The Urge to Kill

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No... not my fur girls.. the hubby... but I'm getting ahead of myself.

It was one of those days.. (you've all had them..) all you want to do is sit in a bubbly tub with a lavender scented candle, a glass of wine and some q.u.i.t.e.

But first something to eat.. it's been since 4 p.m. LAST night since you ate.. .... .(you've all had them...)

 It's now 7:30, I  plop myself down with a piece of Costco pizza that above mentioned hubby was so kind enough to bring home.He'd been gone since 6 this morning.. ( Sorry my dear. .. football is here.. did I fail to mention the my dearly beloved is a football coach? Yep he is and is gone over 100 hours a week..)

I sink into the comfort of the down filled sofa and put my tired feet up on the coffee table and reach for the steaming succulent cheese pie.

There are four eyes staring at me. Four eyes that not only are begging to be fed, imploring and urging ...actually whispering that they are rescued and no one ever gave them anything to eat..... not even a crust of bread.. not a bean.. not a taco .. nada, nothing, zero or zip.

" No" I mumble..

" No begging."

They have gone deaf and Bella is actually drooling...... I've never seen her drool..

" Go away!" I motion with one hand as they follow the other pizza filled hand with their now exasperated eyes..

" Ish... down... stop... sleep.. "          I try them all..

 

Still they persist with the laser stare.

I think I see a tear start to form in one of Sofia's eyes...

" Mike.. you don't give them pizza do you?" I question the coach who has now buried his head in a pillow on the other side of the sofa..

" Mmmffgg.."

" Excuse me?|

" Mmmffgg...."

" You DON'T DO YOU??"

" Once in a while."

The moral of this story is that we need to be on the same page with our mates if they are indeed part of the training program. We need to agree on every aspect of the feeding, exercising, training and etcs. But you all know that...as I said.. the urge to kill..

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oh my god, if you can figure out how to get the male species on the same page as you with training guidelines for the critters then I want the guidebook cause it's impossible in my household.....and yes it is a true urge to kill repeatedly.....

I will be sitting right next to him and the dogs are staring him down while we eat dinner - I have NO ONE begging from me and I will ask do you feed them ______ whatever it is.....and he's like "no" then out of the corner of my eye I see a human hand and a dog face move forward to the hand and I snap around and say "did you just give them something"  "no"  - me - "then why did I see them move and why are they chewing" "well I gave them a bite but it was tiny" me - "that constitutes a yes when I ask did you just feed them something" me - "when they get up sick in the night it's your duty call"

I just don't get it.....and I make them mind and he undoes what I teach in just a few seconds what took me hours to get across to them, not that the dogs are dumb but they are stubborn about not wanting to do as told sometimes......and once they get it, he undoes it all with a few "I feel sorry for them" moves......

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Yup.  It happens at my house too.  Hubs cannot resist the mind games.  We have weenies and a dobie ... The German dogs corner the market on mind games.  

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lol!  Well in my case.   I think it's because its good guy bad guy thing.   But in his defense, he does do training and manners with them.  He can be very on top of that.

Of course our methods vary on that too, and he doesn't always align. ( I'm the one who has doing obedience, but he did the last dog. so he prefers it a little different than I do) But the dogs seem to know what he means and what I mean.   And follow through, and act accordingly.

but....their is still that "urge" for something, sometimes,  for other reasons!  ha!

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It does seem like the dogs have my husband's number. When they have been begging for food, he'll actually ask me if I give them my food. I say "uh, no, they just know if they follow you around long enough, you are sure to leave crumbs and dropped morsels along your path or be able to lick your entire shirt clean of potato chips." Sigh, at least then I don't do all the cleaning up after him.

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Here's the scene:  Pepper, the matriarch weenie, is perched in her standard begging position on the arm of the sofa in clear sight and at eye level of the husband sitting in the adjacent chair.  Hubs has generously loaded his plate of food that now rests on the "TV tray".  Lola, the adolescent weenie, is standing on her tippie toes at the knee opposite of the matriarch so that the feeding hand will not be required to make a choice...one hand for each weenie. 

Not surprisingly, their behaviors have been carefully observed by the adolescent dobie for the past 9 months.  Said doberboy now routinely positions himself in the middle between the two tyrants/weenies, resting the very tip of his nose ever so gently on said tray.  Being the superior race, however, he does not partake in the sighs, whines, wiggles, snorts, yelps, or any other grotesque begging rituals....no sir.  The Noble Doberman makes nose contact with tray, just so that hubs will be aware that he is indeed interested in partaking of the food, then sits quietly watching and waiting(and drooling) until his turn. 

Unfortunately, the husband/father is undaunted by the scolding stares of the womenfolk.  It's obscene. 

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oh it's horrible......it is funny though here to watch the dogs sit with their back to me while I eat and stare at my husband relentlessly as he eats even the cats do it....and I get to eat in peace cause everyone knows don't mess with mom and then the husband wants to know "why do they not bother you" hmmmmm let me think, DUH, cause you feed them I don't......get some self control, first you train yourself the rest falls into place hahahaha