Monday, March 21, 2011

Who's in charge here?

There goes summer. It's been grey and drizzly all weekend.

Yesterday morning, when we woke up, it was raining very heavily. It would've been mad to go out. My humans wanted to go back to sleep but they couldn't. Mr Thumper's incontinent, and he has to go when he has to go. And he always has to go first thing in the morning.

So my stay-at-home human dragged herself downstairs, put a raincoat on Mr Thumper, and got out the biggest umbrella we have.

"Let's go, Rufus!" she said brightly, jingling his leash and collar. Mr Thumper looked at her as if she was mad and refused to budge.

I thought I'd better help. So I went up to Mr Thumper and asked him, "Don't you want to go for a walk, Mr Thumper?"

"Ekkk." he replied.
I went to tell my stay-at-home human what Mr Thumper said.
 "Mr Thumper says you should take me instead."
My stay-at-home human was disappointed. She decided to see if maybe Mr Thumper wanted to eat first. So she made our breakfast.

I had mine of course. But Mr Thumper didn't want to eat either.
"Phtui! Ekkk." he complained, to the chef a.k.a. my stay-at-home human.

Out came the collar and leash again. Luckily, my out-at-work human stepped in. He gave my stay-at-home human a bag of liver treats to put in her pocket. Mr Thumper immediately got up to follow her.

My stay-at-home human had no time to feel insulted. Mr Thumper had a very, VERY full bladder. They walked in the rain for 30 minutes emptying it. But though my stay-at-home human begged and begged, Mr Thumper refused to bake any muffins for her.

Until, that is, they got home and he got onto his bed.


After she'd scrubbed Mr Thumper's butt and tail and bed [for the 2nd time in 24 hours] and mopped the floor [for the 2nd time that morning], my stay-at-home human decided to cheer herself up. After all, it was Sunday! 

She decided to bake her Best Chocolate Cake In The World Even If She Says So Herself.

After all the excitement of the morning, all I wanted to do was go back to bed.

And I was just getting comfortable too, when I heard my out-at-work human yell out to my stay-at-home human, "She's leaked! On her bed!" I had this horrible feeling he was talking about me.

"No! Nooo..oo...!" my stay-at-home human sobbed, as she dashed about opening the windows and doors again. She turned on the fan. She sprinkled essential oils. She lit a nag champa incense stick.

My out-at-work human immediately got to work squeezing my butt.
 "Sigh. Sorry, Ms C."
My butt got washed. My bedsheet too.

It took forever to dry. I got cranky.
"Oi! Why are you so slow?"
Suddenly, I remembered I was A Lady, so I said I was sorry.
"I'm sorry. I don't know what came over me."
After another 15 minutes, my bedsheet finally got dry enough for me to lie down on and rest. Thank goodness because I was very tired by then.


It rained the rest of the day. I got bored. Mr Thumper refused to eat his lunch and dinner. The kitchen got mopped another 2 times. I didn't get an evening walk because it was raining. Of course, Mr Thumper got one again. My stay-at-home human gave up any idea of baking. She decided to pout and feel sorry for herself instead. We went to bed early. When we woke up at 5.30, it was Monday. And it was still raining.

I can't believe that's how my birthday week started. Who's in charge of these things? That's what I'd like to know.


My stay-at-home human's Poop? What poop? essential oils blend

Eucalyptus Blue Gum [E. Globulus] 60%
Scotch Pine [Pinus Sylvestris] 15%
Lemon Myrtle [Backhousia Citriodora] 15%
Cypress [Cupressus Sempervirens] 10%

ONLY for potpourri or vapouriser use. A drop may be added to sanitise and deodorise laundry, or in a bucket of water for mopping the floor. NEVER to be used directly on dogs.


Karen Friesecke said...

I don't blame you for not wanting to go outside when it rains! Jersey isn't a fan of outdoor activities when it is raining, either. And remember Ms GLP, YOU and Thumper are always the ones in charge :O Jersey has me wrapped around her little paw.

