I thought you didn’t have any more surprises left in you. After all, you’ve been around for almost 2 years now. I thought we’d reached the depths of your naughtiness.
I was wrong.
Thankfully I had been warned. The troops had rallied and the battle cry went out long and loud as the pitter patter of little feet approached: “Maaaaamaaaaa!!”
“Seamus chewed up the inside of the red chair!”
“Seamus made a messsss!”
A mess. Indeed.
But once the kids had alerted me, and actually escorted me to the scene of the crime, it seemed they felt they had fulfilled their duties.
They stepped right over the mess. And went back to their tea party.
But my party? With my guests the vacuum, broom and dustpan? Was only just beginning.
Thank you, Seamus.
P.S. Promise to stop posting about my ridiculously naughty dog. As soon as he stops being ridiculously naughty. Something about actually capturing the destruction he wreaks, on film and then with y’all on the blog, makes me feel a smidge better. Thanks for being there.
Oh no!!! All I can say is..I'm sorry for you!;)
We had a boxer once (I think I mentioned it on one of your other "naughty dog" posts). I wish I had been blogging then b/c maybe I would have seen the humor in some of her naughtiness instead of just seeing red. Or maybe not.
Oh.my.word! I can just picture your kids running to tell you what Seamus did. LOL I can't believe they didn't offer to help you clean it up. 😉
Coffee Please!?! says
oh my is right!! we have boxers – what kind of dog is seamus? our guinness loves to get "stuff" out of bags. the lunchbox that was left in the book bag overnight. the gum left in my purse. he drags the bags from where ever they are into our living room – leaving the contents spilling across the route – and proceeds to chew. he likes chapstick too. feelin' for you today!
The Gang's Momma! says
Oh my word. I thought the chewing of the packages left by the delivery guy was bad.
But the stepping over the mess to resume play?! My gang does that with everything. Without alerting me first. Or playing till their done THEN alerting me.
Ugh. Glad you can laugh a little about it . . . He sure is a cute dog. I don't know if I could stay mad at his sweet face.
You need to check out this hillious picture! A little shi-tzu/maltese mix that got into lipstick..
Maybe it will make Seamus look like a very well behaved dog!!
**sorry forgot the link!!**
Daisy Dreams says
Uh oh. I feel your pain! Dogs….can't live without 'em but oh the messes they can make!
Any behavior, be it by an animal or child, that provides for a smile-inducing blog post isn't too terribly naughty.
Love the pics of the tea-party resuming amid the mess. Let's just call it good coping skills. It builds character as they persevere through adversity.
Nice spin, huh?
Maggie S says
I am continually amazed at your tremendous capacity to include more love in your life.
I am reading Lord, Change My Attitude… Enjoying it; in a manner of speaking.
LOL I love that they just keep on playing…obviously they know you will be the one to do the clean up!! 🙂
We also used to have a boxer. It really was a love-hate relationship. He had the best personality and was as sweet as to pie to the kids, But oh so stubborn and active. Every once in a while I get a twinge when I see another boxer thinking I really want another. Thanks for posting these pictures. It took the twinge away, for a while at least 🙂 jenne in OR
I have a similar post for today…not yet ready to post it though, but a mess photo of naughtiness..
Oh Seamus…you naughty doggie!
Oh dear! My husband had just about convinced me we needed a doggie for the boys but this post just undid all his hard work!
Sharon Ankerich says
Have to laugh! 🙂 And so nice to know someone else that says Smidge… I say it all the time and everyone makes fun of me. 🙂
So tell me – does Seamus slink away and hide to tell on himself? 😉 Try the words (in your best command voice) WHAT.DID.YOU.DO.? Works every time!
Our kids would step by the mess too – frankly it would be hard to tell theirs from his!
Just keep laughing – and posting – it really does help!
hugs – aus and co.
Actually he doesn't slink away… In fact, he comes downstairs, gets up on the couch and takes a NAP!
I never find out what he's been up to until way after the fact… It's quite humbling to be outwitted by a dog on a regular basis!