Saturday, October 2, 2010

Baby Bear Finally Notices the Dogs' Water

Over a year ago, we bought our dogs a new water cooler similar to the old one (pictured below), after it sprang a leak that surreptitiously soaked the carpet in the linen closet. Phyllis rightly marveled at the fact that Aquaboy, aka Baby Bear, had never bothered with it.

She must’ve forgotten to knock on wood when she left that comment, because this afternoon he finally noticed it.

I was sitting at my computer when I heard the splattering sound, whereupon I leaped to my feet, yelled his name and demanded to know what he was doing (like he’s going to respond and confess, but hope springs eternal). I entered the kitchen just in time to see him place the water cooler on the counter, and don that nonchalant “who-knows-what-she’s-yelling-about-now” demeanor that he inherited from his father.

Apparently he picked it up from the floor, tipped it upside-down, and bombs away.

At least he dumped it on the kitchen floor instead of choosing a carpeted area. That’s progress enough for me.

But heaven help us if he ever figures out how to disassemble it while full. Knock on wood.


Phyllis J. Towzey said...

Um, I think the statute of limitations has already run out on my forgetting to knock on wood last year when I made the doggie water cooler comment, LOL.

But I knew that eventually it would just be too tempting to resist . . . Thank heavens for noncarpetted floors!

Karen Lingefelt said...

LOL, Phyllis, if we knocked on wood to prevent everything that kid does, our knuckles would be raw!

And it would have to be very thick wood.