While I was out, my dog Niko just tore up the full garbage bag I had sitting by the front door. Â I forgot to take it out.
I came in the back door, and I knew something was up because he didn’t even get off the couch (yes, I let my dog get on the couch.) Â Usually he runs right up to me, but today he just looked at me, then put his head back down on the cushion.
I was like, “what’s up bud… how come you’re not……” Â and then I saw it. Â And then I slowly turned my head around and looked right at him. Â And then we just stared at each other for about 3 minutes, neither one of us saying a word. Â (I feel like if I just stare at him, that he’s going think, “woah, Matt must be pissed. Â He’s not even saying anything!”) Â But he just kept looking at me with those sad, shameful eyes.
It’s hard to get upset at him because I love him so damn much. Â Plus I can’t help but feel like it’s partially my fault for leaving the garbage out.
He ended up eating a 1/2 loaf of moldy 100% whole wheat bread, steamed chicken and broccoli from Amazing Wok, some coffee grounds, lots of tissue paper with stuff I won’t mention on it, and he somehow managed to lick clean a jar of peanut butter. Â I have no idea how he gets his tongue to the bottom of it, but he does somehow. Â He is going to make some lucky Basset Hound a very happy dog one day. Â (In dog parks, he pretty much only wants to have sex with the Basset Hounds. Â I’m not sure why. Â I guess he’s not a legs man.)
Which brings us to our next topic…. FRIDAY PUPPY.
If you think your dog has what it takes, send along a puppy photo to FridayPuppy@gmail.com and we’ll enter it in the Cutest Puppy Poll (results in the upper right corner. Â See it?). Â Whichever dog wins the poll, will win a Friday Puppy Tshirt. Â However, when you win the shirt, and wear it out in public, be prepared for lots of people to give you a lot of attention. Â It’s even better than being a pregnant woman. Â Trust me, I know.
Say hello to this week’s Friday Puppies…