Wednesday, November 21, 2007


The Suspects

As most of you who read my blog already know, I am an animal lover....Yesterday, I almost killed my dogs with my bare hands...They have done some pretty bad things in the past, but this one just about sent me over the edge. After having a difficult day already, I left the house to go to a photoshoot. A client was coming by to pick up a painting, so I told her I would leave it inside the storm door and she could just leave me her check under my mat since I was not going to be home. Well, she decided to pay with cash and didn't want to leave it under the mat so she decided to put it under my door...Big mistake! I have four dogs who go nuts when any one comes to the door in the first place and when they saw that envelope come under the door it was party time! They proceed to shred $200.00 in cash. I came home and found scraps of an envelope on the floor not knowing what it was until I went in my daughters room and found a pile of confetti cash...I almost cried. After a lot of cursing, yelling and blame casting I got out the scotch tape and spent a half hour trying to reconstruct what was left of the money. Thank GOD they did not eat it entirely...Here is my finished work...

Lucky for me...I went to the bank today and met with the nicest lady (who is also a dog lover) and pleaded my case...I had enough of the serial numbers from each side of the bills so they could accept it and credit my account. My dogs came pretty close to getting coal in their stockings this year....Never a dull moment, that's for sure. I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe Thanksgiving holiday!!!


Maija said...

I'm sorry, but I have to giggle! Naughty doggies!

Abby Creek Art said...

Sassy dogs! It really made me laugh though. Maisie hasn't gone for the money yet...but give her time!

Lu said...

Oh, my goodness! I am so glad to hear the bank was understanding.

cowbelly said...


I would have creamed them. Actually, I would have done just what you did and did a lot of swearing and glaring and stomping around, lol.

I have a story you may appreciate.

Shortly after I adopted my precious pup Fergie I was sitting at the computer, midway through a big editing job for a batch of prints that were due the next day-a birthday gift for a client's husband.

My monitor started getting wonky, and I thought "what the heck?" and at the same moment I heard sort of a lip-smacking sound. I pushed away from the desk just in time to see my darling dog chew completely through the cable of my Wacom tablet, which, as I'm sure you know, is hard-wired into the tablet.

Since I am so used to my tablet, I can't use a mouse to save my life, so Fergie's little 'snack' effectively killed my print order. I had to ship the tablet to Wacom for repair, which meant no art or print creation for 10 days, something I knew as soon as I saw both ends of that cable fall from her mouth.

I was so furious I locked myself in the bathroom and cried my head off for 10 minutes, LOL! Thankfully now I can laugh about it and got through the client work just fine.

Although, this story isn't the same as a bunch of cash! Man oh man.

I'm so sorry you went through that but at the same time I can't stop laughing.

Whooo hoo hoo, too funny!

Love the shots of your kids: "who Meeee??"

Rebecca said...

Been way too busy to check out everyone's blog lately ... just popped in and this post made me laugh out loud. Thanks for making me realize my house is not the only crazy one.