Give Them an Inch

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I’ve heard the expression, give them an inch and they’ll take a mile. Well, that really applies to mom for the past few days. I gave her the weekend off from the blog because she had company visiting and mom really took advantage of me. She has taken almost a week off! Totally unacceptable!

Anyway, as I was saying, her good friend, Sheila, came to visit for the weekend. She was in Placerville with her horse, Ruger, for a clinic. Since it is so close, she wanted to come ride the beautiful trails here with mom and Kelly on her way home to Santa Maria. She arrived late Friday evening and they all got her horse settled in at Kelly’s.

Give Them an Inch

Ava on Dancer and Sheila on Ruger

Sheila stayed at our house. But, guess what she brought with her. Her big, hairy, slobbery dog, as my friend, Nellie, might say. Now, as you may know, I had a horrible experience with a woofie and I am very afraid of them now. I stayed up high all night Friday night even though he was sleeping in the bedroom with Sheila. I didn’t even want to risk getting down to sleep with mom.

I stayed up high all night, not daring to even come down to sleep with mom.

I stayed up high all night

Echo and Ocean watch from a safe vantage point.

Echo and Ocean watch from a safe vantage point.

The next morning, I kept my distance, but Riley was a very respectful woofie. He never barked at us or even came very close to us for that matter, at least not intentionally. Sheila said he had experience with a cat who taught him that respect! He was so calm and mellow that we quickly became curious about him. We all still kept our distance but no one ran and hid.

We all kept our distance at first, but he was so respectful that we all got curious eventually.

We all kept our distance at first, but he was so respectful that we all got curious eventually.

We had a stare down. He was looking at something but I didn't dare take my eye off of him.

We had a stare down. He was looking at something but I didn’t dare take my eye off of him.

The hairy part is obvious, but here is the slobbery part. Mom let him play with our toys! Can you imagine? Who cares if we don’t play with the ones she gave him. And he DID get them all slobbery! I sure hope the mom plans to wash them. So far, I just see them back in our toy basket. They are just laying there, their fur all stiff from the slobber.

He did seem to enjoy them much more than we do. He would gather several in his mouth at a time and carry them around or would ask one of the humans to play with him. He collected them in “his” area where his water bowl was. You can see a few in the photo above.

He did not want to be still when he had those toys in his mouth! He wanted to climb into mom's lap!

He did not want to be still when he had those toys in his mouth! He wanted to climb into mom’s lap!

He even provided us with some entertainment. The silly woofie thought flat me was a real kitty!

Silly woofie thought flat me was a real kitty.Mom says this was a wonderful, positive dog experience for me — a first step towards BlogPaws 2016. OK. Whatever, mom.

Wishing you only positive experiences!

Christy Paws


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22 Responses to Give Them an Inch

  1. Peeps…they’re all the same, Christy… Now it’s good to have a tree like yours, even if it is broken, right 😉 I know how you feel about that dog, but Granny thinks he’s cute and furriendly…and the slobber, she takes it for granted 😀 Pawkisses 🙂 <3

  2. Rebecca says:

    IF a cat was every going to like a dog then Riley seems like the dog to like. He appeared to be quite charming in his pictures. I can tell he’s a lover, not a cat fighter.

  3. Ellen Pilch says:

    Riley sounds like a very good dog, I am glad the visit went so well.

  4. Mee-you that Riley iss one funny doggie Christy!! Mee was raised with a doggie named Jade an shee was like a second Mumma to Tyerrone, Tangerine an mee. Mee iss orry you had a bad xperience with a doggie an wee iss glad that Riley has helped you like doggies sumwhat again…
    Butt mee iss with you ’bout thee slobber an drool; eeeeewwwwwwwww 😉
    Dancer an Ruger are luvley horsess also. Mee has 6 horse furendss meeself….
    .Ming thee Grey Arabian has Founder at thee moment an mee iss purrin fur her to get bettur!
    ***paw kissess*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

    • Christy Paws says:

      Sometimes I wish I had been with woofies when I was little. Sorry to hear your friend Ming has founder. Hope she is better soon.

      • Beein ’round a doggie helped mee not bee scared. Mind you mee iss allwayss ion guard with other doggiess till mee knowss them!
        Mee will have to get LadyMum to call Lady Mary Ellen an ask ’bout Ming horse….
        ~~head rubss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

  5. We wouldn’t like a dog coming into our house ; you were nice to welcome this one, even if he looks like a good dog (except for the mice stealing part). Purrs

  6. Riley sounds like a very nice dog!
    Well, except for the slobbering on your toys part 🙂
    My mom-person have given toy’s I don’t use to a slobbery visitor too and I can tell you he killed it in NO time , so no need to wash it *mol*

  7. Looks like mommy has been taking some liberties! I sure know about that!! I am glad the woofie was a nice one!!

  8. Raven says:

    Your doggy visitor looks like a Golden Retriever and those are the best doggies ever (we had a doggy brother who was a Golden). I’m glad that Riley respected your space but it was rather rude of him to slobber on your toys. Our woofie knew his toys from ours and he was very good about not playing with our toys.

  9. Penelope says:

    Yous knows, Hairy Slobbery woofies is OK.. Mes not afraid of woofies of any size. Mes has actually chased woofies as bigas the one that visited yous! Claws, used judiciously works wonders!!
    Kisses
    Nellie

  10. He looks like a sweet woofie. I lives wif 2 of dem – dey’s pretty good pals.

  11. I love my woofie brother but I never, ever let him play with my toys. Mom knows of dogs who ATE cat toys and a trip to the ER happened as a result! Mom keeps all of my toys behind a baby gate…you better stop liking woofies and fast or you will be making your way to Blogpaws! Love, Cody

  12. We sure wouldn’t like a dog coming into our house. You handled it better than we would.

  13. HOLY CAT! A woofie inna HOUSE! And we thought a ferret was bad (MOL!!).
    Please tell your mom thanks so much for all her kind words! They are deeply appreciated! And our dad went out to JPL a lot – wonder if he ever met yours!

  14. Riley looks like a really sweet woofie! And your mom is right…great trial run for BlogPaws!

  15. This was a cool experience for you Christie, Echo and Ocean. The dog never ran at you or forced you to jump out of his way. He is nice. We have seen some pretty rude doggies and never want to see another….bad memories.

    Shoko and Kali

  16. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    guys….therz knot been a dawg in trout towne for yeerz, kleer back ta gram paw dude’s day act shoo a lee….sew we iz knot sure what uz current rezidentz wood due if ther wuz a dawg heer…

    good eye dea ta stay high tho & chex him out….for all ewe noe him COULD be a …spy…..sorree yur toyz getted messed up 🙁

    ♥♥♥

  17. Oh Christy dat’s pawsum ‘bouut da doggy sperience. Sowry yous mommy took advantage of hers time off. they do dat yous know. MOL Have a gweat day.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  18. Summer says:

    Riley sounds like a very nice dog! Well, except for the slobbering on your toys part. My human would not have allowed that! She would have gifted him with a toy of his own. (She does not like dog slobber either.)

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