All Dogs Outside

Such a simple command. Clear. Brief. Usually effective.

But in the last 24 hours, three dogs have assumed that the command applied to everyone else, but not them.

1) Preparing for bed last night. “All Dogs Outside.” A prelude to the other important command, “All Dogs Bathroom.” Rusty burrows deep into the covers hoping I will not see him as he is too sleepy to go outside. Not unusual. He is also the master at stepping outside the dog door, turning right around, and coming back in. I have to explain to him that he can’t return
until he has spent at least 30 seconds outside so I have a hope he has actually gone.

2) Getting up this morning (after the Fuzzy Alarm Clock routine). “All Dogs Outside.” Three go past me. Turn around. Natasha is sitting on the bed with a “So what are we going to do today?” look. Uh, you too fuzzy wonder. Genuine look of shock on her face. Oh, you meant ALL dogs.

3) Just finished dinner. Natasha and Rusty eat in the dog room. Kodiak and Kiska eat in the den. They can see each other through a glass door, but there is no access. Bowls come up, Natasha and Rusty can come inside. Everyone sniffs around in case an errant piece of food somehow missed the Hoover wonders of Kiska and Kodi.  Couple of minutes later, my dinner is ready, so, “All Dogs Outside.” Three go past me. Turn around and Kodi is still Hoovering. Uh, boy, it was your meal so I seriously doubt you left a piece behind. Oh, yeah, you meant me look.

Beginning of a rebellion? Or just a continuation?


  1. the houston pittie pack on February 10, 2010 at 1:43 am

    thank woo so furry much for visiting our bloggy yesterday
    and my do woo have some furry bewootiful woggies in your pack
    maybe we can be furryends???
    it was furry nice to meet ya’ll
    we send you many pibble sugars for all you gorgeous sibes
    the houston pittie pack
    guero, coco chanel, brinks , bella and lucky

  2. Ben on January 24, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Me and the fellas don’t like the “All Dogs Outside” command either.
    I mean sometimes it is a bit windy, sometimes its raining – really we can hold it until the weather clears and the peeps are sound asleep. Poppa falls for it but not the mean, mean Momma she stands in front of the dog door and won’t let us in until at least a minute has passed.

  3. Keisha on January 16, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Sounds a lot like me. Heh heh. 🙂

  4. Wild Dingo on January 14, 2010 at 3:27 am

    #2) Natasha is NOT a dog. duh. so the rule doesn’t apply
    wild dingo

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