Thursday, July 06, 2017

A Good Boy

Cyndi:  Marcus, are you okay?

Marcus:  Yes, why?

Cyndi:  Because your head has been turning side to side and up to down for the past few minutes.  Do you need medication?

Marcus:  No.  I'm fine.  I'm just looking.

Cyndi:  For what?

Marcus:  Jan said there's a good boy here and I've been trying to figure out which one of us guys she was referring to.  Micah has been stretching out on the mantel and knocking pictures to the floor. It wasn't Rusty or Percy, and Buddy is too old to be good or bad.  He's just tired.  So who is left?

Cyndi:  Why, you are!

Marcus:  Me?  You all tell me I'm a pest, too noisy and hyper and -

Cyndi:  You are!

Marcus:  Then how could I be a good boy?

Cyndi:  I'm still trying to wrap my head around that, but nevertheless, this time I have to admit you were a good boy.

Marcus:  What did I do?

Cyndi:  A lot of dogs zip out the door the moment they see a crack.  They get lost or hit by a car or picked up by Animal Control.  Our screen door hasn't been closing properly when Jan goes in or out lately.  And you haven't once taken advantage of that.

Marcus:  I haven't?  Am I sick?

Cyndi:  Not that I know of.  But yesterday Jan was talking to someone, opened the door to come in and turned  back to ask a question.  She walked to the end of the porch, saw something move out of the corner of her eye, looked down and you were sitting at her feet. You had an opportunity but you didn't run away.

Marcus:  And that makes me a good boy?

Cyndi:  Yes, I'm afraid so.

Marcus: Hmmm.

Cyndi:  You're rolling your eyes.  What are you up to?

Marcus:  I'm wondering about the reward.

Cyndi:  What reward?

Marcus:  The one Jan doesn't know she's going to give me - yet.  Wow, this is really going to be a Thankful Thursday!

We're joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop at Brian's Home.


  1. Hari OM
    Oh Marcus, I knew you had it in you to be a good boy, to know where your bread is buttered and to stick by it... seems you have become very attached to Jan's feet and - whilst occasionally inconvenient - is definitely a tick in the 'good boy' listings!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Oh Marcus, wish I could give you a big hug after reading this post!

  3. Marcus, you were a good boy! Keep up the good work :) And you are a handsome boy as well!

    the critters in the cottage xo

  4. Oh, we second that sweet Marcus "good boy" We hope you got a very special treat for being such a good boy. Hugs and nose kisses

  5. We ALWAYS knew you were a good boy Marcus! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  6. Better tell her Good Boys deserve rewards!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  7. A pest lives here too
    Lily (& Edward)

  8. soooo adorable! I say a nice bone should be in your future! Barks and licks and love, Dakota DakotasDen

  9. Good job, Marcus!
    I also notice a tendency to stay on, next to or under Jan's feet... by any chance is this an obsession?

  10. We are so proud of you, Marcus! We ALWAYS knew that you were a good boy ♥

  11. GO Marcus!!! What a great job...we are sure Jan is planning the pawfect reward!
    Jakey and Arty

  12. Hooray! I used to be a runner-away too...and goodness knows I did it lots before we got the fence...

    Good boy, Marcus, Good boy!! You de-fur-nitley need a reward!

  13. Marcus, you are such a good boy! I hope that you get your reward!

    Purrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

  14. I hope you got a nice treat.


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