The Hellhole

Friday, July 03, 2009

This is the bottom of Alan's desk - it has this little bottom shelf/footrest thing that is very close to the carpet. My Spongebob trash can though. Well, little Esme gets between the desk and the file cabinet sometimes to nap. Much to Alan's surprise, she is wee enough to maneuver under the desk, from one end to the other; she's too tall to walk under but she does the patented army crawl (she is very determined).

Alan realized that she fit under there when she invented a new game: she'd would skulk under, hide for a bit and then suddenly dart out to nom his toes. Then yesterday, she ran out from the far right side of the desk, a clacking noise accompanying her flight. Alan looked to see what was making the noise, and she came flying out with a white thing that wasn't a bone in her mouth.

He shouted, "Esme! Stop!" but of course she didn't, so he gave chase. Through the house they ran, with him wondering as he pursued her what on earth she had found. Finally he cornered her in the bedroom.

Space bar.

Space bar from a defunct Mac keyboard that was behind the desk. We have enough dog toys in this house to open our own Petco - seriously, we do - and she has to divest a keyboard of its space bar to find something to amuse her.


  • Cricket does the belly crawl thing, too, mostly when she's stretching, but sometimes she'll move a good ten feet doing it. We say, "Cricket's doing her Navy Seal." I'll bet Esme's Navy Seal is awfully cute, being as wee as she is. I love that she swiped the space bar - serves Alan right for dropping it under his desk, huh?

    Cricket often finds some small thing and runs off with it, under the bed. Unfortunately, she can go back & forth under the bed without us being able to catch her. Usually it's just a tiny piece of wrapper or something, which she thankfully doesn't eat. Sometimes, it's (icky) Kleenex that she's joyfully shredded. I think Cricket & Esme would be awesomely terrifying partners in crime.

    TopGear was in the mailbox today. I'm not sure if it came today because we haven't checked the mail in a while, but there it was. Coolness. Somewhere, in the tangles of electrical somethings, we have a portable dvd player that I've never I'll be able to watch TopGear in bed. Thanks!!! And, thank you, dear old Mercury Cougar w/ the pizza smell.

    By Anonymous FlippyO, at 12:44 AM  

  • The nabbing/gnawing is new to us. I'm sure it's very typical puppy behaviour, but Sprocket and Mister Fusspot never did that unless we left something tempting blatantly available, like a cheese on a reachable table.

    Top Gear probably just arrived; I ordered them only Wednesday (for people whose addresses I knew). If you watch nothing else - this goes for everyone to whom I sent DVDs, you may think the show is not of interest to you but if you watch long enough you will be HIGHLY entertained and LOL many, many times - if you watch NOTHING else, watch "British Leyland Challenge" (I think it's on disc 2). That will be enough to get you hooked. Oh, and the Peel (tiny car) is great as well - Jeremy not only drives it TO work, but AT work - right through the BBC.

    By Blogger Helly, at 8:07 AM  

  • She's a puppy who knows her Tech! Cute and smart!

    By Blogger A Margarita, at 1:25 PM  

  • I love the "I got it!" look on her little face :)

    By Blogger DrL/K, at 3:03 PM  

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