Thursday, 26 March 2009

Counter Surfing and Shoes

Hi everypup,

Mum is still "busy" so sorry I'm a day late with the tale of Millie's counter surfing. Mum says when I tell you all what Millie has been up to you may understand why she is so "busy" (I say it's still no excuse but thats just me!)

Before I spill the beans on little sissys crimes just a quick note to say all the red snooter pics are now up on the Dughallmor Beagles blog and you can vote for your favourite, there are some awesome pics!

So on Tuesday the eldest Bean Mollie had a cookery lesson at school and came home with a delicious looking pizza all ready to be popped in the oven.
Mum had already made dinner so she popped the pizza on the counter and said she would cook it for supper. The pizza was on a foil covered plate and wrapped in cling film (saran wrap) and she placed it at the very back of the kitchen counter so in her two legged mind (she really needs to start thinking like a dog) she thought it was safe.

Everyone sat down to dinner and then Dad heard some suspicious rustling in the dining room and went to investigate. He found a neat pile of cling film and a foil covered plate... minus one uncooked pizza... and one little fuzzball Millie with incriminating strands of cheese all around her chops. She hadn't even made a tear in the foil or the cling film (how she managed this is beyond even me) boy did she get a telling off!! More so because Mollie had made the pizza and Mum felt really bad that she put all that effort in and didn't even get to eat it!

You would think that she would have learned her lesson .. she really had her ear chewed off about it.. but nooooooooo

next morning the beans brought their breakfast dishes into the kitchen and put them on the counter while Mum was out enjoying the wonderful task of poopie scooping. Mum came back into the kitchen just in time to find Millie with her head in the second bowl (having already demolished the first) feasting on the cereal (chops covered in milk this time - she really must learn to clean off the evidence!!) Mum had barely had time to register the scene in front of her when ear busting screams resounded from the living room.

There was then a comical moment with Mum attempting to reprimand one guilty looking pup, wash her hands and scramble to see what all the commotion was about at the other side of the house. I tried not to laugh.. really I did!

On reaching the source of the screaming Mum discovered a very upset Lilli holding one of her favourite pink shoes - well technically it was no longer a shoe more like a pile of shredded pink leather barely clinging to a teeth addled sole. in the middle of the floor was a pile of yellow foam.. formerly known as one of Mollies flip flops. Yup.. not content with two incidents of counter surfing in as many days Millie had decided to eat a couple of shoes too ... and being the naughty little fuzzball she is instead of eating the same pair she ate two different shoes thus wrecking two pairs in one swoop. At this point Mum had to confess to Lilli that the fuzzball had also eaten one of her High School Musical shoes the day before!! after pizzagate too!!

uh-oh at this point I decided a hasty retreat from the volcanic explosion about to occur was a good idea so I did what any intelligent dog does in these circumstanses and took refuge in Millies crate - a self imposed prison sentence seemed like the best plan!

slight break from the story here to report that Mum just had to momentarily stop typing for me as she needed to go out in the garden and retrieve one of Mollies slippers from the brats jaws. She was quick enough to save it from total destruction but it's minus its beading now!!

So anyway.. Millie had yet another firm telling off (not that it worked obviously) The shoes were moved to yet another secret location and secured (clearly that didn't work either) and Mum had to promise Lilli that she would buy her some more pink shoes and some more HSM shoes so that peace could be restored. Lilli told Millie that she wasn't her friend anymore (that lasted all of 5 seconds) and Mum did one of her weary sighs. Yup that brat is sure keeping Mum busy but in a strange way (and don't tell Mum I said this) I'm quite impressed!

Sorry for the lack of photographic content, there was nothing left of the pizza to photograph and Mum didn't figure that photographing the mauled shoes was a good idea as Lilli may be even more traumatised then!

So.. Millie has well and truly arrived and Mum is being treated to the whole *puppy* experience in all it's glory! These next few months are gonna be fun.. I'm off to count Mum's grey hairs now!!

Ben xxxx


Suzuki said...

BOL Sound like fun at your place right now Ben... Mum thinks I was the most destructive pup she has ever laid eyes on, but now I'm so calm and good... she doesn't understand it.
Big licks to you

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Was there a point to all THAT?

I did happen to hear the GJ was offured his very own puppy...any truth to that?

I think Millie will be HULA material! I will paw off a note to Meeshka!

PeeEssWoo: Just remember this soooooo drives up your stokhk and value!

