Thursday, August 2, 2012

Good, Bad & Ugly Part II & Giveaway Winner


Thanks to everyone that entered the Cutting Edge Giveaway.  The winner
of the giveaway is Joan @ For The Love Of A House.  Joan, enjoy your
new stencil.

A few days ago I shared some of the GOOD parts of our recent trip.
If you missed the post you can see it HERE.
Now for The BAD and the UGLY!
The Bad...
I really hate road trips!

  Normally, anything more than a two hours drive you'll find me booking
a flight.   What in the world possessed us to drive 2800+ miles from Virginia
to the Florida Panhandle and then on to Orlando?   We had our six year old
 grandson with us and I must say he handled the long trip much better than
I did.  The only whining and complaining was coming from me!
The Ugly
Don't let this innocent face fool you.

This is six month old Lilly (AKA Cujo ).   Steve and I both love dogs and we
were looking forward to watching our son's two puppies while they vacationed
in Miami.  We had no clue what we were getting into!

Lilly was upset her mom and dad left her and she spent the entire first
evening barking. After a sleepless night we awakened to her fury.  There
were chewed up shoes and Legos, torn paper towels and several piles
of poop on the carpet.  Our son told us Lilly was trained and never has
an  accident in the house...yeah right.  This was just the first of many.

The next day we took both dogs on long walks and to the dog park to play.  Lilly
jumps over the wall and heads to the lake.  A white dog and mud do not mix well. 
 One day she escaped out of the dog park. After a long and frantic search of the
neighborhood for Lilly,  a neighbor finds and returns her.

Like idiots,  we decided to take the dogs to my dad's house. Two hours round trip and
we had to leave after only thirty minutes, before the dogs did further damage. I won't
even talk about the over-turned plants and Lilly's car sickness.

Below is Lilly's accomplice, Max.



 Just a few of her many stunts was grabbing Steve's chicken right off his
 plate while he ate.  She pulled everything off the counter tops and chewed up the
packages.  She was acting like a crazy dog, running as fast as she could through
the house and jumping from one piece of furniture to another.  She is  not allowed
on the furniture and when we tried to stop her she would get right in our face and
bark continuously.  The last night she even snapped at me and our grandson. The
destructive behavior and constant barking were really working on our nerves.
After three days we threw in the towel and she went to Doggie Daycare. 

Steve and I had one wonderful, peaceful day! 



When our son and DIL arrived home they could not believe what we were
telling them about her behavior. Of course, She has never done any of these
things under their care!  They said she was angry because we didn't let her sleep
with us.

 We left Orlando the next morning as Lilly lay calmly
on the kitchen floor.  I swear I saw her smirking!

Hugs,
Sherry



38 comments:

Lady of the Woods said...

too funny, no, not funny LOL. I believe you!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I am cracking up!! You should have videoed it all for proof. Love the mugshot.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sherry,
Please don't be mad at me, but this is just so funny! She was one upset dog. Happy that they had a doggie daycare:)

Blessings,
Linda

It's All Connected said...

I'm so sorry for laughing at your pain! This reminds me of my friend Wendy's Irish Setter. It's behaviour has not improved in the last year and it barks at you when you stop it from doing something wrong! ~ Maureen

NanaDiana said...

OMG! Did you feel like you wanted to perform an exorcism? It is almost laughable (from this vantage point) but NOT so funny if you are living it. Ummmm...next time pull a Nancy Reagan and "Just say NO"....xo Diana

Brandi said...

So funny, Sherry! I can imagine while Lily unleashed her fury it wasn't funny at all, but it sure made for a great story!

Calypso In The Country said...

I am sitting here in my kitchen laughing out loud while my kids are asleep upstairs! After going through the first few months of puppyhood with my golden retriever, I can totally sympathize with you! All I can say is, it is a good thing they are cute!
-Shelley

Bliss said...

Best post I read all month. I smile, I giggle at some, but it takes a lot to make me laugh out loud at a computer screen! Cujo!!! Mug shot - hysterical. Smirking as you left. OH MY GOD, funny funny stuff. Your hell was our amusement. Sorry about that! LOL!

~Bliss~

Entertaining Women said...

Oh my, I was giggling anyway, and when I came to the mug shot, I totally lost it. We have a Lab named Lily, too. She lives in the kennel with the other hunting dogs and just comes in for visits...where she lies at Sweet Mister's feet. Dickens is our only indoor dog...and that's a good thing. Thanks for the smiles. Cherry Kay

Ron said...

ROFL. I love that mug shot. I hate to laugh but this was a great post. xo

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Oh my goodness, you are cracking me up!!!

I have to say that that sort of behavior is not a "one of", she probably acts a bit crazy for her own family too.

I know how you feel about road trips! I hate them too, but did a huge one like that last year. It seems like it will be easier but it is usually a pain in the butt.

