Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Packing Jan's Brain

RUSTY:  What's this about you dogs needing to be sure Jan has packed her brain before you walk her?

MICAH:  I evidently missed something while I was in the kitchen snacking.

BUDDY:  Well, we took Jan for her morning walk yesterday and thought everything was okay.

SAM:  But about a block and a half from home, we stepped off of the sidewalk onto the grass for a young woman to pass.  Three or four yards past us the woman called out, "Do you have three dogs?"

BUDDY:  Jan thought it a strange question since she was so obviously walking three dogs, but turned and said, "Yes."

SAM:  "There's the other one," the woman laughed, as Merci came around the bushes dragging her leash.

MERCI:  We can't check out the bushes on the corner from the sidewalk, so when Jan dropped my leash, I  grabbed the opportunity to sniff around on my own.

BUDDY:  We arrived home.  Jan threw away our poop bags from the morning, carried sticks to the curb for pickup, and walked around the back of the dog pen to the opposite side of the house.

SAM:  We strolled across the yard and the sidewalk.  Merci whined her, "Oh, look, I see someone" whine.  Jan looked up and there was a strange dog coming around the bushes - the route we usually take.

PERCY:  Oh, this is my favorite part of the story.  I wish I could have been there to see this.

MERCI:  But then Jan thought the dog looked familiar, so she turned to count dogs and there were two of us and an empty harness attached to a leash. 

BUDDY:  Jan left my harness loose so I could be comfortable, but when it became too loose, she kept forgetting to tighten the straps. I can't believe it but Jan just walked off and left me behind.

MARCUS:  Oh, that sounds like fun.  I wonder why things like that never happen when I walk her?

CYNDI:  From what I've heard, Jan has to keep a constant eye on you.  And you tend to walk in front of her, not in back. 

MARCUS:  Oh, no wonder Jan continually tells me I'm such a good boy on our walks.

BUDDY:  Continually?  For real?

MARCUS:  Well, maybe not continually.  But at least she hasn't lost me ... yet.


  1. We all need to pack our brains to keep up with the challenges of multiple dogs.

    1. I wish I had seen that. I am now walking my 3 or 4 at one time but only on my block. We are not as coordinated as your crew! I feel like the leader of a zoo!. Michelle

    2. I would have loved to see that. I am now learning to walk my little zoo at once. We only do our street and so far we haven't lost anyone, however they think they have to stop at 2 houses to visit even when their friend aren't home! Have a blessed week.

  2. MOL I think walking a cat or three might be even more of a challenge!!

  3. Mum says that when she still had Cody, a couple of times she realized that Cody was walking alongside her without being on her leash. She is afraid that if I were not securely attached, I would take off!!! I have only done that once in the past few months, and I posted about it on my blog -- it was when we were at Uncle Vic;s the last time and she didn't realize the gate was open. I did come back as soon as I did my bidness, but she still doesn't trust me --- bwah

  4. In Jan's defense, it is hard to walk three dogs!

  5. OMC and MOL Weez know this not be funny, but it's soooooo funny. We all had a big ole belly laff. Have a good one.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  6. We would have to say that MK Clinton must be right, walking 3 dogs could not be easy Jan!

  7. Yah, unfortunately we have had a lot of those days...
    Have a spectacular Wednesday!

    Noodle and crew

  8. Dang, y'all should walk when it is could be three dog night!

  9. It must be pretty tough keeping track of three dogs at once. Thank goodness Merci and Buddy aren't the type of dogs to just run off! :)

  10. Hari OM
    Taking advantage of Jan in her switched off moments? You are funny, farmers!!! hugs wags, and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  11. OMD!! YIkes, though...

    Good thing it all was fine at the end of the day:))

  12. Haahahahh oh my....sometimes we all have our which dog is that is it mine and where did it go or come from moment...yikes! :) but hey you look pretty safe and happy :) phew! Loves Fozziemum xxx


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