Monday, October 13, 2008


Yesterday I decided to bake some chocolate chip cookies to send to Joe. It was a perfect day for baking. Cold and chilly outside, we had the fire going, and in between putting cookies in the oven and taking them out, I was reading a good book, "The Invisible Wall" by Harry Bernstein.

When the cookies had cooled, I packaged them carefully in ziploc bags, then wrapped those in bubble wrap, then tucked them in a box along with some mail and Halloween goodies. This morning, my plan was to take the kids to school, stop off for a 15 minute appointment for myself, then take the box to the post office.

When the appointment was over, I hurried out to the car, opened the door, and the smell of chocolate chip cookies wafted across the parking lot. Abby, our 7-year-old shepherd mix, sat staring out the window. And all over the back seat was schrapnel from my package. Bubble wrap. Plastic baggies. Cardboard. And one cookie (burp).

I can't believe she broke through a sealed priority mail carton, and all that plastic. But, this is the same dog that I cannot trust with a latte. She's finished off two, one a mocha when I had to leave her for 3 minutes to run into the bank, and another time she snarfed down the remainders of a pumpkin latte.

It's a good thing I love this dog.


Robin said...

Oh. My. Goodness.
You MUST love that dog - I think that would be grounds for a divorce!!!

Jen said...

I'm laughing really hard right now!!!!

Renna said...! I used to think our golden/lab, Bailey, was bad! She once devoured the contents of my daughter's beanbag. Our backyard looked like it had snowed in July, if you get my drift (no pun intended).

You'd have to REALLY love Abbie to let her live through that! ;-Þ

Does the poor baby have a tummyache today?

A happy heart at home said...

LOL! Our cats get away with a lot, too.


Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh.My.Gosh! I would have freaked! And I'd have been worried, because I've always heard that chocolate is bad for dogs and for some breeds, can be fatal. I'm so glad she's ok and so glad you do love her that much, even when she's a bad puppy! :)

I hope you get a chance to make Joe some more cookies, I bet he hates missing out :)

gail@more than a song said...

OH my goodness! I can't believe your dog got into that package like that!

Kim said...

This cracked me up....AND made me thankful that I have cats!!