Saturday, April 24, 2010

Yakety Yak, Don't Talk Back!

It has not been a mystery here that Lilac likes to tell us what's on her mind.  She particularly feels the need to expostulate around four in the morning.  Lately, she feels the need to comment on just about everything, rather loudly.  The more interesting the movie or television show we're trying to watch, the more she seems to have to say.

I'm going to admit right here and now that it's becoming more and more difficult to find this trait endearing.  I'm pretty sure that Mr. Taleteller feels the same way.  My biggest underlying fear is that not only is she driving us bananas, but that she might be a resident of Looneyville herself. 

Yesterday morning was a good example.  Things were pretty much going as usual here.  Mr. Taleteller got up at 4:30 with the girls, took them out to the pen, fed them and came back to bed.  Bunny came back to bed, as well, while Blueberry made herself comfortable on the couch.  Lilac slept on a dog bed in the living room for a while before coming in to let me know that my alarm clock was about to go off.  How she knows this is a mystery of the universe.  Anyway, I got up and made my way out to the living room, then the kitchen for my water and finally back into the bathroom.  This is when it begins.

Lilac:  Alert!  Alert!

Me: (opening the bathroom door)  What is it?

Lilac:  Timmy's in the well!

Me:  What?  Who?

Lilac:  There's no need to fear!  Underdog is here!

Me:  Look, it's really too early for this.  Perhaps you could go in and finish your dream in there on the dog bed.

Lilac:  What are you doing up so early?  While you're standing here, make yourself useful and pet me!

Me:  I really don't have time.  I have to get ready for work!  Since when are you talking to me about getting up too early?

Lilac:  Is it early?  I hadn't noticed!  Would you be so kind as to pet me?

Me:  I am petting you!  What else do you want?

Lilac:  (yawning)  Oh, look at the time!  It's time for my early morning nap!  Toodles!

So, I close the door and start trying to get ready once more.  Of course I can't get off that easily.  Soon I hear demands from the living room.

Me:  What is it now?

Lilac:  My pillow's not properly fluffed.

Me:  Are you serious?

Lilac:  (stands and blinks) 

Me:  You only get away with this because you're an old lady!

Of course I go out, fluff her pillow, turn on the news for her as well as the kitchen light and check to make sure she's got fresh water waiting in her bowl.  I'm not sure which one of us is losing her mind, but I'm pretty sure one of us is on the verge.  I also know that one day, I'm really going to miss these funny little talks with her.  I just hope that it's a long time from now.

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  1. Snikhker!

    We khanines are so furry magikh!

    PeeEssWoo: Which went khrazy furst: the khanine or the human?

  2. I can tell you without a doubt, and without ever needing to meet you face to face, that YOU are most certainly the one losing the mind. Not her. I'm sorry. it's true. But fear not. You are not alone. For it takes one to know one!

  3. We found that very funny - then again we are not living with Lilac!
    Remember pets are supposedly good for your mental health - not sure what's going on over there!

  4. i'm totally sure miss lilac is okie dokie. that just leaves you...and i'm not experienced enough on reading hooman funny farm meters. i'd ask miss bunny. she should know! :)
    the booker man

  5. It sounds to me that Lilac has you wrapped around her paw! I too make my mum think she's going nuts some days, after all it's a dogs job to keep their parents on their toes woo woo :D
    Kodi x

  6. Well when the Queen summons, her subjects must attend to her wants! =)

  7. Most of us do change as we get older, don't we? I plan to be pretty demanding as soon as I hit 10. 10 is pretty old for a Shar Pei, but I'm optimistic that I can get there and beyond and drive everyone crazy for a few years.

    Bunny, I just saw your message about GABE. I never got one through Friends Connect before so if it's been a long time, I'm sorry. I'll get that information to you ASAP. I do know we all agreed on the turquoise and silver as a first choice. That's a miracle right there.

    wags, Lola

  8. You is a looloo, you and my mum must have escaped from da same institution...da "Nutty Farm". That's ok, we won't tells nobuddy. You see mum does all that stuffs fur us too. And besides, we have blogs too...what more does you need to know that dog moms are CRAZY.

  9. Uh oh, looks like you might have some tough love coming your way. The humans do not always take kindly to our alerts.


  10. You made our Mom leaky - as Java was this very same way - guess what - Timmy never fell in the well.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

  11. You're right, you will miss your funny little talks one day. Our dog, S, who died about a year ago used to stand in front of the TV while we watched and bark at us to pay attention to him. You can imagine that this wasn't always endearing but I'd give anything to have him here and barking at us now.

    Your dialogue is hysterical! "Timmie's in the well!". "Fluff my pillow". Ha!

  12. Well now, I'm thinking a family sit down and talk time is in your future.

  13. Haha! Lilac is so totally messing with you. This is what I've noticed that old peoples and old dogs do - they mess with you. And do you know why? Cuz they can. I would very much likes to hear more about these Most Interesting conversations someday. They made me and my mom smile.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  14. Lilac...just because you LOOK like a supermodel does NOT mean you can act like Naomi Campbell!!!!!

    Be nice! (hahaha)


  15. You go girl! When you have something to say, it's worth hearing! That's what we always say!


    Star and Riley.

  16. Hmmmm....Lilac and Bilbo must be on the same wavelength...He seems to know exactly 15 minutes before the alarm goes off and chooses that time to wake us up!

  17. Lately Tucker has taken to standing in the middle of the room doing his "complaint" bark for no apparent reason. Just the thing to startle you out of whatever it is you're doing!


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