Yoga with friends!
Gah. At the dog park today there were lots of dogs, but one that would NOT leave Chompsky alone. He kept trying to mount him, Chompsky kept letting the dog know that wasn’t cool, and the dog would keep trying, over and over. Chompsky was getting frustrated: his warnings were becoming louder and longer.
Usually in these situations I call him over and make him sit for a treat, which both calms him down and makes the other dog wander away. But this dog wouldn’t stop! He would sit there and scratch Chompsky as he sat looking at me, over and over. Chompsky would try to play with other dogs, and this dog would immediately be jumping on him. We’d go to another area of the park, and he’d follow one step behind Chompsky.
The worst part was there was no owner taking care of this dog! There were a lot of dog walkers there, but nobody would claim this dog. Eventually Chompsky and I cut out park visit short and left early, because we were both getting frustrated at how this one dog was picking on him.
I found Chompsky sleeping on David’s old sheets after Dave returned home
from a weekend visiting us. Somebody misses him!
So we left Chompsky alone on Saturday evening and accidentally left a garbage bag out (I was emptying the garbage and go distracted). Chompsky got into the bag, which was fine and totally my fault, but in that bag was a container.
A container of congealed bacon grease.
Chompsky ate as much as he could reach, and then vomited. Twice. And the vomit was pretty much just bacon grease. So we cleaned it up, but these two stains on the carpets will be with us I’m pretty sure forever? Nothing we’ve tried can break up actual bacon grease that was left to sit for several hours.
AH WELL, AT LEAST THE CARPETS SMELL DELICIOUS NOW
I was giving Chompsky a treat this morning and it occurred to me to hide it in one hand and present both hands to him. The first time I did this he sniffed both hands and then kept sniffing the correct one, so I opened it and gave him the treat. The next time he sniffed and then gently tapped the correct hand with his paw and it was SO ADORABLE. So I repeated it a bunch of times and every time he got it right (I mean, it’s not hard, he has a good nose) but it is super cute how he taps the correct hand.