Wednesday, April 28, 2010

O is for .... Oops

As in Oops .... I didn't quite get to my "O" assignment .... Mrs. Matlock, Mrs. Matlock ... the dog ate my homework .... seriously ... she did ... honest truth .... would I lie to you???

True story ... our dog once at my daughters homework ... it was a paper in an AP course in senior year ... my daughter left it on the stairs next to her backpack, we went out and upon our return there were shreds of paper everywhere ... sadly it was a completed paper that she got an amazing grade on and she wanted to keep it because of the wonderful comments she had from the teacher.

Okay, so i chew paper ... there's not too many things i can get rough with at my size.

Mrs. Matlock, see .... it does happen.

Another true story ... our dog confounded and amazed me today .... we lock her in the basement in our little storage room/craft room when we go out ... she is comfy there and spends lots of time there when i am crafting, or doing laundry. I come home ... usually she barks when she hears the garage door go down ... no barking. I put my key in the door, again ... no barking. Now I'm getting nervous because she always barks to greet us ... i enter the basement ... i can't see her ... i call her name ... and finally i hear a yelp. I look in the direction of the yelp and up on the second shelf of the shelving unit (and this is one of the black heavy duty plastic units that home depot sells for garages) way up on the second shelf inside of a white storage box is my dog ... yes all 4 1/2 pounds of her emitting terrified little yelps and shaking like a leaf. So how did she get up there? and get in that box? and what was going through her itsy bitsy teeny weeny mind??? I guess we will never know, but she was sure terrified ... and I was completely astounded ...

Just call me Houndini!

And yet another true story ... Jenny was having a giveaway and the prize was Julie Schuler's book "On a Windy Night" ... it is soooo coool!!! you can tell its cool by the sheer volume of o's in those two words ;) but it is, very cool ... the art is intriguing and dark and imaginative and just very brilliant! Thanks so much again Jenny for the giveaway and thanks so much Julie for the signed copy. I love it.

Oh ... my "o" word .... it's out. yes, out ... remember that post i did for "I" ... where i felt like i was always going "in" through the out door ... yeah ... that one ... well this post is OUT ... so it's kind of the opposite of the In post, but not quite .... it's a bit different in it's own way and almost the same but opposite ... yeah ... "Out through the in door ... that's me!

And for everyone who left comments on my "Nice" post ... thanks so much, i really enjoyed reading them and they were all so genuine and heartfelt and its lovely to get such wonderful communication from you all!

Once again coming to you from the uber fabulous Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday Meme ... if you haven't explored this meme you just must ... it is cooool .... that's right ... cooool!!!

Awe, how cute am I in my totally cool bandana

33 comments:

Tracy said...

Guess she learnt her lesson. Loved the post thanks

baukje said...

The poor dog I can imagine how terrified she was..... maybe she'll stay away from the boxes now.

Maggie B said...

Well, very cute of course!
~Maggie~

Nora Johnson said...

Hi again Jo!

Lovely to *see* you again and yr little Houndini is sooo fabuloussssss! (We've both a canine theme this week- Jimmy Choo canine booties on their way through the blogosphere as we *speak*!!)

Hope you're having a great week! And *see* you next Thursday?!

XXO LOLA:)

Natasha said...

What a cheeky little dog. How could you get angry at that cute puppy face! I love the bandana!

Great "O" post too!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Cheryl said...

That poor little bugaboo. She must have been terrified. Glad she's no worse for the wear. I'll bet she'll never do whatever it was she did to get up there again.

My name is PJ. said...

What a cutie in her bandanna!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

It looks like he is a busy as my toddler.

Viki said...

OMG, I wonder how the dog got on the second shelf. What a mystery LOL. The only good thing about the dog chewing up the homework at least it was graded. Poor her if it wasn't and she had to tell the teacher that the dog really ate it.

Mumsy said...

She is beautiful, and beautiful ladies come with troubles..She is no different I guess, and luckily she didn't get hurt! Love the story, Jo!

Monica said...

Oh, your dog is adorable! I wonder HOW she got up in that box...poor little thing!

jfb57 said...

As an ex-head I'm used to 'good' excuses about homework but this is just an adorable one!!

JFB57

Tina said...

Great post! I found myself smiling through the whole thing. And I'd really like to know how your tiny dog got all the way up there...

laterg8r said...

poor little honey - wonder how long she'd been up there?

Riet said...

Poor little cuty, how long was she up there. Shje is gorgeous.

Red Couch Recipes said...

Very cute dog and isn't it amazing what they can do and how they add to our lives. Joni

Christy said...

At least she ate the paper AFTER your daughter turned it in! Cute post.

Molly said...

That made me laugh outloud. Dogs are strange little creatures. I wonder what mine are thinking all the time.

Hayley G said...

What a riot! I wonder how Honey got up there? She is a cutie pie to be sure.

Jenny said...

What an Outstanding O post.

How did she get in that box. Were you working on something and didn't see her...although that sounds pretty far fetched.

What a fun post!

I really enjoyed smiling through this whole stop on Alphabe-Thursday's journey through the letter "O".

And Julie's book is cOOOOOOOOl, isn't it?

I'm glad you liked it!

A+

mrs. c said...

We have a paper-eater too! Reuben loves paper towels,just glad he has not started eating other paper as Well. Great post, fun stories!

JcVeggie said...

Hey great stories! My puppy likes to sneak cupcake papers out of the trash can when I'm not looking!! I love the pictures what a cutie pie:) Love the bandana!

Vicki said...

O...if Only she could talk and tell her stories(o:

Debbie said...

Awwww your dog is cute! And that is the first time I ever really heard the story my dog ate my homework and it was TRUE! lol, thanks for stopping over my O post, I am glad there is hope for my son!

jen said...

Can it really be true? Hmmm. AP kids don't lie, so it must be!

easternsparkle said...

Very subtle use of O!!

Steph said...

Okay, she is way cute. Did you mention her name? Pink is definitely her color and what adventures. I bet she is a precious and dear friend. Hey, Congratulations again on Julie's book. Which reminds me, I think I saw on another post that you are reading Emma. I love Jane Austen. It's fun as always to visit you.

lissa said...

adorable dog! now I'm wondering how he got into the box but it certainly it's a tale worth telling

thanks for your visit to my alphabe-thursday

Lourie said...

What a cutie she is. I am laughing that she actually ate homework. At least it was graded and not something needing to be turned in. hehe.

Pondside said...

Could those silky ears have turned into wings?

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I enjoyed your dog stories. Sorry about the homework. I wonder if she'll ever try the shelf thing again? I bet it took a lot of work.

Melinda Cornish said...

what a little poop...wonder how she got up there?

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh! The poor thing! Such an adorable little pooch too!