Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday is for Forgiveness

So here is where my mud adventure landed me the other day.

Here I am in my crate. I can only go outside long enough to take care of business.

I spent a lot of time contemplating the error of my ways. I still am not sure I did anything wrong. No, I wasn't digging, I was telling the truth. And I wasn't rolling around in the mud. And there weren't any squirrels throwing mud at me (nice try, Holly and KhadyLynn). I didn't get to swim Bricey style. I guess I was sort of testing the moisture content of the soil, I sure discovered it was quite high.

Actually, what really happened is that I was working out for the PupOlympics by doing relay races along the fence with this big yellow lab who showed up outside our fence. It had been raining for days here and the ground was very wet. It was all grassy where I was practicing so I don't really understand where all the mud came from. But let me tell you, Mom was not very happy - but I didn't know I was going to get all dirty. She shouldn't have been so busy playing Connect Four with the little biped - she should have made me come inside sooner. Oops, I had best not let her hear me say that as I am really working on getting her to forgive me.

I think I hear her coming, let's see what I can do.

I guess this isn't the best way to start even though it is how I feel.

Maybe I should just look really remorseful like this.

Or maybe this way.

Think this might do the trick?

OK, here's what might be the winner.

Ha Roooo Rrooooooooo - works every time.

Woos, Thunder Dunder


Checkers said...

awwwwwwww....glad your tactics worked and your mommy forgave you. I wouldn't like to be in a crate - I convinced mommy to take mine to the shelter a long time ago...I thought that it would encourage someone to adopt a doggie if they didn't have to but a crate to take him/her home.....Smart doggie I am!

the 4 Bs said...

we're glad that you got released from your prison. you are too adorable for anyone to resist for very long.

playing in the mud is one of our specialties. do you want us to give you some pointers?


GoldenSamantha said...

Oh Thunder - good work - and you are such a good doggie to rest so peacefully in your crate - I would not be so good. Glad you were released tho - you look very happy! (and beautiful!)
Hugs xo

Pippa said...

Mistress says you are irresistible and any one of those poses would have got you reprieved.


Jan's Funny Farm said...

You sure worked her well! You're free again.

Remember, humans don't like mud in the house. At least the female ones don't.

Alasandra said...

Thunder Dunder, you are a wonder. We are very glad she forgave you. We were all feeling very sorry for you even our Mommy who apparently feels the same way as your Mommy about MUD.

Although she is very strange she expects dogs to get dirty but thinks it is disgraceful when us cats get muddy. She mumbles something about how disgraceful it is when Fenris is nice and clean and us cats are all muddy and getting HER MUDDY and leaving our MUDDY PAWPRINTS everywhere. We tries to tell her they were Fenris' but she didn't believe us. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

Thunder I am practicing your contrite looks I may need them and you appear to be a master. ~Fenris

Lorenza said...

Hi, Thunder!
Glad it worked!
Enjoy your freedom... and be a good boy, ok?
Kisses and hugs

pughy said...

Oh Thunder who could resist that sweet face , your mum had to forgive you. Those eyes. just lovely.

Hgs GJ x

Cyber-sibes said...

Oh yeah, that last one did it for sure. It even had OUR mom ready to come to your house to get woo out of the crate! BTW, we just knew whatever it was that got woo muddy was FUN!

Woos & a-roos,
Star & Jack a-roo

Liffey said...

Thunder your 'forgive me please' faces are pretty good. I find plenty of good long licks tend to help too when I've been naughty.
Liffey's Liocks to you

Stella said...

Pretty soon it will dry up and you won't have to worry about bad wets like that one. . .will you?

I am glad you are forgiven, Thunder Dunder, you are a good boy, I think.


Amber and Nala said...

Yep, you nailed's easy to see why that look got you out of jail!! WOOHOO!! Bummer you were locked up but you are free now!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...


I know your mom is just putty in your paws!

Hey, a khanine has gotta do what a khanine has gotta do!

BTW, that pikh was the winner!

PeeEssWoo: If I were khloser to OP KS I would have sprung woo in a flash!

Painter Pack said...

I know "jail" furry good. But I am glad woo is sprung! Next time, pay less attention to the other furries and more to the mud! Mommys can be furry funny about mud!

Mya Boo Boo

Tracey and Huffle said...

THUNDER where has your front paw gone? Your mum didn't take it away to punish you, did she?

Huffle Mawson

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

We are so glad your pathetic looks got Mom to let you out. It is amazing how easy it can be to look adorable....
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

AAAWWWW She can't stay mad at you for too long!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

Those are the best poses and looks. I think that you "worked" the situation quite well. I see a treat in your near future.



Wow Thunder,

My Mommy has a very soft heart. That first look would have done her in but my goodnes you sure did get dirty.

We always have fun at my Aunt Judy's with my friends and it didn't rain at all yesterday....mot so true today.


Mason Dixie said...

I am glad you are not in too much trouble, mom would have forgiven you a long time ago, she is some what of a pushover for puppy eyes. =)

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

So glad you are out of jail now!
I guess moms are just picky people.My mom does not like mud either!

Suzuki said...

Ooooh, I don't think I would like to be in a crate :( We are pretty lucky though, we can go wherever we want in the house and outside :)
Glad you got out...
Big licks to you

Princess Eva and Brice said...

That last pic would melt anyone's heart. But it was interesting that your crate door wasn't closed. But our doors are never closed unless we are in a time out. And I'm sure that you can guess who gets time-outs in our house.

Princess Eva

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

Nobody, but NOBODY could possibly resist that "winner expression."

We hope you're all forgiven now and be careful next time, big boy!

Your Friends,
Tommy and The Girls

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Huskee and Hershey said...

That sad face will work definitely! Our mom is a sucker for sad, puppy dog eyes so we use that whenever either of us get into trouble.. LOL!!
Congrats on regaining your freedom..

Bae Bae said...

Aw.... you look so cute there. I'm sure you'll be forgive soon. :)

~ Bae

Mack said...

Oh those blue eyes look SOOO sad!!

Do you need me to come and bail you out??

Or have you got paroled yet?

I just don't understand why the humans can't enjoy soggy dirt like we can!!


Anonymous said...

I knew it!! Thunder, I'm so glad you are free'ed!! It def wasnt your fault! I bet the yellow lab didn't have to do time in the slammer.

THose pics could spring anyone from the coop! :)


The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent working the eyes and face! It gets us out of trouble every time.

Pedro said...


Giving them the sad, I'm so sorry, don't be mad at me face works every time! How could anyone stay mad a such a cute face!


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I'm glad you have been sprung. I got into some similar trouble yesterday. Mom had been scooping up rocks into the wheelbarrow, but then it started raining, so she went inside. I decided to get into the wheel barrow and jump around in the rocks (and now water) and I got pretty dirty. I had to get the towel.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Don't worry Mom will forgive you in no time and you will be out of your condo. Callie managed to do the same thing yesterday but we kind of had a little bit to do with it..
She started it though!!

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Army of Four said...

Oh, yeah. That second to the last one is IT!
Tail wags,

Joe Stains said...

I am sure it was a complete accident!! I am glad you got sprung from your jail buddy, those looks had my Mom doing the oohing and aaawwwing.

Luna and Sole' said...

We like to play in the mud too - then we make sure to walk accross the clean kitchen floor and leave our signature!

I am glad you got released from crate "time-out"! You so have the "forgive me" look down! We don't have any look that special! I guess we will have to practice more!

Luna and Sole'

Anonymous said...

LOL at least you got out of your jailcell before long lol

Mochi and Mommy said...

There's no way she could have resisted you! You're so nice and clean now! :)