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Thursday, 15 April 2010

Reported conversations No. 19 : Denial in the doghouse

Ten degrees at 8:30am, sunny intervals. Feeling damp.

Mama : [In a full-steam fury] "Jakob! Jakob! Come here! SITZ! Now tell me, what IS THIS?"





Jakob! : "Wasn't me, ma'am! No ma'am yer honour. Me 'twas not! I didn't scatter cacao in the corners, sugar all over the shelves. I didn't go nuts with the noci, oops over the uva, whacky with the walnusskerne. I didn't spray water all over the washer or put pawprints on the porcelain. And I wouldn't ever, ever, ever eat half a bag of dried plums with the pits still in them." 


Mama : [In full English-schoolmarm-sarcasm mode] "So tell me, Mr Smartypants. Who was it then?" 


Jakob! : [Thinking fast] "Erm...the cat of course! The marmalade cat. I'll go fetch. [Tail starts to wag] Shall I? Shall I? I'd really love to! Just say the word! Fetch, ma'am! Just say fetch and that manky marmalade cat will be lying at your feet in 30 seconds..." 


"Oh. Oh dear. Oh dear me. I think I need the loo.........."


Mama smiles to herself in an affectionate serves-you-right sort of way, makes a quiet note of the whereabouts of the disinfectant and the pressure-washer, and gently closes the door. 




14 comments:

LadyFi said...

Quite a handful! Now I now why I only adopt adult dogs...

But he's cute!

ReadingRosie said...

Just found your blog through SITs. Totally love it and have now added it to my blogroll. I love taking photos of flowers too and reading is a passion!

Carol said...

Ha, but how hard is it to stay mad when you have that cute wee face looking up at you?

C x

Bossy Betty said...

Oh! That face!

Bombshell BLISS said...

What a lovely blog. What a "fun" dog!

Stopping by from SITS!

Vanessa said...

Oh isn't he a gorgeous chap! Why are all the handsome ones such trouble, though?!

Charlene said...

HA! I always wondered what those creatures were thinking. Now I know!

Also, Thanks for your comment on my special SITS day. I gave you a special mention in my latest post! (All in good fun!) :-)

Susie said...

That's why nature makes them cute...so you don't blow your top when they do stuff like that:-)

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Problem is you can never stay too mad at them for too long... Have a lovely weekend, Love from London x

injaynesworld said...

Can't possibly stay mad at a face like that. Oh, how they do wind themselves around our hearts.

Joy said...

I can tell this animal is blog post material for sure.
Someone looks a little guilty in that picture....

♥ Joy

Catherine said...

Found you via SITS. You hit my sweat spot with dogs, Italy, good writing and beautiful photos. I spent a lot time in Italy so I will really enjoy following you!

bettyl said...

Great story! I know I can relate!

PiNG aka Patti said...

Oh we've had some of those moments in our house too!

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Reported conversations No. 19 : Denial in the doghouse

Ten degrees at 8:30am, sunny intervals. Feeling damp.

Mama : [In a full-steam fury] "Jakob! Jakob! Come here! SITZ! Now tell me, what IS THIS?"





Jakob! : "Wasn't me, ma'am! No ma'am yer honour. Me 'twas not! I didn't scatter cacao in the corners, sugar all over the shelves. I didn't go nuts with the noci, oops over the uva, whacky with the walnusskerne. I didn't spray water all over the washer or put pawprints on the porcelain. And I wouldn't ever, ever, ever eat half a bag of dried plums with the pits still in them." 


Mama : [In full English-schoolmarm-sarcasm mode] "So tell me, Mr Smartypants. Who was it then?" 


Jakob! : [Thinking fast] "Erm...the cat of course! The marmalade cat. I'll go fetch. [Tail starts to wag] Shall I? Shall I? I'd really love to! Just say the word! Fetch, ma'am! Just say fetch and that manky marmalade cat will be lying at your feet in 30 seconds..." 


"Oh. Oh dear. Oh dear me. I think I need the loo.........."


Mama smiles to herself in an affectionate serves-you-right sort of way, makes a quiet note of the whereabouts of the disinfectant and the pressure-washer, and gently closes the door. 




14 comments:

LadyFi said...

Quite a handful! Now I now why I only adopt adult dogs...

But he's cute!

ReadingRosie said...

Just found your blog through SITs. Totally love it and have now added it to my blogroll. I love taking photos of flowers too and reading is a passion!

Carol said...

Ha, but how hard is it to stay mad when you have that cute wee face looking up at you?

C x

Bossy Betty said...

Oh! That face!

Bombshell BLISS said...

What a lovely blog. What a "fun" dog!

Stopping by from SITS!

Vanessa said...

Oh isn't he a gorgeous chap! Why are all the handsome ones such trouble, though?!

Charlene said...

HA! I always wondered what those creatures were thinking. Now I know!

Also, Thanks for your comment on my special SITS day. I gave you a special mention in my latest post! (All in good fun!) :-)

Susie said...

That's why nature makes them cute...so you don't blow your top when they do stuff like that:-)

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Problem is you can never stay too mad at them for too long... Have a lovely weekend, Love from London x

injaynesworld said...

Can't possibly stay mad at a face like that. Oh, how they do wind themselves around our hearts.

Joy said...

I can tell this animal is blog post material for sure.
Someone looks a little guilty in that picture....

♥ Joy

Catherine said...

Found you via SITS. You hit my sweat spot with dogs, Italy, good writing and beautiful photos. I spent a lot time in Italy so I will really enjoy following you!

bettyl said...

Great story! I know I can relate!

PiNG aka Patti said...

Oh we've had some of those moments in our house too!