Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Abby Internet Police Dog

I wasn't going to post, I really wasn't. I am a night person. I generally get the monkeys to bed and play on the internet until at least 11:30 or maybe 1:00 am. I may have some wine or beer until I get sleepy. Well I am trying to change my evil ways and go to bed early say 10:30, after the news. I will not waste any more of my time watching entertainment news shows. How many famous people trashing their lives can I watch after all?

So I make a cup of herbal tea and get ready to wind this party down (not much of a party without beer). Hopefully, I will get up early like a good little gardener. I get myself into my pj's and look for Abby. Oops, I left her outside. Part of my stay up late ritual is bringing in the dog for her dinner, then search for gardening blogs until it is late late late.

Tonight was the night I changed and she was having none of it. I tried to feed her and just leave the bedroom door open so she could come in at her leisure. Nope, she paced up and down the hall. So I got up. She ran into my office and spun in circle beating me with her baseball bat sized tail until I sat down on my ball (yes, I sit on a stability ball). Then she got up about every thirty seconds to poke me with her nose to make sure I was going to stay on the ball and do my job (play on the computer). Her job, apparently, is to make sure I do this every night. Now she is happy and laying down in the living room, her usual habit.

This is a German Shepherd and she is taking her job way too seriously. I can't have her in the house and walk from room to room without her trying to walk in front of me to make sure something does not get me. This causes tripping (still not graceful) and hollering "ABBY LAY DOWN," or "ABBY KENNEL." She also drops a huge chew bone on my feet about three times a week. It hurts. I am safer with this dog than ever before, except for the bruises.


  1. Hi There Aunt Debbie ...
    I love your "best doggie in the world" story .. I'm more of a cat person as you can tell from my blog .. but animals in general .. ILOVE! .. and stories about how they adapt to our schedules, then HATE it if we have the nerve to change it ! .. They have to KEEP us on track .. it is for our own good ! haha
    We have been DUMPED on once again .. Kingston is in the "Thousand Lakes" location .. well come Spring .. it will be 1,001 at this rate .. I'd like to say some rude things about where this snow could go (concerning weathermen/gals ?) but I'll keep it clean here ! haha
    Joy : )

  2. I love this story! I need a dog that will keep my OFF the internet, that's what I need! Maybe I could train Muncie....

  3. Thanks for visiting me. I'm enjoying your posts. I also left a comment on your post entitled "Luke Warm Compost." :-)

  4. What a good dog you have there! I'm glad the dog is keeping you blogging. I laughed at the "internet police dog" title.

  5. Tonight she decided I have been on the computer too long. She is pacing back and forth between our bedroom and my office. Given my layed back style, how did I get this control freak animal.