Friday, October 23, 2009

Maid Paige and Butler Jason

Jason and I now have new occupations, thanks to our furbaby, Fenway. I'm not talking the role of "Puppy Parent." I'm talking the new occupation of servant. I've become a maid, and Jason has become a butler (that I affectionately now like to call Geoffrey, like on Fresh Prince.) We now don't just have Fenway-we have "Mah-ster Fenway" (like Geoffrey says it lol.)
I love our sweet pup, even when he steals Kleenex and Q-Tips from the bathroom trash. Even when I find a pair of underwear in his mouth. Even when he doesn't want to be put in his "bed" and he hides far enough under the bed I can't reach him. He is mischievous, and loves to find things that don't belong to him, but he is usually very well behaved. However, there are days I could strangle him.
Fenway is extremely smart, and was pretty easy to housebreak. He would sit quietly by our backdoor and wait for us to notice him. After finding him waiting patiently many times without accidents, I felt bad for making him holding it just because I didn't see him. So I invested in a Poochie Bell. For you non-dog owners, this is supposed to be a bell that Fenway rings when he needs to be let out.

It's really handy, even though Fenway was afraid of it the first few days. The noise frightened him, and he would sit by the door as far away from the bell as he could. However, he magically decided that he was no longer afraid of it, and has become a professional Poochie-Bell ringer. Too professional.

Fenway doesn't believe that his Poochie-Bell is just supposed to be used for going outside. Fenway knows that his Poochie-Bell will make Jason and I come running to take him out, so he believes that his Poochie-Bell is to alert us for any request. He rings, we come running, and he heads to his food/water bowls if they are empty. He rings, we come running, and he runs to the couch to show us that he got something stuck under there.

Inadvertently, we have taught our dog to ring a bell, and a servant will come running to help him with whatever he needs. Next thing you know, he will expect his bell to come on a silver platter.

Spoiled thing. :)

13 comments:

katie + bret said...

Man girl! Aren't unemployment levels at an all time low?! And look at you guys?! Two jobs, just like that. Yall are so lucky ;)

Shannon said...

that is SO CUTE! We have a Poochie Bell for Piper!! Ours is like striped different colors.. we got it off their website. It literally took her ONE day to figure it out once we moved to VA!! It saves our lives!! but.. yeah.. if she wants to go outside to play (or if she sees something outside that she wants) she'll ring it. Pretty annoying.. and, yep, some days I want to STRANGLE PIPER! but I love her :]

Angie Repetti said...

too funny!!! I can just see you guys running to his side everytime he rings the bell! LOL!!!

Brittney said...

YAY POOCHIE BELLS! They are genius! We have one for Lily, too, and she uses it *all* the time. (Especially on warm days when she just wants to be outside and play.) And how she rings it is hilarious: she puts her whole body into it! And she'll ring it multiple times if we don't come the first time. So funny how dogs can learn to use things like that! :)

Amy Lynn said...

This is so hilarious. I really don't think I could handle more than the "butt slam" around here. I wish I was there to see him in action. You'll have to try and get it on video!

Annie said...

oh my gosh!! haha!! that is seriously too funny!

my fiance and i were just talking last night that we have raised a spoiled little stinker. maybe we should invest in the bells ;)

have a great weekend hun!!

SassyCassie said...

Haha! That's adorable-what a smart puppy!

Tatiana said...

that is hilarious!!! What have you done ???!!!!! You've got yourself a spoiled brat now! Haha. I have to admit that that's pretty smart :-)

Emily said...

Hahah that is awesome! He's really got you wrapped around his fingers-- er, paws!

I love the new blog layout by the way. Very cute!

Laura and Ryan said...

I love how smart dogs and kids are. They have us figured out LONG before we do them! He is too cute :)

jennster said...

lol- i want a puppy soooooooooooooooooo bad

Jax said...

haha! Little Gracie has definitely made me her slave... She rules the house that's for sure.. :) I love your little pup!

Annette said...

Just precious! we know who rules your roost!!