We know a few people that are pet crazy to the extreme. They're the sort that will buy car seats for dogs, take them to dog salons, and when coming to our house will talk to the animals before saying a word to the people that live here. Umm....we're not like that.
This is more our style:
Me: OK, time to go kids. Who's going to put Trinket in jail? I put on my outside shoes and grab my purse, which sends the dog into a frenzy of barking and jumping.
K-boy: All right! Come here Stink Dog! (this is said in a falsetto, baby talk voice) Who's getting locked in the crate? Who's getting locked in the crate?
The dog successfully evades K-boy's first attempt at grabbing her, all the while keeping up her
D-boy: Just shut up, Trinket! Ow, my ears!
Me: Language, D-boy! Trinket quiet down, you're just going in your crate for a few hours while we go out and have fun without you.
M-girl: (in a super high pitched voice) Oh Trinket! Come here girl, come here!
D-boy: Shut up, M-girl! My ears!
Me: No saying that D-boy! M-girl, stop. It is annoying. Stop jumping dog, before someone steps on you!
K-boy: (again in a falsetto) Come on Dinky Dog. We'll be back in a few hours. Unless we never come back, and you're in jail forever. Either way you're going in your crate, so calm down.
By now, we all have our shoes on and the dog is practically having conniptions. I finally reach down, scoop her up and hand her off to K-boy.
Me: (in a sweet baby voice) Come on you evil, monster dog. You know you have to go in jail, because if we leave you out you'll chew all of the cushions. We'd take you if we could but....
K-boy: We don't want to! Ha ha ha! He carries her off to her crate in the basement. He'll give her a treat to occupy her while we're gone.
D-boy: Cats are just smarter than dogs. That's just the way it is.
Looking over at the cats calmly watching us prepare to leave, I can only agree. The dog goes crazy every single time we leave the house.
We walk out to the car, shaking our heads and listening to the dog whine pitifully. Oh well, she'll get over it!
Don't hate us too much if you're the extremely pet crazy type. We really let her out again, I promise. Almost as soon as we get home too!
Finding the Funny