Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Some Cool Stuff About Mrs. Wigglebottom

  • When she's afraid, she hides in the tub.
  • She once had a tick on her belly and I didn't have any rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover* and so I thought that vodka might do the trick. So, the poor girl laid there on her back in the bathroom while I yanked at a big bloody tick and then poured vodka over the wound and she didn't even flinch.
  • She barks at red lights.
  • When I leave her in the car, she sits in the driver's seat until I get back.
  • She hates parades.
  • She once jumped into a tree at my mom's and got stuck a good eight feet up in the tree. I had no idea how I was going to get her out of the tree, but she eventually fell. Luckily, she landed in a good sized Illinois snow drift.
  • When I first got her, she'd stand upright at the edge of my bed watching me sleep.
  • When she's happy she has this kind of frolicking gate.
  • When she's really happy, she gets down very low to the ground and kind of crouches like a frog and scoots sideways very quickly, back and forth, while snorting. This happens very rarely, but when it does, it's hilarious.
  • She loves the cats and it hurts her feelings that they don't like her. Every day she tries to play with them and every day they turn up their noses at her and pretend they're too good for her, and then she has to come up on the couch and cuddle until she feels better.
  • Still, every once in a while, I find long cat hairs on her belly, which leads me to believe that they might be all sleeping together during the day.

*I'm sure most of you know this, but if you don't, the easiest way to get ticks off dogs (or people, for that matter) is to take a tissue and soak it in either rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover and put it over the tick. This will cause the tick to back out and make it easier to remove. For pets, it's a lot less traumatic than matches. But, hey, if you want to put matches near your kids, more power to you.

5 Comments:

Blogger the Professor said...

what about all the fun with sticks - how she knows the difference between a walk, where you must continue to make forward progress, and play time, where she can run circles while you stand still and sometimes chase her? That's something cool too.

11/22/2005 10:49:00 PM  
Blogger Cindy St. Onge said...

Love the Wigglebottom facts--she's such a character, and I wish I could see her do her "really happy scoot".

11/22/2005 11:32:00 PM  
Blogger grandefille said...

I love that dog. I DO. I could just hug her little ears off.

I bet Prince Harry the Cat would give her some lurve, too; he loves his doggy, plus he has a big crush on Lucy the Supermodel Dog next door. He and Mrs. W. could smooch, scuffle on the couch and then snuggle a while.

Give Mrs. W. a small amount of yummy turkey for us this holiday. (She deserves a whole bird, but I don't want her to get the poops. Neither do you, I'm sure.)

11/23/2005 10:13:00 AM  
Blogger SuperGenius said...

I like her habit of trying to move covertly into the front seat by lovingly rubbing against the elbow of the person riding shotgun with inreasing enthusiasm, as if you won't notice in the middle of that love fest if she suddenly hops up front with everyone else.

Those chewed up bones in the back seat are one of the best security systems ever.

11/23/2005 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger rugdesigner said...

I would so love to play with Mrs. W.

11/23/2005 05:58:00 PM  

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