Thursday, April 23, 2009

My Little Thief

Does he look guilty?

Once again Alex has astounded me with his ability to get what he wants. For example:

Earlier today I purchased a new bag of food for the Alex and the Girls. When it came time to carry it into the house I realized that I had bought the big kibble size, rather than the preferred, small kibble size. Since the team had been locked up for many hours today, I decided to take them to the store with me to exchange the bag. The exchange went quickly and they got lots of loving from the sales clerks. On the way back to the car I noticed a little stuffed lime green ball on the ground. I asked the clerk, who was carrying the bag of dog food to the car, where it had come from and he replied "The brown one had it".

All became clear.
In the few minutes it took to exchange the dog food, Alex had found a toy and STOLE it from the store.
I apologized profusely and offered to pay for it. The clerk was more amused than angry at the theft and told me it was on the house.
The toy? Well, after several hours of chasing it and making me play fetch his way, the remains are on the floor near my desk all but forgotten while he begs for belly scratching.
Glad I didn't pay for this one!


Sue said...

Welcome to the club, I live with a pack of canine thieves. We always have to be on watch.

Paula said...

Oh my! elise is pretty good about not theving unless it involves a small child with food then, well she is super guilty.
Our cats are more thieves of the small shiny things.

Rachel said...

What a BAD DOG! :) But we so can't stay mad at them.