Friday, January 8, 2010

what women want

for christmas, bailey obviously received a lot of chew toys, stuffed animals, and doggie treats.  and while she loved them all, there was one little thing we could not pull her away from - mr. mouse.  she LOVES mr. mouse.  she loved mr. mouse a little too much and ended up chewing off one of his rope ear and then proceeded to chew a hole even deeper exposing mr. mouse's stuffing.

i continued to sew up the hole and told her that friends don't chew up other friend's ears.  i told her she needed to stop or mr. mouse would no longer want to play with her.  needless to say, she didn't stop.  naturally, she is like her mommy - we both have very selective listening.  so i ended up taking mr. mouse away from her and putting him in the entryway closet.  it was a big ordeal for her.  i told her when she was ready to be nice and mommy felt like sewing his ear up for the third time, mr. mouse would come out to play again.

okay, now fast forward to this morning.  bailey and i have a little routine in the morning.  we wake up, i take her out to go potty, and then we go back inside and i feed her.  she is still a puppy and i can't exactly leave her unattended free to roam without finding my coffee table, a bra, or my favorite $20/pair thorlo running socks chewed up, so while i'm in my bathroom and bedroom getting ready for work, i attach her leash to one of the kitchen chairs.  now please, people, don't go all PETA on my ass and tell me i'm being "cruel" or "unusual."  the leash is six feet long and she has plenty of room to walk around freely, play with her toys, and chew her rawhides in her doggy bed.  it is neither cruel, nor unusual - it is clever and smart on my part.  i could put her back in her kennel while i'm getting ready, but i don't.  see, i'm nice.

anyways, so this morning was like every other morning.  she is getting bigger and stronger so she can now drag the kitchen chair around and pretty much go wherever she would like.  so, i'm brushing my teeth when i hear the kitchen floor scraping across the floor.  i ignore it.  it gets quiet.  too quiet.  i go out into the living room to find my little nugget had pulled the chair all the way over the the entryway closet, climbed up to the third shelf, and successfully retrieved mr. mouse.

i was so impressed i didn't even get mad.  a woman wants what a woman wants.  she wanted mr. mouse, so she went after him. 

oh, and by the way, this is bailey's mr. mouse...

27 comments:

Stacy said...

Haha, I love her! My little nugget got all the paper out of the trash yesterday when I was in the shower and proceeded to shred it all over the apartment. Now why does that woman want trash!?

Masala Chica said...

Poor, poor Mr. Mouse. May he rest in peace. (Actually, if Bailey has anything to do with it, he will probably just rest in piece(s).)
ha ha.
Kiran

Sole Matters said...

haha WOW that is impressive!!!!

Christin said...

Too cute! Isn't it funny how your pets become like your children? Have a great weekend!

jessalyn said...

its the name. the bailey in my family does things i can not even fathom to get what he wants (yes, i named a boy bailey. i did not find out until after that it is more commonly a girls name. i don't care- i like it)
but my bailey is a porker like me and goes mostly for food, not toys.

Lindsey said...

that is impressive! "What baby wants, baby gets" cute... thanks for sharing!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Two things:
1. Maybe she is the biological daughter of Mike Tyson with the whole eating ears thing.
2. I am so impressed you can sew! You're not even a mom! I am a mom and can't sew.
Meredith 1 Surferwife 0

Cathy said...

That's a smart dog. I have a feeling she's going to be a little troublemaker!

meredith said...

stacy - a woman can do a lot of things with paper. i.e. trash the shit out of your apartment and then she gets to watch you clean it up.

kiran - i am seriously waiting for her to tear him to pieces. i will document when this happens.

sole matters - i agree. impressive and irritating that she remembered where mr. mouse was.

christin - i feel sorry for my future kids. best of luck to them.

jess - a boy bailey? hmm, i kinda like that. time out. is he a dog? if so, my bailey and your bailey could be like taylor swift and taylor lautner and have the same name and date.

monique - triathlon. meredith 0 surferwife 20

cathy - if by troublemaker you mean little shit, then you're right. she is a little smart shit.

Aunt Juicebox said...

Clever girl!

♥Aubrey said...

Haha...she's smart like her mama :)
Us women get what we want when we want it!!!

ScoMan said...

haha now THAT'S determination. I think there's something we could all learn from that sort of effort when we next feel achieving our goals is too hard.

jennster said...

LOL- i wolud have been cracking the f up

Kiera said...

this is a good argument in my currrent debate of dog? no dog?

Shandal said...

*Female* Dogs are smart!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

Thats so cute.. Dogs are so smart.. we have only small pieces left of Daisys "boyfriend" that we can not part with because she carries them everywhere with her..

Bathwater said...

Well its good to know you have a smart dog at least.

The Only Girl said...

Never get between a woman and her man!

New Mommy!!! said...

That's incredible!! What a little sweetie!! Smart and clever and determined too!! you can't get mad with skills like that! Ha!

Sorry about Texas!! Probably would've won if Colt hadn't gotten injured!! Did Gilbert do a great job as a second string, Freshman quarterback or what?! Sahky at first, but got his groove. That sak and recovery killed us, huh?! Crazy good game!

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

i am more afraid to own a dog than a baby. Is this strange? yes.

Annie said...

HA!! that is way too cute!! i love it!
pups are smart and they do get what they want!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

ha-too cute! Oh also I was going to tell you I just watched The Biggest Loser that had been waiting for me on my DVR and you are so right that couple is making us Texans look bad! I asked my husband if I sounded like that lady bc I was so freaked out haha!

jessalyn said...

yes he is a boy. and he is all black. and your bailey is mostly white. kind of like our jeep grand cherokees. so our dogs and our jeeps should all get together.

this is just getting weird.

Candice said...

Never stand between a dog and her mouse, dammit!

Brittany said...

Hi! I just came across your blog :) You pup is cute and oh so smart ;) You're right; what a woman wants, she gets. My little snuggles is the same way.

P.S - I became a follower!

Brittany said...

Look at that! I'm your 100th follower! :)

Marissa said...

Smart dog!!