Thursday, July 26, 2007

a setback

Well evidently you need MONEY to send yourself across the country by mail. The mailman wouldn't take me without postage. No one bothered to tell me that yesterday. Hmmm.... What can I do to earn money.... At first I thought I could stand on the sidewalk and do tricks (not THOSE kind of tricks...) and people would throw money into a hat for me, but then I remembered that I only know how to do ONE trick. This one:





Yeah, I realize that I don't do it correctly 100% of the time. And yes, I realize that even if I DID do it perfectly every single time, that's still not very impressive. I don't have enough time to learn all kinds of cool tricks like Amber (since I'm in a hurry to get to my BFF Lola Sprout Beyonce) so I decided to enlist the help of Mean Sister Fig.




She obviously didn't cooperate. I don't know WHY, since a partnership would result in me LEAVING - which she would be very happy about - but what can you do. She's a moody girl. So I'm still thinking.... Perhaps if I just stand outside, people would drive by just to see me and then give me money because I would be the most handsome, manly dog they've ever seen...?!

Raising money is harder than I thought.

28 comments:

Grammie said...

I thought you were going to go to work with Massah soon. You should get paid large amounts of cash and then could send yourself to your BFF.

Ferndoggle said...

Hmmmm...what can I do to help Tad earn money??? Sell my chewies...no, not that. Sell my tennis balls...no, not that. Sell my liver brownies...not not that.

I know!!!!! I'm gonna sell SHERMAN! Hopefully they'll pay me by the pound. Then we'll be millionaires! I'll let you know when I have a buyer. I'm gonna email Dot right now.

Your BFF, LSB

Bruin said...

I thought it was a great trick!

Frasypoo said...

Hi Tadpole
You may need to show your manly chest hair to the people and then the lady people will want to give some contributions......My heart jumped when I read that you wanted to turn...sorry do tricks but it jumped back in after I read that sentence!!
I agree with Lola Sprout Beyonce....if we each sold a dog we did not like we could raise money...I could sell aunty Jez!
Frasier

wally said...

Go to her wallet or purse, get out the plastic thingies. They can magically produce pizza, or things from the Amazon, or whatever you want.

Have you tried to sell Fig? (sorry Fig).

wally.

Nanook and Pooka the Newfoundlands said...

oh no! Um. Our trainer tells our mama to never repeat a command ever but instead to wait us out until we offer the behavior because if she repeats the commands then we start to think that "Sit, sit, sit, sit" is the command for sit and not "sit."

We're dogs! I tell my mama not to listen to that stinkin' trainer because no matter how clever she is, we're still not always gonna do what she wants us to...but maybe that would help? Then you could earn the money to send yourself to Lola!

Oooh, or what about hitchhiking? You're cute, and you're ALWAYS showing skin which mama says helps girls get picked up...

MJ's doghouse said...

tad...can you play any instruments...or i have an idea..take your massah outside and lay her on the ground...and tie a note around her head that says need money for food...anything will help...it works for all the bums here with there dogs...so i cant see why it wont work for dogs with there people....

coco said...

tad, i was a one-trick doggie too until recently when to my mom's UTTER DELIGHT i finally also learned "STOP!!!" which comes in handy for her when i try to do things like run with scissors! when she yells "stop" i lay down immediatley with my ears back. she likes it!

but i agree with grammie - you should demand a large paycheck from massah once she starts using you to further her career. then you can send yourself wherever you want!

kissin-cousin-smoochies, coco

Peanut said...

Hey I saw some money in my mom purse the other day. I could take it and mail it to you.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Tad.
I think you need a better plan. Those tricks won't sell. I heard Lola has a good plan. Wait and see if it works!
Good luck
Lorenza

the in-law said...

oh wow. those tricks are SO impressive!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Tad - I think it is cute that you lift your right leg when you sit. You are so cute!
Hugs,
Sitka

JustMeCopper said...

I'm not sure you really want to be mnailed anywhere. The mail has not been very dependable for my Mom lately. You could get stuck in some bin somewhere and never get out.

The Airechicks said...

Hey Tad:


Maybe you could go collect ???

We agree with Wally get the plastic.....

Ruby Bleu said...

Well Tad, I think a little more work is in order for you to go down the 'trick' route. Maybe the plastic is the way to go?

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Tad,
Maybe you should try hitching a ride or sumthing. Else I could "borrow" my Mom's plastic and send it to you. You can keep it..I think she's better off not using that evil plastic.

Toby said...

Hmm, a thought occured to me...but it may not be appreciated by all. So sshhh, just between you and I, k?? How about you try selling your mean sis fig?? That way, you can make money, and she can't be mean to you anymore??

Tobes

Joe Stains said...

cant you send yourself COD and have Lola pay for you???? I guess that is not very chivalrous.

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Aw... you look so cute when you tilt your head in the video.
Maybe if you stick out your thumb while sitting outside you can hitch a ride to find Lola

~ girl girl

Oscar Airedale said...

Yeah, others have gone before me with my idea, an Ebay auction of mean sister Fig is the obvious way to go!

Licks
Oscar x

Amber-Mae said...

Oh, you both are smart but you're the smartest Tad becoz you act like you don't know what 'sit' is! The BEST trick is always acting dumb & not performing. I tell ya, the crowd will be more amused by that!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Tasha & Eva said...

Hi Tad, Tasha here. You don't have to do everything Massah says. you're the man of the house, right? Good luck raising money to go see Lola, but don't you think Massah would miss you terribly? You wouldn't want to make her miserable! Or would you? Thank you very much for the well wishes for Tasha. She is feeling much better. Have a great weekend! Belly Rubs Tasha & Eva

Seadra & Zoe said...

We like Girl Girl's idea of trying to hitch hike to Lola. But make sure you don't get a ride from any scary looking humans. We want you to be safe.

Love, Seadra and Zoe

Ume said...

i tot u did the Sit trick pwetty well, but yea, it wun get u far. go for the plastic instead!

Frasypoo said...

Hi Tad,
I am trying to sell Aunty Jezebel to raise money for your trip.See my post today.
Also I took your advice so check out this post if you have the time
http://frasiersblog.blogspot.com/2007/07/why-i-hate-harry-potter.html
Frasier

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Tad,

Maybe you should pwactice lifting your leg nice and high when you pee and your massah will stop making you wear girly clothes.

Or take up a collection. Do you take Australian money?

xxx Asta down under

Sophie Brador said...

Oh Taddy, You have it all wrong. Dogs never work for their money. They get allowances from their mommies.

Suki Sumo said...

Tadpole,

It didn't seem right to leave this comment on your other posts!

I do love doggy clothes and am such a good girl about wearing them. I would say YES to mailing them to me (...actually that would be a good way to trick Massah into giving you money for the postage to send yourself to Lola! Although I don't recommend doing so right now because she needs your puppy lovin' to get her through some tough times).

Anyhow, feel free to pawn any of your dreaded clothing off on this little lady - any time! I might even send you back something fun in return. Mommy and I LOVE shopping for pressies. ;)

Your pal,
SukiDuki Sumo