Abby said...

Hi, Ben...

Sure makes you look like the "Good Dog", doesn't it??

Abby xxxooo

pughy said...

Lol Lol Oh you are sooo naughty Millie. Us Cats are just sooo superior!!!!!!

Hugs GJ xxx

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Thanks for the laughs and the memories! Abby is right, this will only make you look like a really good pup.

How old is your sister?

Princess Eva

P.S. Brice finally started to destroy less things when he turned two!

Amber-Mae said...

What a sneaky fella you are Ben!

Belly jiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Bobby said...

Oh my dog, John said it was bad enough with the Mop, who in comparison has a tiny mouth. He has no chance of counter surfing his little legs hardly reach a coffee table. Well not to worry it only goes on for a year or two.

Martha Basset said...

Hi Ben
Thank goodness you are there to fill us in. We can understand that your mum might be a bit busy!
The joys of having a puppy - still it is going make you look very good Ben.
wont be long before the whole family are saying what a good dog you are!
The whole family just need to undertake some puppy training Ben and you are the very dog for that. They will need to be trained to put things away in dog proof places!
They will have to stretch and put their left over food very high!
Has Millie managed to find the time to dig up the garden yet?
Only a couple of years before she grows out of it!
martha & bailey xxx

The OP Pack said...

Counter surfing rottie? Are you sure she isn't a sibe in disguise???? Mum has forgotten what life with a puppy can be like. But we recommend she take lots of pics so the whole family can laugh about them in a few years.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Sounds like ya'll got yer work cut out fer ya! DawgMom says we better not let Millie & Pappy get together until they grow up, the world would be in grave danger if they did. Counter surfin? Ya'll sure she ain't part Bull Terror? We're GREAT counter surfers!

Feather, Darla & Pappy, the TN Bull Terrors

Moco said...

Your place has been invaded by puppiness. You are going to have to keep a steady eye on your sister and train her in the ways of the well mannered pup.

The Creek Cats said...

We don't mind woofies at all, in fact we let one live here with us :)

Thank you so much for your very kind words about Cal. It means so much to us and we really do appreciate it.

Joe Stains said...

omdog we do feel bad for your Mom and the Beans but we are giggling a little. Mom said she would have to think REALLY hard before she ever got a puppy!

Simba and Jazzi said...

Puppies are great for making us grown dogs look really well behaved.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Maggie and Mitch said...

It sounds like Millie is a very busy puppy! She's your perfect alibi, Ben!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Tracey and Huffle said...

I do think you might have done a bit more work before Millie arrived to prepare your mum for this Ben. It would have been the nice thing to do. Just one chewed up shoe?

Huffle Mawson

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Oh Dear Millie.

Zac was and still is at times terrible with destroying slippers so we know how you feel.

Holly & Zac...XX

Raising Addie said...

Oh noes Millie!

You most certainly are a puppy!

Thankfully, Lucie has not figured out that it is fun to destroy things yet.

We just loved reading this post. We felt like we were right there with you!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Mack said...

Aw yes. Mom says she remembers now what rottie pups are all about!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Ben!
Looks like Millie has been very busy!
I had a good laugh reading about the things she has been doing!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

happy said...

Hi Ben! Sure have missed you too! Oh puppies...hmm I was thinking that maybe I should allow LS to bring one home. But that really wise?

Bobby said...

Ben how could you come to the party and leave your mam to manage your sister Millie The Destroyer by herself. It will get worse before it gets better.That is just what you need to hear. HE! HE!
Evo was very good but we had to be out all the time until he was worn out.
Then he would sleep and as soon as he woke Pip and Evo went out again, I did not want to go each time.

Petey said...

I only chewed on two shoes when I was a puppy - the back of a pair of $1,300+ pink Alligator pumps (Mommy got them on sale for 75% off, still...) and the back of a visitor's Gucci loafer. I have exquisite taste.

Remember to tell your beans that yelling only works if you catch us in the act, otherwise we don't have a clue what you're fussing about. Also, most of us don't like the taste of lemon or bitter apple - that was pretty effective for me when Mommy sprayed it on things she didn't want me to chew.

Won't you be happy to get away from the fuzzbrat and go dancing with Khrya in NYC this weekend?

Your pal,


Lacy said...

w00f's, heehee that Millie iz fur shure a puppy...and a fast puppy too...thats y mama and daddy goted me, mama said she didnt think they cood live through a puppy invasion..

b safe,