Sunday, February 15, 2009

Alanis redecorates

She has been very well behaved, so well behaved that I worried about her. Then, she struck.

I was lounging on my bed reading a book when I heard a curious smacking sound. I looked toward the doorway where Alanis stood. Catching my thought-beams, she lifted her head from the spot where she had been grazing. The evidence, a string of red wool, dangled from her mouth.

Normal corner

"You didn't," I said. Her tail wagged once. An expression of puzzled amusement on my face, I walked over and we stood looking down at the formerly pristine corner of the little Gabbeh style rug (a thick, coarse Oriental rug) kept on the upstairs landing. It was now a chewed and ragged corner.

Must not laugh, I thought. "What was so tasty about that particular corner of that particular rug?" I asked. I don't carry dripping hamburgers upstairs or wipe butter on the corners of rugs. Did something about that corner offend her? Is she planning to round off all the corners of that rug? Or is this the mere beginning of a massive redecorating project? All I know for sure is that she has begun normal Airedale procedures.

The chewed corner


  1. Isn't that what the corner of rugs are supposed to look like, Alanis?! I love chewing the corner of rugs too!

    Yer friend,

  2. It looks like fun to us.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  3. Hmmm. Apparently Alanis is fond of the color red. Doesn't matter what it tastes like. Strings of colorful fabric are always fun to create, Bentley tells me.

  4. It does look like a really tasty rug tho' ...
    Finni xx

  5. Well, in Alanis' defense, that rug does look awfully tasty! Now that we are going on 6,9 and 10, we have, pretty much given up the chewing of tasty rugs...MOST of the time! There ARE exceptions...that's why our mom only buys rugs from yard sales, now! That and because our red Georgia clay ruins them so fast when we drag it inside!

    Poppy, Penny & Patches

  6. Yummers, that rug looks deeelish.

    Tanti baci!

  7. Pawsonally we think Alanis's tooth must have got caught on a thread while she was laying there!!!!!! hee hee.

    Molly and Taffy

  8. Fringes are like spagetti, they aren't practical. I work on rugs too, if any part is off the two dimensional plane then I fix it good. Come see I can prove it.