Monday, November 19, 2007

A Little Bit O’ Fun

One of my good friends and co-workers, Sue, went on vacation and left me with a mess of a real estate closing. As a thank-you she came back from vacation bearing a gift for me in the form a book called “Bad Dog! True Tales of Trouble Only a Best Friend Can Get Away With”. This book is full of short stories written from a dog’s perspective about how much damage they can do!! It is the most hilarious book.

So, Sue and I decided that Jerry, my very own mutt, needed a story of his own (a true story). (Sue did a wonderful job!!)

Title: Jerry Owns a Boat
Owner: Rachel Williams
Age: 2 years old
Breed: Hound, Ridgeback Mix
Damage: less than $10.00

I love paper! Any kind of paper! My Mom has repeatedly told everyone in our house not to leave paper things on the coffee table because that is MY area for reading materials. Anything placed there is fair game for my perusal. Well, my Dad, Troy, is a great guy. He loves to hunt and fish and do great outdoors stuff. Dad bought a really nifty Grady-White fishing boat from some nice man on the coast of Virginia a few hours away from our house. He got a very fancy green piece of paper called a “Certificate of Title”, folded up in a nice envelope, which he carefully placed on the end table next to the couch. Dad had to mail this piece of paper to an important place so he could officially own the boat. For two days I left that very enticing piece of paper alone. I was trying so hard to be good. But, my Mom and Dad decided to run out to the grocery store one morning, and there it was, the very piece of paper I had tried to avoid. It sure was tasty! It shredded so wonderfully! The only mistake I made was leaving pieces of it for identification purposes. Mom and Dad came home, and wondered what the paper was. It wasn’t until they saw the green parts that they knew. Poor Dad, in slow motion (which is very interesting to watch if you know what I mean), he brought his hand to his mouth and looked at Mom. Mom quickly let me out the back door, and she and Dad had to contact that nice man on the coast of Virginia to ask him to apply for another one of those green pieces of paper. I could hardly wait, but Dad took it right away to the important government office and I never got another taste.

The End

That day I thought Troy might make me take Jerry back to the SPCA. We had to explain to the fellow that Troy bought the boat from that Jerry ate the title he had signed over to Troy and he kindly applied for a replacement title and then signed the new one over to Troy. When Troy got the new title he didn’t let it out of his sight or below 5 feet off the ground until he could personally deliver it to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for the new title in his name!! It has since been resolved and Troy is the rightful owner. I tease Troy that Jerry just wanted to own his own boat, but I still get the evil eye when I mention the whole situation!!


Janine said...

Oohh that is so funny. It's werid how dogs can leave the unimportant things alone and only manage to target the valuable things.

When my youngest dog was a puppy I had a favorite pair of strappy brown heeled sandals by
Steve Madden. I loved this pair of sandals. I loved how I felt wearing this pair of sandals. I was very careful about where I left this pair of sandals because of my chewy puppy dog. One day I was late getting ready for a get together and had thrown shoes all over my room trying to find a pair of shoes on the bottom of my closet. I ran to the bathroom to finish getting ready and then returned to my room to find my favorite strappy pair in my puppy's mouth. He had managed to chew through one of the straps on the left side during my short time in the bathroom. I cried and cried for those shoes. Then when I couldn't salvage the strap I cut off the matching strap on the other shoe and still wore the shoes until there was no life left in them.

Of all the shoes on my bedroom floor and I had a lot of sandals, he had to go for my most favorite pair. It was hard to be mad at him for too long because he is so darn cute. But I definately was mad at him the rest of the day!

Michael and Carrie said...

That's a funny story! I'm glad you finally got everything worked out for the boat, but I'm sure it was sad that you had to take Jerry back!

ana & russ said...

What a great story! I could just picture him taking the title off the end table and chewing it! LOL
Thanks for sharing. For a few minutes, it helped to take my mind off our home visit tomorrow morning!

Troy and Rachel said...

Michael & Carrie - We didn't take Jerry back - He stayed with us!!

MandyJo013078 said...

That is a good one ... THE DOG ATE MY TITLE! HA HA! Sorry Troy ... I just had to laugh!

Jane and Jim said...

Live and learn... We cannot leave the table until our chairs are totally pushed in because our little guy will jump on the chair then jump on the table and eat/drink whatever it is you're having! Little racoon is what he is.
We're both going to have to teach the kids about how dogs think!

Amy said...

too funny! Glad things worked out in the end.

Sira said...

Too funny- as an owner of two labs- understand. One of them ate 4 $100 bills- I cried and cried

Carey and Norman said...

Too cute. Love the way it is written from Jerry's perspective.

Our Kobe ate the whole pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving that had been left on the fireplace mantel to cool. Duh. He just kept going back for more and then came looking at us to make sure it was okay while smacking his lips. I kept looking to make sure he had water and indeed he did. Funny thing is that he only tried one bite of the Pecan Pie and devoured the Pumpkin!

Becky and Keith said...

You are the funniest! I think between the two of us we could produce 2 or 3 volumes of stories from our animules perspective! :-) They sure do have minds of their own. Happy Thanksgiving!