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Oct 12, 2006 Getting Chilly in So. California
Oct 10, 2006 Why I'm here - so vote for me!
Oct 09, 2006 Mom says I'm the smartest!
Aug 30, 2006 Peanut gets "the last word" on the subject!
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Mom says I'm the smartest!

Monday Oct 09, 2006 09:35:00 AM

(from yesterday's REAL Family Press - copyrighted by Linda Nelson - AKA "The Lady)

Afternoon, Y’all… I personally think Peanut is the smartest of my four puppers… Smart as in ‘scary smart’… And yet again today she proved it once again… LOL…

Desiree was sitting at the table doing her homework today as she ‘cheeseballed’ yesterday for most of it – and didn’t get it done… I went to the sink to do something and turned on the faucet… Peanut barked once – just once – VERY LOUDLY – and looked directly at me with that ‘alert’ look of hers… Peanut’s bark startled Des so badly that she wrote on her homework worksheet by accident as her hand moved… LOL…

I looked quickly over to the water bowl on the floor and saw it was empty… “OK, Peanut – I see it – I’m on it”… A few seconds later (almost with an incredible tone in her voice), Desiree turns to me (must have just sunk in) and said, “Mom – did she just tell you she was thirsty?”… “Yes, didn’t you get it?... She heard the water running and knows that’s where their water comes from”… I thought it was pretty obvious, but then again I spend a lot of time with the puppers too… LOL…

It’s not the first time Peanut’s ‘communicated’ but then again I guess you need to connect stuff when she does… She has an AWFULLY shrill bark and I admit it’s pretty darned annoying when she gets going – especially if she perceives a threat to ‘her’ domain around here…

I have a habit of opening doors and windows to catch the breezes and it’s not uncommon to have our front door open with just the screen door locked… Usually the last one to bed around here checks the windows and doors before they turn in…

Last week, sometime during the night, Peanut went into her ‘frenzy’ barking mode and woke me up… I heard Des holler from her room “PEANUT~~!!” which usually does quiet her down, but this time it didn’t… So I knew enough to get up and figure out what made her bark – and found the front door wide open and only the hook on the screen door – and found Peanut standing by their gate between the kitchen and the living room, refusing to budge… Obviously she must have heard something outside she didn’t like…

She is a quirky dog though… As little as she is, she HAS to be the FIRST one out the back door, through the patio and around the back corner of the house… Don’t ask me why, but she’ll break her neck to be the FIRST… And I can say ‘potty’ – Rogaine, BooBooDog and YogiBear almost always go, but not Peanut… She goes when she wants to… And when it’s chilly outside in the mornings?... If I don’t pick her up and force her outside half the time, she won’t stir from her bed at all… LOL…

Unfortunately, as much of a ‘mountain goat’ as she is, she can’t jump up on the new bed ‘cause it’s too tall for her… She can get down – just not up… And when I’m sleeping, she MUST be either curled up by my stomach or RIGHT on top of my hip underneath the covers…

If I’m sitting on the double recliner watching TV, ‘her’ spot is on my lap… Regardless… And if she happens to be a bit chilly?... Out come the paws, pawing at my dress or nightgown looking for a way to get covered up… I’ve learned (finally!!) to keep a blankee right by my seat to quickly grab so she can ‘mole’ underneath it and leave my clothes alone… After she’s gotten it just the way she likes it, she’ll then stick her head out one corner of it with it draped over her head and ears, looking like one of those berckas the Afghanistan women wear… It never fails to make me laugh when she does it!!!

As smart as she is, she still hasn’t gotten the idea of why she can’t sit at my lap when I’m on the computer or sewing… Especially sewing at the sewing machine – that seems to bother her more than anything else for some strange reason…

A few weeks ago I grabbed what my family calls ‘drumsticks’… They’re ice cream in a cone you can buy at the store - know what I’m talking about?... Paul and Des almost have a competition over who eats the most of them when I buy a box… Dunno why I grabbed it that day – I really only like soft ice cream (like from Dairy Queen) or ice cream ala mode on apple pie or peach cobbler… Guess I was hot that day and it looked good to me in the freezer…

But Peanut is a major fast food junkie – or whatever Mom is eating… We were headed out to go get Desiree and once I got past the hard chocolate coating on it, I decided I really didn’t want it (nor the calories)… So I debated as to what I was going to do with it and didn’t want to toss it outside the window either… I ended up ‘planting’ it in the carry-all on the floor, planning on putting it in the trash once I got to the school…

LOL… Peanut decided looking out the window wasn’t as intriguing as that drumstick and moseyed over to the edge of the seat, stretching as far as she could to reach it… She was too little and when I saw what she was after, I picked it up and ‘anchored’ it with the cone between one of the two cracks in the bench seat of the truck… To tell ya the truth, when I did it, I didn’t think much of it – just made it easier for her to lick the ice cream cone and figured better that then it melt and make a mess, ya know?...

Traffic on the street around the school (or the streets even heading to the school) around dismissal time gets pretty hairy… You’ve got to have eyes in back of your head to avoid an accident with the new teen drivers… Or the adults in a big hurry – or trying to cut you off to get there first - because their time is more important than yours, ya know?…

At first I didn’t pay much attention to this Explorer, but then it seemed like he was almost trying to race me – pulling up, sliding back and then pulling up aside of me again… Finally I looked over when he was aside of me to see at least three kids (and the driver) with their faces almost plastered to their windows, (apparently) looking at Peanut licking this drumstick stuck in the seat cushion cracks… By this time she’d licked it WAY down and was trying to get at that bottom part, coming up for air here and there… LOL…

I guess it was a funny sight to them but to us, that’s a pretty normal sight around here… We’ve learned with these puppers to always expect the unexpected – and you’ll always have a laugh at something they do during the day…

Some things AREN’T funny – for example - Peanut’s like washing your car… Ya know? The day you wash it, it will rain?... For sure as soon as she gets a bath, she’ll find something black or dirty outside to get messed up again… Maybe she likes baths so much she’s gotta have two in the same day?... LOL… But for the most part, I’ve gotta laugh at most of what Peanut does…

Even though she’s not even half the size of BooBooDog, Peanut will always figure out a way to get around the other three – even if she has to go underneath them… She’s right at ‘tail height’ for the other three, so once they’ve started wagging their tails and circled around me, it’s not uncommon for her to close her eyes and just ‘doggie crawl’ underneath their bellies (and tails) to get the closest… She also has a pair of doggie goggles she likes to wear to put her head in the breeze out the window… If she doesn’t have them on, she doesn’t care much for that behavior and is more content to have the window cracked and just look out… LOL…

Yep – she’s something else… Then again, all four are so unique and different in their own ways, you gotta stay on your toes just to keep with them and their behaviors!... Now if I could just learn and advanced form of ‘doggie speak’ I’d have it made!... LOL… I probably miss half of what they’re saying to me!!

As Always, The Lady
Im undercover Peanut!
Im undercover Peanut!

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