Slurp

She tricked us. I didn’t think she could- but we all fell for it…

On Tuesday morning nobody in our household moved when it was time to get up. That’s because we could hear the wind howling and the rain pelting the windows. Einstein and I looked at each other and shook our heads. We had no desire to go out.

But her highness had a doctor’s appointment, so she got up. She went into the bathroom and put on the uniform – which she would wear to take us out, before she showered and changed to go to her appointment. And just as she was emerging from the bathroom , the power went out. Of course this was around 6:30 AM so the house fell into blackness. Luckily she has a light on her phone and she knows where the emergency flashlights are kept. She also put on her headlamp and went to take us out in the yard. Or should I say drag us out. For a change, all of us “did our thing “ in record time. It was too wild out there.

We came back in and had our breakfast by flashlight. Her highness had some juice and some cereal and checked her email while she was eating. She also read the paper by flashlight. As she was eating, she suddenly got an email from her doctor’s office notifying her that her appointment was canceled because the doctor’s office was without power too.

So what does one do when one is retired, it is pouring rain, all dogs have pooped and have eaten and the power is out? Well, one goes back to bed! Or one attempts to go back to bed. Her highness went to lie on her bed and was quickly suffocated by three somewhat moist animals who were WIDE awake. She gave us some pets and then said to “settle down.”

All was peaceful for 6 seconds. And then that obnoxious sound of someone licking himself was heard. Slurp. Slurp. Her highness popped her head up, and put on her glasses to determine the culprit. “Viktor – knock it off,” she scolded. Yours truly stared at her. She put down her head. And I started again. Slurp. Slurp. “Seriously- stop it!” she said. Again she put her head down. They say three times are a charm. Slurp. Slurp. My charming behavior was threatened with a pillow, which she was going to toss my way. So I stopped.

She closed her eyes. For about 10 seconds. Slurp. Slurp. This time it’s Einstein. “Really?” she pleaded. “Stop it.” 3 seconds later – slurp. Slurp. She sat up and glared at the offender who happened to be ON the bed. He stopped.

She gets comfortable. And JUST as she was about to doze off….slurp. Slurp. The third musketeer decided to join in.

At which point her highness bolted up and out of bed. She made a dash for the bedroom door and of course we all followed her. She stopped at door but our momentum kept us running through. She shut the door behind us. We were tricked.

She emerged about an hour later looking all happy and refreshed. No one got up to greet her. Really. We were all upset that she had effectively banished us from her nap time. AND we had been tricked.

We got over our annoyance when she offered some treats and we did forgive her. But then moral of the story is “do not slurp during nap time.” At least not very loudly. Or wait until the human has fallen soundly asleep. Lesson learned.

Have a good one. Peace and paws up.

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