May 8, 2010

White Dog raised an eyebrow when Michael took a shower and got spiffed up in the middle of the afternoon. She got excited as she watched Steve and I dress for a night out. I could read her thoughts, "Cool! We're going to a party!" Then Gregg and Candace arrived and took Michael out for an evening of arcading, bumper cars, and cooking spaghetti at their house. White Dog looked a little puzzled but shrugged and said, "OK, mom and dad, it is just us, huh?" I wrapped my shawl over my shoulders and Steve distributed "until we get home" treats (aka bribes). White Dog nosed her Greenie and ran to the door, ready to leave. "No, Sweetie," I said. "We're going to the theater tonight and pups are not allowed at this performance." She played "Dead Dog" and begged with her eyes. Quinn stood in the doorway taking his cue from the drama queen. "Come on," Steve coaxed, "we will be home before you know it and we bring you something good for dinner!" Quinn was OK with the plan as long as dinner was covered but White Dog guilted us all of the way down the driveway as she sat in the window, bravely facing an evening abandoned. The performance, Chris Jonas' Garden, Part 1, was thought provoking and we enjoyed it...not that a review was White Dog's first request when we walked in the door. "Um, where is dinner?" she challenged. When Steve pulled out two large meaty beef rib bones, the question was satisfactorily answered.


Suka said...

hey Siku Marie and Quinn,

What's up with the humans going out without you? I give my human the guilt treatment too, Siku. Us dogs have to or the humans would just take advantage of us! At least you got some meaty ribs out of the deal! Lucky dogs!


Teddy Bear said...

One day, I hope pups will be allowed into the theater. Did the bribe work? I don't touch a thing (even if it's a Greenie) if it's given to me as a bribe (aka right before my pawrents leave the house). I'm so glad your pawrents brought you both back a tasty treat!

Teddy Bear

Charlie said...

Siku has really mastered guilt tripping you and Steve.

By the way, thank you for the kind gesture about the lily. I would like to do the same to the white bouganvillas I intend to plant in the garden.


Ginger Jasper said...

Ah bless.. Your mum and dad deserve a trip out and some special time. You got delicious bones when they came back too.. Glad they enjoyed .. Hugs GJ xx

The Thundering Herd said...

The Herd is the same - why would the humans EVER go somewhere they were not allowed.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I so understand how unfair that is!

I don't like it when my mom doesn't take me with her either!


Sagira said...

What? They didn't take you? No fair.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Whew - we really needed to see that you followed through with that promise. Bet the two pups are wondering - when is Part 2?

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