Friday, March 14, 2008

TGIF!

And the start of spring break to boot! How great is that? Although I must make a confession here: Friday is not my favorite day of the week. Monday is. Mondays are when the children and the Hunny all go away to work and school and leave me in my quiet, quiet house. I LOVE my quiet house. No TV, no radio, only the dogs licking each others' ears. 'Scuse me ...

That was really gross. The vet once told me that my dogs have the cleanest ears of any dogs he'd ever seen. It's because THAT'S HOW THEY SHARE A BRAIN. They lick each other's ears clean. And those of you who have been reading for any length of time know that I DETEST eating, slurping, licking, smacking sounds. Drives. Me. Nuts. Really. REALLY.

Not only is my wonderful peace and quiet shattered by the nasty sound they make when swapping off grey matter (they really do share a brain, people), but the barking they do at every tiny thing that moves in our front yard or on our street is enough to send me to the nut house. Do people still get sent to the nut house? Growing up that meant you were going to Mandeville. If you were really bad, I think you were sent to Angola.


So here's the view from my front door, the one which will drive me to drink if my dogs have any say in the matter. Yes, I live at the end of a cul-de-sac, facing another one. The dogs see everything. Oh, and we have two lovely five foot windows which face the street. And I sit in front of one of them. Meaning the dogs sit one in front of each of them, watching. Waiting. To push me over the edge.

I have to go put the dogs away now. And did I mention that they don't bark at every little thing if the Hunny's around? Grrrr.

Until I write again ...

Flea

19 comments:

Poltzie said...

Yep, I also have two barky dogs. Sadly our neighbours have a very curious cat - I feel your pain!

April said...

Maybe your doggies are jealous the cows are getting all the good bloggin-time. They just wanted to give you something to type about. ;-)

I, too, have the barkiest dogs ever. The wind will blow the flag hanging on our front porch and you'd think the Boston Strangler was coming in the door with the way the little one reacts, fur-raised, yapping and everything.

Melissa said...

Sounds like its time for a cage...and I don't mean for you. ;)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Orgasmic pigs ROCK!!! Aren't you glad I gave you that to think about so early in the morn?

Hallie :)

Jen said...

Ha ha ha. My husband is like that, he cannot stand smacking/licking/slurping. Drives him batty. I grew up in the same house of my dad, who is the king of the smackers while he eats, so I just tune it out.

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

I am so feeling the TGIF thing too!

Have a great day!

My dog, Gracie never barks. Her brother, Jinks is a barker.

If Gracie wants to scare me. She gives a bark in the middle of the night! That'll skeeeer me!

The Sports Mama said...

Strange thing, but mine don't bark at ANYthing. And one of them is part German Shepard, so he's supposed to be all big and protective. Pfft. He's a big baby, is what he is.

dlyn said...

How I wish Riley had another dog with which to share a brain - it would double his present capacity :)

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I feel your pain, I really do. Although, I wish our Lhasa would share a small portion of her brain with the Bulldog. That might put an end to a good deal of the barking madness.

Tammy said...

My dogs won't stop barking all the time too. Thankfully I live in the country so I don't get many complaints, but it still drives me crazy. Have a great weekend! ;o)

jeni said...

Well, of course they don't bark at everything when Hunny's around because he's the Protector of the house! When he's gone, they have to do their duty and protect the lady of the house. :) Such chivalrous dogs! heehee

Weezee said...

If I weren't a postitive dog trainer I'd tell you to keep a 2x4 by your chair. But of course I am an all positive trainer and I am positive this is the #1 complaint of all dog owners, me included. Excuse me while I retireve my dog's ball from under the couch. I am a professional you know.

Katie said...

I was in Mandeville last week. I can see why they send crazy people there.

And I think I'd love Mondays if I got a quiet-ish house too!

Tanya Brown said...

It's because THAT'S HOW THEY SHARE A BRAIN.

Bwahahahaha!

Harmony said...

*sigh* Wouldn't be nice to be sent to a nut house?!

Jan Parrish said...

Looks beautifully peaceful.

noble pig said...

Uhhh, I just got the whole visual of the dog licking the ears. It's so gross isn't it? What are they getting out of there?

Asthmagirl said...

What a quiet view with your sunrise and all. No doubt fodder for demented dogs to se faux demons!

Karen said...

Awww, they'e just protecting you.

Our corgis bark at the wind. Seriously. I scream until I'm blue in the face but as they're outside and I'm inside it's pointless. The house dogs, however, are learning that noise is a no-no and excessive noise means outside kennel time. And to a dog, that's akin to the nuthouse.