Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Trouble

Look at this face.  It says "I'm sorry".  Or maybe it says "I just couldn't help myself".  Oliver is our third dalmatian in the past twenty years.  He's our first "grazer" and we forget that he has THE HABIT.  The habit of checking out what's on the kitchen counter and zeroing in on the  item(s).

This is the face of Oliver who had just finished off the washed broccoli and tomatoes draining in a colander in the sink.  Yes, he enjoyed enough broccoli for two adults and two tomatoes.  Yes, he was in trouble.  Yes, I had to scrounge around for a few more spears of broccoli and a few more tomatoes for our dinner.  As for Oliver, he suffered no ill effects and is waiting for next time and hoping for a nice ribeye steak.


GOOD DOG

All is forgiven.  Oliver has a smile on his face once more.  We did, however, tell him that if he continues to "graze", Santamation will not be coming down the chimney with squeeky toys and dog treats on Christmas Eve.

31 comments:

  1. ha ha ha! I can't help but laugh.

    He looks so pathetic but I'm sure he loved every second of it.

    I can't believe he ate that...and that he ate it out of the sink! crazy talk.

    Our dog asks with her eyes before she takes unless she doesn't know we're looking, then it's game on :-)She's been known to polish off an entire plate of potato wedges though and I have the pics to prove it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Broccoli!?! Ok Oliver has odd tastes fro a Dalmatian, but just look at that face! gotta love it.

    When I was a kid my parents Boxer got a hold of a T-Bone... up on his hind legs and took it from the grill. My dad seemed pretty mad at first but soon took it as a compliment.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I don't know...I think he looks pretty proud of himself to me or maybe just an innocent look! Hehe! Our dog has become a grazer in his old age, it's like he's a puppy again. He likes broccoli too. He lays underfoot every chance he can, I am constantly stepping over him...I think his plan is to trip me with food in my hands so I'll drop it in front of him.

    I would love to see more photos of your Dalmatian...I'm sure we would all like to see what he gets for Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Love your Dalmation story. My daughter had a Dally..Sebastian, and you forget they are tall standing on hind legs and can reach just about everything on the kitchen counters!

    My grandson was unwell, lying on the settee and I bought him a pretty little cake to cheer him. One second it was in my hand, grandson put his hand up to take it and Bassie had it as quick as a shot out of a gun!

    Don't you just love 'em!! Hugs June xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. Broccoli and onions? I can't believe it!! Such a sweet face though. Can't stay angry long, can you?

    ReplyDelete
  6. You just gotta love him. Glad there were no ill effects!

    I made Podso's Black Bean and Pumpkin Soup - just wonderful!

    Carol

    ReplyDelete
  7. LOL! But, he looks so innocent, Bonnie. LOL! I'd be very careful with the ribeye... I wouldn't be crushed about the broccoli and onion... but, the ribeye... that's another story!

    ReplyDelete
  8. He looks very contrite...didn't dogs liked broccoli. Great post and he is a beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your Dal is a foodie!!!LOL Very cute guy!

    ReplyDelete
  10. How can you be mad at that face??? Carla

    ReplyDelete
  11. Our Oliver (a corgi) doesn't graze (because he can't reach the counter) but he also doesn't get in the trash (which he can reach) -- I've never had a dog who did that -- they're usually all over the trash!

    You need either a smaller dog or a taller counter (BIG GRIN!)

