Friday, June 22, 2007

Kibbles and Bits

A few weeks ago we attended a graduation party for my cousin. There were tons of people there and the weather was not the best so most were confined inside the house. My aunt, who was throwing the party, has two dogs. Knowing that not all people are dog people, she locked them in a crate in a bedroom at the top of the steps. Anytime someone arrived, the dogs would bark and it piqued the interest of Maxfield. He wanted to see the dogs.

There were several children in Max’s age group that wanted to see the dogs as well. Every now and then they would gather at the bottom of the steps and I would walk them up to pet the dogs through the wires of the dog crate. Half way up the steps, most of the other children would become fearful and go back downstairs. Except for Max and Ryan. Max and Ryan, both three years old and both “dog owners” themselves, made the trip upstairs about a dozen times.

At one point, my cousin MB and her boyfriend, the owners of the male cocker spaniel, had to take the dog outside so it could pee. Max and Ryan couldn’t wait to be able to pet the dog once it was outside the confines of the crate. I took them both outside onto the porch and waited for dog to finish its business.

MB’s boyfriend walked the dog back to the porch and offered Max a Ryan a chance to play with dog. He was real careful to explain to me that the dog was still a puppy and somewhat jumpy. He held the dog tight by the collar while the boys gently scratched its chin and ears. The dog's tail was wagging with appreciation.

Seeing how much the dog was enjoying the attention and that Max and Ryan were not afraid he said, “Guys? You want to scratch the dog’s belly? He really likes that.”

They both nodded.

MB’s boyfriend then crouched down, picked up the dog and sort of cradled it exposing the dog’s underside. MB’s boyfriend then stood up putting the dog’s underside at eye level to the boys.

And before I could even get any words out of my mouth I watched both Max and Ryan reach directly towards the dog’s pecker and rub vigorously.

The dog, suddenly, was extremely happy.

24 comments:

Patience said...

Boys! They always know what feels good!!

ToadyJoe said...

Good thing I wasn't partaking of any food or beverage just now... it would have been spewed all over the monitor!!! Ahhh, I love this blog.

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness. I'm not sure whether I should be laughing or recoiling in horror. I've never owned a dog that wasn't neutered, so I never really had to deal with problems like that. My dogs couldn't get happy.

Anonymous said...

That reminds me... I really need my belly rubbed.

Jody said...

ROTFL! Made my day!

Chris said...

Oh man. That's totally not where I thought that was going.

Susie said...

Reminds me of years ago when the neighbor kid stuck her finger in our (female) dog's "belly button." That dog had no belly button. That's all I'm sayin'.

Redhead Mommy said...

OH NO!!! did they notice? Nevermind, I don't want to know!

soozieq said...

I was already laughing but then "Anonymous" cracked me up even more!

mrtl said...

This is one of those stories that Max is really going to love reading when he's older. Gah!

Oh, The Joys said...

Boys know what boys like.

RzDrms said...

man, the title of this post slays me. the innuendo!!!

Mainline Mom said...

Oh my. Good thing I have a girl dog.

susie said...

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Daniela said...

Ummm... isn't that where you are supposed to pet the dog? JK, how embarrassing. My dog would try to mount all visitors under the age of 6 till he was about ten, the nice thing about kids is they are so innocent they just thought he was giving them a hug. (A big hug, he's a Giant Schnauzer.) Nice to see I'm not the only one who laughs at these moments... some parents didn't think it was so funny. Found you at the Blogger's Choice Awards site, you are nominated for the "Hottest Daddy Blogger" it's easy to add a button for your readers to vote for you. http://www.bloggerschoiceawards.com/blogs/show/6599 :) You got mine.

Erin said...

Too funny! We are constantly trying to keep my daughter from doing the same thing to our dog. She almost instinctively reaches for his willy when she's going to rub his belly.

Stacie said...

Oh My Goodness
I about died laughing!
Stacie

dadontrainingwheels said...

It WAS a cocker spaniel.

Publisher, The Whited News said...

Did one of them say that they didn't know that dogs hid lipstick down there?

mommiebear2 said...

LOL - OMG, what did you say???

bbsgirl said...

You know...I should have seen that ending coming....That's hilarious.

cat said...

*snerk*

AWKWARD.

Kami said...

EWWWWWW!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Fierce Shoes said...

HA! HA! HA! Totally priceless! I love it!