Tansie’s Time Out

I know I’ve bemoaned the fact that Tanise, for what ever reason is incapable of staying clean for more than six-hours in a row.

Yesterday was no exception.

Friday I gave her a haircut and bath. We so enjoyed having her spotless that night, then first thing the next morning the call of the wild got the best of her.

First thing Saturday morning she asked to go outside to see what the big dogs were up to and it wasn’t long before she was ready to leave the world of the yard dogs and return to her padded bed and air conditioning.

She knocked on the front door, ready to come in for breakfast.

She was soaking wet and filthy!

I put her in time out and went to solve the mystery of her soppy state.

I sent my minions out to help find evidence.

In no time Dottie had spotted a clue.

Those cute, wet footprint have to belong to the long-bodied one.

Ah…ha! The tale tale signs of a shih tzu swimmer left in he duckweed.

Just look at that guilty face.

One more clue to solve this riddle.

There it is….duckweed clingage!

I was thinking of leaving her in solitary the rest of the morning…..

Then Tansie said she smelled pancakes and bacon and wondered if there might be a bite or two left on someone’s plate.

How could I stay mad at her?

And anyway, Tansie just wouldn’t be Tanise without a fine patina of funk surrounding her.

Any yes….she did have some pancake and bacon.

I realize there could be an argument made that I’m rewarding bad behavior.

I choose to think of it as, the inmates are running the asylum.

It helps me sleep at night to know I’ve lost total control and there’s no chance of getting it  back.

the wanna be country girl – Caroline

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5 Responses to Tansie’s Time Out

  1. Debbie says:

    May as well give in. Besides, she looks cute all decorated in green!

  2. Angie says:

    I think the chickens pushed her in the water!! Those bad chickens.

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    No wonder they were laughing! Those bad chickens.

  3. J P says:

    Well, Caroline, I’ll take your word on it, but Tanzie’s paws look just a tad smaller than those prints. Besides, if it was possibly Tanzie, she may have just stopped by that puddle of muck for a doggie exfoliation!…:)

  4. jojo says:

    Cute post! How can you stay made at a face that cute! Chicken spy! LOL! Too bad they can’t talk, mine always seem to tattling on each other when I come out to the run. Bawk, bawk, BAWK, BAAAWK, Bawk, . . . I have a couple of real talkers. ;)

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