Sunday, August 20, 2006

Sunday Scribbling - "Inner Life of Pets"




My name is Manny and I’m the protector of this home and my people. Against my will I also watch out for the retarded white fur ball and tolerate a CAT! My main duties are to bark when someone comes to the door and scan the yard for predators so "princess fur ball" will come out to pee safely. Might I add she pees too much and takes forever! My favorite job is to watch over mom and I never leave her side because sometimes she falls down. When I was a younger dog, I could stiffen my neck and front legs so she could grab the back of my neck, and pull herself up. I liked that because I got lots of extra love.

I’ve lost a few of my people, I guess because they got bigger and I sometimes can’t find them. I miss the goodies they snuck me under the table. If that’s not bad enough they were the ones who brought home the retarded fur ball and then they had the nerve to leave it behind. Why is it that a small fur ball gets all the lap attention and I get good dog pats? If I hear how cute she is one more time I swear I’ll hurl on mom’s carpet. What’s worse than protecting three female people and one furry she-mop? Mom bringing home a MALE! Now I just had to put my paw down! He was nice and all but he thought he was the man of the house...ha! This MALE booted me out of my bed and brought a CAT to live here, a CAT! If he did not make mom so darn nice and happy, I’d have run him off already. Sometimes I’m not liking how he treats mom in MY old bed, so I whine and pace to make him stop. I guess he can stay for now but I got my one good eye on him.

Now that I’m getting up there in age my eyes have turned what mom says is a lovely shade of blue. I walk right into that MALE humans’ legs and I’m thinking it’s not my eye’s, but his stick like ghost legs. He gets so mad . . . hehehe. I have had a dog stroke and been bitten by a spider and yet I still get my but up when fur ball has to pee at night. Now mom watches out for me and even finds my baby when I lose it. The MALE will even play tug of war and usually lets me win. I can still bark but I get my cue from the shrill of "fur ball’s" bark and act like I heard it the whole time.

I guess something is going to happen around here soon because the "fur ball" got a hair cut looking even more ridiculous and I’m being fitted with a girlie white bow . . . hmmm. This could mean food and people, maybe even the two I keep losing and that tiny person that smells bad.


This dog world is full of people and fur balls trying to steal mom's attention from me but mom makes sure I know I'm her very special man-dog every day. . . take that naked fur ball !

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22 comments:

twitches said...

Aw, what cute pics and a cute insight into your little bundle of joy!

GreenishLady said...

I enjoyed that. Poor dog has a hard life looking after everyone, doesn't he? ... And I hope the impending event is a very joyful one!

betty said...

this was enjoyable to read life through Manny's eyes

Becca said...

Hey Manny, I think you're The Man! You have obviously earned the position of #1 Mom Protector. SO, you just keep doin' your thing, as only you can do it.

BTW, hope you get some good eats out of this "happening thing." There should be some compensation for wearing a bow tie!

Tammy, loved the photo array - so cool! xxoo

bonnie said...

Manny sounds like a great protector! It would be interesting to see how 'fur ball' perceives Manny. Love the picture trail and music. Thanks for the wonderful insight into Manny's life.

Star said...

Sounds like Manny is worth his weight in gold. I'm glad he's doing well again and is welling participate in the upcoming happenings.

TJ said...

Oh how i missed you too! Look at this place...new stuff?? Ya know how I love new gismos!!!
Ah tammy That little guys is growing so fast...he looks great in your arms.
You have made me smile...as always.
love to you and yous
TJ

Deb R said...

Manny, you're a handsome fella and I bet you are a wonderful protector for everyone in the house - even the Cat. Tell your mom thanks for letting us all meet you!

Helen said...

What a charming story! You are so creative my dear!

pepektheassassin said...

Manny, you are too sexy for your shirt (I mean your bow-tie!) Take good care of your Mom. Loved your photos! Behave yourself at the wedding....no peeing on anybody's leg!

tinker said...

Manny, you have that whole "tall, dark & handsome" thing working for you - what a good-looking couple you'd make--are you sure you aren't the tiniest bit interested in that little furball, (she IS rather cute - uh-oh, please don't hurl on your mom's carpet! forget I mentioned it!)
CUTE post & pics, Tammy!

Kamsin said...

So cute! Dogs really are a man (or womans!) best friend!

chiefbiscuit said...

What I have liked most about this Scribblings theme is how much the stories reveal about their owners! A lovely story!

Ally Bean said...

oh how funny. Manny clearly puts up with alot of inconvenience between looking after princess fur ball and tolerating a male. great post.

ian russell said...

he he, i think i like this guy, manny. nice one! :o)

Cynthia E. Bagley said...

I laughed really hard... so true..

Tabor said...

This was a fun trip to the family farm. Must keep all of you busy these days. Watch out for the food issues, my dog got sick at a big family Thanksgiving because everyone was feeding him!

Amber said...

What a good one! LOL! He sounds like a good old dog to me. I am happy he looks out for everyone. ;) Even the cat and fur-ball.

:)

Ceebie said...

Awww. Thanks for introducing us to Manny. He seems quite the character to put up with the naked fur ball!

acumamakiki said...

this is so great tammy, it's nice to meet manny.

Anonymous said...

Your to funny babe, I know that this is exactly as Manny sees the world.But, it is his eyes and not my stick legs and I know he does it on purpose.Love you babe and thanks for the laugh...Dave

thebluestbutterfly said...

This was very cute. :-)