Saturday, July 25, 2009

Raw Food Diet, Day 546- Idle Paws Do the Devil's Work

Big Pupi explains his brilliant idea:

So. A few weeks ago my folks were given a sofa by my grandhumans who were moving and could no longer use it. My people LOVE this "new" piece of furniture and have stupidly decided that they will not allow it to go to the dogs. HA! They did not know what they were up against.

They purchased these evil things called x-mats that are all spiky and ouchie and meant to train us canines off certain pieces of the furniture. Yeah, right! My folks touched our paws gently to the mats when they first arrived and we got the point (pun intended) right away. As long as we see them, we stay off that part of the sofa. However, we were always allowed on the old sofa and so this new off-limits thing is kind of confusing to us. To meet us half way, my people also got us a super fancy sofa protecting bolstered blankie thingy to mark our Good Boy Sit area. All seemed right in the world... my people. NOT to me. I don't dig it.

That stupid bolstered blankie thingy was NOT placed on my FAVORITE part of the sofa - the part nearest the feasting area! And, well, depending on the time of day my favoritest area seems to change. I WILL NOT conform to this consistent and oh-so boring Good Boy location. And what's a boy to do when he's on lock-down from a shoulder injury and has all this wacky pent-up energy and he's bored to bits?

Embark on some problem solving. That's what.
I stole a pillow from mom. It's a "decorative" pillow, and to all of my canine folks out there who don't know what this means - something that is "decorative" just sits around and waits for you, the family canine, to give it a job to do. It waits patiently until we assign it a purpose, or a "raison d'être," to my french-speaking friends. This particular "decorative" pillow found a job protecting my sensitive little bum from the spikies. A noble occupation indeed. It's the perfect size for me to curl up on, and just small enough for me to carry it to any part of the sofa I please. Place it on the x-mat and...

...VOILA! A snoozel spot fit for a beast.

If mom takes the pillow away from me, I just pile up stuffies and continue doing as a beast of my intelligence will do. Of course I prefer my super snuggly pillow, but I can make do with any materials I might find. I even had mom's coat up there one day. How did I get her coat? Oh... I can't tell you that. I think she reads this blog.

And what about that fancy faux suede bolstered blankie thingy? Stanislaw can have that. I'm all set with my pillow, thank you very much.

To my people I say, "Nice try, folks." I'll add on a "Maybe next time." And to punctuate my thoughts on this topic:
Outwit. Outplay. Outpooble.
Big Pupi


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We khanines khan be soooo furry khlever!

Why do the humans think they khan outsmart us?!?

Grrrrreat work!

PeeEssWoo: Killer raspberry pikh too!

Niamh said...

Brilliant Big Pupi!! That is problem solving at its best. I am so glad you posted this. And good job about using your mom's coat to cover up the pointy things. It serves her right for trying to keep you off the new couch.

Your friend,

Dennis the Vizsla said...

The raspberry! Ohhhh, SNAP!

Coco - The Princess said...

My mommy had bought those to keep her two Cockers (that looked exactly like you and Stan!) off the sofa and they figured out how to step between the holes and would flit it over with their schnoozle!

Happy napping!

Coco The Princess

Ludo van Doggy said...

Way to use superior brain power!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

You are so smart, Big Pupi! Enjoy snoozing on the new couch!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Big Pupi!
Good job!
Why humans think they are smarter than us??
Kisses and hugs

Faya said...

Hello Big Pupi !
Very clever !
Stanislaw ! Happy Birthday ! Have a nice day !
Kisses, Faya

Niamh said...

Hi Stan,

Giving another dog a hip check or a butt rub is usually considered a pretty confident, even assertive type move. My older sister Selkie used to hip check me all the time and she was the most confident of setters. If you did it to a person, it would be pushy in the extreme. However since you follow it with a play bow you are then saying to the other dog that everything is all in fun. I think it is just a part of your whole play solicitation behavior.

As long as other dogs don't take offense at the butt rub, I say go for it. It just adds to you beastly charm.

Your friend,

Paris Rain said...

You are just so very smart! You have given my mom lots of ideas with that ouchie mat.

P(ee)S:Would you please tell my Stanley

Asta said...

Hoomans just dont undewstand that we awe smawtew than they awe, hehehehe. Good job solving youw pwoblem. I love youw tongue shot, hehehe

Stanislaw Happy BIWFDAY!!!!!!!! I hope you have loads of fun today and get tweats galowe!
thinking of you wif love and smoochie kisses

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh you clever clever boy!!! ALL DOGS TAKE NOTE OF THIS BRILLIANT TACTIC! Love A+A

FleasGang said...

When you're a little more healed, you won't even have to use your "decorative" pillow 'cause every cocker knows that the best place to snoozle is on the BACK of the sofa! But until then, that's a great solution :-)


Petra said...

I am so impressed with your problem-solving ability, Big Pupi! You are one very capable guy! Happy birthday to Stanislaw!

Eric said...

You are one very smart Big Pupi! Can't stop sniggering at your sneaky tactics. Paws up pal! Never seen the xmats before but now I have I know what to do if they arrive. Enjoy the new sofa, Mom's decorative pillows and her coat!Haaaaaa!!!!

Wiry wags n kisses Eric xxxx

TwoSpecialWires said...

Big Pupi, you are one very SMART pupi! Good thinking! What a clever idea and you outsmarted the humines! We'll remember that, in case the need ever arises for us!

Jake and Fergi