If You Really Missed Me Last Week, I’d Rather Not Know

I returned home from my week at Harvard yesterday. Everything was on time, except my ride home from the airport.  Leave it to Cap’n Firepants to strand me at the curb.

In the car on the way back to the house, everyone’s expectations were high for Wonderbutt’s reaction to my homecoming.  Dimples assured me that he had missed me, evidenced by his decision to pee on the floor twice while I was gone.  I reflected back on how many people in my life have expressed their feelings toward me this same exact way, and realized that I may have misinterpreted their actions.  Ah, it’s good to be loved.

When we got to the house, and entered, Wonderbutt was in the Kitchen Corral with Mrs. P.I.B.  I put down my bag, and went over to release the hounds by moving the baby gate.  Wonderbutt did not seem to be surprised that I had suddenly reappeared.  Once the gate was moved, he gave my jeans a couple of sniffs.  Unimpressed, he raced to the front door to see if anyone more exciting would be coming through the portal.

Using Dimples’ logic, I suppose the only way to tell that Wonderbutt was moved by my return was that he neglected to mark any territory in the hallway last night.  I’ve had better greetings, but I guess I’ll take what I can get.

A Happy Wonderbutt. Can’t You Tell?


Posted on July 14, 2012, in Dogs, Humor, Wonderbutt Texts and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. We’re glad you are back. We’ll have to text Wonderbutt some greeting tips. 🙂

    Bella and DiDi

  2. Welcome back!
    Stay sharp too -WB might be lulling you into a false sense of security…

  3. Aww He loves you! He’s too cute!

  4. it’s that naughty cheeky grin ..that says ‘ watch the sofa, watch the carpet…one pee is not the end of the matter’
    He is giving you a false sense of security..then he’ll show his true colours!! But would we love him any the less..no of course not . WB is WB…..the same as Mrs PIB is gentle and refined WB is like a bull in a china shop!

  5. Welcome back!!! YAY!!! Wonderbutt is just the king of understatement is all…… inside he is jumping for joy! 🙂

  6. I think that ignoring you is his way of showing you he cares. If he barked and growled – that would have meant he did not remember you. Yes – we all take the little bit of acknowledgement we can get from our furries. LOL

  7. Welcome home! I’m sure he was excited, he’s just reacting like a cat does when their person comes home. “hi, you’re back, that’s nice. What’s over there?”

    • I did not think of it that way, but he did have a feline approach to the whole situation. Hmm. I may have to watch him for more evidence of that.

      • My grandmother has a little terrier Toto dog that is more cat like than dog. I guess it’s because that breed was bred to catch rats.I don’t know about bulldogs though.

  8. Chancy and Mumsy

    Glad to hear you made it back home safely. Maybe Wonderbutt needs a little time to forgive you for leaving and he will give you lots of wet kisses later we just know he missed you and is happy you are back. 🙂 Hugs

  9. The lackluster homecoming greeting is just WB’s way of saying he loves you, I’m sure. 🙂 Nice to know you’ve been missed, right?!

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