Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Ensuring she knows her place!

As you are all aware Mum AKA The Secretary has not being doing her job properly of late.
She seems to think it's acceptable to be a slacker.
I thought it was time to get some ground rules firmly established before she gets totally out of control.

First I went shopping and bought a book, which I left on her desk.

She didn't seem to take the hint, so I thought I better make things a bit clearer. I stuck this on the laptop screen..

Hmmm that provoked a slight reaction (if her screwing it up in a ball and tossing it in the trash counts!)

She still didn't seem motivated to get to work though. So I confess that I blatantly lied, I told her that in exchange for a years worth of solid blogging, no slacking and no excuses this was her reward..

Dumb dodo fell for it too! So don't expect me to disappear for at least 12 months.. Mum has her eye on her prize!!

Desperate times force desperate measures folks

Ben xxxx

Don't worry Dave I'm not planning on dog napping you for real.. just don't tell Mum that!


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Woo khould always use ME as dekhoy?!?

I'll help!


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Ben. Is your nose growing yet?

Eric said...

He,hee! Clever one Ben. Boy you are smart.Smarter than the leggededs that's for sure. Got any more tricks like that you can teach me?

Boy, oh boy, tell the beans those scritchy scratchies and belly rubs were the bestest ever. Sorry I kept pawing them for more. And they made Mom's day actually doing her card!!!!She went all sniffy.

Sending them wiry love and licks, Eric xxxx

Sophie Brador said...

I wonder if that would work with my mom.

xo & a Turnip too

Abby said...

Hi, Ben...

Whatever works...

Abby xxxoooo

The Army of Four said...

Wooooo! Hey Ben's Mom - WOOOOOO!!!
PS: Ben - I've got your back, buddy! Ha woooo!

Millie said...

Ben you need to keep on her good side. If it is the same as with us she has the key to the treats.

pughy said...

Ben you little tinker, stop telling porkies. But I will help for sure.

Your Cuss Jasper x

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Well Ben, you certainly are learning how to train humans quite well. I like your style!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Asta said...

You'we bwilliant..Don't even mention disappeawing..I don't think I could take it..and why would she want anyone else when she has you?
smoochie kisses

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

You are so funny, Ben! I can't help but laugh when I saw the Dummy book...*wink* I should get Mom one to wake HER up! She's been neglecting my blog too...pfft! Good idea to use a distraction!


Raising Addie said...


Great book!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Ben!
I think my mom needs that book!
I hope your mom got the message!
Kisses and hugs

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

I think my mom need that book too. By the way, STOP THE PINKY DRESS joke!!!!!

slurpy licks,

Princess Eva and Brice, the Duke of Destruction said...

Please send a copy here!!!!

Princess Eva

Moco said...

You are one clever pup!

Lacy said...

w00f;s Ben, u iz one smart pup...heehee iz there a long line to borrow it..

b safe,

Martha Basset said...

Hi Ben
It is just as well your mum loves you unconditionally!!!
Otherwise you might be out on your cheeky ear!
Remember the hand that rules the food cupboard rules your world!!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxxxx

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Dave??.....DAVE!! It is you! How lovely, we weren't expecting to see your gorgeous peepers here (now Mother is swooning!) :D
Ben, we hope your Mum gets back into the routine....she and our Mum should form Slackers Anonymous, we have only been allowed to visit, like, three blogs in the last three days.....come on woman....put some effort in!! What's that Mum? You're busy? Doing what exactly?? *sigh* you just can't get the staff these days :o)
Slobbers xx

Petey said...

Bennie, when Mommy read "Yorkshire pudding" on your comment, she began to drool. Apparently, Granny used to make delicious "Yorkie" and roast beef every year for Christmas dinner. But since there's now only Mommy and Granny, she hasn't made it in years. She made it in a square pan so there were four lovely big crusty corners. Hmmmm, Mommy's drooling again....

Your pal,


Molly and Taffy said...


You are a real cool dude. A good plan and we are sure it will work.

Molly and Taffy

Anonymous said...

Hi Ben,

My Mom said she loves your blog and I do too.

I wanted to tell you that you look so strong and handsome!! Wow, you are soooo very BIG. I think your cute too.

I sure would like to be your friend.

Thank you for coming over to see me at my blog.

Until later wiggles and nisses (nose kisses), Luv Tessa

taz and all the dogs in need said...

now now big boy, just remember who holds the treat strings

Joe Stains said...

omdog, how COOL and smart! You are inspiring my buddy. I sure hope it works out for you!

Agatha and Archie said...

Wow you are brilliant!!! That is a great idea!! Love A+A

Rambo said...

How do you spell P-I-N-O-C-C-H-I-O?? Ben!

The OP Pack said...

Cool book, Mom has Bloggers for Dummies, maybe we need to find that one for her too.

Hey, we see Freckles, aka Dave, there - he is such a sweetie.

Woo asked about the baby biped stuffies. Funny thing, the pups NEVER have touched any of the babies toys. And every morning the babies round up all the dog stuff that Thunder scatters through the family room at night and toss it back into the kitchen for the pups. Mom is always amazed that they have this mutual respect for each others' things.

Woos, the OP Pack