Sunday, September 2, 2007

What's a girl to do?



Mistabel meets Larousse


Yesterday, my Boy-toy put his paperback edition of Larousse's French dictionary on the divan next to me.

I thought he wanted me to play with it. So I chewed it royally while he tapped away at his computer. When he noticed what I was doing, he bellowed, 'Bad girl!" Then he grabbed the book away from me.

'Bad girl'? That's accusing me of an immoral act. But as a doggie, I have only one way to act. And that's 'doggie-wise'. I am incapable of committing sin. As are all animals except humans.

My almost favourite guy, Teilhard de Chardin, once taught that a doggie such as I worships God by being a dog. Just as a stone finds its place in Creation by being a stone. So how can Nich tell me I am 'bad'? If anything, my action gives new meaning to the word 'dog-eared'.

MEN!

37 comments:

Harley said...

Dear Mistabel,

They do give us mixed signals from time to time, don't they?

I've found that the safest paper to chew is the paper the people roll into little balls and then put inside small containers on the floor, usually in the bathrooms or bedrooms.

They still fuss, but not nearly as much as when I chew other paper things.

You friend,
Harley

The Lady Mistabel said...

Hey, what a neat idea, Harley! Nich has little containers like that all over the house. I think I'll give it a try.

Also there is this little round thing on the wall next to where the well is...it's long, white and made of paper, and when I grab it I can run all through the house with it.

Then tear it into little pieces. I call it 'creating a paper trail'.

Harley said...

Oh yes ... the little round thing on the wall. Sometimes I can get that all the way from the bathroom through the living room.

But that drives the people crazy. (heh heh heh).

Rowan The Dog said...

Well, I'm with de Chardin. Now if our guardians could only understand that their place is to be fully human.

Love,

Rowan

The Lady Mistabel said...

Hi Rowan
'You light up my life" every time you stop by my yard.

And so does Harley and Scout, too. But you were my 'first'. Let Lindy stew over that remark, bark bark!!!

Rowan The Dog said...

Hey Misty... I told Lindy what Nich said about her being the first. She said that being the first is not as important as being the best. Don't know what that means.

Love,

Rowan

Frasypoo said...

Hi Mistabel
What a great chewing technique !!!
I love chewing bones into teeny little bits and spreading it all over the carpet wheer the human step on it!!
Frasier

The Lady Mistabel said...

Hi Fraser
You're the first Jack Russell or JR 'mix' I have ever met! You are a real sweetie, too!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mistabel
Frasier told us about your blog and I wanted to come and say hello!
Welcome to the bloging world!
Have a good night
Lorenza

ToFFee said...

Hello Mistabel,

I saw my pal Frasier's blog and thought I'd come over and say hi.

Welcome!

I think hoses and water are great fun too. especially in this hot weather..

I think I like tissue papers more that the book.. probably the flavor...

Wuffs!
Toffee

Frasypoo said...

Hi Mistabel,
If you could get registered on dogs with blogs...you would have a lot of traffic on your site.
This is the link
http://www.dogswithblogs.com.au/submitblog.htm
Frasier

The Lady Mistabel said...

Hi Lorenza, WOW! All my new friends stopping by to check out my trees in the back garden. Thanks for stopping by.

Love, Misty

The Lady Mistabel said...

Hi Toffee
Thanks for saying hi. I have got the word from Frasier to register with dogswithblogs...what think?

You have a great day, luv, and bark bark to your guardian, too!

Love, Misty

The Lady Mistabel said...

Thanks, Frasypoo...I will check the link out. Have a great day, babe.

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Hi what a naughty I mean cute terror you are. I don't chew books.

I didn't think they tasted nice. Best to go for the real stuff in the kitchen. IMHO.

Pippa

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The Lady Mistabel said...

Hi Pippa and Katherine
Pippi, I visited you after I read your message. Stay with Katherine.

When I want to send a message to Nich I go under the love seat and stick my face out and stare him down. Eventually he smartens up and we are back to normal before too long. I can't really be mean to him for too long.

Yes, he is a man, and can't be held responsible all the time. That's why he has me to keep him in line. Woof! woof!

