Monday, October 5, 2009

Saturday's Satisfying Story

Mom told me Saturday that I had a lot to think about
and that I hadn't been a good boy.

Here I am trying to look serious and contemplative.

As you may recall, I had an adventurous week last week. First I caught a snake - and Mom used those words "leave it" - and I DID.

Then I caught a bird. Well, to tell the truth, the silly bird flew into the window near the deck and fell to the floor. I just scooped him up. But then Mom again used those words "leave it" - and I DID.

Today I was outside surveying the perimeter of my domain and I found something. Mom looked out the window and spotted me with something 7-8 inches long, round and plump, greyish brown-furred. She hurried out to the deck and was screaming those words "leave it" - and I DIDN'T. She raced down the stairs. She can be very fast when she wants to. . . .

But I was faster. Before she could hit the bottom step,
it was gone, gone, gone - all in one big gulp!!!

Mmmmmm, it was soooooooooo good.


Pee Ess: some of you wondered why Phantom was so cold. Well, it was chilly overnight Sunday and very cold in the early morning. Well, OK, it was only about 42 degrees. But Phantom is super skinny and his coat is pretty thin, especially since his surgery. He doesn't like the cold, hard as that may be to believe. So we indulge him and let him curl up in his doughnot anytime he wants. It is supposed to be a very cold winter in the Midwest. Mom better stock up on warm blanies for the boy.


Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh, Thunder, did you eat...a squirrel??!! How could you? They are so cute!!

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

And you didn't have indigestion?!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi There Thunder! Squirrels huh? never really could catch em, they're v v fast..!! Mommy luvs your smiling shots!! Thanks for sharing that exciting tale with us!
Happy Monday!

Painter Pack said...

Yummy!! I never had one, but I bet it tastes like chicken! Tell Phantom to get a snuggie! He'd look good in the blue!!

Mya Boo Boo

Byron y Xinver said...

We wonder what you could have eaten!

Mango said...

Yum, yum, yum. Too bad you had to gulp down your treat. Sheesh! I wonder what the poop detectives will find?


Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, did you eat a squirrel, Thunder? How tasty was it?!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Alasandra said...

Mommy would have been freezing too. 42 degrees is way to cold for us Southern cats, dogs & beans. ~S,S,C & F

Anya said...

I never tast it
I wish I could try to eat it ;)

Kareltje =^.^=

Gus said...

You are my inspiration!

But, we thing a 66% success rate on dropping tasty treats is good! My numbers in that category STINK.

As does my breath, on occassion

Teka toy

The Thundering Herd said...

Salute Thunder. While we may obey sometimes, you have to keep the humans guessing. And since you are above 50%, that is superb behavior in The Herd world.

3 dogs said...

I HATE when they do that...

Love the pictures! He looks very mischievous !

Anonymous said...

WOW! Awesome! I'm so jealous! Was it REALLY a squirrel??? Well done my Siberian neighbor!!!

And Phantom thinks 42 degrees is cold??? I must say that really surprises me. Wonder if he could have a wee bit of foo foo (as the BH&K call it) in his ancestry... oh, surely not.

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woooos Thunder!!!!! I am so impressed! That is a husky after my own heart. You could come there, where it is warm and we can have squirrel for dinner....I like them too! ( although I usually do not eat the tail, I leave that for Mom to find!)
-Kira The BeaWootiful

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

So, has your mom noticed a difFURent hop to your walk?

PeeEssWoo: We loved the yummy tongue shot!

Jake of Florida said...

We've always wondered what they taste like -- we've treed a few but never got even a bite of the last part o disappear.

Hope you didn't get a tummy ache!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Piappies World said...

Hi Thunder!
Is it true that you gulp a squi... squi..?! That's a great adventure for us! We sure hope you would not get into trouble with you mom. Waaaaah
Your photos all so adorable and really looked like you enjoyed some Y-U-M-M-Y treats.
By the way, Frappie wants to let you know that he and the entire Piappies family are staying together. And he looks forward to learning more tricks from you and Phantom.

