Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Kung Fu Pizza Kick

Nigel struggled briefly with one of the ten commandments this weekend. I issued a stern warning to Mrs. Author when I noticed him coveting her pizza as we ate lunch Sunday. His demeanor shifted from typical slacker to intense observer. This is a rarity, and often signals that trouble is to follow.




It did. A few bites in Nigel tired of his spectator role and made the transition to participant with a poorly disguised fake stretch, followed by a perfectly placed left rear paw that sent a bite flying off the fork and straight to the carpet. This story ends in delicious irony: Before Nigel was able to depart the couch and enjoy the fruits of his labor, a certain Labrador Retriever made a cameo appearance from around the corner of the coffee table and absconded with his snack, flying down the hall. She returned shortly to stretch out and sleep off her meal, but not before issuing a solitary belch that rattled dishes in the kitchen cabinets.

And the winner is:




Good, good girl.

34 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to see that Nigel's crime didn't pay. Justice, in a chocolate form, prevailed.

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  2. oh my, please can I come and live in your house!

    lotsaluv, Marvin xxxxx

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  3. Sadly, everything here is a team effort, so the humans must be on constant guard.

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  4. You're makin' your dawg very proud, Ms. Truffles!
    XXXOOO's

    Pee. Ess. Love the neck pose! ;0=)

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  5. Poor greyhound always getting the short end of the stick....although at least Nigel is smart enough not to lodge it in his throat. Leave that to a lab.

    Jen

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  6. Highlarious! Life...and peeza...are filled with irony. What?! ;P

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  7. Too funny!!! That pizza looks YUM~O

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  8. Mr. Author, come on! You and I both know that when it comes to Nigel, The Ten Commandments are really more like Soft Suggestions....

    Way to rock it Truffles! Take some of that, Buggers!

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  9. Haha! Never a dull moment in your household--and we should think especially not when pizza is involved. Why is that the sistahs always seem to get it over the bros? Way to go, T!

    JNTR

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  10. Way to go Truffles, you sly fox!

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  11. It was planed from the very beginning!

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  12. Yeah Ms. Truffles! You go girl!

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  13. Good going, Truffles, but please, be wary of the "payback" and you KNOW there is going to be one.

    Watch your back!

    Kisses,
    Stella

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  14. Poor poor Nigel. Sounds like he was trying to be a gentle thief and then in comes the brown bandit!
    BTW, there must be a thing with Greys and pizza. The same thing happend to the neighbors...except in a much more violent way. Mr was walking with plate of pizza, grey jumps and snatches it out of his hand...everything hitting the floor. Very funny to watch!

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  15. Thatta way to get ON it, Truffles! That looked like a really yummy pizza btw. I could belch just looking at it.
    xo Sammie

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  16. Way to go Truffles! That's the way to do it.

    Chihuahua kisses,
    Bentley & Lexus

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  17. Hopefully she will remember and return the favor one day.

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  18. Hmm. I wonder WHY my Mom was nudging me when she was reading about the 'fake stretch'.... Who? Me? Naw. Never. Well, hardly ever.

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona

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  19. Tee Hee...Go Truffles!!! Nigel...crime does not pay!!

    Smileys!
    Dory

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  20. too funny - priceless

    Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

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  21. You dogs have some stealthy skills and I am in awe.

    As for the hidden clam under the couch making the house more interesting, I'm mulling over which piece of furniture to stash my raw meaty bone until the fall. Thanks for the interesting activity idea!

    Your pal,
    Fenway

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  22. Laughing!!! (again)...

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  23. hahahaha!

    Have a great week!

    Holly & Zac...XX

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  24. Poor Nigel! Sneakiness doesn't always work out, especially when you have a sister who is even more sneaky - he'll plan better next time!

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  25. Hooray for chocolate labs everywhere! We rock!! Love, Sally

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  26. Truffles, I admire your moxie!

    Bunny

    Nigel, I feel your pain!

    Hawk

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  27. WOW that was genius. I love pizza!

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  28. Anonymous8:19 PM

    Nigel, payback is a bitch....and the bitch is called Truffles. Way to go, big girl!
    the western SC gang

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  29. Hahaha older version of my Coffee and Oreo. Funny one!

    BTW thanks for barking in my blog. Just wondering why your blog isn't updating on my dashboard?

    AL

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  30. The best laid plans don't always benefit the planner.

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  31. Nigel is but a cat's-paw. Or lab's-paw, as the case may be.

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  32. Labradors win every time - far too speedy and efficient when it comes to food - and sneaky too!

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  33. Nigel yer a greyhound fer hevvens sake!! How kin a big old Lab end up bein faster then you?

    Yer pal Dozer

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