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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Late Night Potty Break

I had decided I was going to take the weekends off from my blog, but next thing you know it's 1:30 a.m. the hounds have gotten me up so they can go potty, then tried to pull the old "Look! It's morning we get treats" routine.  When I didn't fall for it they both went back to bed and I am now wide awake with a cup of Jasmine tea!  Since I'm up, may as well run the dishwasher & upload today's pictures from the camera. Well, now I may as well talk about it.

If you read my blog you know that Friday's are drool patrol day along with my regular "clean the house for the weekend" cleaning.  I put Fred and Gloria in the kitchen as I go through and find all the drool and dog crud I have missed through the week.  Believe me, there's a lot of it. Besides the fact that Fred freaks out on the vacuum cleaner, attacks the broom and tries to grab any rag I'm cleaning with,  I figure if their in the kitchen, at least the rest of my house looks clean for that short period of time.

First though, I have to get them in the kitchen.  Gloria's the easy one.  You call her, she comes.  Fred (duh!) he knows he's going in the kitchen, so the first thing he does is hide under the coffee table.  Then he plants himself on his back.


"I'm not going Momma!  I have my rights!"

Whatever.  I have to slide him on his back into the kitchen and believe me it's not easy moving a basset that doesn't want to move!
Gloria would always go lay on the mat by the sink while Fred would finally lay on the bed I put in there ('cause lord knows you wouldn't want them to lay on the hard floor) and whine!  Not anymore.  Gloria decided to give me this face.


"No Momma, don't leave me in the kitchen."


"That's not gonna work Gloria!  Ya gotta stick your face through the gate.  Like this!"



"How's this Freddie?"


"No, no!  All the way in, like this!"


"Like this?"
"Perfect!"


So this is how Fred and Gloria spent the next hour watching me clean yesterday!



41 comments:

  1. Wouldn't it be nice if they could at least pick up a rag or two and help out??? BOL!! Look at those faces!!! Have a great weekend!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

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  2. Lol! You really have a sense of humour. You better have, with these clowns...
    Thanks for the laugh

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  3. I hooted (with sympathy and empathy) at your first paragraph! I know exactly how you feel. So glad you uploaded those pix - adorable! And I'm ever so grateful to the somebody who invented baby gates!

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  4. So funny. We usually just take ourselves out of the house when SHE goes crazy cleaning, OR just lay in HER way.

    When we try to move Roxy, she goes limp and just manages to get longer and longer...must be like a basset.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  5. Oh poor Gloria. She looks so sad. :( Fred, well he looks like Fred. :)

    Freighter does the plant on his back and refuse to move thing too. Thunder used to do that, but thankfully got over it. Sliding a 93 pound Thunder was a workout!

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  6. Hey Fred, Hey Gloria, Jet here. Hi Miss Janet.

    Sorry you ended up keeping bat hours this early morning. Sometimes, when the weather is scary, I wake Mom up at crazy hours too for a potty break.

    Oh Miss Janet... Mom giggled a plenty reading your post to us. Your pictures of Fred on his back and in the gate... perfect! Poor Gloria, that face.... Mom said to share that in our house, it's tumbleweeds and feline ahem... throw up... (sorry for the yuckiness) that keep Mom on her toes...

    Hope the crew allow for nap time today... we're off to spa day we think, checking weather report!

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  7. Wow, what a perfect double-snout pix! Very well coordinated. I always try to kill the vacuum cleaner too! That thing is evil, so someone has to protect the house from it. BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  8. Drool patrol! Excellent name for it. I love those pics - great early morning post! LOL!

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  9. They can sure be stubborn when they want to be, Bob is like that. He often doesn't want to get of the couch where he is napping happily to go out for a potty break and we have to shove him.

    urban hounds

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  10. Hee hee. I don't know any basset hounds but I'm getting the feeling through reading your blog that they're prone to dramatics...

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  11. Hey, we were up about the same time last night, doing the same thing! teeheehee
    Licks and sniffs,
    Zack, Sassy, and Buddy

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  12. I have this mental image of somebuddy trying to PUSH a string of spaghetti. THAT was funny about Fred going LIMP and being PUSHED.

    Vacula scares the poops outta Ernie and ME (Frankie Furter). I think it is GOOD that you have that super gate to keep him AWAY from YOU TWO. I would be afraid to stick my snoot out like that though.. What if VACULA Grabbed them???

