Monday, October 05, 2009

Guilty as Charged



We spent the weekend laughing. Not at anything foolish we pulled off, as is often the case. As we said goodbye to the workweek and settled in to the weekend, there was a knock at the door. The postman dropped off an innocent looking parcel and the dogs immediately took notice. They sniffed at the box, imploring me to drop everything and expose the contents. I caved under the pressure.

Sure enough, it was dog goodies, along with a hilarious surprise. One of Nigel's Facebook lady friends had sent this to us, and enclosed was a little something extra. Let's take a look!




This is what had all of them clamoring to get to the front of the line. Pure, delicious chewy goodness. More than half of this bag is gone, and by the looks I'm getting from the kitchen I'll be likely to distribute the remainder in a hurry.

Next up? The long term hit of the weekend. A plastic bottle wrapped in kitty fur. The crackle of plastic has indicated substantial acquisition and relocation efforts, the Labs swapping possession at least fifty times in the course of a day. Of course, the intended recipient was the eventual victor.




A cat that Nigel can actually love. Words I never thought I would type.

While the dogs busied themselves with these distractions we were doubled over at the dining room table. It would seem that Ms. Athena has Nigel all figured out. Does this sound vaguely familiar?
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Guilty. Just guilty. And frame worthy. That's my boy!


Of course, the letter enclosed also included an important tool of the trade.




Brilliant. Had we not paused to catch our breath, we might have missed an important, less obvious message...




I can't let him read it. For the greater good of all we'll keep this one a secret. The Labs owe me a debt of gratitude, and for now the house does not echo with the slap of wood on fur, so I think we're safe. I do expect Nigel and the spoon to continue to make regular appearances wherever trouble is to be found.  ;)

A very bright spot in our gloomy, rainy weekend. Thank you Athena and Kori for the laughs, and for the reminder that life with dogs (and the wonderful people who love them) is the only life for me.

29 comments:

  1. What a nice surprise to get. Nigel has the power now for sure!

    Slobbers,
    mango

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  2. Ah it's good to have friends, yes?! Happy Monday to you and the pack!

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  3. Love special packages delivered to the door!

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  4. Well done, Nigel!!! What an excellent surprise!

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  5. It's official! Lady A has put it on paper what we all have known all along.

    "A cat that Nigel can actually love. Words I never thought I would type."-LOVE that line, and a picture to prove it! LOL!

    What a great gift box to usher in the weekend!

    Chester ;0=)

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  6. Fun Stuff for a fun bunch!! Have a super great week!

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  7. That is very sweet and funny! Don't you just love the internet?

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  8. When I read it was about a package, I was almost afraid to look...I was afraid whose package it referred to.

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  9. Perfect gifts for all. Cheers to Lady Athena, Misty and Holly! Greyt certificate.....keep stirring the pot! ;)

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  10. One can only imagine what sort of things Nigel would be spanking if he saw that note ...

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  11. What a neat gift- your friends know you too well.

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  12. What a fun weekend! Kudos to Lady Athena for her brilliant creativity. ;) We are in total agreement on the life with dogs sentiment... most definitely, the ONLY life.

    Slobbers from our crew to yours~

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  13. What a creative and hilarious gift! How fun.

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  14. You guys get the best gifts! Life is never dull over there it seems..

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  15. Nice to presents you can eat and play with.

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  16. Ha rooo - very funny. We have one of those bottles wrapped in fur too, TD loves it.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Woos, the OP Pack

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  17. Mom has THAT smile on fur the stirrer award!

    She's biting her fingers and not wrestling the laptop away from me -

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra
    PeeEssWoo: She said something about being pretty sure woo khan read some of the thoughts in her head!

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  18. So while other dogs might earn a CGC or a CD title... I guess Nigel's full name is now Nigel Buggers PSE.

    Jen

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  19. life with dogs (and the wonderful people who love them) is the only life for me. *** You said it, brother! We find it the best way to live, and are grateful for the furry love. We are also grateful to the people who share this supreme joy.

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  20. Now that is one spoon I can get excited over! I want one for myself! There are those days that my two-legger needs a little swat!

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  21. At least there was no sexting involved! This package turned out to be relatively clean. Is it wrong that this disappoints me somehow? If one of those spoons ever arrived here, we'd be in serious, serious trouble, though!

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  22. Oh!! That is so sweet!! Life With Dogs and the people who love them...what more could one wish for? Your surprise gift is great and it is a wonderful thing to get in the mail!

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  23. Pawesome package!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  24. What a treat to find your site! A dog treat? Anyway, as a dog-lover myself I truly enjoyed reading your stories. Keep up the good work and I will definitely come back for more, Nigel!

    Good Doggie!!!

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  25. Great pressies!!! As long as you are all good puppies!!!

    Smileys!
    Dory

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  26. Yummy....nothing better than surprises!
    Benny & Lily

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  27. The foodables pressie sounds pawesome and the goods from Athena are not to be believed! hahahahha! Fabulous surprise and bootiful gift to play with!'
    Hugs xo
    Sammie

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  28. I love mail pressies. They are the best.

    licks and sniffs, Sasha

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