Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Minor Inconvenience


A typical Sunday, one with which we can all identify. You might chase the ball for a minute or two, then again, you might not. You might dig up a raccoon pierogi, then again, maybe you're still full from breakfast. You might consider peeing along the perimeter of the yard, or you might just want to take a nap instead.



The world seems to be nothing but a series of delightful choices.

That is, until a barbarian shows up at the gate. Your (devoted!) friend D has brought her husband's steriod-enhanced Ridgeback puppy into your palace. Best to dispatch this giant, whiney, slobbering object as soon as possible. The game is afoot.



Move close, but stay just inches away until Ridgeback acts up.



Walk near, then walk away until distracted Ridgeback pulls and complains and thoroughly annoys owner.




Left flank attack.



When Ridgeback loses all decorum, take the dominant position.



Whisper in her ear: Phoebe is the queen, Long live the queen.

Rinse and repeat.

31 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

Ridgeback. Gotta get used to that one.

Besides the visits of the steroid-enhanced, do you notice any of the viagra-enhanced in your wild hood?

Bellis said...

This is hilarious! Great that you had your camera to hand.

Petrea said...

Phoebe is a tactical genius.

Virginia said...

Cheap wine ALL OVER THE MAC !! I am so tickled I can hardly type , which may or may not cover for my frequent typos! I love me some damn Phoebe!! You go gurrrrllll. Run that RIdgeback outta town.
V

Brenda's Arizona said...

Right on, Phoebe!! You rock!

altadenahiker said...

91, and doesn't miss a trick -- if she can see it.

Tash said...

LOL. Nice to see that it's a dog lick dog world! Excellent story in pictures. You must of had your camera on continuous shooting.

Margaret said...

I think I want to be Phoebe in my next life.

WV: thelva (as that's a helva dog you got there).

AmyR said...

Damn, go Phoebe!!

Shell Sherree said...

Hee heeeee! The girl's still got it.

bandit said...

Phoebe reads Musashi...

wv: 'forsti', an "empty" word

Carolynn said...

Oh, that is one crafty girl. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. I do love Ridgebacks. (Don't tell Phoebe...)

Paula said...

Raccoon pierogi? Hysterical, KB. You must have been laughing so hard. Queen Phoebe and Prince Albert, long may they rule, in that order.

altadenahiker said...

I laughed so hard it hurt. Phoebe takes her alpha dog duties very seriously. She also knows how to play to the camera.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Where's Albert?

Virginia said...

I don't miss a trick .....if I can see it either! The Phoebster and I have a lot in common. And where was my Albert while all of this was going down? Oh yeah, scratching and licking I suppose.
V

Quid said...

I've tried this strategy several times with my more competitive coworkers, but to no avail. I'll try and take a tip or two from Phoebe's genius moves.

Too cute.

Vanda said...

I'd be worried for any would-b burglar. They might be licked to death.

Heather said...

The Ridgeback's shots are too funny! Reminds me of how The Simpsons animators draw Santa's Little Helper, always straining at the leash.

Ken Mac said...

phoebe's expression in the fourth shot is priceless! 'Dont even think about it...'

BANJO52 said...

Did everyone here go to Harvard or Berkeley? I can't top what's already been said, but this was a really feel-good story-photo combo. Thanks! And would you please invite some dumb people to be your visitors?

CB3Dot said...

Winston, my 170 pound Black, white chest, Great Dane, looking over my shoulder, licking my cheek and bouncing his head off my left ear.
Winston: "Who's the little one?"
Moi: " Her name's Phoebe."
Winston: "You know her?"
Moi: "Yup."
Winston: "She dating?"
Moi: "What's it to you? You are neutered? Also, Ulura is jealous and possessive"
Winston: "Sooooooo!"

Should I bring him by for a little visit?

Shell Sherree said...

Banjo52 ~ I'm here.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

That whisper was the most important :)

Garden Lizard

altadenahiker said...

Shell, me too.

Bhavesh, hah! That, or the rinse and repeat. I visited your site and enjoyed your photos. The lizard was most amusing.

Virginia said...

Banjo,
I went to Yale.... southern campus.

altadenahiker said...

Pronounced "Yay-ell"

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Winston is such a dog

Laurie said...

I love Phoebe.

Paula said...

Banjo, oh, uh, yeah, what we were talking about????

wv snerse
I'm such a snerse.

Mademoiselle Phoebe Snow said...

Feebs. er.. Pheebs.

She's a good girl she is.