-- --

Monday, May 11, 2009

What's Black and White and Red All Over?

What's Black, White and Red all over
Photo by myself of Rupert at home.

The answer: a mischievous, sneaky dog.


A couple nights ago Rupert woke up as he often does, in the middle of the night.

Usually he gets up to pee, get a drink or a bite to eat. When we hear that he's up, we'll get up with him, to make sure he doesn't eat the cat food or that he pees on his wee wee pad.

There are times when he gets up unnoticed and wreaks havoc - eating the cat food, or gnawing on a pillow, or in this case, finding a red pen and chewing it up until it was utterly destroyed.

Well, you can imagine what happened - we woke up to Rupert sound asleep in bed with red all over his front paws and belly. Mark had a start and thought we had to take him to the animal hospital.

Thank goodness it wasn't blood, just the result of a late night rampage. The dear pup was the laughing stock at the dog run.

Related posts: Unleashed in Long Island, A New York Mascot and On Fish, Cats and Dogs.


Olivier said...

on a envie de le prendre sans ses bras, il est totalement craquant.

Unknown said...

You have me a good laugh this morning. I have a shih-tzu, who just turned 5 on Friday, and if we don't put a baby gate to our bedroom door, he'll do the same thing at night.

Those little furry stinkers!!

Your dog is adorable. And the guilty look he has on his face in this picture is priceless.

I really enjoy your blog. I have had the immense pleasure of visiting NYC on two different occasions and I just can't get enough!

Pat said...

Hello, Kitty. I've been admiring your photos for some time, but this is the first time I've left a comment. I adore your Boston Bull. Where did you get the cover he is lying on? Here in Serbia and nearby regions, this is a common motif.

dianasfaria.com said...

oh my this is just too funny. This story reminds me of the time we came home from Thanksgiving dinner and found Priscilla had jumped over the gate and tore apart the paper and chewed up all of the pencils left on the coffee table. We found her lying in the midst of her mess.

Fredrik said...

Ha, ha funny!

Emma Bond said...

He is lovely. We have a young dog that is equally mischievous! How old is Rupert?

Stella said...

Oh your blog is such an addiction. Love it. I've just gave you a Kreativ Blog Award that is being passed on in our blogging world. You can visit my blog for more details. but please pay it forward by recognizing other people that do an amazing job like you do! Enjoy!

Kitty said...

Hi Olivier!
il semble joli. Ne soyez pas fooled!

Thanks so much, Kelly Jo.
I wonder what they put in pens that make them so irresistible?!

Hope you get to visit NYC again soon. :-)

Hi Bibi
Welcome and thanks for posting!

Mark bought the carpet from a store here in NY called ABC Carpet. It's a great store with loads of things, including furniture and furnishings, on Broadway around 16th Street.

Hi Lily
Aw...your dog is so cute, I bet she looked adorable in her mess!

Thanks Fredrik!

Hi Tom and Emma
Rupert is 9 months old, still a wee pup. I hope he doesn't lose his puppy qualities as he gets older.

Kitty said...

Hi Stella
Thanks so much dear, for the award. Hooray!

Lynette said...

What a photo! What a story! What a delight he certainly seems to be. We feel the same about our 15-year-old miniature dachshund Duncan. Thank goodness he sleeps through the night, or there's no telling what he'd get into!

Citygirl.em said...

Dogs are funny, they'll eat everything. On a serious note, watch Rupie's eating of the cat food. If dogs eat it regularly, they get diabetes from it. I just put down my dalmatian that had diabetes (although bone cancer is why we had to euthanize him). He ate cat food every day.

good luck with your Rupert.

valeria said...

He is cute, though!

Kitty said...

Hi Lynette
Oh those mini-daschunds. They are so funny. There's a convention of them in New York in Washington Square Park twice a year. I'll try to get photos.

Hi Em
Thanks for the tip. We're opting to pick up the cat food at night now, which means a hungry cat.

I'm so sorry for your loss. That's the downside of having these wonderful pets. They sadly have such short lives.

Thanks Valeria!

Mike said...

He is a cute one.