Princess, Fudgie & the Piappies

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Thunder
You got to eat a squirrel. You are so lucky. What did it taste like, we just have to know?
Love Ruby & Penny
Poor Phanton - if you need a couple of doxie heaters, don't hesitate to call.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

My goodness, you MUST share with us the EXACT nature of your outdoor snack! That sounds furry noteworthy!

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Thunder- we are so proud of you! Nothing like catching your own snack.

Phantom - Curling up in a doughnut, napping next to the heat register or snuggling under a blanklet are all great ways to stay warm. Just make sure that your mom doesn't put a sweater on you!

Princess Eva

Woodrow, Luna, MJ Campanella said...

wow Thunder - hope your snack was good and you didnt get into too much trouble - Sweetie catches stuff all the time and mommy yells at her!!

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Oooo, what was it? Was it a RAT??? Or a SQUIRREL??? You are my hero, Thunder!!!

And yes, we are feeling the cold up here in Iowa. Mom says she needs to take me shopping fur some comfy shirts to wear inside. Usually I only wear a hoodie outside when it gets really cold, but something about this year... everything feels a little colder. Especially when you have a nekkid belly like me!


Amanda (aka Sparkee Spud) said...

Doesn't the tail tickle on the way down? I've never been brave enough to try one!

Abby said...

Hi, Thunder...

OMdoG...You actually caught a squirrel...And, ate it???

Oh...I'm soooo jealous...

My Mom says, she is glad I've never caught one...And, she is sure I wouldn't "Leave It" if I did...

Abby xxxooo

Aniemother said...


Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Oh! Thunder - we hope it didn't scratch around too much in your tummy.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

PS - Java is getting old and arthritic and likes to lay close to the heater - Dad won't let Mom get him a sweater but sometimes we think he needs one.

YD, sometimes with Samantha & June said...

So what was it that you ate? We really want to know!

Sam & June

Sue said...

Oh oh!! That was a bad thing to do. Wonder what it was. I hope it doesn't make a re-appearance.

The Army of Four said...

Uh oh. My mom would be VERY upset about that! And so would my tummy.....

Snowie Baby said...

hey thunder! wad exactly did u catch? is it a squirrel? i never ever manage to catch one! hope u enjoyed yr extra treat!

and u look lovely!!


Anonymous said...

Well you have been very busy haven't you!

Martha Basset said...

Yes, you do kinda look like the cat that got the cream....... although of course you are not a cat.......and it wasn't cream!
We are glad you are faster than your mom - you have to keep one step ahead.
Martha & Bailey xxxxx

BeadedTail said...

We're sure you meant to spit it out but it just went the wrong way. Hope it was tasty!

Ginger Jasper said...

Ow wow, third time lucky you got your prey.. did it taste good..Love the licky lip picture.. Please tell mum to stock p on warm woolies to keep your brother warm.. Hugs GJ xx

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

So what was so yummy?
Our MeMaw works at Landsend and they have some really nice doggie jackets..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Asta said...

What was it?
Did youw mommi go euwwwwwwww
I hope whoevew it was it didn't feel much as you gulped.
Keep sweet Phantom wasm snuggle next to each othew, that should do the twick
smoochie kisses

Deborah said...

OHOH, Thunder's in trouble.. I hate it when I see my dogs or cats at that fact eating something they shouldn't! YUCK! He is so cute though, how could you possibly be mad at him!!

JD and Max said...

Hi Thunder - um, we have to say that you don't look particularly shameful in ANY of those photos, so 'thinking about being bad' hasn't had the desired effect, he he he! We sort of hope it WAS a squirrel and not - um - like a neighbours cat or anything.....!! Eeek! Good grief - we think we'd be too scared to do something like that - we sometimes get a bit upset if one of our stuffies fights back too hard, he he he! Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Anonymous said...

Oh My!
well two out three ain't bad!

