So, My Theme Is Inaccurate

December 20, 2010

I have wanted for a long time to name puppies after newspapers — and this was the litter.  But the theme should have been Apocalypse Now. This evening, Cheryl K called me as I was driving home. I sat in the driveway and talked with her for about twenty minutes – apparently a very bad idea! You’ll never believe what was going on in the house. Three of the puppies staged a jail break. They pulled down the floor lamp on which the puppy cam was mounted and disconnected the puppy cam (so we couldn’t watch?). They pooped and peed on the indoor outdoor rug that is under and surrounding the pen. They ran in and out of their little crates, turned them on their sides, took the towels out of them, ate the little rubber cushions off the door openers. They chewed on the edge of the carpet and on the edge of the tarp that is under it. BEASTIES!!!

I rounded them up, put them back in the pen, scooped up the poop, righted the little crates, threatened the little demons with a sudden death, then went into the kitchen to fix their dinner. I listened to the grumbling that followed me. I took them their dinner, put them in their little crates, let them eat, took them back out and — voila! — I have nice little puppies again.  Apparently I won’t like them when they’re hungry.


  1. DeAnn says:

    Um, was mine a good puppy or a baddog? I’m guessing baddog… boy do I have my work cut out for me. 😉

  2. Jean from NM says:

    Holmes wasn’t in there by any chance, was he? I wonder too if Nola was leading the fray. Oh, my.

  3. Janet says:

    I was hoping for photos!!

    So who was the odd man out?

  4. Dawn says:

    Yeah which one did not inherit the BADDOG gene?

  5. Keith & Jo says:

    Okay, that is funny! I should be careful, lest it happen us.

  6. Jenn says:

    Oh dear. Sounds like they take after their momma with a vengeance. She only went by Leidy as a puppy occasionally, more often it was G*(d?*!#%!, hence her aka, The Criminal. Although, if Chase has a Baddog gene, they were doomed from the start, got it from both sides with no chance of escape. Holmes is fortunate they didn’t try to pin the crime on him (or haven’t figured out how, yet, anyway). Hugs to all.

  7. Builder Mama says:

    That is so funny…I logged onto the puppycam last night and the screen was white…talk about total dismay! No puppy fix! Now I know, they were keeping the puppy stalkers like me at bay. Very clever little pups!

  8. Cheryl says:

    I totally disclaim any responsibility for the little heathens! That does sound awfully lot like the goings on of Susan’s last litter of seven who tore the heck out of her house upon their occasion breakouts! AND like my first Cardi litter of eight little heathens who would break out of their pen periodically and go on a rampage around the house, no doubt singing, “ding, dong, the witch is gone!”