    ReplyDelete
  12. How cute! Who couldn't forgive a face like Oliver's??
    My son and his wife have two Great Danes (black and white) who are grazers as well. The most serious was the missing stick of butter... foil and all. Never a problem but, wow!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am laughing out loud, with you not at you. we had a dog Max for 15 years and he was the same way (both the ones we have now are not and we are thankful)Max ate a Christmas present, a 125.00 check from my dad. I had to call daddy and tell him and since he was well advanced in age and having trouble with his check book he could not figure out how to add it back in and write another check. i said daddy just add it back and don't write another check. his answer was are you sure it was 125.00? becuase i meant to send 100. we still laugh about that dinner check Max ate.
    Baby and Jake ate between them a very large avacado that fell off our tree in the back yard. I will not print here what that caused. ha ha

    ReplyDelete
  14. How could Santamation ever resist him? He is a doll and at least he likes healthy broccoli! Years ago our daschund jumped up and grabbed a chicken leg I was handing to a son. I miss having a dog. Growing up, a friend had a Dalmatian for years and he was the perfect pet!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Ha Ha Ha---at least Oliver ate his veggies for the day (or days)..... Oh---I can only imagine how upset Mama was when you found out what he had done...

    I'd rather see a picture of Mama's face --after finding out what Oliver did.... ha ha

    Beautiful dog---even if he does enjoy eating... (Maybe he is kin to ME!!!!)
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
  16. Who couldn't love that face? We have a Sweety Wheaty that can be quite naughty too!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. He is too funny! At least he eats healthy!
    I miss our little pom, Missy, begging for food. She would eat anything if I would let her have it. Now I have to vacuum more! She was 16, and we lost her one month ago.
    The only thing she wouldn't even look at was Light popcorn. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm sure your threat will cure him of his bad habit. We have a cat who loves shrimp, so I understand the problem. We did see the Taj very early in the morning of the day we visited the Missionaries of Charity. Contrast indeed. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hee hee.....That is so great that he eat broccoli :) Maybe in a past like he was a human, and he knows that one should eat their broccoli to be health :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a handsome boy Oliver is. Glad he is doing well. Give the poor guy a ribeye already.

    ReplyDelete
  21. You are one patient mama!

    We opted to find good new homes for our two kitties before we moved here. I am actually very glad. I was SICK to death of cat hair and cat antics.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Heeehehehe!!! First dog ever I've heard of cleanin' up the broccoli. I knew dogs would eat tomatoes...we had one that used to clean our vines before we'd get 'em picked.

    He looks like a terrific member of your family.

    God bless ya and have an incredible day!!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a scream!! I am laughing! I do love Oliver's different colored ears! From his pose, I'm guessing he is serious about knowing he is in trouble. Santamation!! How funny! So he can reach up and into the sink? He does look pretty tall!! Our cats would drag steaks under the table and eat them if we left them out to thaw. I once caught my dog under the table chewing a double edged razor blade, Midol tablets, and a Paul McCartney figurine. Not a cut on her mouth anywhere. And I think she never had PMS after that!

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a precious face...if Oliver needs a place to say...just let me know...he can stay with me.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Well, I didn't know that Dalmations like veggies--especially these. Way too funny.

    Melinda

    ReplyDelete
  26. Funny! My uncle had a dog that ate potatoes. You've got to forgive a face like that one though. :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Bless his heart, he's sorry. I bet you forgave him after a couple of kisses.

    Plan B

    ReplyDelete
  28. I just wanted to reply to your posting about getting started with the family history. Invest in Family Tree Maker and go for it. It is absolutely one of the most rewarding projects I've ever worked on. And with your talent for writing... you will enjoy writing about your family history. Go for it!! I'll be here to cheer you on.
    As for the Mitford reread... I just pick up one of the books periodically and read a few pages. Sets my mind and heart straight!!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

    ReplyDelete
  29. Am laughing hard...your dog is vegetarian? He is so cute, no one can help but forgive.

    ReplyDelete
  30. He is so precious! This is making me want to find a big dog to hug....but I don't know how I would feel about him eating my veggies! What a cute story. Thank you for sharing. I hope the rest of your week is beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh mommy, please don't be so harsh with him, look at that face!! It shows how sorry he is..... or not?

    I can only imagine what his tummy felt like after all that broccoli... I know how mine feels.

    What a sweetie he is.

    ReplyDelete

I always enjoy hearing from you, my blogging friends.