Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Occupying Rusty's Doghouse

Hey, Rusty here again, still occupying my doghouse. 

We have another stand-off here.  Last week Jan wanted to put Sam in my doghouse because he ate half a stick of butter.  He claimed extenuating circumstances, that one of us kitties knocked the butter dish to the floor, the lid came off ... and, well, what was he to do when faced with temptation?  That's easy.  He shouldn't  have eaten forbidden food in front of Jan!

The same day - yes, the very same day Jan was caught with her thinking cap off and Sam has been trying to put Jan in my doghouse ever since.  Aside from the fact Jan wouldn't fit through the entrance, this is private property and I'm guarding it.  The dogs had their chance to claim it, but they're all afraid of it.

Do you remember when Buddy was wearing the cone and he cone-butted everything as hard as he could to get it off which destroyed the protective strip around the plastic?  Jan had to take the cone off and walk him with a harness because his neck had a big bloody owie.  It didn't take long before he was dragging her down the road cause the harness strengthens his chest muscles.  When his neck healed, Jan put him back in a halti for walks.  He was doing so well, she decided to stop using the halti and walk him with his collar and leash.  

Sam and Buddy wearing their haltis.  Merci doesn't wear one.

And he was a good boy - for Buddy.  He didn't tug until he choked or try to pull Jan down the road (usually) and Jan thought he'd finally settled down.  He was even paying attention and anticipating turns, stops and starts.  Jan was so pleased with him.

Until last week when she found the underside of his neck wet, took off his new-in-January collar and used a mirror to see his raw and bald again neck.  Buddy is out of the collar and back in a harness and so far behaving himself on walks.  His neck is healing well.

So what's the problem?  Well, Sam insists that if eating butter is a doghouse jail offense, so is Jan not standing on her head when she leashed Buddy so she could have noticed the raw neck sooner.  And he keeps trying to push her into my doghouse.

I think they need to build themselves a jail to resolve this issue.  Or maybe put Jan in stocks in the dog pen.

How do you think we should resolve this?  Before you answer, remember me moving over to let prisoners inside is not an option!

It's G-rated bath day over at The Tabby Cat Club, hosted by Mousie. Percy and I are members, but do you think Jan could come up with an entry for us? I'm almost tempted to move over and let Sam try to push her in my doghouse. I said almost!


  1. How about putting a leash on Jan and tying her next to the doghouse? That way you could continue to give her the stink eye too. Heeheehee.

  2. Perhaps you should make her wear roller skates on the... OUTINGS.. that way she would move along at an appropriate pace. hehehehe

    OH YES!! I have a whole brain picture of THAT... with her Hair flappin like Ears in the wind.

    YUP.. SKAKES fur her!!! FUN pics fur US.

  3. Erm ... we like Jan, we're not sure she should be punished. Can't you just withdraw smoochies for a few days? xx

  4. Wait, butter is an offense? Uh oh!

  5. Erm... me and Charlie think you should all get into a circle of love and all each other's paws and hands and sing "I'd like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony..."

    Take care

  6. Aww I bet it was a set up..I am sure he didnt meean it and no punishment means you can keep your dog house all to yourself.. Hugs GJ xx

  7. You guys!!!! Poor Jan, always in the doghouse, if not literally!! You make me laugh :)

  8. Whatever you decide on, we don't blame you for not giving up your dog house Rusty.

  9. Poor Jan....you guys are always tryin' to stick her in da doghouse!

  10. I sorry about the owie. Feel good! :) :) :)

  11. Whoa! A lot happening around there this week. Don't let them into the dog house; it's yours.

  12. We are pretty sure the solution is to get a doghouse just fer the doggies... And to check necks daily.

  13. Oh my goodness. Such drama! Now I don't think Jan needs to be punished except with the Back of Disdain. That and the Stink Eye. Let us know what you decide but by all means, that os YOUR dog house.

  14. Oh gosh, better not let my sister Rosie here about the butter. Don't want to give her any ideas. She has been known to hop up on the table and grab something off someone's plate.

    Your pal, Pip

  15. Ok..we think lets all kiss and make up!
    Then you can all have a committee meeting and set the rules about the "dog house".
    Hope Buddy's neck is all mended now. We all got new soft fleecie harness here now. No more use of collars.
    Have a good day even if you are or are nit the dog house! LOL
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  16. We were thinking a skateboard would be good! And we love the dog house battle - it's pawsome to see who's going to win.

  17. Greetings dear Jan,

    I loved reading the post and the comments that go along with it. Some were very humorous.

    As for the butter, well can you blame Sam for discovering something delicious that was left unguarded.

    By the way, since I have disarmed word verification, I have been spammed, not once but everyday and on all my sites. I may have to activate it again just to get rid of 'Anonymous' the robot. I can always go back and allow commenting without word verification.

    Warmest regards,
    Ms K and Egmont

  18. Kizzie says, "they need a separate house, preferably some way away".


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