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.