Not Suspicious At All

The humans are enjoying their morning coffee and Roscoe wants to make sure they think his behavior is not suspicious at all.

Not suspicious

Quiet time in the house as the humans sip their morning coffee. Hu-Dad looks up and thinks he sees some movement behind a chair, close to an unguarded coffee cup. Roscoe freezes, hiding behind a lamp, so he isn’t spotted. So what do you think, Dear Readers. Do you suspect somepup was planning something, or is this not suspicious at all?

10 Comments

  1. tammy j on December 11, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    oh lordy. this whole post and comments have made my day!!! LOLOL! xoxo

  2. Zoe on December 10, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Dear Hudad:

    I have once again been contacted by client Roscoe with regard to the salacious accusations that have been made against his reputation.
    You have stated many times the intelligence of the breed, yet, you make these horrible accusations with regard to my client’s actions and his purported intent. My client is innocent, in fact your own pictures show him carefully guarding your cup from any attempts at stealing or damaging your cup. Yet despite his honorable efforts , you still bring question to his intentions and his reputation as a guardian.
    My client has suffered horrible emotional damage as well as unnecessary questions of his reputation. In order to be made whole my client will require a steak, extra belly rubs and extra car rides.
    I look forward to your immediate response to this situation lest we move forward to a court of paw.
    Respectfully
    Sabo the German Shepherd Attorney at Paw

    • The Thundering Herd on December 10, 2020 at 5:04 pm

      Dear Sabo:

      While your client is quite adept at an innocent appearance, he had been known to have questionable ties to organized crime. Exhibit 1 is his long-standing relationship with the career criminal, His Highness Little Prince Typhoon Phooey. Just the other day we caught “The Little Prince” (his known street name) with a bag of treats in his mouth and headed for his abode. When caught red-pawed, who appeared in his defense? None other than your client, the doe-eyed Roscoe. We’re just saying this relationship makes us consider launching a RICO investigation.

      Hu-Dad (Prosecutor, Judge, Juror, Head Warden)

      • chris on December 11, 2020 at 12:05 pm

        Hey just because you are friends with other hoodlums does not make a hoodlum. Roscoe is an equally opportunity friend who should not be judged by who he hangs out with or what those friends do.

  3. Amarok & Co on December 10, 2020 at 11:19 am

    That is fabulous! Nothing to see here . . .move on. πŸ™‚
    I think he is inspecting the lamp to make sure the wiring is okay.
    Thank you Roscoe for your stealth moves and for brightening my day.

  4. Karen on December 10, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Not suspicious at all. Looks like he’s making sure there isn’t any dust that could possibly float into that cup of coffee. That sweet boy deserves a treat.

  5. Billie Borron on December 10, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Innocent. He was just doing some exploring and making sure all was safe. πŸ˜‡ I mean who would leave a coffee mug unguarded around a bunch of fluffy butts?

  6. Annie B on December 10, 2020 at 8:20 am

    As Quality and Safety Inspector for Chez Herd, I am checking that this lamp is UL approved. Go about your business as I do important work here.

  7. Debbie and Ruby on December 10, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Nervous little dogs always enjoy a morning cup of coffee!!

  8. Jean Burkhardt on December 10, 2020 at 7:01 am

    HHMM-Does Roscoe like coffee? I think he might be up to something Hu-Dad!!!

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