Tuesday, July 7, 2009

RTT: True Random Tantrums

I've never called one of those "How Am I Driving?" numbers on the back of random trucks, buses, 18-wheelers, soccer moms and cell phone drivers. But today, I came close. This auto-parts store truck had a bright yellow one on his bumper. He wasn't going fast enough to keep up with my next destination, and I couldn't get around him. I caught an air of smugness in his rear view mirror and nearly picked up my phone.

I once rode horses in my younger "free time is free" days. I knew you were never to feed a horse while he/she was still hot, lest bad things happen. I've always assumed this was true with large breed dogs as well, because of bloat. So, I make my two Labs wait until they've cooled off a bit after they come in from the heat, before having dinner. Tonight, we were running late and I sat them down to begin the dinner routine (after the toddler was done. What kind of mom do you think I am?) They were sitting in their spots, my female yellow Lab perfectly still, while my male Lab, Echo, was panting his black-furred butt off.
I swear I saw her nudge Echo:
"Dude! Shut up! She's never going to feed us if you don't shut your damn snout!"

Watching reality television usually winds up making me feel better about myself/my life. Is that bad to admit?

I have begun writing some seriously deep, soul-seeking posts lately...then never posted them. I think I'm getting ready to ramp them up soon. So... strap in! I at least will commit to write more than 1X/week!

Go visit Keely at her place, it's much more random than here. Though, this was pretty random.

4 comments:

septembermom July 7, 2009 at 12:42 PM  

I like the Lab "conversation". Funny! I agree that regular reality TV watching helps me feel more normal. At least, I don't want to marry Flava Flav :)

mielikki July 7, 2009 at 1:38 PM  

my dogs have to do the same thing, some are more prone to bloat than others... and I know they get pissy when they have to wait!
Happy Tuesday

K July 7, 2009 at 1:47 PM  

I think you should have called the number.

I love the imagined dog conversation. Sometimes I'm convinced my cats are plotting.

Happy Tuesday

Casey July 8, 2009 at 8:45 PM  

Hahah, my dogs do the same thing. I never let them eat unless they're calmly sitting and waiting but every once in awhile they'll get antsy and correct each other.

I hate when trucks block and drive too slowly. They totally do it on purpose.

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