Adventures of Orthos
Oh YEAH!!! I love living in a school. Not only do I have a huge yard and playgrounds to slide on but I have drinking fountains. For the past year, ever since I came to live with my mom, I have not figured out these big silver boxes in the hallway. There are four in the hall, two are just outside of mom’s laundry room. The doors were easy to master. I stand up and pounce on the metal bar on the inside and the bar compresses and pops the door right open. Mom and dad have gone around the house and blocked them. When they leave for town I can’t get to the bars so I can chase them.
Sometimes after they leave, Tasha drinks both water bowls so buck and I have nothing. I love her, but she can be mean. Who knew females were that mean? After months of watching the little people in the house use the drinking fountains, they have become a challenge for me. Taunting me when the water dishes are empty and I know those big silver boxes are just filled to the brim with cold, yummy water.
This morning Mom, Buck and I went out to take care of the chickens. Buck is a complete idiot. Yep I said it. The pup needs to grow up! We have a lot of people, a huge house and lots of property to protect here. And…he wants to run around and scare the chickens in their fenced yard. Mom and dad are talking about pastures they have to put in, more chickens coming, turkeys, more ducks, llamas and alpacas. Buck better grow the tail up, we are going to have a whole barking farm to protect and patrol. Here I thought since he is a Pitbull mix, and both of us on that stupid “dangerous or mean dog” list, he would be of use. Was I this bad as a pup, really? OK, so I went through my shredding phase, ate a table, got up on the dining room table, ate mom’s furry boots. Those boots though, they were looking at me, calling me out and my doggieness and I can’t have that! I guess, he is still only nine months old. A lot of my time is spent schooling the boy.
Where was I, yes the fountain. Sooooo, when we came in from the Cluckettes I heard the fountain whisper my name. Mom had rotated her laundry and came walking out of the room. I sat in front of the silver box. Mom stood next to the fountain and asked me, “What’s wrong Orthos? Puppy what do you want”? I looked at her and then stood up. Front paws on the fountain I mashed my chest on the long white button. WATER CAME OUT! Do you hear me…water came out. I did that! I can get myself a drink whenever I want now. Mom smiled and said I was too smart for my own good. Buck tried and bounced off the silver box and then the motor kicked on. He took the tail off down the hallway like he and been bit or the fountain growled to life to get’em. I had to snort to myself, which made mom rub my nose and my eyes. For you puppy owners out there. The best feeling in the world, is to have our eyes rubbed. We just can’t get that with our paws and claws. But…more importantly, I have conquered the FOUNTAIN!