Just wondering how Elvis likes his heap of stuffing.

  3. I like how you started this slice!