Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Me and My Coonhound

Rusty and I are always together except when I leave the house in my car.  He follows me upstairs and downstairs, barks at the door when I am in the restroom, and sleeps on the floor next to my side of the bed.  We walk or run together everyday except Sunday (Jeff walks him on Sunday).  I have really enjoyed having a dog.  I am one of "those" dog people (except I don't let him lick me on the mouth or face - YUCK!)

But enough is enough!  Tuesday I woke up and met my friends to walk our dogs.  There is a little patch of desert behind our houses where we can let them run free.  The dogs love this and get a nice run in.   So after our morning walk, I get the kids off to school and clean up the kitchen.  The weather is nice outside, so I decide to go for a run - ALONE!  After all, I already walked the dog.  I needed a little "me" time.

I waited until Rusty was sound asleep on his bed upstairs.  I slowly tiptoed downstairs, then paused to see if he had roused.  Still asleep.  I quietly grabbed my ipod off the counter.  I paused again as I heard something stir upstairs.  Dang it.  I held very still for a few minutes.  All is quiet, so I slowly go for my sunglasses.  Then I hear a thud.  He's probably just shifting or fluffing up his bed.  I continue to tiptoe around the corner and make my way for the door. 
YIKES!!!!   There is Rusty waiting on the middle stair.  He caught me red handed.  He knew I was trying to sneak out without him.  

AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!   I am sneaking around in my own house!  Well, I have to tell you that I really wanted my alone time, so I locked him in his crate and took off running. I could hear him howling all the way down the block.

Sorry Rusty. 

PS.  He forgave me.


Eldon said...

I love experiencing a dog through you since I will NEVER have one.

Laurel said...

Did you post this to make us think you are tough? Didn't work. We all know you are marshmellow inside and that dog has your number! By the way, my dog said yesterday that he wants to come and live at your house. I pretended not to know what she was talking about.

Amanda said...

That story cracked me up! You have a special relationship with Rusty!

Meredith said...

ohh that is so sad. Im sorry Rusty.

mumovearls said...

Ha that is so funny! He's is your true and faithful companion!

Summer said...

That is so funny! I am a dog person too so I like hearing your dog stories cause I can completely relate. You are a better dog mom than me. Although our dog is so big I can't walk him - he walks me ;)