Darcy's Mumma

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Did you eat a squirrel, Thunder?????
How tasty was it????!!!!!
We're sooooo curious!!!!!!!
You're our herooooooooo!!!
And your tongue pic is greatttttttt!!!!
We can see how much you loved eating it!!!!
And poor Phantom!!!!!!
We would love be with him and cuddles him with our fluffy bodies!!!!
(MAYA for first!!!! ;-)))))))!!!!!!)
HAve a wonderful day dear friends!!!
TAke care and stay warm!!!

Alex93andme said...

Hey Thunder..what did you eat? Holly wants to know...she eats everything she can catch. I hope it didn't hurt look okay in the pictures! 42 degees is cold to us so I can see curling up in a ball to get warm. Just got to know..what did you eat!

Brownie said...

Thunder, tell me what you got... was it one of the evil squirrels? Or a rabbit?... yumyumyum... I am dying from suspension!

Tracey and Huffle said...

And you look so very happy with yourself too TD! Do you want to come over to my house and help me with my evil bird problem?

Huffle Mawson

Chester said...

Don't 2 leggers have a sayin' that goes sumpthin' like "third time is the charm?"

I bet that squirrel was charmin'!!!

Chester ;0=)

Dory and the Mama said... of us catches a squirrel!!!

Go Thunder!!!


PeeEss...My Mama says that I shouldn't encourage you and that you really should have "leaved it"..I am ignoring GO dude!!!

Joe Stains said...

Holy yum, what was it?!?! I gotta know! I can sympathize about the cold, I have hardly any furs.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Thunder!
Did you eat a squirrel?? Really??
Looking at your happy face sure it was delicious!
Good job! ( I hope your mom does not read that!)
Kisses and hugs

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

What the heck did you eat??? A squirrel? We would have shaken it, but eaten it? Hmm....(Lacie scratches her head thoughtfully....)

No...we probably woulda asked if he wanted to play a hand of poker. Everybody wild or tame beats Scruffy...he's horrible...

That pic of you lickin' ur lippies is priceless....

Kisses...flirty ones...


Cyber-sibes said...

Sounds tasty & nutritious, as my boy used to say! Got to express your inner predator every now & then.

a-roos to yous!
jack a-roo

Thor said...

I never tried that! It has good tasty??


Dennis the Vizsla said...

Oh no! Did you eat another Furby?


Oh wow Thunder...
I think 2 out of 3... leave its counts as a good boy! What does mom want.. perfection?

Yep.. P needs a blanket. It gets cold in the mornings..

Aki and Poopie said...

Oh my... Thunder Dunder.. you naughty naughty boy.. hehe.. first of all, let me just say that you look very striking in those pics... we have always been fans of your snowy white furplection.. :)

what naughtiness have you been up to now? I'm so glad your mum did not collapse when she saw you swallowing that thing...

We dont have skwhirrels here so I was maybe thinking of field mice... OMD!

Are you feeling okay buddy? no bad stomach or anything? or maybe any pesky hooman trying to induce vomitting?

Please send our warmest hugs to your handsome brother! Do you think 84 lbs of labrador would be enough to warm him these days?

drooly kisses,


Wild Dingo said...

Oh My Thunder Dunder! You are the TALENT! And who could stay angry with such a face?

sigh. 2 paws up from Juno!

Mochi and Mommy said...

That last picture just says it all!

So did you eat a squirrel or a bunny? Hmm...I bet it was very tasty!


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

sometimes when I get something that my moms does not want me to have , these are her words.

leave it
drop it
cookies in the house
leave it
lets trade

only sometimes do they words work!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Oh, Thunder, I've been getting into trouble recently too. For being mean to Wilbur. I think he's just asking for it, but Mom doesn't see it that way.

Steve says it's better for you to swallow your prey in one gulp that for your mom to have to see a headless squirrel, like our mom did when she had to hold Steve while Dad pried the squirrel out of Steve's mouth.