Saturday, March 31, 2007

My Life Has Gone to the Dogs, Literally!!!

The above photo is exactly what it has been like since last Friday, lol. We have one dog, which I posted about, and we love animals. So when our friends were going on a family vacation they asked if we could watch their golden retriever. We tried it first, just to make sure the two dogs got along. The first time didn't go well, but I suggested we try it again without them around. The second time Rocky came over and it went very well without his family around. He was too protective with them around.

So last Friday Rocky came over to stay for just over a week. Him and our dog did have some squirmishes, but nothing much to write home about. Rocky's only fault is that he loves to get in Herbie's face and usually lick him. Herbie hates this intrusion of his personal space very much, lol. The above photo shows exactly how Herbie feels. He's the golden one facing us. That's the back of Rocky's head as he licks Herbie. Talk about a Kodak moment.

Things were going so well, that when another friend's neighbor backed out at the last minute, I agreed to watch her dog also. I knew for a fact Herbie and Vice get along well and thought one more wouldn't matter - WRONG!!! Naively, I picked up Vice and brought her to our happy home on Wednesday.

We nicknamed Vice "Cujo." Need I say more. She was the instigator of many dog arguements. When she bared her teeth, Cujo came to mind, lol. We had to keep her kenneled most of the first day. She would pick fights with the other two dogs and the first picture is what would greet me when I walked into the room. It was "dog fur in a blur." The above picture is Vice and I never imagined she would cause such huge trouble for such a small dog. By the second day she learned that if she behaved better she wouldn't get locked up in her kennel - much.

Whenever friends come over and ring the doorbell all hell breaks loose. The snarling those dogs do scares the hardiest of souls on the other side of the front door. They make great watchdogs all together. When we open that door no one's sure they even want to come in and, of course, the dogs are still snarling like they haven't been fed in weeks. The UPS man couldn't run fast enough on Thursday. I'd never seen that truck take off so fast in all my life.

Yesterday Vice's family came to get her. She was actually suppose to stay till today, but that family trip got cut short due to one of them getting sick. So now I'm down to the original two dogs. Rocky is lots of fun to have around. With my son's help, we got the two to stand still long enough for a photo. We have nicknamed them "Laural & Hardy," lol. Don't they look it? Rocky on the left tall and skinny, "Laural," plus he's much younger and springs all over the place. He also has curly and unruly hair. Herbie on the right, "Hardy," short and fat and he's much older and meanders around. He's the older more distinguished and responsible one.

Sometimes being an animal lover can get me in the dog house. The first dog my husband had agreed to watch, but he was very unhappy with the second addition. Oh, did I mention that she pee'd in his briefcase within 10 minutes of me bringing her into our house. Yes, I was dog chow that night!!

Tomorrow Rocky goes home and our home goes back to normal. Herbie will be very happy to have his house to himself. He will be one happy dog and maybe I will be out of the dog house with the Vice fiasco.

Have a great weekend,

Biker Betty


Akelamalu said...

Hi there, thanks for dropping by my blog.

Sounds like you're having fun with your lodgers! My youngest son has three Rotweilers and a mongrel and they all seem to get on well - once they'd sorted out the pecking order!

Pamela said...

pee'd in the briefcase... now thats s B.A.D D.O.G

We are dog sitting to... except we go feed and walk it at his house. His name is Max and he loves the hubby and me, even b4 we ever dog sat.

I miss my dog,

Bankerchick said...

Thanks for the comment on my page. I certainly sounds as if you had your hands full. We are about to bring a dog into the family after many years without one, makes me think.......

Biker Betty said...

Hi Akelamalu,
Thanks for stopping by. Yes, Herbie and Rocky did get along once the pecking order was figured out. Rocky, though, would cross the line occasionally and get growled at, lol. Now Vice, there's another story. She just didn't fit in at all and that was too bad.

Hi Pamela,
Yes, she pee'd in the briefcase, sigh. I was in doggy doo doo for a while over that. Since Rocky got along pretty good, it was much easier having him at our house. His house was just far enough, it wasn't convienent. Vice lived an hour away and that definitely wasn't convienent.

