Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Everybody Hide!

See this large empty flower pot? It's now residing on the deck waiting for warmer weather when I'll plant flowers in it.

Until Sunday it lived in the kitchen and was home to a five foot tall snake plant much like the one in this picture from Google.

You all know that Samba is taking steroids for her jaw disease. Because of those steroids, Samba has (1) the feeling that she's starving and (2) a bit of 'roid-rage'. Lately when I've left the house without her, she's nibbled on my snake plant.

Sunday Rob and I decided to go out mid day to grab a burger. We put kitchen chairs around the snake plant in the corner of the kitchen and left, much to Samba's dismay. I could hear her screaming as I closed the door.

When we returned I fed the dogs before going into the house and then stopped to check my email. When I walked up the stairs I noticed something strange. I keep this old quilt on the end of the couch. It's nice for covering my feet when I knit or read and the dogs like to nest on it. But I saw the end of this quilt in the doorway to the kitchen. This was strange. Sometimes the dogs will drag it off the couch to nest on the floor, but I've never seen them drag it into the kitchen.

As I walked into the kitchen to pick up the quilt I found that it was covering a complete mess. Samba had moved the chairs, dragged the plant out of the pot and ripped it into pieces. She had dug out most of the dirt and spread it around the floor. Then she had covered the whole thing with the quilt. Maybe she realized after destroying the plant, that I might not be happy about her handi-work.

I should have grabbed my camera and documented the scene, but I just wanted to get it cleaned up, so I picked up the pieces of the plant, swept up the dirt and threw the quilt into the washer. Then Rob came in, saw what was going on and dragged the empty pot out the front door.

Now I put chairs around the remaining plants when I leave, but I know she can get them if she really wants them. So far, destroying the one plant seems to have satisfied her rage at my leaving without her.

Where were the others while this was going on? Hiding in the basement.

Is she sorry? Does she look sorry? I think she's quite pleased with herself.


The Race Against Time said...

Love the last picture of Samba.. i think she looks very pleased with herself. At least she was smart enough to cover up the mess *LOL*

Over here in our country.. this plant is called "mother in law's tongue" ;)

Lapdog Creations said...

Oh no Samba.... everyone knows you're not supposed to hide because you're supposed to blame the other siblings!!!

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

Naughty girl! I have one on a small doze of prednisone and she hunts for food all day. It has greatly cut down on the flow sweeping ;) Samba looks mighty pleased with herself though.

Unknown said...

Samba... hiding makes you look guilty! Show it off and TELL on your siblings!

Oh so funny!

SissySees said...

Hahahahaha... I'm sorry Sue, I really am, but the fact that someone else's dog has 'roid rage is comforting, and that Samba is smart enough to feel shame AND cover up her mess entertains me to no end.

Poor girl. I am heartily sorry that she remains in that starving state... in her mind anyway.

Jan said...

It seems to be circumstantial evidence to us. You have no DNA.

Marjie said...

That is not a sorry face. That is a "I did this all by myself!" face.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We absolutely refuse to let Ciara see this post. Mom doesn't have any houseplants at floor level but we do have those newly planted pots on the deck. So far, so good - she so cannot see what Samba did. And look at the pride on Samba's face:)

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Samba 1, Parents 0 She showed you!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Stella said...

I once read that when dogs make a big mess, like Samba, you are not to allow them to see you clean it up. Otherwise you wind up looking at a face like Samba's and realize she is thinking about other fun things she could make you do. Count the days, Sue, count the days!

Cheers and hugs,

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Two French Bulldogs said...

poor baby. When Lily was on steroids mom took a small handfull of kibble out of her regular meals and gave it to her during the day. It helped a bit
Benny & Lily

gMarie said...

I've always heard it referred to as a Mother's In Laws Tongue too. I'm sorry Samba is experiencing rage - you should just take her with you. I'm sorry she made such a mess, but I do think it's very smart she covered it up. g

Molly the Airedale said...

You do nice work, Samba! The quilt was the perfect idea!
You should be smiling!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch