Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Table Manners

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Waking up and unfolding in a hurry.

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Mockers have just discovered the suet.

A co-worker stepped into my office early this morning and said, "Mary, what are you laughing about?" She fell in love with Chet Baker's face. While I watched him covet a leftover on a dinner plate, I laughed myself silly. That pepperoni lovin' boy is a smooth operator!

Seeing him at the dinner table brought to mind Bella's first birthday, nearly three years ago, and I hoped I could dig into my archives and find a folder of photos from that day. I remember walking through Target with a silly grin on my face choosing Scooby-Doo birthday hats, blowers, ice cream cups, candles, and cupcakes.


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Chloe (left): Are we allowed? Doesn't matter, I'm going for it.
Bella (right): What are we doing?


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Chloe: I don't care if it's her birthday, I'm getting mine and I'll eat hers, too.
Bella: What are we doing?

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Chloe: Love vanilla.
Bella: I'm scared. I'm gonna get hollered at. My hat's f-f-falling off.

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Chloe: You're on your own, kiddo.
Bella: But we need to use a poon.

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Chloe: Just let me have it. I'll eat that, too.
Bella (background): Hey, it's my b-b-birthday. Can I play?


Over-the-top? Absurd? No, not if you know and love Boston Terriers. It's normal dog joy and five minutes of human belly laughs.

11 comments:

mon@rch said...

How cute!! I love the pictures from the birthday party and your mocker!

NatureWoman said...

OMG Mary!!! This is too cute! And the monologue that goes with it is awesome - I mean it's like you *know* what they're both thinking absolutely! I *love* your girls!

Susan Gets Native said...

We used to have birthday parties for our dogs, but then the children started comin' and I only have energy for human parties now.
I love Bella's "stutter".
Those poor dogs. So neglected.

Laurie said...

How adorable! I just love it. What a great way to brighten my evening. Thanks!

Cuppa said...

Ha, ha, ha, tee, hee, guffaw, chuckle, chortle!!!!!

Oh my - that was a good laugh this morning. Giggle, snortle, gulp. Still going too! What a hoot!

Jayne said...

Cute, cute Bday party! I've never had a mockingbird find my suet. Cool pic!

Liza Lee Miller said...

Mary, you crack me up! Your dogs are hilarious! I love their voices!

KGMom said...

So, I don't know who is funnier--you or your Bostons. Do you suppose somewhere somehow they have their OWN blog where they write about Mary and all the funny things she does? Using the same photos of course.

Cathy said...

Gimme MORE over the top! I've got to show my husband!

Sonia said...

Love, love the photos of the birthday party! Chloe and Bella are just adorable and they were lovely with their hats! Very funny the monologue too! It's curious that they don't had scare with the light of the candle!

Julie Zickefoose said...

Awwwk! You have Bella's voice down! I loooove this! Thank goodness Bella has Chloe to make all the decisions f-f-f-for her! Oh, I love your pups!