Monday, 17 December 2012

Bad Dog!

Readers of my blog will be familiar with my step-dog Bonnie. This is her on one of her favourite walks. She thinks she is such a good dog and from the photo, it looks as though butter wouldn't melt in her mouth.... Well, the inventor of Wendy's Story Timeline and I know better.

Let me set the scene. When my husband and I married in 2010, and Bonnie became step-sister to my cat Bobby, I was a little apprehensive about having a large dog who (despite having a hose down after walks) seemed to always have muddy feet. I decided to impose a rule:

No dogs on the settee! Yes that means you, Bonnie.
Clever dog, learnt the rule very quickly - or so we thought. In time, we came to learn that while we were in the room, she would sit in her basket or on the floor by our feet but when we went out or went to bed, we'd find evidence that she had been on the settee - a warm dent in the cushion and  doggie drool!
Not to be outdone, we came up with a cunning plan - we would barricade the settee with cheap plastic expandable trellis when we went out. Last Friday we stretched the trellis across the settee and feeling smug, went to our salsa masked ball . We came home to find our good dog asleep in her basket (or so we thought). The trellis was on the floor, and the cushion had a warm drooly dent in it but Bonnie appeared not to have moved.

So, not content with creating timelines, my husband decided to set a Bonnie Trap to see what really goes on while we are away. The following night we went to another dance. I wonder if you can guess what happened while we were out. I will post the youtube clip in the next post.  
We know you will enjoy it!


  1. Can't wait to see what Bonnie got up to! Indy is allowed on the sofas and I have known people sit on the floor rather than disturb him when he's sound asleep! I always sit with my feet up and he's very handy for keeping them warm on these cold evenings when he snuggles up close :-) x

    1. Indy's a lucky pup! Maybe her feet are cleaner than Bonnie's. I think you will enjoy the youtube clip, Teresa.

  2. Dogs are clever aren't they!
    I've awarded you the very inspiring blog award - more details over on mine.

    1. Thanks Patsy! That's kind of you as I'm a new blogger.Glad you think readers would find my blog inspiring.Just pocpped over to your blog - only problem is you've already nominated most of my choices!

  3. Thta's so funny, Wendy - what a clever dog! Look forward to seeing that video.

  4. Hi - Barbara here from "littlefrenchowl"
    I really love your blog. As you will see if you visit me - I`m a newcomer so don`t expect much - I really love animals of any kind wild and domestic and I can read about them all day long.
    Keep it up,
    Barbara x

  5. Hi Barbara. How lovely to have a message from France - your renovated house looks lovely...and as for the cats! thankj you for your kind words about my blog.