No Words!!! (The Morrie Saga)

No Words!!!! (The Morrie Saga)

One episode follows too quickly on the heels of another. I’m going to let the pictures speak for themselves.

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Yes, he opened the drawer.  Yes, he ate the drawer knob, and the TV antenna connection, and the books, and the crayons!!!  No, I didn’t ever think he could get a drawer open.

Yes, I have removed the drawers from the room now.  Yes, I feed this dog.  No, I can’t spend every moment with him.  Yes, at least he didn’t eat the second box of crayons.

Yes, he’s sleeping here beside me as I type this. Yes, his stomach is growling.

Some Scottie parents continue to underestimate their kids, in spite of what Marilyn and Garry tell them.

Too soon old, too late smart!!!

IMG_1850Yes, this is a new picture of Morrie looking guilty!  I should have known when he was in his cage when I entered the room and when he didn’t start clamoring to be let out of his room the minute I got home.  I need a theme song similar to Jaws to start playing when I enter my house!!!

30 thoughts on “No Words!!! (The Morrie Saga)

  1. Audrey Zikmund

    ee gads…this dog is really trying to tell you smething.. he is super scotty. Poor Judy she has to clean this mess up all the time….bring him to camp with you??????????????

    On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 6:16 PM, lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

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  2. alhowlinwater

    He keeps trying to find anything to destroy that you have no feelings about! He’s figuring “If at first I don’t succeed, I’ll just keep trying”. I hope you’ll eventually you and he can come to an accommodation?


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  3. Marilyn Armstrong

    Not since Terrible Tinker, aka Tinker the Thinker, or Jaws, have I seen such a reign of terror. Hide the remote controls.

    Tinker could pop up an unopened jar of peanut butter without leaving a fang mark. She could open any gate … and close them after her. For all 13 years of her life, we could not leave anything where she could get to it. She ate the sofa. The rocking chair. And oak desk. Dozens of electronic devices. Every shoe had fang marks. We referred to things as “tinkerized.” We graded destruction of level, 10 being total, 1 being hardly noticeable. If she was mad at you, she targeted your favorite stuff. No one EVER caught her in the act, but we knew it was her. No other dog was that smart.

    She was the smartest dog I’ve ever known. She knew who was sick, who was hurting, who needed comfort. I think you have one of THEM. I think I’ll have to rerun Tinker’s story and dedicate it to you.


  4. Tamara Alaine Mitchell

    You should try putting him in his kennel when you’re gone. Give him a Kong filled with peanut butter or a chew toy that is “approved” to work on while you’re away. I’m sure he doesn’t want to be bad, but he needs something to chew on and apparently the punishment is worth the pleasure. It may also be separation anxiety. He needs to learn that when you’re away, he must settle down and take a nap…and you’ll be back. It he’s kenneled, you can let him out when you get home and it will be a joyful reunion rather than having to yell at him.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Yes, Diego was kennel trained as a small pup and loves his. He’ll sneak into the house and get into it and if i come by, he’ll rattle the door to prompt me to lock it, but Morrie was, the vet says, nearly 2 when I got him and although he’ll go into the kennel because his bed is there, I”m afraid if I’m gone all day that he’ll need to go to the bathroom. But the Kong is a good idea. He has a rubber bone that he likes but it is not a Kong. Not sure where the kong is “buried.” Ha! Perhaps with my other car keys? Perhaps the solution is to get him an outside dog house so I could put him outside rather than in. Then he could decimate the plants instead of the house!! Soon he’ll be able to be around the other dogs again and I can leave him out, but I worry because he is littler and tries to run with them and might get cut off and fall in the pool. Good thing I wasn’t a mother. I’d probably still have my kids on leashes when we went out in crowds! Ha.


      1. Marilyn Armstrong

        Just a word to the new Scottie mom. All terriers are diggers. Scotties are very serious about their re-landscaping projects. Thing “missile test site” as a comparison.Or tunnel to China. Just saying.


    2. Marilyn Armstrong

      I tend to agree. He IS going to cause damage if you let him and if you care about your garden, well, no terrier is safe where there are flowers to uproot. They are all enthusiastic tunnelers.



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