Thursday, January 20, 2011

Riley and his D.O.

My mum says that I’ve given my best friends D.O.  but I think my little friends are all perfect, and they have never told me that they have a problem with this. In fact I spend a lot of time carrying them around, resting my head on them and taking them outside or to my humans so we can all play together, but she says sometimes coating them with my Doggie Odour and drool gets too much and smells bad. 

Now I think D.O. is good (as I know where to “seek” my friends around the house when mum plays a game hiding them for me to find) but this horror story starts when I am not looking.

She rounds up my favourite friends (currently Horsey, Duckie, Quack and Rudolf) plus my chew rope and the rugs I sleep on and tries to drown them all. I hear strange gurgling noises. I can hear them crying out to me, but can’t get inside the big white box to them to show them how to always swim with their head above the water like I do.

After what seems like forever, and lots more strange noises and beeps from the nasty white box, she takes them out and attaches little torture devices to them so they hang on wires.

I am too short to help them, and even if I could get up really high, I haven't yet worked out how to use my paws to gently free them.

Then the fresh air spins my friends round and round, and they get dizzy and I notice that they look pale.

All I can do is wait underneath the wires and speak to them with gentle barks to let them know I am there and this unpleasantness will soon be over.

While I am waiting ramdom thoughts go through my head like:
  • Should I report my mum to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Stuffies?
  • What can our neighbours think of her strange behaviour?
  • And why does she make strange comments about getting all my ducks in a row? Doesn’t she realise that two yellow ducklings hardly makes a row, although sometimes my grey and green ducks are also subjected to this torture and there are four to six ducks hanging there.

Then, after what seems like ages, we are finally together again and I realise that I love my friends even more for the things they endure just to be with me.

Have a great day, and remember to appreciate your friends.


Adrienne said...

I think my girls like it when I run their toys in the washer and dryer.

Sheila and Bob said...

That is one of the most fun posts we have seen in a long time.
We hope all your friends came out fresh and clean.

Hamish & Sophie

Painter Pack said...

Hello Riley! Woo sure is a sweetheart to care about da stuffies! I never thought about it! I just de-stuff! Arooooo!

Mya Boo Boo

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

My Golden Khousins Merdie and Harley are with woo on the toys!

They love them and always pull out somethingS from my stash!


Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! How FUN your little friends had a washie ... hope they came out very clean n smells good. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Angus said...

What a hoot !

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our mom does that to our stuffies now and again, Riley, but instead of hanging them on the clothesline, she cooks them in the dryer! It's so hot in there for them!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm just glad they weren't like socks and got lost on their journey! :-))

Mrs. JP said...

This a great post! Riley is such a love; he has the most endearing face. Glad he has his friends back.

MAXMOM IN SA said...

What a sweet, sweet post Riley! Oh your mom is soooo creative. I love it to bits! You certainly put a smile on my face this morning. That face of yours is totally smoochable! Toby really does look a lot like the last picture to my first picture of yesterday's post. It's rather uncanny.
Any other news????...:)
Sending lotsaluv

Anya said...

But all the yummie smell will be gone now :(
We cats don't like it when our Mommy will washed our toys !!!!!
But Riley I know you love
to have your toys back totally clean ;-)

Enjoy your sunday

Kareltje =^.^= Betsie >^.^<

Anya ♥

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hee! Hee! Riley - this is a hilarious post! Although I know I really shouldn't laugh at the horrible experience your stuffies have to go through. My stuffies have to endure similar - and even more often than yours, probably, coz I REALLY drool on them and make them disgusting! :-) But they seem to be pretty tough and so far, always come back to me fluffy and clean (and smelling weirdly of lavender...!)

Honey the Great Dane

Anya said...

Hi sweet Riley
Thank you my sweet doggie friend
for your birthday wishes :-)
Hugs Kareltje =^.^=

Samantha said...

It was so great to see that you visited, Riley! Oh dear... Mamma does that to our stuffies sometimes too - they are not the same when they've been through their torture, but we slowly help them get back to "normal" heheh!!! You should try tracking - it is SOOOOOOOOOOO fun and we know you'd be furry good at it. The "season" really starts in fall, so you're getting closer!!!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Ozzie

Sierra Rose said...

Oh my gosh Riley!! What is going on there my friend! Stuffie washing and hanging? Glad you can stand guard just in case! Sammie says above...tracking was fun. I must admit, there were lots of other smells out there in those grasses...the deer left little pressies...and I got a bit distracted the those...and then mom freaked out as she realized that along with deer pressies come little tics! Eeek. In any case, if you have a chance, give it a go!!

Come back by for another visit ok!!??
Sweet hugs,
Sierra Rose

Anonymous said...

clean toys are always good, however seeing them all hanging up on the clothes line would make my dog crazy seeing all of his toys out of reach!!