My Dog is an Ass

Wednesday, December 12, 2007
As noted in A Very Geeky Christmas Tree, several years ago we bought a very large, pre-lighted tree for our living room. As you can imagine, it was quite expensive.

For whatever reason, our dog Boogie the Giant Schnauzer has a terrible time laying off the lights. Every couple years, he chews up the lights on a different branch and my Smart Man ends up having to rewire the branch. He doesn't chew on anything else that doesn't belong to him, and hasn't since he reached adulthood. Just the tree.

Today I went upstairs to stir the chili, and found the detritus of a light string on the floor next to the tree, and several branches were dark. Next to the carnage was Boogie's unchewed rawhide bone. Needless to say, I was not pleased.

My dog is an ass. A 95 lb ass.

4 comments:

Jim Wright said...

My dog lives outside. This would go double for any creature with the term 'giant' in it's genus. Just saying.

Janiece Murphy said...

Jim, normally it's not a problem, just this damn tree.

Unfortunately, he can't live outside. He has hair, not fur, and there's simply not enough of it to keep him warm. The upside of the fur versus hair thing is that he doesn't shed. Since my Smart Boy is slightly allergic, that was a requirement when we chose the breed.

Signonthedottedline said...

Smug smug, doesn't happen with The Great Huntress!
OK, maybe once in a while a mouse carcass as a tribute.....

Janiece Murphy said...

I'll deal with the once a year chewing if it means I don't have the carcass issue all year round...