Monday, December 22, 2008

*hiding my face*

You've heard "don't bite the hand that feeds you"? Well I didn't. I bit the face that was going to take the food away.

Yes, I did.

And yes, it's less than a week before Christmas. Massah said I am not getting ANYTHING for Christmas and I may be on the Naughty List for the rest of my life. She warned me to not even expect a Christmas cuddle or kiss. And I think she means it; this happened on Friday and she hasn't kissed me since.

Please don't think badly of me. Massah keeps telling herself that it's because I used to have to fight for my food, but she's getting tired of trying to convince herself of that. I promise not to do it again - as long as I never get a bone again!

For the details:
I was lying on the bed, eating a bone that I stole from Fig, when Massah came over to me. She bent over and kissed the top of my head, but I knew that she was going to take the bone away, so I STRUCK. And bit her. Two big bites and a few smaller scratches. I was in the literal and figurative dog house for quite a while. Still am in the figurative dog house, to be frank. I don't even know how to BEGIN making this right.... Any ideas on how to apologize? (Besides vowing not to poo in the house? I don't think I could give that up....)


FleasGang said...

I'm afraid you're going to have to ride this one out, Tad. They say you have to earn trust and right now you can't be trusted. So until that happens, you're S.O.L. Wow! I impressed myself with that bit of advice. Anyway, yeah, that and flowers can't hurt.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Tad!
I really don't know what to say!
You need to be a good boy.
I am sure Santa saw that, but here in Mexico the Wise Men came on January 6th to bring presents to the kids. I can tell them to go to your house!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Moco said...

This is a sad state of affairs. We are sure that Massah did not realize that you had a bone when she tried to give you a kiss. We were correct that you had a psychotic break. Foley has to take elavil every day to have better control over his "moods." Email me at if you would like more info.

Poppy said...

Oh Tad. You were a bad boy, but at the same time, you were just acting on instinct. I'm sure you did not actually mean to bite Massah. Maybe you should try to do something really cute to win her back. Could you wear your surf shorts and do a little dance? I'm sure that would work.


Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so sorry that this had to happen, Tad. We think you'll just have to be patient until Massah comes around. Be a good boy, okay!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Cassidy said...

Oh Tad, that was not a good thing to do. But we all know Massah loves you and she does still love you even if she doesn't like you very much right now.

Cassidy x

Amber-Mae said...

That was a big mistake you made Tad. But I'm sure you didn't mean it. I guess you'll just have to wait till Massah is ready to forgive you. You might be on the "Notty List" but I'm sure Santa will forgive you & probably give you a muzzle as a present. But a muzzle is better than nothing right?

Stuffed with LambChop,
Solid Gold Dancer

Raising Addie said...

It's going to take some time Tad.

You will just need to be extra cute to win her over again. It will happen, I know it will.


Joe Stains said...

just be patient, and be GOOD for goodness sakes. I am sure you will get some kisses soon, but you gotta keep those teeth away from the humans!!

Lady Kaos said...

Uh oh Tad. I'm not sure there is anything you can do to make up for this one. I hope you do get soemthing special for Christmas. Be good little one!!!

Eduardo said...

I know your Massah says you have a history & that will always, always be will you. The thing is there is no way you can rush or hurry Massah into trusting you again. You know sometimes it's takes a dog awhile to trust humans again after being mistreated & it looks like your not all the way there. Humans are the same way.(not to say you mistreated her, but you did hurt her. Badly) Maybe you & Massah can build trust together, by doing small things, like hand feeding, playing tug of war together & Massah letting you win. Google 'how to build trust with your dog' to see if you can find some more exercises. Sorry I ramble. Tad I know Santa is going to bring you something, be a good boy. If your Massah wants to talk she can e-mail me or my Mommy at my e-mail:
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Petra said...

Santa probably won't bring you a gift, but if you promise not to bite ME, I might give you one.

Mack said...

Oh Tad,
I think you and Lilly ought to go on a date sometime. You two have a lot in common.

Toby said...

Oh Tad... Just give it some time and I'm sure Massah will eventually forgive you.

I'm sure Santa will also forgive you and bring you something on X-mas.

Be a good boy from now on and try to be nice to Figs too.


Huskee and Hershey said...

OoooMmmmmdooooG Tadpole!! While I am certain it was just an accident and you didn't mean it, I think you and Hershey are gonna be stuck in Santa's 'Naughty' list this year...
Good luck!!
(Anyhowl, I still want to wish you, Fig and Massah a very Merry Christmas)..

Stanley said...

Aw, Tadpole!

Hey. I'm certain Massah has already forgiven you, but that trust thing is the hard nut to crack, man.

We all have our moments when we go a little crazy, and you had one. I think Shelly had it right ~ just ride it out and do what you can to remind Massah that you love her, that you still want to be her boy, and that you still want her to be your girl.

Please tell her we're sending her a boatload of healing goober smooches to help. And remember, we're here for you if you need to process!

Goober love,

Anonymous said...

Happy Christmas Tad

Hugs, bellyrubs, smoochies

Pearl & Nanny

Suki Sumo said...

Oh no, Tad! This is not good. You're going to have to do a whole lot of (figurative) kissing up to Massah. :-/ Be good!

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

We are very behind. but I think you most definitely will be needeng a lawyer for this one. I will be happy to represent you and we will have to decide on your defense. (A few more reruns of Boston Legal and I will be ready!)
After my mom gets all better, I'll be back in touch. In the meantime talk to NO ONE!!!
Sunny , atty at law (for dogs)

Carol Jean / Lovethemsteiff said...

[Post by Waldo, The Chinese Crested] Hi Tad! It's great to meet another Chinese Crested! And you are beautiful too! When I was a puppy last year, I used to bite my Mum everytime she picked me up. She would try to hold me for just 30 seconds, and I would wiggle and chew her hands and face, or anything else I could reach. It was because I was raised by people who didn't care about dogs, just the money they could get selling dogs, and they never bothered to play with me or hold me. But my new Mum held me everyday, even though I bit her until after 5 weeks, I finally stopped biting her. Sometimes Mums just have to be very patient and work with us dogs. I hope you are in her good graces again by now. Take care, Waldo. Woof!

Carol Jean / Lovethemsteiff said...

PS, Mum wrote a post about my biting in our blog. Maybe you would like to check it out. Waldo