Thursday, May 20, 2010

Barking Mad

It seems that Lilac has a new nemesis in our house.  Both Mr. Taleteller and I have both had separate incidents of walking in and hearing Lilac giving someone a firm barking to.  The recipient of her wrath happens to be an innocent (as far as my husband and I can tell) dog bed. 

When I arrived home Monday night, I took the girls out as usual.  After a few minutes of privacy for them, I went out to bring them in.  In typical fashion, Lilac and Bunny had clean feet, but Blueberry was wearing mud galoshes.  So, I sent Bunny and mama dog in the house and Blueberry and I walked around the house to have a look at the new flowers.  It wasn't a long stroll, just down to the front corner where we have some Japanese irises planted by the stop sign and back to the door.  As we walked up, I could hear Lilac barking her displeasure from the back door.  I entered the house and found her barking at the dog bed.

As I told Mr. Taleteller the story, he laughed and shared a similar tale.  He said that when he gets home for lunch every day, there are three noses sticking up in the back kitchen window.  By the time he comes in the back door, Lilac is in the living room, barking at the bed.

I have no idea what the bed has done to make her so angry.  It doesn't appear to have any evil lumps or rolls in it.  It's easy to fluff.  They have nicely annointed it with a pleasant Ode de Greyhound, so it's not stinky.  The poor thing just lays there, taking her abuse.  I'm really at a loss as to what to do.  I don't want the poor bed to suffer some kind of complex.  This is something I never thought I'd have to worry about as a dog owner.  My greyhound is a bed terrorist!

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  1. No doubt she has a furry good reason ;-)


  2. Do you think there might be a ghost? Sleeping in her bed!
    Something's up!
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  3. You go Lilac! Keep that bed in line.

  4. Those dog beds ! Turn your back on them for a moment and chaos ensues.

  5. She's seeing/smelling something there that she doesn't like. Wonder what it is??

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and Becky

  6. Hmmm, maybe she has found a small pea in the ticking??

  7. The bed just has to understand that Lilac is having some senior moments. Those make a lot of humans cranky, so why not doggies.

    wags, Lola

  8. "A firm barking to" - very funny! Lilac, you keep on keeping those humans of yours on their toes.

  9. I would check it for cat hair. ;)

  10. Maybe she had a bad dream and is blaming the bed for it.

  11. She is probably not totally happy at the placement and it trying to get it to move without having to 'work it' herself. Sorry, you got me here. I've had close to 20 ghs and I can honestly say none of them have ever taken to having words with their beds. :)

  12. Oh Miss Greyhound Mama, you haves no idea what those beds can do when da hoomans are gone...they haves wil demons in them.

  13. Maybe she is just enthusiastically telling her bed a story????

    Woofs and Kisses!
    The Fiesty Three

  14. Ahhh, but when you're not looking, it transforms into an evil killer robot and starts shredding stuffies.

  15. We dogs has our reasons heheh! (That's so funny -but where is she sleeping now?)
    Hugs xo

  16. who you gonna call the pibble ghost busters!!!!!! from our expert opinion we beleives you may have a casper in your home trying to takes the over the bed.we wecommend some synchronized tooting to send the casper wunning to the light!!!

    pibble wiggles
    the pittie pack

  17. I guess my question is why NOT bark at the bed? I mean, it's as good a thing to bark at as anything else. Plus, you don't wanna get lacksadaisical and just let your bed do anything you want. You gotta stay on top of 'em. (Haha! Get it?)

    Wiggles & Wags,

    PeeS. Please tell Bunny thank you for her commiseration with my bath ordeal. It's good to know I'm not alone with the horror.

  18. Hmmm. Curious, indeed. Anything disruptive underneath? I'm a believer in the Princess and the Pea. Or, could be she's wanting a new cover for Springtime. I'm telling you, it's all that rain and gloomy weather that seems to be stalled out over us. It's enough to make any girl a tad edgy.

    Heeheehee...word verification: mutwar

  19. I have no idea what could be bothering her!
    I hope the bed will not feel traumatized!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  20. the booker man thinks that someone else has been sleeping in miss lilac's bed!!!

  21. Oh, Lilac, you have my momma giggling and she has tears escaping her eyes thinking about you and the bed. Perhaps the bed just isn't as comfy as it once was.


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