Balboa & Mommy said...

If he didn't want you chewing on it, then he shouldn't have left it out ~ how rude.

Frenchie Snorts
Balboa

Rowan The Dog said...

Hey,Misty...I am on Dogs With Blogs. Lindy signed me up a few weeks ago and I've met lots of nice dogs that way. There are dogs from all over the world on it. Of course, you'll still be the prettiest.

Love,

Rowan

Diane said...

I see you like to read, too.
--Scout

Diane said...

p.s. thanks for your prayers.

MONA, JACKS & TOBY TOO !! said...

Hi Misty,

We were just reading your blog and saw a bunch of comments from our friends too. We just got our own blog too & are very excited about it. We are all adopted dachsies from DROH, so we don't remember a lot about our lives before Mommy adopted us. Come visit us sometimes: justustexasdachsies.blogspot.com

Kapp pack said...

I've eaten parts of books before and it nevers makes the humans very happy.....but we have to show them every once in a while who is in charge!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Harley said...

We used to have a little slot in wall by the front door. Every day a man in a uniform would come to the house and push paper things through it and make a mess on the floor.

One day my brother Max, a black miniature schnauzer, decided to eat one of the papers. When our people got home they found the one he chewed and laughed and laughed for the rest of the day. They kept saying it was something called a notice of tax audit from the IRS

After that they filled in the slot and put a box outside by the door, and now the man in the uniform puts papers in there every day.

The Lady Mistabel said...

Oh Harley-kins!
I love that bit about the tax thing. It's like fleas, I hear.

Nich laughed when I told him about your chewing on government forms. He thinks it's because they use cheap ink to print their stuff, and cheap is like jungle gardenia perfume, whatever that is.

Bark bark and love to you from me.
Misty

Diane said...

Scout agrees with you, Mistabel. You worship God just by being you. How was the book? hope it was yummy.

Doorman-Priest said...

Met you on Mad Priest and thought I'd pay a visit. Nice blog.

D.P.

Grendel said...

The stuff in the round containers is great! sometimes there is food, too, or plastic bags. But my absolute favorite is the LitterBox treats.

Rowan The Dog said...

Hey Misty, are you still in the dog house over this? Woof at Nich and get him to make a new post for you.

Love,

Rowan

PS-I can't believe Grendel eats litter box treats. It's so junk-yard doggie...

Rowan The Dog said...

Oh Misty, I just read your post over on MadPriest's site. I am so sorry to hear about Nich. I assume that he helped you with the post and thus is out of the hospital, on the mend? But, please email me at my personal email: lmcmillan9 at austin dot rr dot com and give me a full report. Diabetic comas can be real serious for humans. I want you to take real good care of old Nich, nice snuggles and the occasional kiss. I will hold you both in my prayers for healing and love. Your human friend, and Nich's too, Lindy

Grendel said...

Oh, Mistabel,

Mom (Aghaveagh) and I are Praying Real Hard for Nichelodeon to Get Better. When you find someone with Posables to type, can you let Mad Priest know how Nich is?? He will let us all know.

I know you will Take Good Care of him. He probably needs you to lick his face, esp, when he is Asleep.

Love, from me, Grendel.

Rowan The Dog said...

Dear Lady Mistabel,

I tagged you on my great blog. Go check it out!
http://rowanthedog.blogspot.com/2007/11/i-got-tagged-by-human.html

Love,

Rowan

MadPriest said...

Come on, you lazy little dog. My search engine has just referred to you as a dinosaur. Get blogging!

Rowan The Dog said...

Hi Misty! Just stopping in to say WOOF!

Love,

Rowan

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Balboa & Mommy said...

If he didn't want you to play with it, then he shouldn't have put it next to you!!!!!

HMPH! Mommy does the same thing with the garbage, if she doesn't want me in it, why is it where I can reach it????

Sorry about missing DWB, mommy will help me do a new post this afternoon.

Frenchie Snorts
Balboa

Lindy said...

Dear Misty,

You are so pretty. I wish you would post again. I love you.

Rowan