Monday, April 11, 2011

Diplomacy




What? You were gone all afternoon, and it's not like that ball is going to play itself.

Just so you know, I liked the book. I found the prose mighty tasty. And the plot, meaty. Maybe, if you actually dissect it page by page, the characters are a little hard to swallow. Still, the moral of the story gave me something to chew on.

It's funny, at first, when I just scratched the surface, I thought I could walk away. But you can't leave a book, can you; not once you sink your teeth in it.

Well, it's getting late. Whaddya say we knock back a bowl of kibble, pee on the carpet, and call it a night.

29 comments:

Margaret said...

Oh, Albert.

Paula said...

Phoebe, you're a beauty! And good job keeping your mum on her toes.

Katie said...

He just got a little carried away trying to dog-ear a page. How could you possibly get mad with those sweet sweet eyes looking up a you?

Petrea Burchard said...

Is that book called "Stinkers"?

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL....Ahhhh A Dog that can read....Fabulous!

bandit said...

Was Margaret on the money, or . . .

My son and I play a game, when necessary, with unreasonable clients. If we receive a questionable complaint, we blame the other guy if he's not there. Works to relieve the tension every time.

Oh, Phoebe, such a smart girl! Oh, what a clever bay-beee . . .

sonia a. mascaro said...

Looks Phoebe likes books! Lol!
Love her expression and her kind eyes!

Pierre said...

Our dog prefers the subtle tastes of plastic and metal. Her diet includes eye glasses. Two pair so far.

Albert said...

It wasn't me. I was outside eating a chair.

BaysideLife said...

Maybe Phoebe would like to join a book club with my Dakota. She also loves to digest books. They could see if their literary tastes are compatible.

Pat Tillett said...

Does he prefer ficton or non-fiction?
What a cutie!
I love dogs, but things like this are why I'm a cat person...

TheChieftess said...

Ahhh...with that face...how can you even think Phoebe had anything to do with the demise of that book... shame on you Hiker!!! Blaming a poor innocent dog...

Trish said...

it wasn't ME momma, it was that stinky boy Albert. he WASN'T outside chewing on a chair, he WASN'T! I was inside, carefully biding my time. I never even SAW that book until it was already chewed up, er I mean, that stinky breath boy Albert brought it inside all chewed up. Wasn't ME Momma, really. An' I tol' him not to chew it, totally! really. (grin, aren't I cuuuuuuuute?!?) Momma, didn't you say that Boz stopped by...maybe it was HIM that chewed up your book. CERTAINLY NOT meeee! (grin, wag, wag, wag).

Linda Dove said...

I can see she's the type who flips to the back of the book first.

altadenahiker said...

Well this is going to be a pretty kettle of fish if she starts taking a shine to the books. I have books everywhere -- on the floor, on chairs, the table, desk, chest, couch -- there are even a few in the bookcase.

Jean Spitzer said...

She's got potential as a critic, for sure.

dbdubya said...

http://youtu.be/B8ISzf2pryI

Here's another guilty dog caught right after the fact.

Marjie said...

All sounds perfectly reasonable to us. Thor applaud her ability to amuse herself.

Banjo52 said...

Really nice! A clever sustaining of . . . what? metaphor? tone? And just the right voice to suit that sweet pooch face (surely the most flattering photo of her so far--though they're all sublime, of course).

Kaori said...

Look at that sweet innocent expression! What a sweetie, you can't blame her for enjoying a good book, can you? ;D

altadenahiker said...

All right, we'll get her a library card.

Virginia said...

Damn. The Phoebster is so damn good. She needs her own blog Hiker.
V

My WV is CANERPEZ, parfait!

Trish said...

I don't put it past ANY dog to eat/chew/shred/otherwise destroy anything within reach.

the book was probably convenient, smells (and tastes) like your hands...and if you were consuming something tasty while reading, even better!

same thing for toothbrushes, mouthguards and toothpaste tubes. sweet AND it tastes like you!

best thing I can suggest is a few mouse traps (there are also slappers, designed for deterring dogs) placed near the closest available books or other items---set them to snap without treats in them. For smart dogs, it usually doesn't take long to learn to back off.

either that or Pheebs is going to have to start making money to replace the items she eats.

Jilly said...

Oh dear.... too funny. I'm not going to show your post to my lot tho as I'm sure it'll give them ideas. Enchanting post and dog...

Birdman said...

Don't you mean... Dog-plomacy

Patrizzi Intergarlictica said...

Is this new to Pheeebs? Hasn't she ever...uh tasted a

You know, this could be a real problem. Maybe consider glass enclosed bookshelves.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I bet she made you laugh

Linda said...

At least she is semi literate or would that be litterate?

Deborah Carr said...

Aww...I've missed you.