Shawn Finch, DVM said...

Dear Georgia Little Pea,

We had very similar dog and dog washing Sundays! Happy Birthday Week Friend! I hope it only gets better from here.

Anonymous said...

George is not particularly keen on going out in the rain (or water, in general) either, but knows he has no choice. I do feel sorry for your doggies, though, as getting drenched is not a very nice experience. However, it was a bit naughty of the little lady to let herself go like that! I hope you've kissed and made up :)

Lavinia said...

Oh no, 4 more days till your birthday and you still have tummy problems? Poor Georgia, I hope you get better in time for the celebration. And your stay-at-home human can bake a nice cake (or treats) for you instead.

I'm sorry it's raining there, I'd send you a little piece of spring if I could.

Sage said...

Oh, my, this must have been the weekend for in-house "accidents" involving one of the kitties and Toby. We're still grey and drizzly here too, but are hoping for more and more sun!

Jan said...

Great pictures.

We had a gray and rainy weekend too. The dogs want to hold their pee until spring. :-)

Peggy Frezon said...

Yech, who wants to get soggy and cold? Happy Birthday week, I just finished mine so I guess now it is your turn!

Jean said...

Georgia Little Pea, the dogs around here are like Thumper - they'd rather sleep than go out in the rain. Unfortunately, we've been getting a lot of rain lately.
And the good thing about your summer ending is that means ours is about to is officially spring here. Yay!

georgia little pea said...

@mylittledog - I hope you don't think I PEED in my bed because I AM A Lady and wouldn't do that! My stay-at-hone human didn't explain it properly.

I have a problem with my *blush* anal sacs. I can't empty them out myself naturally so they need to be squeezed every week. Dr Dog taught my out-at-work human how to do it but he's not very good (yet) and doesn't always get it ALL out. It really stinks.

Here I go. I finally get a nice ladylike picture up at the top and I'm talking about my anal sacs. Sigh.

Kristine said...

Happy birthday week! I see you are STILL eating pap, that is not good. You'd better order that body of yours to get better fast!

Is it rude to laugh at your stories? Because they are indeed very funny. Especially the butt squeezing parts. I have to say, you are a very classy leaking lady. :-)

I hope Mr. Thumper is eating better today.

houndstooth said...

Georgia LP, I just wanted to say that I feel your pain! Lilac has, erm, similar issues to those of Mr. Thumper and we have been there and done that. Fortunately, none of have the butt juice problem, but a Greyhound who lived here before did. From what I hear about that, ewwww! You have my sympathies!

I am sorry your birthday week started off so poorly! It was probably that silly Supermoon. Don't worry, it can only get better from here!


koko said...

Hi Georgia,

It has been raining every evening here too and I'm stuck at home without my evening walk. Hope the week will be better for Thumper and you... and the hoomans too... coz it's your barkday week :)

Licks, hero

Pamela said...

Dear Georgia,

Do your best to be a good girl this week. I know your Stay-at-home person might get a little hysterical about perfectly acceptable (to a dog) smells and messes but her heart is in the right place and she just wants you to be happy and healthy.

BTW, I miss your old picture. It was very cute. And ladylike isn't always important. Remember, well-behaved women never make history.

simon pender said...

Ack. Poops and wees of incontinent hounds.
Poor you. Poor doggies.
What a story.

georgia little pea said...

@ Ms Pamela - is that true? Then, I think I'm going to be making some history for sure! YAY!

BTW, is history good to eat?

Pamela said...

History is very good to eat--especially the French kind. The English? Not so much.

Anonymous said...

You know I had to read your side of the story as well. I am sorry to hear you had an accident too. We all know it was just an accident and not a bid for attention or acting out against the dreadful weather.
Still, you must try to be on your best behavior for this special week. You have to allow your humans time to prepare for your big day and not be spent with all the butt washing and linen changing.