Thursday, August 07, 2008

Walking the dog

"Girls, I'm late for work again. Can one of you PLEASE take Brenna (our cocker spaniel) out for a walk?"

My 16 year old daughter is lost in cyber space and too busy instant messaging to hear a word that I've said.

I then look to my 14 year old daughter, a girl soooo obsessed with the Jonas Brothers, that she can't pull herself away from the 15th rebroadcast of "Camp Rock."

When I get home at 3:30AM, I invariably find Brenna with her legs crossed and a few pounds heavier. "Did anyone let you out girl?" I ask.
She looks up at me with her big brown eyes, tilts her head and says... "What do you think?

This same scene is played out almost daily. The website or TV show might change, but in the end...the poor dog never gets walked.

Yesterday, my daughters had a surprise for me. I give you "Walking the Dog" starring Brenna (who loves me) and our cat Tara (who hates me).

11 comments:

Jeff said...

that is AWESOME.

Stamford Talk said...

Awww that is so wrong!

MrsNickJ said...

You should see our cat on the treadmill! Now that is something!

StationStops said...

You are both right - it is awesome *and* wrong.

I love the cat. Looks like they get along pretty well.

Tony Alva said...

You gotta love teenagers. They'll put that much effort into this, yet taking the dog for a real walk is too much.

Ah, I remember those days well...

Anonymous said...

That's the same way I walk on the treadmill,but sadly, no treats!!!!

Neva said...

I hope they gave her the treat eventually! What a HOOT!!!

celtic chick said...

Yes, of course we gave her the treat, we could never do that to our baby girl!

Herbietown said...

I love your blog, so when I saw that you posted a YouTube video that was made by your daughters, I was a bit disappointed.

But I decided to give you the benefit of the doubt, since you've never wasted my time in the past.

And i wasn't disappointed. That was hilarious! Keep it up!

sandi shelton said...

This made me laugh out loud. I LOVE the cat's disdainful expression--"Look what those foolish canines will do for treats! Have they no pride at all?"

Edusue said...

Clever! My favorite part was your daughter's concealed giggling. :-)