Saturday, March 31, 2007

Rain & Cheese


Sammy here.

Let me tell you it was a long and frustrating night. It thundered and lightning flashed and I barked and barked. Mom let me sleep with her last night and, in the middle of the night, I barked really loud in her ear. I didn't mean to wake her, it's just that I could hear suspicious noises outside. She would put me back under the covers and I would calm down for about two seconds and then I would hear something else. You know I'm the big boy dog of the family so it is my responsibility to protect Mom and my brother and sister. Roxie has never had anything bad happen to her so she doesn't realize the danger. Andy ... well Andy is just a kid. He spends his days chasing tennis balls and rolling over for tummy rubs. I don't have time for that. I have to protect our home so at 4:00 in the morning I'm awake and telling the thunder and lightning to stay away from my mommy!! Unfortunately, I haven't been completely successful because I can still hear it in the distance.

But I must have done something right because ...

We got a treat in our breakfast! If you had asked us yesterday what cheese was like we would have only been able to tell you about cottage cheese which is yummy and we always eat it first but ... this morning Mom had some cheddar cheese that she decided to cut into cubes and put in our food bowls. Let me tell you, that was just about the yummiest thing I have ever tasted. I checked with Roxie and Andy and they both ate up all of their cheese. (Darn, I was hoping they wouldn't like it and I would get to eat theirs!) We looked at Mom with our best cute and lovable dachsie looks but she said that was all of it she had. (Double Darn!) We hope she gets some more cheese and decides to share with us. I just need to figure out how to tell her that we need our calcium for strong teeth and bones ... (Mom realized AFTER we had gobbled up the cheese that she should have taken a picture for evidence. Too bad.)

Well, I need to go check on the thunder and lightning. A dog's work is never done!


Mary-Margaret said...

Wow, Sammy. I don't even know what really BIG "thunder" is. But I live in California. In Temecula. We hardly get any of that stuff here. Mom says I've heard it before but it sounds so much like the Thursday morning garbage trucks I don't give it another thought. time? Just think of the garbage man and don't worry so much about thunder, ok?

Love to you all...

Your good friend, Mary-Margaret

JustMeCopper said...

What's the latest on the surprise?

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Yeah...I wanna know the surprise too, the suspense is killing me !

Snuggle up with your mum when it thunders and lightnings - she will protect you :-)


Ivy said...

oooo! maybe it rained cheese! how nice wud that be?

i luuuuuv cheese and i am so jellus that you got some. i want to come stay at your house. send me a message to come over next time it is going to rain cheese!

Anonymous said...

Are you sure that there weren't little pills hidden inside the cheese? That's what happens at my house! Maybe your Mom was giving you some valium so you wouldn't bark in her ear, hah hah hah.

Luckie the Dachie said...

Hey Sammy,
That was really brave of you. We get lotsa thunderstorms here but I don't really pay much attention to them.
I never had cheese does seem very very yum yum.

ranger said...

hey long lost friend!! our sky yells at us too sometimes, but i never, ever bark at night. mom and dad do not like that.

nothing says love like a good tummy rub and a cube of cheese!!!

Katherine and Pippa said...

I like cheese too, and butter, but mistress is a bit mean with it all.
I don't like rain or thunder. It rained here tonight so I refused to go out again. Like why would I want to get wet? Huh?
If it's very nasty and loud thunder I will go and protect master and mistress in the bedroom and try and crawl under the bed. It's a good place to protect them from.
You must be a top guard dog Sammy. Snooze time on sofa now. zzzzz night night. Pipps.

Cubby said...

You are so lucky! I can't have cheddar cheese because of my medicine.