Ok, Who Dumped?

Due to our inability to figure out WHO is the mystery dumper in this house is, my husband made the tough decision to banish BOTH likely suspects to the garage.

My husband swears it’s Trixie.  For some odd reason, I continue to defend Trixie by placing bits of doubt into my husband’s mind without him -or even me- knowing it.

It’s all become very strange.  My man & his dog are like I said before, a Mother & her one & only child.  He would not intentionally drop the blame bomb on Trixie but I think there’s something inside his heart that makes him automatically assume that Chopper does NO wrong.

Now, I don’t know if I have some similar thing going on with Trixie.  Kindred spirit connection mumbo-jumbo or if I just see the need to constantly disagree with the Man of the House, BUT I have noticed that even though the chance of the Shhhneaky Shitter being her is pretty damn high, every time the Husband begins to talk about her pooping I HAVE to implant seeds of doubt.  I don’t even realize I’m doing it at this point.

ME: “Why does it automatically have to be her?  Chopper doesn’t poop anymore?”

HIM:  “No, but he has always been able to hold it & when I yell at them about it, he looks at me like, Fucker I didn’t do this -lemme get back to sleep.”

ME:  “Ohhhkaay, so because he looks at you like he doesn’t give a shit that you are yelling, proves that it’s her?”

HIM:  “Well-“

ME:  “He is getting older.”

HIM:  “Yeah but-“

ME:  “He probably can’t hold it like he used to.”

HIM:  “I guess…”

ME:  “And he is the one that eats birds & squirrels every single day…”

HIM:  “yeah.”

ME:  “and logs & sticks…”

HIM:  “ah-huh.”

ME:  “and plastic down spouts that he’s ripped off the house…”

***looking back, that last one was a double-defender because it reminds him not only that Chopper’s diet is loaded with plastic, but that sometimes he is not the perfect angel dog.***

(I just noticed that.  I may seem calculated in writing here, but I wish I could say that had been my intention all along…shit, I didn’t even realize this conversation was going on until it was over.)

HIM:  “Yeah I guess it could be him…”

At this point I’m just sick of talking about it.

ME:  “Who cares who it is?  Of course if it continues maybe we need to know because there could be something with the Hidden Heaper, BUT it’s not like we have to figure it out this second. I’m pretty sure we would never decide that one has to stay in the garage but the other one can sleep in our room.”

In our attempt to be fair, we banished both dogs to the garage.

Don’t start crying yet, you bleeding hearts.  It’s not a real garage, for cars.  Or so I’m told.  It’s my husband’s workshop.  So he’s down there all the time anyway.  They have huge brand new beds.  It’s warm.  It’s fine… or I should say -it WAS fine.

Last night Mr Tough Guy reached his breaking point with the dogs.  I had them inside, holed up in the garage since it had rained.  They had been down there for a couple of hours.  By the time Tough Guy got home the Mystery Mess’r had struck again.

-and again.

-and again.

-AND again.

He let them both outside & told me that he needed to figure something out.  He looked as if he were debating which one to take out back & shoot.  (he wasn’t -FYI)

Standing at the back door, watching both dogs in the yard he says to his pick as the Load-droppin Louse, “See Trixie?  Chopper goes right out & poo’s…outside…where he’s supposed to poo.  Why can’t you do that?”

I suggested maybe she really did have something wrong with her -OR- since she’s blind maybe that makes it hard for her to hold it because she doesn’t realllly know she NOT outside…oOor maybe it’s not Trixie at all

He had his nose pressed against the glass of the back door (practically), “Well, I guess it could be Chopper.”

I say, without trying to jump up & down that he has finally admitted that there is a possibility that I’m on to something.  (Which again, I’m like 99% sure it IS Trixie.  I’m just fighting for the right to say that we don’t know for sure, and really by now I’m just talking words.  I don’t really know that I care.  No wait!  I do know…I don’t.  And if I’m being completely honest here, I’m sort of on contradictory autopilot by now.)  but anyway, I say to him, “Ah, so you finally give in to the amazing argument I have put before you?”

HIM: “Nope, I’m just saying it could be him because he has already shit 4 times since I let him out.”

ME:  “Oh.  Well, you can get that sad look off your face & get your nose off my freshly cleaned window.  You don’t have to figure it out right now!  You don’t have to decide anything about kicking them outside yet, and even once you do decide, it’s not like you can’t change your mind tomorrow.  You’re not shipping them off to Vietnam.”

