The Life of Bon: Toy Poodles: Man's worst enemy

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Toy Poodles: Man's worst enemy

I'm mad at Buddy.

Now that I am apart of the ever popular group of bloggers who take pictures of animals can we talk about how tough it is to take a  good picture of a pet?  Geez Louise, those guys don't cooperate, do they?!

Buddy is my mom's dog and since Hubs and I are currently crashing my mom's basement that makes Buddy, by default, my roommate.

It's not that I hate dogs.  It's just.  I hate dogs.  It's not my fault, though, I swear.  It's Argentina's fault!  When I was down there teaching the good word I saw more disgusting, diseased, demonic dogs than I care to mention.  When I heard the mangy creatures barking non stop while I was trying to sleep, when I saw them procreating in the streets, when I smelled their sicknesses from miles away I vowed right then and there that I would never ever own a dog.

Then I married Hubs.  A total dog lover.  Oops.

Since we've been at my mom's house, Hubs has taken it as his personal mission to get me to love dogs via Buddy- a cute and seemingly harmless toy poodle.

Everything was going great until today.  Buddy was filthy dirty so I figured, hey, why not, I can give this dog a bath.  After the bath I took Buddy in to the front yard to dry him off where he made a mad dash for an innocent girl on a bicycle.  I yelled after him.  He kept running.  I screamed his name frantically.  He kept running.  I chased him like an idiot.  

He kept running.

Running all the way to the loving arms of a bunch of teenagers playing football at the nearby high school.  I scolded Buddy good and hard and carried him back home, lecturing him all the way.  Apparently this did a world of good because as soon as Buddy was back in the house he made a beeline for the curtains.  He was hiding from me.  Cute.  Real cute.  I went over to the curtains, all business because Buddy was not exactly winning me over.  I whipped the curtains open to show him who was boss and in the process, sent the stand up lamp flying.  Flying into the kitchen bar.  Glass everywhere.  Buddy running in glass.  Buddy eating glass.  Me trying to get Buddy out of glass.  Me cutting my toe on glass.  Me bleeding all over the carpet.  Trying to clean it all up.  Blood. Glass. Carpet. Glass. And a wet, hyper dog.

I guess this is where my love affair with dogs comes to an end.  It's okay though, Hubs, at least you know I gave it an honest go, right?

Lucky for me my love affair with blogging has not ended.  Which allows me some sort of therapy just in writing this story out and having lovers like you (yes.  I just called you a lover)  comment that I'm still an ok person even though I can't successfully give a dog a bath.  So thanks for that.  One of the big unexpected surprises for me when I started blogging consistently was how many incredibly women I would meet and the friendships I would build.  I don't want to get all sappy and uncomfortably weird on you, but I just think it's pretty cool.  That's all I'm trying to say.  Do you want to meet a few of my favorites?  These girls are top notch and not only that, but every one of them is smoking hot.  Stop by their blogs and say hello because isn't that what this whole blogging thing is about in the first place?!?


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  1. Uh. My dog is that dog's TWIN. And my dog was acting like the devil incarnate today.

    And now I have some new blogs to creep on.

  2. Oh my gosh Bonnie!! I am so sorry about that dog!!! (I don't like dogs either lol) I'm sorry that whole glass incident happened too! Blood and glass are no fun :( I'm glad you're still alive and that you didn't murder your mom's dog lol :)

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  4. poor you. hey, i give you props though for trying to bathe the dog. i bathe Chimmy once and that was a challenge and a sore back.

  5. This sounds so much like something that happened to me a few months ago! Commence the bleeding, cat flying, and glass :( boo!

  6. Yikes, sorry you had a tough day with Buddy. There is nothing like living with a dog that makes you never want a dog haha!

  7. Not all dogs are that much work :) I think it's kinda like kids. Other peoples kids can be little hellions, but once you have your own you realize just how great they can be...even when they are a little hellion :P

  8. This was my first visit to your blog and your post had me laughing and nodding...because...shhhh don't tell anyone....but I don't like dogs either! What a day you've had. I've had two dogs in my entire life that made it into my heart. One from sheer tenacity (he was the family pet for 12 years) and the other because she was so hopelessly neurotic and stuck to my side that I could not help but grow fond of her :-)Buddy sounds a worthy opponent indeed, lol.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today, I look forward to seeing more of yours!


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  11. I have a bichon that looks a lot like your Mom's dog. My dog is a doll except when she is scratching at my chairs or chewing Loved your blog. Thanks again for coming by mine. I know I am going to have fun following your blog.


  12. I'm not opposed to dogs (even though I'm a life time cat person), but they can be crazy bundles of destruction.

  13. Oh, my goodness. I had to officially "follow" you after this post. It was so funny! I remember living for a short time with a toy poodle that I ended up detesting! It would do its business inside, gross. Thank goodness we shared accommodations with that family for only one month.
    However, a lovely and super docile chocolate lab restored my faith in dogs later on. Right now we are a cat family. Who knows what the future will bring... :)

  14. i don't hate dogs. but i just don't like dogs. is there a difference?lol it's my first visit here. i like ur writing style. will come back to read more stories.thanks for stopping by my page.

  15. Bonnie, you are hilarious. I hate dogs too! Come say hi :)

  16. You stopped in at my place so I figured I would do the same. I love reading your blog.

    I have dogs but they are outside dogs. They are in kennels at night and when we are at work but when we are home we let them run. My boys have to take care of them though because they don't listen to me and I can't control them... they are bigger then your roommate by far.