Monday, July 9, 2007

In the Dog House, Again (sigh)

Yaaarrr, mateys! As you can see, I'm feeling a bit swash-buckly today after having my picture taken for my friend Jackson's beard and mustache competition. It was great fun -- lots of furry doggy faces in those photos. Congratulations to the winner, Pappy, and his outstanding mustache! Mom thought to enhance my good looks by dressing me up as a pirate. Just call me Captain William Tell Whistlebritches.

We had an exciting weekend at the farm. I managed to slip out the gate again and plucked another of the laying hens. I never kill any, just denude them. Mom got mad and called me a "chicken-pluckin' dog". Then she said that my escapade was one too many, and that someday I'm gonna get lost out there in the big wide world. So she took me to the vet and had me microchipped. It didn't hurt a bit, and now I beep when I'm scanned. Mom said it's too bad I can't be implanted with a GPA chip so she could track my whereabouts when I go AWOL. I don't mean to cause all this trouble, but I just can't seem to help myself. When I see an opportunity, I go for it!

As for the little speckled hen, she's not speaking to me today, and the rooster is keeping a beady eye on the flock. I guess this means I'm in the dog house for the moment. I try not to let it bother me too much, though. They never stay mad at me for long. I guess it's my good looks?

It's another rainy day outside with lots of thunder. Good day to stay indoors with the kids. Stay safe, wiry friends, until next time!

~ Tell


Bebe said...

Hi pretty boy. Sounds like fun on the farm. Stay cool, I think I saw some plants melt on our walk this evening.

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Tell,
We loved your little pirate costume for the contest. We think it's funny that you pluck the chickens bald, hehehehe, wahahahaha! Dumb chickens, that will teach them not to run from you right?? Good thing your Mama got you microchipped though. We would hate for you to get lost & not find your way back home. It's very hot & muggy here too, but tonight it's supposed to go all of the way down to 56 degrees, go figure, hmmmmmmph. Have a great week!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Maggie said...

That was you??!! We loved your pirate's costume!
We can't wait to read more of you on a daily basis!

Love ya lots,

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hey W.T,

Welcome to - it is great to meet you, and I am sure that you will make lots of new friends here :)


Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Tell,
I've given you the Rockin' Guy Blogger Award! We think your blog rocks!! Please see our blog to copy the award icon to display on your page. Have a great weekend!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Jackson said...

Hey Tell, you do look very handsome in your pirate costume. What's with the chicken plucking? I'm sure its fun and all, but what's the point if you're not going to EAT it? J x

Wiry Axel said...

Hi Tell,
I'm not sure I've visited before...but thank you for your comment on my blog. Wow,you seem to have a great life in the country. I'm a city dog - no chickens - alas. I think I'd like country life. Are you in the US or Can or UK? I can't figure it out.
I loved your brother's poem about you, I think he has a great career ahead of him!

Gus said...

Hello: We found your link on Asta (up over)'s blog. May we add you to our links also? We enjoyed reading you, and will be back soon!