No Respect for The Working Dog

A Nylabone.

The groundhogs I kill for this family, and THAT’s what I get for Christmas.

Gotta say, pretty underwhelmed.  Thinking Molly’s humans are giving her the run of Pet Smart right now and let’s face it, Frisco’s so damned spoiled he’s probably having his nails shampooed with the tears of angels while he licks steak tartare from a golden platter.


Wow. Thanks guys. I’d get up and thank you but then that would mean I was excited. You totally shouldn’t have [ever thought that a Nylabone would be an adequate gift for this Slayer of Groundhogs].

A Nylabone.

Yep, thinking maybe it’s time to let old Mama Groundhog raise her pups on Boston lettuce and tender snap peas next spring.  That’ll make Her dig a little deeper into the Christmas fund.

“Awwww…what’s that Mistress Budget?  You say all the cabbages have been decapitated?  That is a damn shame.  Well, I’ll just be over in the corner. With. My. Nylabone.”

There’s a good chance He might have sprung for something a bit nicer, but since He tends to buy presents on the actual day of the present-giving, I didn’t really stand a chance on the priority list. She’s pretty lucky She got something.

The Boy should have known better – since we’re sleeping together and everything – but The Girl probably talked him out of it.  She’s a cat person and only into dogs when they’re soft and ‘cute’ – like Frisco.

Blecch2.  If soft, cuddly and guileless is what you’re into, lemme just say right now, you’ve got no chance against the varmints. No chance. Wiry and shrewd is where it’s at.

A Nylabone. Unbelievable.

By | 2018-02-28T17:26:38+00:00 December 25th, 2017|

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Explorer. Varmint hunter. Dirt chaser. Dog.


  1. tonytomeo December 25, 2017 at 7:53 am - Reply

    That is more than Rhody got.

  2. Phyllis Rogers December 26, 2017 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Cute. Loved the monologue.

  3. Frisco December 26, 2017 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Frisco would like to post a rebuttal in the form of a Christmas picture depicting Frisco on the floor while Ratdog lounges upon an ottoman, propped up on a pillow, next to the fire.

    • Marianne Willburn December 29, 2017 at 5:07 pm - Reply

      Ratdog indeed.

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