Thursday, 4 July 2013

The Game

A few months ago , I wrote a blog about a " bathtime"game Albert the cat played with the dogs. This morning the game was repeated yet again, proving in my mind, that animals do possess a sense of humour of sorts.
I took Chris to the station at 6.30  this morning and as it was too early to let the animals out ( foxes still awake) I got myself a coffee, clicked onto the BBC News website on the old IPad and plonked myself on the loo for a nice......read!
It is then that the game invariably starts.
Albert singled out one of the dogs in the living room and playfully arse slaps them before galloping for the stairs. Terriers have no off button when this sort of shocking abuse occurs , so within seconds cat and dogs are hurtling around the cottage like loons. Albert feet ahead of a pack of drooling,goggled eyed stupid faced dogs.
After a few minutes of up stairs and down stairs hysteria, Albert invariably will then shoot into the bathroom ,bounce silently into the bath, where he lies down for a breather as the dogs scream around the cottage, totally unaware of what happened to him.
It is a joke Albert always seems to enjoy.
This morning, however, he was not as quick and as clever as he usually is and after months of being made fools of, the dogs finally found his secret hiding place with a deafening chorus of yelps
It may be of mild interest to some, that I was reading all about the Egyptian Military coup when all this was going on..........

42 comments:

  1. Just curious: does it bother you to have an audience when you're on te loo ... reading?

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    1. Generally I would not " poo" in public
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  2. I think every creature resorts to this sort of amusing behaviour if they are a bit bored and have some time to to kill. I think you find it difficult not to bring shit into the subject with most of your posts, don't you? (this is said with affection, btw).

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    1. This daily event should be celebrated!

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    2. It seems to be an hourly event in your household/smallholding.

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    3. Welcome to my world

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  3. Nothing like a nice peaceful shit. x
    PS - I notice you're creeping close to the 600 mark!

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  4. nothing like a little company whilst on the loo; meredith and nyla like to "visit" with us in the same manner.

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    1. Are they your neighbours?

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  5. Well...there went THAT peaceful moment.

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  6. Albert looks soooo like our Jazz. Who would have been thoroughly miffed to have his secret hideout discovered.

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  7. Steve JOBS would be pleased this is how you use his iPad

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  8. Probably more hygienic than a bunch of tatty old magazines laying around the loo. Do you think the dogs will remember Albert's hiding spot on the next romp?

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  9. Makes me wonder if some of your best blog posts happen when you're...Uh...

    I mean you do have the IPad in hand, don't you....(evil grin)

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  10. We'll see how intelligent the dogs actually are next time the game is played won't we, will they make straight for the bathroom or will they dash madly around the house for ten minutes!!

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  11. i have such a vivid picture in my mind!

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  12. Does Aunty Gladys know about your bathroom shenanigans?

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  13. Albert looks as though he couldn't care less,he knows the dogs will have forgotten by tomorrow.
    Jane x

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  14. I believe a dog is about to be catslapped.

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  15. Your bathtub looks clean.

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    1. A lot cleaner than the toilet is

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  16. I think this is a necessary part of the day - for them... and for you. We call it 'The Monkey Hour' or 'Monkey time'.

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  17. My Border Terrier, Samatha was an only dog but she would do what we called "Mad Dog" she would just take off running around the house and then just stop. It would happen any time, I could be playing with her or she would just start it, Whatever the reason she loved it and gave her lots of joy. I loved it too and miss her so much.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Dogs just love to act as idiots

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  18. Cats not only know things, I believe they are smarter than dogs. As in street smarts. Or, in my Emma's case, alley smart. She has no siblings, canine or feline, but she loves to jump in the tub and watch me when I'm in the bathroom. Kind of creepy. She's staring at me now, hoping I'll reach for the kitty treats (which I don't keep in the bathroom!)

    Nancy in Iowa

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  19. I don't think they are MORE intelligent , I just think that they THINK about things quicker than dogs do

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  20. This is exactly why I read your blog. Not so much for the info about your bathroom habits, but for your vivid descriptions of animal insanity. Your own insanity fits right in. No wonder Chris "has" to travel for work so much.

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  21. So much for your peaceful "read" then... In your photo Albert looks ready to dish out a wallop on a doggie nose.

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  22. I love your stories John. Hope you managed to get a peaceful download. I watched the news on Egypt - it's horrible. The women especially are having a terrible time out there.

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  23. I also enjoy these games. I have found that our dogs and cat have a tendency to start their games when I'd like a little peace, and I'm on the phone--Just like kids!

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  24. great fun and games

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  25. Growing up, we had a dog and a cat and their interaction was hilarious. In the end they got along well but when they played it was hilarious. Your post reminded me of that time, it made me smile. Thanks!

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  26. Priceless. Absolutely priceless x

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  27. Uh oh...the jig is up for Albert's bathtub hideout.

    My small dog was staring down from the edge of the bed at my cat (18 yrs old) who was briskly swishing his tail back and forth beneath him. Watching,I thought this does not bode well for the dog.

    Sure enough, kitty half stood up and reached up with both paws and tugged on the dogs floppy ears then took off into the living room. My dog let out a yelp of surprise and gave chase.

    Never a dull moment in lives of pet owners.

    Take care,

    Mo

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    1. They never fail to make me titter

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  29. What a wonderful bout of entertainment!

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  30. Sounds normal to me.

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  31. Haha. This is a great post, John. :-)

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