What Did You Do, Morrie???

What Did You Do, Morrie?

When Morrie got into his cage the minute I came into the room, I suspected something was wrong.

IMG_1562Is something wrong, Morrie?

IMG_1563Did you do something naughty?

IMG_1564Have you been a bad boy?

IMG_1566Oh, oh, oh.  What did you do, Morrie?

IMG_1565Did you make a mess?

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Did you chew up a roll of toilet paper?

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Did you open up the closet door and chew up thirty rolls of toilet paper?

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Bye, Morrie!

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Before he decided to leave the room for awhile, Morrie taught me some lessons. This is what I learned:

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Always secure the closet doors before you leave the room.

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Put everything up high!

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Especially toilet paper!

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And be sure to put your shoes away.  This is my favorite pair.
I wonder where the other one is?  Oh, that’s right.  Morrie ate it!

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Morrie?  Going out again?

32 thoughts on “What Did You Do, Morrie???

    1. lifelessons Post author

      There are three other people lakeside who have Scotties and I’ve already met them all! When I saw the last one with her Scottie, I remarked that i had one and she said, “Oh, are you Judy?” News travels fast lakeside! Ha.

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      1. Marilyn Armstrong

        Scottie owners need one another. Our dogs are so … manipulative. Tricky. Funny. Cute. Adorable. They keep us in our place and we need other owners just to stay remember that we ARE the owners and they ARE the dogs. Bonnie, our Scottie, does not see it this way.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Morrie is new to my house. I have two much bigger and older dogs and he tends to follow one of them around or play chase games where he sometimes doesn’t watch where he’s going. When I had him neutered, the vet said he had to stay still and away from the other dogs, Also, that he shouldn’t jump up or down from furniture, so I empties a room of furniture, had an extra metal gate installed so he had a small exercise and pooping area and put his bed in that room. The other dogs can visit from either end, through the gates, but he is encouraged not to be too rowdy. Diego, one of my other dogs, was crate trained and loves his cage, where he only sleeps at night. He sometimes sneaks into the house during the day and goes right for his cage to curl up. If I pass by, he rattles the door to encourage me to clasp it! So, I decided to put Morrie’s bed in a cage as well. I leave the door open so he can come and go, but it is handy to have him conditioned not to fear a cage. With three dogs and lots of workmen, it is often necessary to have somewhere to sequester them for a short time while the men work. Mexicans tend to be frightened of dogs, for good reason, as most people have watchdogs. Phew. Long answer!

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  1. sambecks

    Dogs are always such a handful, but they’re such characters it’s what makes them so lovable! My Old English Sheepdog used to be such a terror – his favourite thing to eat was kitchen roll and he would always tear up newspaper if it was on the floor.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Ha. Think I’ll steal that. Someone asked why he had to be in a cage.The point is if you provide it early enough, they want to be in it. It is security. Diego loves his. If I put it outside, he would climb into it to sleep!

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  2. rjmcmillen

    Ha! This is (unfortunately) so familiar and your photos are an absolutely perfect documentary. Don’t you love how dogs feel guilty when they’ve done something bad – but they do it anyway?

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      And you can tell they know they did something bad, in spite of what manuals tell us. He looks kind of scruffy in these pictures because he hasn’t had a bath in a few weeks. Right after this, the vet said it was okay to bathe him but I should do it myself, so–off to the bathtub in a swim suit, Morrie in the nude. What an adventure, and didn’t he have fun shaking off all that water in an enclosed environment? The water was brown by time we finished, Morrie rolled and rolled on the fluffy bathroom rug and grabbed a towel in his teeth and brought it over for me to rub him dry.
      He is so soft today. Good dog!!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Lots of attention, lots of time. She sent us off to school and then fed them buttered toast and lay down on the couch with them and read a book, teaching them tricks in between chapters!!

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  3. Pingback: Epilogue: What Did You Do, Morrie??? | lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

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  5. iseeiseesaidme

    Hmm, thanks for my questions posted on your previous “Morrie’s missadventure..with Toilet Paper”..
    So good that you love him anyways ! And this too shall pass and you will have a happy little cuddle bunny.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      We are taking a nap now…After about 15 minutes of shifting, licking, walking over sore places, breathing in my face, stretched across my neck, he is finally curled into a ball by my side. If he were awake, he’d be between me and the computer screen, for sure.

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