Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Best Behavior

Buddy:  How can any dog so guilty look so innocent?

Marcus:  You mean me?  But I am innocent.

Percy:  No, you aren't.  Jan is very upset with you.

Marcus:  Now what does she think I did?

Buddy:  You ruined her video!

Marcus:  I did not!

Percy:  Whenever you so much as suspect you might be going for a walk, you act like a crazy dog.  You run around yelling at all of us that you are going to take Jan for a walk.

Buddy:  You grab the leashes, push Merci and me out of the way, and try to make Jan leash you first.

Marcus:  What's wrong with that?

Buddy:  I'm not done.  When you are leashed, you run around with them (two) in your mouth screaming, I'm ready, let's go!

Percy:  And then you race through the door.  Buddy tries to hide behind the storm door.  Merci hangs back afraid to go outside because you tug on her leash and scream in her ear.

Marcus:  I -

Buddy:  I'm still not done!  You leap around screeching at the top of your -

Marcus:  I don't screech, I bark.

Percy:  You screech.  We all hear you.  It's high-pitched, annoying and hurts our ears.

Buddy:  You act like a total jerk.  All the neighbors can testify that you screech.

Percy:  You photobomb most of our pictures because you are such a ham.  Yet, when Jan finally remembered to take out the camera to video your excessively excited antics, you sat down and quietly stared at her.

Buddy:  She put the camera away and opened the door.  You went bananas.  She took the camera back out and all she got were short videos of Merci staring back at her.  You weren't even in the videos.  Poor Merci looked like she was waiting for the porch roof to fall on her, so Jan deleted them.

Buddy:   I don't understand.  If you could behave while the camera was on, why can't you behave the rest of the time?

Marcus:  I had to be on my best behavior while the video was recording.

Percy:  Why?

Marcus:  Because I have to live up to my reputation of a well-behaved gentleman.  

Percy:  Come to think of it, this sounds familiar.  Buddy, you used to do the same thing.  You would go crazy with excitement but as soon as the camera was turned on, you were the model of obedience.

Buddy:  Oh, yes, I forgot how much fun I had when I was young.  *pats Marcus on head*  Good job, Marcus.  Keep up the good work.


  1. hari OM
    Hmmmmmmm.... maybe a full-time camera-paw is required?! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. They always think we are guilty. The nerve
    Lily & Edward

  3. BOL...Oh yes, a full time camera pointed at him might be just the thing to quiet him down BOL! Good luck you all!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty and Bilbo

  4. OMD OMD is this one of those.... INTERVENTION thingys? The ones where Everybuddy Tells it like it (might be) IS.... ?????? OMD what an ORDEAL.... sort of like Running the Gauntlet...

    WE think it is just Actions Speaking Louder than Words... You are giving your Paw of Approval to the walkie... RIGHT????

  5. I think that you have the right idea, Marcus. Always avoid video or photographic evidence of any wrongdoings. Bentley and Pierre also urge you to do like them and look in the opposite direction of the camera. BOL! BOL!

  6. Oh, Marcus, you are so mistreated and maligned by your peers (except Buddy) and with an ancient Roman name such as Marcus, you really have to live up to your regal position (like that other Marcus Aurelius)and pose like royalty for camera and video shots. Makes perfect sense. And who doesn't want to walk Jan, I ask you? Of course you would be...er...enthusiastic.

  7. MOL ! No evidence, no crime, right, Marcus ? Purrs

  8. Oh me cats and kittens what a moment. Dat's why mommy has Service cats and not Service doggies. Well one of da reasons. MOL Soon you'll grow up and everypawdy will miss da chaos and fun you add to da day. Trust me, me knows these things. MOL

    Luv ya'


  9. We don't think a video with a fur friend in it could be ruined!

  10. Guilty or not, you're one cute pup!

  11. This post just shows the power of a camera! We had a similar experience when sailing in the Kuna Yala Islands... we were plagued by so many dugout canoes full of the indigenous people and their baskets of things to sell that we had a terrible time anchoring. Then, we recalled that we'd heard that they hated to be photographed, so went below and grabbed the camera. You would not believe how quickly they fled. After that, we kept a camera visible, except when we actually wanted to buy produce ;-)

  12. Y'all bring laughter to my day!!

  13. We're not listening to anything that does not have video proof - period!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  14. That is too funny, my cats always stop what they are doing when I try to record them.

  15. You are a wise on Marcus, darn wise!

  16. Sometimes you just HAVE to ham it up a bit for the camera, for sure.


  17. That is so funny:) You ups crack me up...BOL, BOL!! Hey until recently eh]when the camera came with a video, we nevfur had one..so nobody could try to record any of my um...good manners, BOL!


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