Thank you for sharing you Good bad and ugly.

Have a great weekend.

Elizbaeth

Honey at 2805 said...

So sorry, but I'm laughing! At least in made for a fun post!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Oh, that is too funny! How could that sweet thing even be capable of the things you say? Hehe. I do understand. We're keeping our granddogs this week. Thank goodness neither has been upset. But the older dog prefers my spot on the couch. He's annoyed with me right now because I'm sitting here and he's ready to go to sleep. Of course, they're not allowed on the furniture at their house.

Sarah said...

This is too funny! One of the reasons we wanted to adopt a rescue dog was to avoid the puppy stage. Our sweet Sadie is either 3 or 4 years old. She is perfectly behaved. The neighbors across the street go a puppy. The marriage not survive this new addition. Certainly the carpets won't! ;-)

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness! That is terrible! I guess they lost you for any future dog sitting visits now. We left our dog with my inlaws when we went on vacation, but he wasn't destructive like that. Thank goodness! They did have to make a few adjustments with him though because he is a hyper breed. They are much older and not used to that. Other than that, he was good. Your story was funny, even though it was a nightmare to you I'm sure. I'm not much for long car rides either, btw.

sweet violets said...

I so totally lost it at the mug shot!!! Funny from here but not for you.......

Debra @ Common Ground said...

oh Sherry, after the first night, off to the kennel! yikes (or a hotel)

classic • casual • home said...

That daM* DOG....and I love dogs. You are such a great writer.

Anne Boykin (bloominganne) said...

That's funny - but I can imagine how frustrating it all was too! That's why my dogs go to the kennel when we vacation, lol.

Suzy said...

What a hilarious story! I'm sure you didn't think so at the time though. Love the mugshot! Crazy dogs. We recently had to put one of ours on doggie Prozac.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This really isn't funny, but it sounds that way. So sorry. Hugs, Marty

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Oh, Sherry, The things we do and go through for our children! We took care of our daughter and son-in-law's dog for a while - she's a pacer and into everything! Our son's dog resides in our yard - and we have one of our own who is getting old and going through doggie turrets syndrome - random barks! Hope you have a very peaceful time in Florida!
Kathy

for the love of a house said...

Thank you Sherry!
Yikes, I'm thinking Lilly might benefit from some crate training!
xxjoan

Tutti Chic said...

absolutely hilarious mug shot! :) chris

Jaye @ Just Trying to Make Cents of it All! said...

That's pretty funny. The only thing worse than poorly behaved kids is poorly bahaved dogs. This is why I'm a cat person!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

That mug shot of that "sweet, innocent doggy" is cracking me up! I have been around dogs who have behaved like that before. Glad you survived!

The Old Farm Bell said...

Hi! Sherry,

Oh! dear about Lilly & Max. They are adorable I must say, but I have to agree with you that puppies can be a handful ;o)

You made me smile when you mentioned the "smirk" lol. Thanks! for sharing.

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend! Take care.

Blessings & Hugs,
Marlene

Sherrie said...

I had to laugh at this ... It seems the worst happens when we try to do good deeds. : ). But it tickles me you use humor to deal with it even when you probably didn't feel like it. Love it thanks!

Sherrie said...

I had to laugh at this ... It seems the worst happens when we try to do good deeds. : ). But it tickles me you use humor to deal with it even when you probably didn't feel like it. Love it thanks!

Tani@Tagana Rose said...

This is such a funny story Sherry! Love the little mugshot you did up of the little furry culprit:)

Olive Cooper said...

I feel your pain Sherry because we have a five month old puppy who is enormous and he spilled a cup of hot coffee on me at 6am right when I was going out yard saling this morning. I do not fly much so I would have driven that 2800 miles.

Becca said...

LOL ... Sherry, I hope you don't mind, but I am cracking UP reading your post. LOVE the mug shot ... too stinkin' funny!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

awwwww.....but there pictures are soooo sweet! Great post Sherry!

Leslie Harris said...

Oh my goodness. What an experience you guys had. But i have to admit, I've never seen a cuter picture than the one of Max. Those little stinkers...so glad you figured out how to get a little rest.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss blog)

Nici Higby said...

You've gotta love dogs. That is too funny. Sorry for all the headaches you had to endure, but at least it made for a very entertaining story. Just wanted to let you know I am your newest follower. I hope you'll stop by Posed Perfection and click on my "Follow Me" button to add my blog to your GFC. Thanks! Have a great week. Hope you can recover from all the damage. :-)
Blessings, Nici

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

OMG Sherry I am laughing hysterical reading this post! It's a good thing they have such cute faces and thank goodness for doggie daycare!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Bested by a crazy white pup. haha Great story!

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White Ironstone Cottage said...

Sherry this is so funny I would have lost it the first day You deserve a medal
xxoo
Pam