Thursday, May 22, 2008

Bad dog... no cookie!

You'll never guess what I found this afternoon as I opened the door to let the dogs in from a potty break.

Trixie (formerly "good dog" now renamed "crazy dog" - still laughing over that photo by the way. I have NO IDEA how I caught that look... it was a one in a million shot!) with her cute, little white furry head buried in my row of green bean plants. Chick-dog was chowing down, people. I'm not sure I could have been more angry if the dog was chewing on an $800 pair of shoes (no, I do not own any $800 shoes in case you were wondering). My green beans. MY green beans! Ding dang dog eating my green beans that we worked so hard to grow.

*Insert smoke-blowing-out-the-ears smiley face here*

After I yelled loud enough to disturb the entire southern Texas area, I refrained from throwing her out into the street with a "will work for food - oh wait, I'll just steal it" sign taped to her chest. She ran inside with a green bean plant stem hanging from her mouth. Now, I used to think she just took after me with her love for veggies. Seriously, these dogs love raw carrots and cooked taters and broccoli as much as they love meat. But for real yo, as veggie-loving as I am, I've never eaten a green bean stem.

I can hear her now, digging in her blanket in the living room, snorting. But I know she's really laughing. She had the best lunch ever and totally got away with it.

I should have known it was a bad idea to feed them a few fresh, raw green beans the other day as a treat. Ding dang dog-mom.


Stacy said...

Can you get some tomato cages for the beans to help keep her out of them?

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Hee hee. When my cat was a kitten, he used to eat carrots and popsicles. My cats were abandoned by their mother at a few days old, so I'm not sure they KNOW they are cats anyhow.

I don't know how you would keep your dog out of your garden now that she has a taste for it though...

Cyn said...

Sounds like she needs puppy Prozac before she hurts someone (or someone hurts her).

Bethany said...

I'm still laughing about the phrase, "for real yo!" Git on down wit yo bad self.

Rodney Olsen said...

You just reminded me of an interesting instance back in 2003.

I was in India with the local Bible Society and I heard the director's wife yelling. I thought that it was very out of character for her. I looked around to see that she was yelling at a couple of monkeys that were eating plants in her garden.

I had the surreal experience of chasing monkeys out of their garden.

Nicole said...

Ahhhh I would scream if my dogs ate my green beans too. I like the sign idea lol! I always just threaten to throw them away or flush them down the toilet when they are being bad or annoying :P