I’m The Only Person Who Actually LOSES Money By Writing a Blog
Posted by whatimeant2say
I was deeply engrossed in typing a thought-provoking post for my teaching blog yesterday with my faithful bulldog, Wonderbutt, happily chewing on one of his many bones a few feet away from me. After about 30 minutes of peace, my daughter walked into the room, and screeched. I jumped and reluctantly dragged myself away from a passionate sentence I was in the middle of writing. When I followed the direction of Dimples’ horrified gaze, I saw Wonderbutt exactly where he had been the entire time. His leg was covered in blood and there was a sea of red on the floor surrounding him.
I leapt out of the chair, and ran to him, horrified at the pain he must be in (as well as the thought of more veterinary bills) – only to discover that he was chewing on the cap of a red marker. The marker, itself, had apparently already been ingested. It was evident from the appearance of Wonderbutt’s leg and the carpeting, though, that none of the ink actually made it into his stomach.
I didn’t yell at him. I was too mad at myself for being oblivious while he painstakingly set about destroying yet another square yard of our carpeting 3 feet from where I was sitting.
I got my revenge, however, when I dragged out our portable carpet cleaner, and hit the button for it to do its automated scrubbing. Wonderbutt was confused by the noisy interloper, and slowly approached the menace. Just as he got close, the SpotBot finished its cycle, and started beeping, nearly creating a bulldog pancake on our popcorn ceiling.
Note to self: when cleaning the carpet with a loud, unpredictable machine, remove Wonderbutt from the vicinity. A frightened Wonderbutt tends to create even more spots on the carpet.