Day: 02/10/2012

Blame It on the Dog

  We’ve all done it. They can’t speak for themselves, though I do believe my dog, Boudreaux, has found a way to communicate his discontent by uniquely frustrating everyone in our family. It’s not through homework-eating, passing noxious gas, or even loud barking. He is a thief–a shoe thief. He makes us late for school, sports, and other appointments. Somehow, even though we try and remember to store our footwear safely in closets, he figures out which pair we plan to wear that day and nabs one or both shoes. Then, he hides them. Now, we love our Boudreaux, and this is not a real problem. Hunger, homelessness, and war are real problems. This is an annoying inconvenience. Today I couldn’t find either complete pair of tennis shoes. He knew of my plans to leave for several hours. Perhaps my skirt and visor gave me away. I was forced to play in the oldest, nastiest ones without the inserts. Then, when it was time to pick up the kids, I couldn’t find my black slip-ons . I …