Monday, March 2, 2009

Traitor

I don't have a jealous bone in my body.  No, not even a jealous cell.  Not I.

Then again, let's talk about Pepper the puppy and her love of my husband.

Every morning, Checkered makes his way downstairs to get ready for work.  I would like you to believe that I have preceeded him downstairs to make a nutritious breakfast for him, iron his clothing, et cetera.  Yes, you go right on and believe that.

Each morning, while the kids and I continue to slumber, Checkered lets Pepper out of her crate and strongly encourages her to go outside.  Then he shaves, and a grateful Pepper comes back inside.  She patiently waits for him to put his aftershave on, and then she rests her head against his knees.

Sweet, huh?

On Tuesday, I thought I might be jealous.  In order to prove that I wasn't, I let Pepper out of her crate after a long night.  I sent her outside, and put a little fragrance on.  Then I opened the door, and in my sweetest voice called, "Pepper!"

This dog - the one I lobbied to buy, the one I fought with Checkered to buy, the one I cared for and nursed back from the brink of death - this dog came into the house.  I slowly reached down to pet her, and this dog ducked away from my hand, ran around me and charged up the stairs to curl up on Checkered's pillow.

The fact that I told Checkered, "Of course that's NOT dog hair on your pillow," is the only solace I have.

12 comments:

Checkered said...

Confession is good for the soul.....but not so good for the dog.

Cairo Typ0 said...

My mother was my dog's person. The dog before that- it was my brother. I was never our pet's person no matter how many kind and wonderful things i did. We aren't jealous - we just want respect! :p

Mental P Mama said...

LOL. At least she's loyal;)

Living on the Spit said...

That's so funny and yet sweet...

I have the same problem with my cat...he is obsessed with Hard Working Man and ignores me...completely.

Dr.John said...

Our dog loves everybody. She is clearly not a one person dog. Today she is unhappy because the grand kids are gone.
I guess you just have to learn to share your husband with the dog.

Betty said...

haha, so unfair! :) But then again, I´m sure the kids love you more...

Checkered said...

Right ON my pillow...?

pam said...

So, you are jealous of the time the dog spends with your husband, not of the time your husband spends with the dog. Interesting... (I have an image in my mind of you laying on a couch and a doctor asking you to elaborate)

jojo said...

ahhh, there's nothing like the love of a dog...I wouldn't know either as my dog is in love with my husband but that's what I've heard! j)

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

Loyalty to their human...I love that about dogs.
I had a dog years ago (best dog EVER) I was hais person until I had the Diva then he became all about her.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i am slowly seeing Hank turn to my husband... I keep telling hank that this is the man who threatens regularly to shoot him if he does not stop all that meowing... this is also the man who will pet and talk to the cat but not allow him to get on him... I am the cats food supply and warm pillow cause he loves to lay on me... sigh traitors all of em!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Dogs are the best! I am second around here too so it's not just you!