Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Yet another momism

(as we were on the phone discussing Tom's upcoming birthday)

MOM
"Does Tom need rubbers?"

ME
"WHAT!?!?!" (*enter horrifically, disturbing visual, forever ingrained in my skull*)

MOM
"They go over his shoes, so they don't get wet."

ME
"Oh those." (*breathing again) "No. He doesn't need any. But Wrigley does."

This dog is a sopping mess after our walks.

Wrigs is now on a diet so he only gets healthy snacks like fresh fruit and veggies. Here he is today trying a little slice of cucumber for the first time. And then of course Chumley has to make an appearance as always...

16 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your mother is the best. really.
Wrigs....he is trying so hard to eat it...it is not easy with all those teeth and that HUGE tongue. :) so cute. I heard chum pipe in...I think he said: "stupid dog, don't eat that....greeenie"

Our cocoa LOVES, LOVES, LOVES, bananas. really, like she is a monkey. try that...it is easy to eat cause it just mushes around.

What the hey is up with the losers being offended by your comments about the weather. geeze. get.a.life.wouldya?
Like he/she is the person in charge of toursim. Oh, that would be the head tourist. or tour guide? whatev.

karengberger said...

Chumley the kamikaze-sandwich-eater. Can't turn your back for a moment, can you? Love it!

ChiTown Girl said...

Wrigs is so damn cute!! But that damn Chumley...I'd have knocked his ass right off that counter!! But, that's just me ;-)

Gina said...

my dog wouldn't eat it either!

he doesn't look chubby, whats up with the diet? :)

McNattums said...

You should wrigs a rain coat! he'd look adorable!

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

Awww, sweet Wrigs! I ruv him sooo much. You know how Nick used to eat anything under the planet? Wellll, not so much with A&M. Nope!

My trick is that when I'm poaching chicken for them, I put the veggies in the leftover broth and cook them for a few minutes. The veggies are infused with the scent and flavor of the broth, so they gobble it all up....carrots, potatoes, broccoli, sweet potatoes, apple chunks, green beans, you name it. They love it!

And heeeey!!! There will be no knocking around of Chumsy Wumsy! ;-) Don't worry Chums, I'll be there to karate block anyone preventing you from enjoying your mama's snack. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I've heard that you shouldn't give grapes to dogs. Maybe that's an urban legend. My Max usually swallows before he even tastes things, but he does spit out pickles.

You will enjoy the irony of this, but have you heard the lovely song "The Bluest Skies You've Ever Seen Are in SEATTLE?" It's from an old TV show about brides I think. Up here in Everett, I saw a strip of blue earlier this morning--that will keep me going for awhile. We natives appreciate little things!!

You probably already know this, but there are many, many people my age (almost old and retired) who leave this grayness to head for whole immense blue skies every winter. My friend called me when she left last week and said they were going to keep driving their motor home south until they saw the sun!
They do return in late April so they can enjoy the beautiful days of spring and summer! Again, our standards are not as high as yours.
I think we might overdose on natural Vitamin D is we had sun more often! I would head south too, but my furry friends are not easy to leave! Do you recommend those sunlights--are they any help at all?

I assume you and Chum were sharing a tuna sandwich???

TOFLW1GA7C

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Diva will eat anything. She would have snarfed down that cucumber with no problem.

Yesterday she destroyed a scotch tape dispenser, and ingested most of it.

She prefers household STUFF to chew toys. I think the destruction is peaking (she is 8 months now).

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Anonymous: it's not an urban legend. Grapes and raisins (in surprisingly small quantities) can cause kidney problems in dogs.

In large quantities, they can cause outright renal failure.

For whatever reason, vets don't put up big POSTERS about this in their offices (I would, if I were a vet....)

Clippy Mat said...

chumley was just trying to sneak a piece or two of cucumber to put over his tired eyes.
give a cat a break.
;-)

Lisa said...

Love it!! Your mom is the best!! lol!! BTW: I just seen that you lived in Birmingham??

LBluca77 said...

So cute he almost caught the cucumber. That is one talented dog.

karengberger said...

I love your mom.

The Engine of the Family said...

I was totally kidding...you need to keep the mask so your nose stays warm! Or in case you want to rob a bank so you can escape to some sunny place that criminals run off to :)

lizziebelle said...

that sandwich looks delicious.

Kate said...

To funny! I love how Wrigley's not sure if he likes the cucumber but yet still eats it. :)

Hopefully he doesn't need the rubbers...hehe! I have friends with a golden who they've taught to give them "paws" when he comes in from outside. He does it automatically and won't really move from his spot until they've wiped his paws. We've dog sat for him in the past and it's the cutest thing!