I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Trashman Cometh

Our trash is picked up on Tuesdays. Stumpy lets me know, with her mad telepathic skillz, about an hour before he arrives.

She moves closer to the door in an effort to escape the mayhem. Her piercing and laser-like gaze warns me we may die, if we don't get indoors NOW!

The knowledge that we may not live to see another day, weighs heavily.

One last effort to get the door open before the arrival of the murderous trash truck. Telepathy has worked, in the past, to get the door open.

Not quite safe, but it will have to do.

It's Wednesday. We've lived through another attack.


Brenda's Arizona said...

Dogs and trash men... what is the secret? Stumpy, Sophie has found the best defense is a good offense... BARK!

Wyatt said...

That's how I feel about the Fed-Ex man and his evil truck that beeps. He leaves our packages at the gate...BOL
Whenever I hear a back up beep on TV, I go crazy...get out of here, Mr. Fed-Ex man!!


tula monstah said...

oh Stumpy! use your big girl voice- works like a charm! or bettah yet, pretend it's nordude!



Kari in Alaska said...

Mesa also hates the trashman


Jan said...

It's hard to get my dogs to understand that the trash man isn't stealing our stuff.

debs daze said...

Poor Stumpy, it's not easy being you... On the other hand, at least she isn't afraid of the trash cans like a certain chihuahua (Moe) who will challenge ours every other Thursday when they get moved to the end of the driveway. Until he gets up close and pretends that he never "said" anything....
XO Deb

Anonymous said...

Oh, dear, Stumpy. Stupid, skeery trashman. I don't mind the trashman but then again, I'm always safely inside when he comes. And when I bark at him, he goes away. Have you tried barking at him?

Wiggles & Wags,

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

They really do make a lot of noise AND mess - the Momster says they leave more trash on the ground and in the barrel than they take away:(

We don't seem to mind them too much, but you should hear the ruckus we make when we hear sirens.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Stella said...

Hey Stumpy!

You can get over this being scared of the Trash Guys! They won't hurt you one bit and like Mrs. OP says, they always leave a little trash for you!


Pat Wahler said...

Good that you're on the case, Stumpy!


rottrover said...

Phew! Thank DOG you made it another week!!

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Brenda, Stumpy rarely barks!

Wyatt, Thank goodness we don't have to deal with the beep, too!

Tula, Stumpy has yet to discover her big girl voice. Perhaps you can give her some lessons?

Kari, Maybe Mesa and Stumpy can start a support group.

Jan, If Stumpy thinks the trash guy is stealing our stuff, why is she running in the opposite direction?

Deborah, You never know when one of those damn trash cans will turn on you! Best to be pro-active!

Mayzie, Stumpy really only barks at coyotes, and you can't even call it a bark!

OP Pack, thankfully ours rarely leaves a mess. I miss a howling chorus!

Stella, Let's see...it been almost 3 years of Tuesdays and she's still convinced they're here to murder her.

K9Friend, On the case? She's hiding in her kennel!

Rottrover, No kidding, right? Biscuits and treats all around, on Stumpy!

Anonymous said...

Riley doesn't mind the trash man because he comes too early for her to notice. She does, however, think the world's ending when the mail man, UPS guy, or FedEx guy comes to the house...oh my gosh...maniac dog!!

Good job surviving through another week of the trash man attack, Stumpy!

Elyse and Riley

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

Ours khomes on Monday - akhtually, two difFURent times as one is trash and one is recykhlables -

Mom tells me one of them khomes around sixsomething - I trust her since I'm still asleep!

Great job Stumpy!


Lorenza said...

The trash-truck comes here 3 times a week. And it does not bother me at all!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

brooke said...

Stumpy you are so brave! Im so glad you survived!

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Elyse and riley, thankfully, we only have a once a week visit from the trashman!

Khyra? You are still in bed at 6am? Yoou'll never get the worm!

Lorenza, We're happy your life is not in danger like Stumpy's.

Brooke,Brave? Stumpy's hiding an hour before the trash guys arrive!

ForPetsSake said...

Too funny. That telepathy has yet to work here, but that never stopped the girls. Thank goodness for Wednesdays!

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

ForPetsSake, Stumpy is convinced she is telepathic! She can make treats appear, dinner, and doors open. All the important and necessary requirements are provided by her amazing telepathic powers!