Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Shady Oak Funny Farm

CYNDI:  Today we're going to tell you why Marcus loves to be served meals in his private dining car.

MICAH:  You might remember this photo of Marcus waiting for the word to eat his breakfast.

MERCI:  He guards his food like it's going to disappear if he blinks.  No one is allowed near it.

BUDDY::  Marcus can be been food aggressive, so he eats in his private dining car when Jan has to take pictures of us dogs with food for a review. 

PERCY:  Now Marcus is asking Jan to allow him to be served all his meals in his private dining car.  Why?

TAYLOR:  Because Marcus has to be in the middle of everything.  If there's a fight, Marcus joins.  If there's a barkfest, Marcus joins.  If the back door is opened so one of the other dogs can go outside, Marcus shoves everyone aside (or down the steps) to bolt out the door.

RUSTY:  Buddy is a hound.  He likes to yell a lot.  Now that he's older, he likes to yell just for the pleasure.  When he yells, Marcus races to yell back or to yell at whatever Buddy is yelling at.  It can get extremely noisy in here, even in the middle of the night.

CYNDI:  Buddy also likes to eat.  For reason unknown, Marcus the food scraper has become Marcus the food tortoise.  He guards his bowl and takes his time.

MERCI:  Yesterday morning was one of those times Marcus growled as he ate.  There was no one anywhere near him but he munched and growled through the beginning of breakfast.

MICAH:  That might have something to do with what has been going on around here lately.

RUSTY:  Buddy recently put on his thinking cap and devised a way to eat one and a half dinners each day.  He cleans his bowl and leaves the room.  Shortly, he will start yelling at the top of his lungs.  Marcus races out of the room to join whatever is going on.

TAYLOR:  Buddy and Marcus pass each other in the kitchen doorway.   Marcus races around yelling, finds nothing is going on and returns to the kitchen to find Buddy licking his bowl clean.

BUDDY:  Now you would think Marcus would learn but he keeps falling for that.   The only time there is a confrontation is when I get ahead of myself and pass him at the table instead of in the doorway.  He starts a fight, Jan yells at both of us, and I go polish off his meal while Marcus watches.

MARCUS:  And now, if you didn't know before this, you know why they live on the Funny Farm instead of someplace named Shady Oak or something peaceful..

PERCY:  You mean why we live on the Funny Farm, Marcus.  You're just as loony as the rest of us.  That's why we love you.

MARCUS:  Well, I got the best of Buddy last night. He tried that trick again but he was too late.  My bowl was empty.  


  1. BOL, BOL!! What a funny farm indeed:))
    Thanks fur a good giggle!

    MJF sometimes grumps at a passing kitty when he thinks they are too close to *his* bowl...which also means the water dish...sheesh...

  2. Hehe, that's a well thought through trick Buddy butts not very fair on Marcus!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. Hari OM
    Crikey you lot - have none of you figured out yet that Jan is not gonna let any of you starve and that eating nicely might actually bring some of the Shady Oakness to the place??!!! Jus' sayin'... hugs wags and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. Wow, that's so BOL funny! Love the "fake out" ideas to steal some extra yummers. Maybe if I ring our doorbell, my peeps will run and I can finish their dinner plates. Hmmmmm
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  5. OMD OMD BUDDY that is a BRILLIANT plan... YOu are VERY much Smart. Excellent Planning and Plotting... WE love it.

  6. We wondered why it was the Funny Farm and that is funny.

  7. Your own private dining car, whooooa!
    Lily & Edward

  8. and we thought casa de meezer was wild!

  9. At least Marcus waits for someone to open the door ... as long as a door isn't locked, Saphera can open any/all. Wouldn't mind so much if she closed them behind her.

  10. Pierre eats his food first because he doesn't get as much as Bentley. He sits and waits for Bentley to finish and then licks his bowl just to make sure. Duh! Basset Hounds do not have leftovers! LOL!

  11. You guys don't live on a farm. You live in a ZOO!!! And what a fun zoo to clean each other's bowls in, haha. Marcus, you rascal and Buddy, you second rascal, you guys had better watch out for the Zookeeper in that place. She is hell on wheels.

  12. A private dining car - very nice! We are glad that Jan figured out how to deal with food aggression!

  13. Dang, I could use some private dining!

  14. Wow Buddy, I may have o try that with Arty!

  15. ewe guys wood knot wanna live at shadee oakz any way...two manee treez = two manee BURDZ ~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥

  16. Lexy would like private dining. Sometimes I push her out of the way so I can get the bowl firs.

  17. You guys are crazy!!! That's why the funny farm!!!

  18. You sure make Jan's life interesting don't you! We is sure there is lots of laughter (and a bit of head-shaking too).

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  19. Bwahahaha! That's some funny stuff going on there, for sure!


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