Hi Bankerchick,
You're certainly welcome and thanks for your visit. Good luck. We really enjoy Herbie. He has his moments, but don't we all, lol.

CodyandMichelle said...

Hey BB,
We have 2 Chihuahuas, a cat, and a parakeet. My ex-wife has 4 Chihuahuas. We will watch each others Chi's every so often, 6 Chi's in one house! Forget about it! It's pure chaos. The cat has to go to therapy afterwards. So I totally empathize!
BTW, haven't seen you on my blog for awhile :(. I'm going to have to get on my few blog pals and see what gives.

Biker Betty said...

Hi Cody,
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I have actually been by to read, but didn't leave a comment. I just did though and wish you the best of luck on the bid you put in for that house. Sounds very nice.

You have quite a zoo. We have never had cat, which I miss dearly. I grew up with cats and dogs. My husband doesn't care for cats. 6 Chihuahuas is a lot to look after occasionally!!! I can see why your cat would need therapy, lol.

You be safe when firefighting,
Betty :)

CodyandMichelle said...

Hey Betty,
I never was a cat person, most guys aren't. Molly(the cat) came with Michelle(the wife) She's the first cat I'm not allergic to, as a matter of fact Michelle is the first wife I'm not allergic to lol!
thanks for posting, in fact you gave me inspiration for doing a blog on our pets. also thanks for the "safe" blessing! That is appreciated!

Biker Betty said...

That's great for Molly and especially Michelle, lol (BTW, how many wives had you had?ROTF). In all seriousness, we all really truly appreciate everything you and all the firefighters do to help us and the dangerous situations you get in because of it.

Thanks and wishing you and all the firefighters, and police officers too, safety,

Betty :)

Jacky said...
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Jacky said...

Hey BB,

Sounds like we have something in common. :D. My motocycle is Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom too. I love it. Besides, my wife , I met her on last year, is also a biker. we both love adventures very much in motorcycling.

Biker Betty said...

Hi Jacky,
That is pretty neat. Aren't those V-Stars fun to ride? My busband and I love getting out together with our motorcycles. It's lots of fun. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Mustang said...

sounds like a fun weekend... that briefcase must have been quite a bad scene though !!!

to answer your question about family being around : its only my granparents that are around.. so its a huge generation gap and sometimes doesnt go well.


Anonymous said...

It sounds like you've had "dogmania" at the Biker Betty household this week...what a hoot!

They may have been handfulls but they look like good critters still the same. Of course if one were to pee in my briefcase I would have a different opinion!

Giest said...

Oh wow! Talk about a full house! Aside from the briefcase peeing, it sounds like it would have been quite the time. Me and Joey want a dog ourselves, but won't be able to get one until we are in our own house.

Gretchen said...

I love dogs... we have a pug named Quest who is twelve. Your pictures were great! Glad it all worked out without any major trouble.

Anonymous said...

Hey Betty...I've asked a question on my blog that I need a biker to answer :)

Halfmoon Girl said...

Hi, I found you through Mom's of Grace. Sounds like a full house for you!

Heart of Rachel said...

It's so gracious of you to take care of your friends' dogs while they are out.

Thanks for sharing the amuzing events that took place while the dogs were with you.

Sorry about your husband's briefcase. Naughty dog. :)

Let me know when your photo hunt is up.

Take care!

Anonymous said...

Hi Betty,

Just stopping by to see if all is well with you and yours.

Hope you're getting some riding in!

peppylady said...

I'm visiting some of the photo blogs and enjoyed the pictures of the dogs.
You have a kind heart and thats a great hobby

Dawn said...

oh my gosh girl...that was a cute post....i love dogs and found myself laughing because when i lived with my parents and my brother next door we had 6 dogs total so it was like memory lane. Soooo can relate to the fed ex man running fast :)

Hope you having a great week. Just wanted to stop by and say hi! I've missed my blogging friends :)

PastorMac's Ann said...

Hope that all is going well for you BB. Missed seeing you around.

Mack said...

Hello Betty,

I like your blog, and I’ve put a link to it on my Motorcycling blog.

If you’d like to put a reciprocal link on your blog as well, I’d appreciate it.

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Motorcycle Mack