It all started with an ear infection – something not uncommon to long spaniel ears. And it certainly wasn’t on Penelope’s Christmas list.
I took her to see the vet and came back with a large vial of ear drops, which had to be taken twice a day throughout the holiday season.
Penelope was not a fan.
I’m not beyond bribery. So whenever it was time to give Penelope the drops, she also got freeze-dried liver snaps. That’s when Penelope began sashaying around with a soft, fluffy kiwi ornament that she had taken off of the Christmas tree.
Give it back?
Unless, of course I was willing to make a deal. “Buy” the ornament back for a couple liver snaps. This, of course, started a precedent.
Wanting to preserve the kiwi (which I had brought back all the way from New Zealand) and not wanting her to get sick, I placed a baby gate around the tree.
The dog that seldom barks, barked, and barked, and barked.
I guess you’d complain too if somebody put you out of business.
Happy Howl-a-days from Mutts.