No this time it’s not a tale about my poor long suffering daughter who wishes her mother would keep all those embarrassing childhood stories to herself. No, this one is about Kicki the cute; butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, bitsa dog. This painting below has the puppies in a gum boot being on their best behavior unlike the puppy in the story below.
You see my mother and father are cruising the Pacific, on the Dawn Princess no less, stopping in Fiji, Vanuatu and New Caledonia and the like for two weeks, having silver service every night, playing dress up, sitting with the captain on his table no doubt, whilst we got stuck with little Miss Wee Wee (or Miss Pee Pee). Oh the unfairness of it all!
THE ART OF A PUPPY MINDER
Now Kicki is one year old and absolutely gorgeous, just a little puppy and so sweet BUT she has this one little fault – every time you come in the door, or go upstairs and reappear or talk to her or just about anything – she does a little pee. It doesn’t seem to matter whether she is excited or frightened or happy or sad. Any old time will do, just a little squat and whoops there is another pee to clean up. No wonder when my parents dropped her off Mum arrived with a big bag full of goodies. I was quite impressed; there was food and snacks enough for a month, then there was the cleaning products (mmm..perhaps that should have been a clue) and also some puppy training pads. Turns out they are totally useless too, as it must be much more fun to pee next to them!
So an exciting time has been had by all, cleaning rag in the back pocket and a bottle of “Ajax clean and wipe” on the ready night and day. As soon as there is a knock on the door, little Kicki gets rushed outside, as that is the only safe spot to say hello to the cute little girl, and don’t get me wrong she is adorable! Just WET!
Here is another art blog and a movie too about dogs which you may enjoy; 98 Red Dog & Art
MORE ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS
First day she is here we take our normal 40 minute morning walk, this time with the 3 dogs, very happy to see lots of pees and other “business” is getting done away from the house. We laugh as she runs like the cartoon dog from “Footrott Flats” with her hind legs overtaking her head or alternatively is just like a fly on a string! Then we spot a big dog off the lead heading straight for us and my poor hubby trips and falling down like a timber in the woods! In the commotion he lets go of the 2 leads and there is a major panic with dogs and leads and traffic.
I got that sorted and back to the injured hubby who at this stage, was still was not moving. We thought he had a broken foot & finger at the very least, as he slowly limped home. Luckily it was a just a sprained foot and a cut and dislocated finger, but it hurt like hell according to the poor patient. Guess what, the “Pee- cleaneruperer gang” is now cut by 50%, well you can’t do that with dislocated finger can you!! I am telling a little fib now as handsome son Kai certainly is doing his share of the “Pee- patrol” too.
THE ART OF DESSERT
Must say though as it turned out little Kicki got her just desserts too, lol. The next day she was out in the back yard actually sniffing around looking like she was really going to squat and do her business somewhere good, when our dog Cheech came along. As fate would have it; just as Kicki lifted her head up, Cheech cocked his leg and let go of the longest pee and little KicKi just looked and blinked and blinked as the stream went all over her face and eyes and nose. She looked cute as a button if you still can do that with your face full of pee?
So here is a quotation to contemplate from Max Eastman and the Enjoyment of Laughter:
“Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.”
Till next time happy painting and sculpting and dog minding to you all,
Love Marie xxx (C)
If you enjoyed this story and artwork about a dog here is another of the art blog that may amuse 8. Thunder in the Thunder Box & Art
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