Don't let the smiling face of this handsome lad fool you.
How else do you explain a grin - while wearing a HARNESS?
Apparently MOM doesn't like it when I pull her around like a crazy pup
on our walks. She CLAIMS her back hurts and that I'm "too strong"
(Seriously People, like that's even a possibility).
Let's not forget - it seems my Big Sis - Abbey was a
PERFECT LITTLE PUPPY IN EVERY WAY.
Whatever! (I think Mom's just too old to remember the trials and tribulations of
Puppyhood with Saint Abbey. )
She went to the neighborhood pet store - a place I USUALLY like very much -
and they recommended this.
I DON'T LIKE IT.
I DON'T LIKE being yanked around when I want to run FREE.
Let's face it - there are birds, and squirrels and even those little Styrofoam
packing peanuts - just ASKING TO BE CHASED down the streets of Manhattan.
I think that it is my BIRTHRIGHT to chase things. All things.
OK - maybe chasing those nasty yellow cars I see everywhere is not a good idea -
but everything else should be fair game.
SO I SHOWED HER.
Now you may wonder HOW I managed to get my chin under the chest strap. I'M A PUPPY. I CAN DO ANYTHING AS LONG AS IT LEADS TO DESTRUCTION!!!!!
(Note from EM - take harness off immediately upon returning to the apartment)
I had it made. No more Harness. I was doing the "Happy Puppy Dance".
Unfortunately - that lasted for less than 24 hours as we were right back at the Pet Store - buying yet another one. Of course - since Mom needed it ASAP - she paid twice as much for it at the neighborhood store - than she would have if she had given me a few days of harness-freedom and simply ordered it online.
Well at least this time it's a LBH (Little Black Harness). Now what did I do with my pearls?
UPDATE: As I was typing this - Elle was laying quietly next to me on the floor - CHEWING OFF HER NEW HARNESS!!!! We are going out to enjoy this BEAUTIFUL spring day - have dinner at a sidewalk cafe, etc. so I did not take the harness off after our "after work walk". I was just going to publish a quick post - that had already been written - and she did it AGAIN!
Note from EM (Ellie's Mom) - since the Ellester needed a 2nd harness - it came out of her allowance - which means no treats or new toys - for the next 2 weeks. HA!
I know. She's a puppy. She chews. I SHOULD HAVE TAKEN IT OFF IMMEDIATELY UPON ENTERING THE APARTMENT. UGH! At $30 a pop - this is starting to add up.
UPDATE #2: Mom and I go back to the Pet Store, but they don't have the right harness. I go back to the DUNGEON while Mom and Aunt D go to dinner. THEN - they pick me up and we all head back to the Pet Store. Somehow the forces of evil came together and not one - but TWO harness suddenly appear. I try on #1 - lovely and black - but too small. (My luck is holding out!)
Oh no - it's red - and it fits. What's a girl to do!
You would think that with all of these options - I'd be able to work my charm on SOMEONE - ANYONE and grab a couple of these to brighten up my Jail Cell. NO SUCH LUCK.
I will be pouting for the remainder of the evening.