Monday, September 24, 2007

Woman's best friend? Ha.

    They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;
    They pursued it with forks and hope;
    They threatened its life with a railway-share;
    They charmed it with smiles and soap.
    - Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark

The dog comes over and stares at me intently. "I need something."
"Okay, what do you need?"
More staring. "Help me."
"Sure, I can do that! Help you how?"
Intent, fixed gaze. "I need something."
"But what is it?"
Staring right at me. "Help me."
"Look, I'm starting to get annoyed here."
Perfunctory wag of the tail. "I'm sorry. I'm very sorry."
"Help me."

I've offered her food; I've offered her a back scratching. I put her outside; I let her back inside. I took her for a walk; I took her for a car ride while I went to get treats.

Now she's sitting in the car refusing to get out. She's glaring at me because I won't give her what she needs.

She's been sitting in the car for the last hour and a half. "It's all my fault," her gaze clearly indicates. (Trust me, this dog knows how to do reproach. She doesn't do it often, but she's good at it.)

Where the flying fig is a pet psychic when I need one?


soapbox girl said...

I hope she's ok. There's nothing more frustrating than a pet in need, and realizing you really don't speak the same language.

If she keeps it up, take her in for a check-up. BTW-That ought to be a fun conversation with the vet, trying to describe what the devil is wrong with the dog! Been there; done that! :)

The Merry said...

Poor puppy has been sick for awhile now. It's miserable watching her suffer, especially because she has this firm belief that I can fix any problem she has. She doesn't understand why I don't make her pains go away.
I think that's one reason why pet psychics are so successful -- because we get so frustrated!

soapbox girl said...

Oh, I'm sorry she's sick. I guess like people they get insecure when they're sick (?). I've never tried a pet psychic, but there were times I would have really liked to have known what my pets were thinking.

Feel better, sweet doggie. :)