Thursday, January 13, 2011

Her Communication Skills Are Better Than Mine

The other day, Miss Mabel was driving me nuts... and no, I'm not referring to "the hole" ...

++++Breaking News++++ Mabel Lou found innocent of all charges! Prosecutor claims to enraged by the jury's decision. 

Back to our scheduled blog post...

We had returned from hiking at the creek and I plopped down at my desk to invoice a client. Mabel often retires to the bed just behind my chair but on this particular day, she was being rather intrusive. She would not lay down on her bed. She kept hooking her paw in my chair and spinning me around. I would rub her head or, after a few spins, scold her.

Then she laid right behind my chair so that any movement on my part could cause the chair to pinch her tail or roll into her belly. No matter what I did, she simply wouldn't move to her bed or get that far from me.

This behavior usually indicates a torn toenail. But she was not licking her paws. I remained frustrated and focused on work.

After an hour of her groaning and complaining and refusing to lie down, I was done and decided to go outside and see if she just wanted a little play time. When I stood up, I saw the problem:

That's not what you think it is... I forgot to dry the girl off when we got home from the creek!!! All that time, she was trying to tell me she had a very wet belly! All that time, she didn't want to get her bed wet!

Bad mommy! Bad, bad mommy!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Ahhh, the lessons we have to teach our humans:) Phantom likes to be dried after he gets wet in the rain. TD and Ciara love being wet if it is from rain or snow, but not from baths.

We really DO try to communicate with you peeps, you just have to learn to listen. BOL

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Unknown said...

Good girl, Mabel!!! Now, Mummy has learned a good lesson from you.
I'm glad Ms Lou is innocent to all charges too!

Pat Wahler said...

We know our pets so well, that we can tell when something's not right. The only trouble is figuring it out.


Anonymous said...

Tsk, tsk! Bad mommy is right! Next time, pay more attention to Miss Mabel!

rottrover said...

Once again -- SO mistreated. How can you put up with your life Mabel Lou??

Here's to being creatures of habit!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

the booker man said...

miss mabel lou,

sometimes it's so hard to get good help!! hopefully, your mama won't forget to rub your tummy dry evarrr again!

the booker man