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  13. Such a pitiful face. How can you resist?

    Pat
    Critte Alley

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  14. Why does the same look look sadder on Gloria? I don't mind the vacuum. In fact I refuse to move out of it's way. MOM either vacuums around me or she pushes me with the thing. MOM has had an interesting time vacuuming and mopping over here at Bert's place with 8 of us in the house. hehehhe I do love Fred's look under the table. I hope you get a nap today.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  15. Wow, you have some weird dogs. But adorable.

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  16. BOL! That is so funny you two!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

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  17. The "suffer face" through the gate - BOL! That is something Stanley and I are trying to perfect, thanks for the tip!

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  18. Awwww - Gloria and Fred are doggehs after our own hearts! We are always trying to appeal to our pawrents' sympathies heh heh!
    xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

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  19. Hi Y'all,

    BOL! Y'all need to learn to help...if you get vacuumed that's less hair for the humans to sweep up and more time to play with you!

    You don't get it do you, Freddie?

    Just hopped over to catch up with your happenings and say hello! Have fun this weekend!

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  20. The just look so defeated behind their gate. I hate those looks they give that just make you feel so guilty for locking them up. I love how Fred is giving Gloria lessons on that subject lol.

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  21. Oh boy, have they got you trained. Notice how the limp spaghetti, belly up, floor flop position that dogs do so naturally is the same as the go-limp civil disobedience position that humans have to train themselves to master?

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  22. Fred is teaching Gloria is dramatic ways, oh no! Hahah, he's a good teacher though! Poor little Bassets. ;]

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  23. Fred will have Gloria trained in no time!

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  24. Its just not fair, Cleaning stinks for everyone involved!!

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  25. Uh oh, he's taught her well! I don't think they can beat Doxies on stubbornness though!
    Dachshund Nola

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  26. I like the upside down with a smile pic the best

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  27. Those midnight potty breaks are bummers! Thank God for hubby because he does the midnight duty!! We have to put our girls behind the gate to clean too. Isn't is funny? Great photos of Freddie and Gloria.

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  28. Oh, Gloria and Freddie...I feel the same way about cleaning!

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  29. Doggie torture, I say. Gloria's face really says it all!

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  30. So very very cute! The noses through the gate are wonderful!

    Our R does the same "going on strike" thing when we want him to go someplace that he doesn't want to go. We have hardwood floors and my husband just slides him to his destination. It's pretty funny looking!

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  31. Oh if only they could get a little more of them through the gate! Tooooo cute. Hope you got the cleaning done.

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  32. and they just want to be with their momma :) - HA; super photos - dragging a Basset who won't move could not be fun - oh, Freddie!

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  33. I do this when I am put in the crate! Apparently the crate is supposed to be my home but I don't like it, AHH!

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  34. I am glad to know that my dogs aren't the only ones who pull the, "we need to go garden, in the middle of the night, and it's morning now so please give us treats trick"!!!

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  35. HAHA that's funny....poor little puppies ALLLLL alone.....BOL!


    Good stuff.
    Violet and peeps

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  36. Oh my goodness. This is hilariously cute. I found your blog through Bichonpaws. I think I may have to be your latest follower! I have a crafty blog mostly, but sometimes throw in pics of my big boy Buster, a 145 lb two year old Newfoundland.. who also pulls the boat anchor move when he doesn't want to go where you want him to. lol Fred and Gloria are such dolls!! xo

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  37. You'd think they'd be grateful you didn't just chase 'em around the house with the vacuum cleaner! -June Buggie

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  38. Oh my goshies... I laughed so much at this post that I thought my mommy might like it too... and she did! So thank you so much. You always put a smile on our faces. :)

    Woofs & huggies! <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

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  39. Oh wow, I had to laugh. Fred under that table and the two sweet snouts sticking through the childproof gate! I can only imagine how long that gate would last with Miss Stella! You have such sweet pups.

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  40. BOL!!! That first picture of Freddie had my mom howling in laughter!!

    ~Higgins

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  41. Oh those faces they gave you! I have to crate Tucker as he seems to the think that the vacuum is an evil creature that he must attack. Not mention that a mop must be for stopping at all costs. I can' get anything done unless he is occupied elsewhere.

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