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"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

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- Helen Keller

Thursday, November 13, 2008

always remember

...to empty the bathtub after your kid takes a bath.

So yesterday, in the hopes of washing away the ickies, Chicklet took a long leisurely bubble bath. When she was done, she got out, dried off (I know this because her jammies were dry although she was a prune) and put on the aforementioned jammies (they have penguins on them) to join me as we watched SYTYCD Canada before she was shooed to her own bed.

I remember asking her if she had pulled the plug in the bath and her "Oops!" response... She always forgets. I swear I had made a mental note to go back and correct her oversight. But the sticky note fell behind some other clutter in my brain.

I settled in for the night with our dogs snoring loudly in the room. Sharkdog was in her usual spot (hogging the bed) and Dumdum was by the bedroom door. That dog seems to prefer sleeping in front of doors. I think he keeps hoping I'll forget he's there, wake up in the darkened room to fetch water or visit the WC and trip over him and provide him with a carcass to scavenge. I'm actually giving him far too much credit. He is the "Pinky" to Sharkdog's "The Brain".

In the middle of the night, as I was sleeping soundly, the plan to take over the house went into full force.

Ok, actually, the dogs were thirsty and requested some libations. So... being the good hooman I am (if I do this quick I'll never really wake up... yeah... that's the ticket) I crawled out of bed and opened the bedroom door so the Trouble Twins could quench their thirst. They're like Hobbits with pints, I tell ya.

Dumdum started down the stairs towards the water bowl in the kitchen and Sharkdog was dragging her fat carcass (I really do love them... yeah...) behind him. That is... until I decided to visit the WC in the dark.

That my friends, is when all hell broke loose.

You see, Sharkdog has discovered the joys of drinking from the faucet in the bathtub.




no! no! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!


Half wet dog... in the dark... wanting to go back on my bed... smelly... not a Bounce sheet in sight.... where the $@%$ is the towel?

Get back here!




I need new jammies...

I hate you.

*stubbs toe*


*Sharkdog smirking* I swear she was smirking!!!

*drool* Yeah, keep doing that Dumdum...

Great, now I'm awake.

What's on TV?

This morning, Chicklet was still icky. So... home again. After hugging Sharkdog until Sharkdog would be hugged no more she proceeded to hug Dumdum... who had enough right quick but is too much of a wuss to do anything about it.

The following ensued:

Me, the jello and soup maker extraordinaire: "Let him be, he looks miserable!"

Chicklet aka the Germ Factory aka the "why are you blogging this" whiner: "But I want to hug a dog! And I can't hug Chelsea (you know, Sharkdog's given name)!" (in her whiny sucky tone)

Moi: "Why not? She won't let you?" *snarf*

Germs: "Yeah.. and I don't want to... she has tuna-butt"


Not THAT again!!!

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doggybloggy said...

thats funny but not as funny as me thinking that you somehow fell into the cold tub...well that would only be funny if it didnt happen me....

Anndi said...

DB: Your concern for my well-being overwhelms me.
Maybe if I peed standing up I would have fallen in...

Brian o vretanos said...

Dogs *and* children - you're just a glutton for punishment ;-)

Kate said...

So, your plan to get the dogs their water quickly enough so you don't wake up - didn't pan out?
ha ha ha ha ha!
That's SO my kinda luck!
Especially the part where wet dog gets on the bed before drying.

Lucky me, I'm allergic to dogs - so it'll never happen!

But before allergies, yeah, I've been there!

Anndi said...

Brian: I feel like I have a giant "kick me" sign that only they can see. *sigh*

Kate: My best laid plans... yup. You know, my cat used to like drinking from the faucet too... beware! ;)

Ron said...



I was laughing my TUSHY off literally visualizing this happening! And is there anything more delightful than a WET smell pooch???

(I can actually recall that odor as I type this)

The images of the doggies are PERFECTO!

Don't you love how dogs SHAKE when they're wet? A cat will usually just rub itself all over the carpet until it drys! Because god forbid they exude any more energy then what's necessary to complete a task!?!?!



Captain Dumbass said...

Ahhahaahahaaaa! Sorry. Wish I had dogs to go along with my monkeys. *Snicker snicker*

Good choice for the mixtape.

Anndi said...

Ron: The sad part? I actually crawled back into bed thinking: "Well, at least I'll have something to blog about..."
Wet dog is only nice when it's freshly washed wet dog... there were Chicklet cooties in that water!

Captain Dumbass: Yeah, I truly felt how sorry you were... harumpf! I can ship them to you... they won't have to cross customs so that's convenient.

Thanks for the cool new toy BTW :)

Akelamalu said...

There was me thinking you went into the bathroom in the dark, tripped and fell in the bath full of water! Go on, tell us that story, even if it didn't happen.

No, well the wet dog wanting to get on your bed was just as funny. :)

Anndi said...

Akelamalu: I was going to make a voodoo doll, but I like you ;p

Turnbaby said...


Bee said...

Ewwww Tuna Butt! Yuck!

But, I had to laugh out loud with the whole Aquadog thing! :o)

TopChamp said...

tuna butt?? Sorry Chicklet's not well but the dog story's FUNNY!

Anndi said...

Turnbaby: We may be out of the woods... I knew you'd pick up on that.

Bee: Aquadog LOL! Well, she is a shark ;). If I were more clever I'd transform Jethro Tull's song.

Topchamp: It was a very ugly episode, we're hoping she doesn't have impacted anal glands... because oh man!
Chicklet seems better this afternoon.
Glad it gave you a giggle... wish I could have laughed in the middle of the night ;)

Travis said...

I wasn't just laughing and you can't prove any different.

Anonymous said...

Tuna Butt??? Never heard that before...although our Sydney has enough gas to heat Cleveland for the winter...

I so miss Pinky & The Brain....

Hope the Chicklet gets on the mend soon...

Anndi said...

Travis: Just like a big bro to find joy in the torment suffered by a little sister... you'll get yours mister.

Coop: We had a very ugly situation a while back with Sharkdog's *ahem* anal glands. Reveal in the bliss of ignorance, my friend.

I miss them too, the cartoons ones, I mean.
She's much better. Thanks!

Charles Gramlich said...

LOL. Great photos too.

Charles Gramlich said...

LOL. Great photos too.

Heinous said...

I don't know why you couldn't get back to sleep after that.

Lu' said...

LOL and shed a tear. This is one of the best posts I've read in awhile HA HA HA, sorry HA and thanks for making my day.

Anndi said...

Charles: I know... my life is an endless source of enjoyment... for others. *sigh* ;)

Heinous: You're one of those people, aren't you... the ones that can sleep through anything? I hate you for that.

Lu: You've had a rough week... laugh all you want, sugarpants! SMOOCH!

Desert Songbird said...

I'm sorry that Chicklet continues to be ill, bu isn't life more interesting with kids and dogs? Or at least, more blog-worthy, right?

Anndi said...

Songbird: Thanks... I suppose I'd be as boring as a rock if it weren't for them ;)