Being Good is So Hard

With Christmas so close, every dog is trying so hard to be good.  Well, almost every dog.  Let’s just say a certain red-headed dog over at the Annex was tempted by a loaf of bread on a kitchen counter.  An entire loaf.  That was carried into the dining room for consumption.  When the hu-grandmom spotted the debris (or what little was left), she dropped the mail to clean up the bread (sorry, there are no pictures of the bread carnage).

So when your mostly eaten loaf of bread is taken away from you, how do you entertain yourself?  Remember that dropped mail?

Why - you open the mail.

Why – you open the mail.

To the relative that carefully crafted the letter, we did try to piece it back together and understand most of it.  Sigh.

That being good thing doesn't start until Christmas Eve, right?

That being good thing doesn’t start until Christmas Eve, right?


  1. Sagira on December 28, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Just trying to assist. 🙂

  2. Houndstooth on December 25, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Ruby, I’m pretty sure that your job is to keep everything interesting, and since you do a great job of that, I bet Santa rewards you! Thanks for the laugh!

  3. Homer on December 24, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Tsk! Tsk! Tsk! Ruby…oh nottie Ruby. I hope you left some breadcrumbs for Santa. Did you???

    Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!


  4. Sam on December 24, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    What a naughty pup!


  5. Bobo and Meja on December 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Ruby Ruby Ruby… you is a handful! We think you better prepare yerself fer some coal. Or maybe a breadmaker. Maybe Santa will give you a breadmaker so yous can make yer own bread and not have to steal!

    Yeah take away temptation.

    Bobo and Meja

  6. HUSKYS RULE on December 24, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Was the bread good???? I bet you left no crumbs behind so other than the wrapper there was no clean up to be done by the hu-grandmom!!
    Licks & Nibbles,
    Kody & Nia

  7. Kristine on December 24, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    It IS hard. Very, very hard. There is just so much food and so many things on the floor… How can a dog resist?

  8. Ina in Alaska on December 24, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Finders Keepers! (or Finders Consumers??) Merry Christmas!!!!

  9. Wild Dingo on December 24, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Ruby, your parents must be something terrible to starve you in such a way that you are forced to eat BREAD. i mean, BREAD. that’s like what they give prisoners right? bread and water? you poor thing. it’s a tragedy they didn’t at least leave out some pate or frommage. you have our support for Pere Noel. We will let him know it was all their fault.

  10. Meeshka on December 24, 2010 at 10:15 am

    There will be a very special announcement tomorrow on my blog.

  11. Jan on December 24, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Christmas newsletters can turn evil.

  12. Mimi & CC Cabana on December 24, 2010 at 9:54 am

    That Christmas letter looked WAY too long to read the whole thing anyway. No one needs to know that much about anybody. Khyra was just editing it for you.

  13. jack & moo on December 24, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Bread & mail sound good to us! What’s the problem?

    Merry christmas, cutie!
    jack & moo

  14. KB on December 24, 2010 at 8:33 am

    You were just trying to help, right Ruby? Your ultimate goal was to help with the mail but you needed to distract your mom first? That story will work.

    You’ve been such a sweet girl all year that I’m sure that Santa can overlook this little incident.

  15. Emma Rose on December 24, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Your post is so funny and the comments are too! What a great laugh to start our day 🙂 We believe Khyra got it right. You did a good job! That must count for something 🙂

    Have a wonderful Sibe Christmas!

    Emma Rose

  16. Stumpy and cyndi on December 24, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Hey! Stumpy believes that looking good is good enough! That theory definitely works for the Thundering Herd (x6)

  17. Shawnee the Shepherd on December 24, 2010 at 7:47 am

    You knows, fur so long now, like fur a gabillion days, we has been good in anticipashun of Santa Paws coming and when it gets close, the noggtiness is just all locked up inside and reddy to burst out of us so we cannot help if a little leaks out. Like I have no idea who digged a hole in the yard and got dirt all ofur the patio last nite.

  18. The Daily Echo on December 24, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Seriously now….you can’t take the Sibe out of a Siberian after all! Santa will understand.

  19. Pamela on December 24, 2010 at 6:44 am

    Sibe quality control–we taste the bread, so you don’t have to!

  20. MAXMOM on December 24, 2010 at 4:53 am

    It was a gift afterall….! 🙂 Memories are made of such incidents…how cute!
    May all the magic, joy and peace of this special season descend on your whole household this Christmas. Thank you for being such fabulous blogging friends…
    With love and licks

  21. Kira on December 24, 2010 at 4:27 am

    Looks like you have someone who might like to apply to work as Murphy’s assistant in his paper shredding business!!


  22. FiveSibesMom on December 24, 2010 at 2:00 am

    We’re with Khyra…you did a “good” days worth of Sibe work on the bread and mail. After all, why was it there if not for a Sibe to have? Plus, isn’t it the Sibe’s job to do quality control on the food before the Hu-family eats it…and to check mail that everything is OK? It sure is a tough…and often misunderstood job…but someSibe’s gotta do it. Well done! You have absolutely no Santa Paws worries at all. 🙂

  23. Khyra on December 24, 2010 at 1:37 am

    Define ‘good’

    As in did a ‘good’ job with the bread?


    As in did a ‘good’ job with the mail?

    Woo’ve got it khovered PLUS!


  24. Kess & Her Mama on December 24, 2010 at 1:32 am

    If santa was a dog, santa would understand! Merry Christmas to you all. Life with dogs is never boring!

  25. rottrover on December 24, 2010 at 1:31 am

    I guess another sibe is getting coal — not only Juno…:-)

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