Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Obedience and the Debt Ceiling

Well it finally happened. Crumpet came into heat. She went and stood by the fence outside Chaos' pen, and she talked to him about the debt ceiling. She told him how worried she was about the debt ceiling, on account of it being so near to the fiscal cliff, and even though goats are pretty good at walking up and down cliffs, she didn't know if she could walk on the ceiling. It would depend what kind of ceiling it was.

"Isn't it a debt ceiling?" blubbered Chaos.

"Isn't what a debt ceiling?" asked Crumpet, and then the whole conversation started again, and this went on three or four times in completely circular fashion and then finally the farmer hove into sight with the Terror a few inches behind and off went Crumpet, up to the big barn for incarceration purposes, and the last thing I heard was something about the Federal Reserve and the full faith and credit of the farm and the distant sound of the Terror yapping idiotically, and then there was just the blap of a door slamming shut and after that nothing but the sound of Chaos, standing by the fence, saying over and over into thin air: "isn't it a debt ceiling?"

Feeder Pest
The Terror is failing puppy obedience, it is only to be expected from such a wayward dog. There is supposed to be an exam this week but we already know what score she will get:

Heeling: F
Leaving Dropped Treats Alone on the Floor: F-
Down: F
Come When Called (Or Ever, for that matter): F
Sit: C

It is just not the kind of test she is going to be good at. The kind of test she would be good at would be:

Run Around Insanely Knocking Other Puppies Over: A
Pee on the Floor at the Most Inopportune Time (Carpets only, Linoleum Doesn't Count): A
Eat the Farmer's Glasses: A+
Sit in the Hay Feeder When We Are Trying to Eat, Biting our Noses When we put our Heads in: A


Anonymous said...

It was left unsaid, but was Crumpet put up in the barn because she is too small to do the mother thing? Or if there is a midget buck somewhere it could be OK? The kids would always be too small to show, but they would make very interesting pets? Or what?

Anonymous said...

Sometimes it is an accident of nature that we keep getting the same type of dog over and over again....

Of course there are those other times when we just have to face up to the fact that a certain "type of dog" (any breed) is just perfect for us. After all, how in heaven's name could a well mannered, well ordered, truly well adjusted dog fit in at Heron Hill when even the buck (50% of the herd) is named "Chaos"?? Perhaps the blame lies some place other than with the dog?
Just a thought.

Ozarks Goat Girl said...

So Crumpet has come into her own doehood and it is not mentioned on her own page? As TMFGITW she really should have a more active personal page.But then, with terror and chaos reigning over Herron Hill, I guess the really important things get overlooked. Grade for Crumpet's personal page: F

Anonymous said...

That little dog is adorable!