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SallyBR1's picture

Yesterday I was making some dough for baguettes in the kitchen. The door to our patio was open.

suddenly Chief starts barking - a very upset bark, which I've heard before. You know, that dog has distinct "tones" for his barking, quite interesting.

because I was doing a new method for kneading the dough - you essentially fold and SLAP it hard on the counter, I could not stop. My hands were absolutely covered in slack dough.

it took me a couple of minutes to go check the situation.

what I saw was a dalmatian, with its tail wagging very happily, and the head halfway into a bag of POWDERED SUGAR.

have you ever tried to wrestle a bag of powdered sugar out of a dalmatian? I bet you haven't.

to make a long story short, the patio was COVERED with powdered sugar, I was covered with powdered sugar, the dog was covered with powdered sugar. A sticky mess, that even the Dyson had trouble picking up.

some major profanity was involved.

let's say that my Friday/Saturday combo so far has been less than stellar.

(Sally discreetly knocks on wood)

 


 


The garbage disposal is your friend. Treat it nicely.


(A little pearl of wisdom, February 2009)

AnnL's picture

(post #52396, reply #1 of 18)

Hee, I can just see Pitts covered with powdered sugar.


Lyca has different barks for different things.  She has one for a person is walking up the driveway, a different one for a cat is on the property, another one for a dog and the UPS truck has a very special bark!


Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Jean's picture

(post #52396, reply #4 of 18)

The last time the UPS guy delivered when our 'time share' dog was on the porch, he went back and got a doggie biscuit for her.  Smart man.



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PeterDurand's picture

(post #52396, reply #2 of 18)

Well, that was good for a wake up smile this morning. Thanks.

Cheers,

Peter

 


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msm-s's picture

(post #52396, reply #3 of 18)

Aw, sweet doggie...

Gretchen's picture

(post #52396, reply #5 of 18)

Oh, sally, sally, sally.........   You need to read "Dogs in Elk"!!! 


So how do you like your albino dalmatian!!  LOL


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BossHog's picture

(post #52396, reply #6 of 18)

"some major profanity was involved."

Well, I for one am shocked and appalled. I didn't think that sweet old ladies like you swore.

(-:

Life's disappointments are harder to take when you don't know any swear words.



Jean's picture

(post #52396, reply #7 of 18)

You'd better duck and run--calling Sally an old lady!


Sometimes I wonder--why is that Frisbee getting bigger?--and then it hits me.



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BossHog's picture

(post #52396, reply #8 of 18)

Hopefully she knows me well enough to know that I'm just poking fun.

(-:

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SallyBR1's picture

(post #52396, reply #9 of 18)

THe way I am feeling today, the description is quite appropriate.

amazing what a feel aches and pains do to a lady who is not even 50 yet!

 


 


The garbage disposal is your friend. Treat it nicely.


(A little pearl of wisdom, February 2009)

moxie's picture

(post #52396, reply #18 of 18)

I love the visual!!! Thanks for the puppy smile.

assibams's picture

(post #52396, reply #10 of 18)

I much more enjoyed this weekend adventure of yours than the other one ;-)


Resist the temptation to over-clean. After all, how many times do you need to kill the same germ.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
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SallyBR1's picture

(post #52396, reply #11 of 18)

Pits was clearly on a sugar high last night. Pretty funny - never seen a 12 year old dalmatian so full of life!

 


 


The garbage disposal is your friend. Treat it nicely.


(A little pearl of wisdom, February 2009)

cyalexa's picture

(post #52396, reply #12 of 18)

Back when I was a "horses only" doctor, my dob ate about a pound of flour. I called my friend, the "dogs and cats only" doctor (I took care of her horses),  told her what happened, and asked if he would be OK. She said he would be fine but he would sh*t biscuits for a couple days.

Lee's picture

(post #52396, reply #13 of 18)

Aren't animals fun?  Your dalmatian sounds a lot like DD's Chesapeake, whom we all adore, but who always seems to be one step beyond where you expect her to go.  She used to be confined to the kitchen when no one was home until a few months ago.  We were visiting and came home after an afternoon out to find that our sweet girl had figured out that she could open one of the corner revolving cabinets, the one where DD stores cereal and baking supplies, by pushing it with her nose.  She had pulled all kinds of stuff out, broken into boxes and bags of flour and sugar, and had also managed to chew the top off a plastic bottle of syrup.  I'm sure you can imagine the scene.   She was covered in syrup and generously frosted with oat squares, flour and sugar, as was the floor and everything she had brushed against.  DSIL and DH carried her upstairs and got her into a bathtub, DH and the kids scrubbed her down while DD, DSIL and I scrubbed the kitchen.  What a mess. 


She had pulled a similar stunt at our house last summer.  I had put her in a bedroom, nice and comfy, while we took the kids for an outing.  She greeted us as we opened the front door.  I hadn't closed the bedroom door firmly and she had nosed it open.  She had gone into the kitchen and, being a big dog, easily reached the countertop and had eaten an ENTIRE muskmelon (a big one), rind and all, along with several peaches and tomatoes.  Thank goodness she never got sick, but the kitchen floor was a sticky, seedy mess and there were sticky paw prints all over the place.  BAD *%*@!!! DOG!  I never knew melon juice was so hard to wash off.  I washed the floors over and over again for days before our shoes stopped sticking, and I had to have the carpets cleaned.  We love her, but there are times .....     

Heather's picture

(post #52396, reply #14 of 18)

And you didn't take pictures??

Regality's picture

(post #52396, reply #15 of 18)

Just a small suggestion--this might not be the time to visit Sally, for one's own safety.

SallyBR1's picture

(post #52396, reply #16 of 18)

You are a wise person.....

 


 


The garbage disposal is your friend. Treat it nicely.


(A little pearl of wisdom, February 2009)

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #52396, reply #17 of 18)

Sally - After vacuuming up that much fine powder, you should probably change the filter on the Dyson. when DH was dry-walling, we would change it every couple days. Thank goodness they are washable!

~RuthAnn


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