Friday, May 23, 2008

Fridays are Golden

Some households have rules for the dogs. In other households, the dogs rule. Our household is definitely one with rules for the dogs.

One of those rules is that dogs cannot be in the kitchen area when I am cooking dinner. There is too much danger involved in moving hot liquids or food from the stove to the counter, not to mention tripping over a dog who is invariably lying right in the way.

The dogs know this rule, but we follow a ritual every single evening. When I go into the kitchen to start dinner, both dogs stand at the edge of the room as if to say, “Anything there for us?”
There never is. The only things they ever get from the kitchen are ice cubes. So I tell them, "Get out of the kitchen, girls."

Ellie will then go lie down somewhere.

"OK, mom, I'll watch from here."
Lucy, on the other hand, will move to a different place near the kitchen.

“How ‘bout I just stand here to watch?”
"No, Lucy, get out of the kitchen."
She immediately walks around the hallway and stands at the dining room entrance to the kitchen.

“Oh, did you mean this door too?”
"Yes, Lucy, get out of the kitchen."

Then Lucy will go lie down, usually next to Ellie.

This little scenario plays out every single evening. I’m not sure why. Perhaps it’s a game to them. Who knows what these goofy Golden Girls are thinking.


The Birdlady said...

Oh my gosh! How cute. Thanks for sharing.

Jayne said...

As Cesar Milan would say, "It's good they know who the pack leader is." :c) Good job mom!

Unknown said...

They are so cute and beautiful. Have fun this holiday weekend.

Mary said...

LOL! I say the same things but my dogs are sitting 12 inches from my feet :o) I offer them ice cubes on a hot day but they sure enjoy (and expect) a green bean or two.

You are a dog whisperer. Ellie and Lucy are so CUTE!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I love your posts about your golden girls. They are so pretty and so cute together. Golden's are the best dogs! We love our Lilly! Seeing your girls together makes me want two of them. BUT... the hair! I go crazy with one dog's hair. She sheds so bad. I can't imagine two.

LauraHinNJ said...

Mine does the same... lies just outside the kitchen staring at me.

Dogs are so goofy!

Ruth said...

Our dog loves routines and ice cubes too...and hoping for something to be thrown his way during dinner.