Office Dog (Experiment)

May 5, 2011

This morning the Honda Service Department put new front bushings on my Element.  I expect if I keep it for as long as I plan, it will be all new — the bionic dog car.  Anyway — since it only takes a couple of hours to change the bushings, I decided to wait for the blue toaster.  To keep me company, I brought the STAR puppy Nola.  She had a blast at the dealership.  We took a walk, she met lots of people.  My goal was to expose her to crashes and bangs and weird noises that she would never hear at home — or even at our training classes.  She weathered everything with the greatest aplomb.  Once the car repair was completed (and the dealership had nearly all my money), Nola and I came to the office.  I gave her some toys and some treats.  Then I turned to the computer to work.  She was up on the desk within seconds — however, unlike her Dad, she is not light-footed and graceful.  I cleaned up all the documents that she dumped on the floor.  I did take some cell phone photos.  I decided to share because she is very cute even when she is being “naughty Nola”.

Is someone coming in?

No more cookies?  You’re joking!

Do you need my help?

I can do it.

You can’t see me.

Nice painting


  1. Cheryl says:

    OMG! Naughty Nola INDEED! She’s a HOOT! I have photos in one of my dog’s photo albums of her coming to my firm in Asheville where she proceded to assist me in “filing” the clients’ files. So very helpful!

  2. dawn says:

    I LOVE naughty red girls. What a doll she is.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Oh, what a pretty little girl! I know they’re not related, but she still reminds me of JF in the face (of course sans the fluff). The markings and expressions are similar.

  4. Builder Mama says:

    Nola, Nola, Nola. You bad girl! I love baddogs!

  5. DeAnn says:

    OMG Penni she is lovely! Wow! AND the Baddog gene. SCORE! Smooch doesn’t even try to get on furniture. Not sure why this dissapoints me but it does. LOL One of her crates is in the living room and she’s perfectly content to put herself to bed when she’s tired. She does however, have the baddog gene when it comes to getting in trouble outside. 🙂

  6. Jean from NM says:

    I bet if Smooch were to come back for a visit, that Baddog Nola could teach her about the joys of a soft sofa cushion. 🙂

  7. Jenn says:

    And, if the sisters can’t teach each other enough, we can always send them to their momma, Leidy. Poor kids, they got the baddog gene from both parents . Maybe that should be, poor Penni!