The life and times of an English Airedale Terrier puppy

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Spring Cleaning

Why oh why didn't I realise that mum was up to something when she told me I could tear up what was left of my old donut bed yesterday morning. I mean, when I originally started on it, she was all to quick to take it away from me & tick me off, so I should have been suspicious that she was now happy for me to rip the insides out. Stoopid, stoopid Oscar.

But no, my young, naive puppy mind was tricked & I busied myself with tearing it up & having a most enjoyable time with little thought to why mum was trying to distract me.

And look what she did while I wasn't watching! She stole my new bed away & put it in the funny washing robot thing in the kitchen that I like to help mum feed socks to (or more likely rescue socks from, hehehe). My bed had just got to optimum stinkiness & dirtiness after much work & effort from me, so I was not best pleased with mum as you can imagine. I don't want my bed to smell all icky - flowery & clean & girly, I want it to smell of me, all rugged & manly, grrr.

And that's not the worst part, oooooooooh nooooooooo. She also fed all of my toys in there. Again, I had worked hard to ensure they had the optimum amount of drool & gunk on them. Does mum not appreciate my efforts or something. Look at poor Mr Cow's worried face as he dangles there on the line. I tried to reach them to save them from their hanging but they were too far out of reach.

Dino-egg, Do-you-think-he-saurus, Mr Cow, Roger the Reindeer, Alien Ladybird-man., all clean, clean, clean. Even my bandanna with Faya's lovely smell on it got washed, noooooooooooooooo! Why is mum so evil!

Well mum, I gotta tell you, my bed & toys may be clean, but I refuse to join in. I found the stinkiest, muddiest pond I could & waded right on in. Ah, mud, mud, glorious mud! How do you like that mum? Pardon? I can't hear you? What, me in the bath? Argh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eek, got to run!


Oscar x


Maggie said...

You mean you don't like clean, good smellin' stuff? I love my blankies when they come out of the dryer all warm and cozy and soft. Mitch does too! I think you're a strange one Oscar!

Love ya lots,

Sunshade said...

I hate it too when mum washes all my things that I've spent months trying to cover with all the yummy smells....

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Boo said...


why your mom is so cruel to bath all your toys together. my mom will bath my toys in batches. tell her to do that next time.

wet wet licks


Suki said...

I think you were entitled to a little mud bath after the stress of seeing your precious toys all clean!

I'm sorry you lost Faya's sweet smell :( Poor Oscar!

Puggy kisses

Marvin The Dog said...

your washing line looks so pretty Oscar!

love and licks Marv xxxxx

Peanut said...

Oh don't you hate it when moms clean everything. Dad's are much better about letting things be stinky.

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

Our mom is just like your mom. Evil.. We hate it too when they try to wash our toys and bed.

Boy n Baby

Isabella said...

My Human washes all our stuff when they get to smelling really good. Humans have funny noses and don't appreciate good smelling dried dog slobbers.
Big Wags,

Faya said...

Quoi ? Ta maman fait la même chose que la mienne ? C'est horrible toutes ces bonnes odeurs qui s'en vont.... Pour ce qui est du bain j'espère que tu cours assez vite mon Oscar ! Bisous, ta Faya

Jackson said...

Impressive array of toys on the line. They look good enough to eat! Ripping up stuff is just the best thing ever! J x

Ferndoggle said...

Mom's can be soooo evil that way! My Mom actually trys to trick me into thinking I have NEW toys by washing my OLD toys. Oh're gonna have to get up pretty early to pull the wool over my eyes.

I'm gonna ask my Mom if I can tear up my bed tonight. Boy did that look like fun!

Thanks for stopping by to sell Hello! Come back soon.

Lola the little white Boxer
(with Grumpy Sherman & Princess Penny)

Tadpole said...

Aww Oscar, you look so HAPPY tearing up that bed, not knowing what the Evil Mom was doing to your precious possessions.... What a sad, sad story. And I think you looked lovely after playing in the mud - not deserving of a nasty bath at all!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Oscar,
Looks like you had a ball tearing up that stuffing, hehehehe! Mama washes our toys once in a while too. She says they get too smelly & have dried up spit all over them, hmmmm, we wonder why??? Hope there are no neighbor doggies that will come steal your toys while they are drying. We do like our bankies fresh out of the dryer just like Maggie & Mitch. Have fun getting your toys dirty again!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Nanook The Newfoundland said...

Oh NO! My mama took a bunch of my toys away the other day down into the scary basement where I am not allowed but where all delicious and dirty things go, and come back clean! DOOOOOM!

Bogart said...

Oscar that picture of all of your toys hanging on the clothesline made mom laugh out loud!!!

I, however, commiserated with you.


maggie said...


Joe Stains said...

that is the worst thing that could ever happen to a dog!!!!!!! Do you still love your toys?

T-man said...

Hee hee, your toys look confused hanging there on that clothesline! You'll have to reacquaint them with the fragrant germs from inside your mouth!! It'll be like having new toys all over again :)


Simba said...

Everything is all clean and shiny in your house then. Unlucky.

Simba xx

jaffeboy said...

Oh... evil evil evil!!! MaMa sent mine all in that evil machine too when Kaylie arrives! She said something about dirty toys. I thought dirty = nice?!

Charlie said...

humans are stupid!

Amber-Mae said...

WOW! Now that's what I called de-stuffing toys! I think my guide helped you isn't it? LOLZ! have lots of toys like ME! But my hooman hardly wash them coz if they do, I won't play with them anymore coz they smell like detergent.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Asta said...

My Mommy sometimes steals all my blankets and toys , and when they return , they don't seem familiar....what is this obsession Umans have with washing everything?Every time we go for a walk, I have to wait by the door 'till she gets a cloth and cleans my feet, my face, and if I've been at the puppy plyground , my whole body....go figure.

don't give up, you'll soon make everything smell wonderful again,
smoochie kissesASTA

JJ said...

Oh no oscar! Clean toys and bed!!! How horrid of your mom!

Loui (and his mum!) said...

Oscar last week my mum washed one of my beds. I've not slept in it since in protest....I pulled it out the basket, dumped it in the corner of the room and sat in the basket but I don't like the cushion bit anymore!

Loui xx

Chelsea said...

Mama always washes my stuff too. She lets me watch her throw my stuffies in the big washing machine. I use to really panick but, now I see that she is just sterilizing them for me.

I have to say, I am a picky little thing and like my stuff clean. I don't like to be dirty.


Pacco de Mongrel said...

it seems like u had a collection of toys..!

usually my owner will only buy a new 1 after d old 1 get destroy...tat's d reason y i doesn't had a collection..

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Oscar,
Oh noooo.. I know hnow how you feel! I hate it when they wash my toys and normally I will sit under the clothes line and whine and whine and whine...
Hope your toys regain their 'Oscar' smell soon!

Fu Fu said...

Hey Oscar, your toys look really poor thing to be hanging there. So sad that you can't save them

~ fufu

wally said...

What? How come our apes don't appreciate the lovely smelling crust of drool that forms on the stuffies, giving them just the right texture and odor? They just don't appreciate the finer things in life.



Flossikens said...

sooo many toys!
so little time to play with them all (:

love floss

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

Oscar, That's shocking, how she tricked you, mate. Everytime my mum washes my bed, I have to drink a lot of water so I can pee on it and make it sweet smelling again! xxx Asta La Vista, Baby

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Woo Oscar...

I have enjoyed reading about your adventures and watching your videos. I LOVE you remocing the fluff from your bed. I did that SO much that mom stopped spending money on them. :(

Hugs, Sitka

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