HIM:  “Yeah.”

ME:  “Seriously.  Stop.”

HIM:  “I’ve stopped.”

ME:  “Why is your schnoz still mashed on my door?”

HIM:  “I’m just trying to see what the consistency of Chopper’s poop is, so I can tell if it matches the piles in the garage…I’m kinda thinking that his look much more solid.”

ME:  “There’s something wrong with you.”

HIM:  “Alright THAT’S it!  I’m running to the store to get them another dog house.  They are staying out.”

A few minutes later my husband is back with another dog house.  They already had 1 on our deck that they never went in.  Now we have 2.  He also bought a bale of hay to stuff inside to keep them warm.

The next time I stepped out back, I felt like I was in a piss-poor recreated production of mother f-ing Hee Haw.

The dogs had removed all the hay from their dog houses & spread it all about the deck floor.

Have I mentioned before that this nice deck of ours is 1000% visible from the street.  It is not on the BACK of our house, but the side!?

The second you step out the back door you are walking on HAY.  This also makes for quite the fire hazard since that same spot had at one time been where I enjoyed my occasional pack-a-day habit.

It looks like a weak attempt at a haunted house.  The only thing this haunted house is scaring is me, and potential buyers -of course.

Now that my super ninja weed whacker neighbor has moved I think we have a house that looks (from the outside) equally WT to those around us.  For this reason I will punish my non-neighborly-shit-talking-mouth, by writing sentences until I have learned my lesson…

I will no longer complain about the neighbors trashed yard.  I will no longer complain about the neighbors trashed yard.  I will no longer complain about the neighbors trashed yard.   I will no longer complain about the neighbors trashed yard.    I will no longer complain about the neighbors trashed yard.    I will no longer complain about the neighbors trashed yard.    I will no longer complain about the neighbors trashed yard.    I will no longer complain about the neighbors trashed yard.    I will no longer complain about the neighbors trashed yard.   I will no longer complain about the neighbors trashed yard.    I will no longer complain about the neighbors trashed yard.    I will no longer complain about the neighbors trashed yard.    I will no longer complain about the neighbors trashed yard.    I will no longer complain about the neighbors trashed yard. …con’t

Back off Bitch! This is MINE!

I fed the dogs this morning & noticed that Chopper has started to nab a mouth full of food, dash to the yard & hoard it away for when (I assume) I forget to buy dog food & try to hold them over with stale bread.

I begun to wonder if, on those rare occasions, he is then sharing a bite with his old lady -Trix??

Doubtful.

You know how people say that animals over time begin to resemble their owners?  Well this is most certainly the case here.  Chopper looks more like my husband than the Itty Bitty Man Man does.  They act so much alike you might think my husband birthed that damn dog his very-own-self.  So I would be willing to bet that they have eerily similar thoughts & views on the world ta-boot.

Which of course means, NO.  Poor old Trix is an after thought.

Men.

Chopper "The Show Stopper"

Don’t Ask.

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Tough Guy:  Why do you always mix the dog bowls up?

ME:  Huh?

Tough Guy:  The dog bowls…you always put the water in the food bowl & the food in the water bowl.

ME:  What’s the difference?

Tough Guy:  The food bowl is the one that’s really dirty & the water bowl is the one that’s a little less dirty.

ME:  Why does it matter?  They are both MY mixing bowls.

Tough Guy:  (condescending tone) I’m just wondering why you always do it.

ME:  Welll…both bowls are metal.  One is white on the inside.  Therefor when I go to fill the “dog” bowls, I typically think that the water will stay cooler not being in a bright silver metal bow.  Now, I know that -in fact BOTH of these bowls stay the same temperature in the sunlight because I’ve tested that shit.  SooOOoo…I, in attempt to keep from having to actually step outside, tell those mutts to be sure to keep the bowls up by the door so I can reach them.  In the event that there is only 1 bowl, I will pour the water into the one I CAN reach & I will try to heave the dog food into the one further away.  ANNNNND if the 2nd bowl is really far from the door, I will just pour the dogfood onto the deck.  Annnd ANNNND if both of the bowls are far from the door I will then heave the water to the closest bowl, (which rarely works but doesn’t stop me from trying) & then again, just pile the food onto the deck.  I mean, they are…dogs.  So you can see that I do put more thought into it than I’m sure you suspected, I just don’t put that thought in the same ridiculous place that you obviously do.

Tough Guy:  I’m sorry I asked.

ME:  I knew you would be.