Even Good Dogs Are Bad Sometimes (Or, Why Dogs Can Be Expensive)


Looks cute, doesn’t she? Now that she’s grown up, I can pretty much trust Puppy Cody anywhere in the house.

Most of the time, that is.

There’s a reason that we leave NOTHING out on counters or table tops at a level that can be reached by a 44-lb mixed breed dog.

Recently, I was taking my shower upstairs, while hubby and Cody were downstairs, supposedly watching each other. Suddenly, I heard the pitter-patter of running paws and stomping of manly feet, accompanied by “No, Cody, put that down!

Who would think that a dog could totally destroy a “contractor’s” heavy-duty phone? But Cody did it very well:



That phone was only a few days old, and I bought it because it was supposedly indestructible (the salesman indicated that it could be dropped from a 12-story building without breaking – but the salesman had never met Cody).

Thus, another Sunday spent running to the nearest retail store to replace an item I could not do without. Since it was, in my opinion, hubby’s fault for not watching the dog, I made him pay for the replacement (“grumble, grumble, oh ok”). Fortunately, the store was not busy that day, and I had time to chat with the store clerk. I casually mentioned that while I would love to have the features of a smart phone, I did not want a phone that large, nor one that did not fold up. As everyone can see, my phones take a lot of abuse (sometimes they survive, sometime not – that’s life).


As it turned out, Sprint was running a special offer – a “free” Spark tablet with each new phone purchase. I could have the larger screen and features of a smart phone when I wanted them, but still be able to carry the smaller basic phone in my pocket for everyday use. Even I’m not naïve enough to believe anything is “free” – but for $15 a month, it seemed like a really good deal. The tablet can connect either to the Sprint network or to wi-fi (to avoid Sprint data charges wherever free wi-fi is available). How could I resist? I even bought a special padded case for those times when I will inevitably drop the darn thing.

Now, I can see what my blog looks like on those smaller screens (still one of the best looking blogs around, isn’t it?), and when I get bored at a real estate closing, I can surf the net like everyone else is doing. I can even use the tablet as a digital book reader if I can figure out how to download stuff to it.

Cordelia’s Mom has advanced one more step into the world of technology.

Now, I just have to be sure to keep that tablet away from the dog.


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41 Responses to Even Good Dogs Are Bad Sometimes (Or, Why Dogs Can Be Expensive)

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I’m sure Cody is sorry. That’s what I tell my wife when Maddie eats something she shouldn’t.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Victo Dolore says:

    Those are some powerful jaws. I will never burgle your house. I promise.


  3. That doesn’t surprise me. I’ve heard a lot of stories of what dogs have done to people’s things! And sometimes how long they had to “wait” to retrieve those things. lol


  4. Paul says:

    Awww, poor Puppy Cody. And that nasty husband letting her get in trouble like that. Tsk, Tsk. ha! I must say I’m impressed by the bite strength – I wouldn’t have guessed she could do that much damage that fast.


  5. Elyse says:

    Actually, there are apps you can download to your tablet. Because EVERYBODY needs to be wired, right?

    I have the name of it in this post: http://fiftyfourandahalf.com/2014/08/21/duncan-back-by-popular-demand/

    Of course, mine is insured!


  6. Barney’s love was for Hubby’s electric razor. We found the first one in pieces in the dog bed, and its replacement some weeks later lovingly tucked beneath the cushion in same bed ready for a midnight snack no doubt! Just a thought, if it was sold to you as indestructible (and was a la canine), can you not get a free replacement as it didn’t live up to its specification?


  7. willowdot21 says:

    OH! Cody I am shocked!!


  8. Cody looks adorable even with all that naughty habits.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. ladyryl says:

    Cody may be a naughty puppy, but she did force hubby to buy a new phone and score you the tablet… 😀 If you would like help figuring out how to read books on your tablet, feel free to ask and I can walk you through your options…


    • Thanks for the offer. Right now, I’m one of those old-fashioned people who prefer paper books, but that could change.

      Sorry I wasn’t able to make it up to your neck of the woods this month. I’ll try again next year – maybe I can meet you then.


  10. Archon's Den says:

    Okay, LadyRyl has handled the offer of help. I can go back to browsing the blogosphere. 😳


  11. thatssojacob says:

    Poor puppy, poor you.

    By the way, you’ve been chosen as one of today’s nine blogs in That’s So Jacob’s Ninth Month Blog Challenge (http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com)! I challenge you to find nine blogs you find interesting and give them a comment to brighten their day…well, eight other blogs and mine 🙂 Copy this message in your comment and enjoy your new blog friends!


  12. I doubt there’s anything been invented that a determined/bored/ happy dog can’t destroy. Molly as well as Cody should be hired to test “indestructible” items…


  13. lbeth1950 says:

    Don’t you think Cody might need to blog.


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  18. Laura says:

    Whoa….Cody has the most understanding mama EVER.

    Liked by 1 person

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