written by Georgianne Pijttersen
Do you remember the first time you had red blushing cheeks because your beloved fur baby did something really inappropriate? And what was it?
For me it was being invited to my parents in law 2015 Christmas celebration….food everywhere, children, unfamiliar to me family members and loud Spanish music…and everybody wanted to meet my new little puppy. Bonnie was around 5 months old by then and had been with us since she was 6 weeks old…we loved all her antics and did raise her well. But, we love her puppy kisses. Apparently none of my in-laws do. They also had no idea about how sharp puppy teeth can be and that she tries to steal any food she can get her paws on. Memorable and unforgettable blushing moments.
We have rounded up our best top five embarrassing things dogs do to their owners and why we just have to “Shake it off” as Taylor Swift says and Bonnie agrees with :-) We will start with the least embarrassing one and finish the list with the most….
5. NEVER LEAVE A SOCK
...or hair crunchy, a flip-flop or even your g-string lying about…because the fur babies can uncover them anywhere and love to chew on them. It’s also hard to explain when you meet a visitor at the door and your dog greets them with your underwear hanging between her teeth. Bonnie loves to steal my socks, any sort of sock, directly from the hamper or clothes line. She also likes to hoard them where she sleeps.
4. SLURPING ALL THE BATHWATER
...when you are in it taking a lovely leisurely bath. I usually leave the bathroom door open when I am home alone….Bonnie takes this as an invitation to come drink the bathwater until none is left. She is such a girlie girlie..she loves my lipstick, body cream and foundation…of course not to put on her own body but to eat it. She adores eating my expensive eco-friendly make-up…preferably while it’s on my face.
3. WHICH BRING US TO LICKING
...licking your hands, face, sweaty legs, and even armpits. We all get the hand and face licking..it’s their sign of affection after all, but does she really need to lick my armpits? It might be the good smelling deodorant, though. (As we established in number 4 Bon is a total girly girl so that might be it. Or she is just a total weirdo sweat fetishist.)
2. BEING A TOTAL RACIST
...or ageist, anti-biker and hating the homeless…with you walking alongside her saying..”Hi, how are ya? That’s my dog’s opinion not mine. I love all, I am all inclusive, I don’t know why she doesn’t dig your weird ass pant style that is not a jacket. No, no idea why she doesn’t like your just out of bed strange exploded hair. Yes, yes very strange. My dog is socially awkward.” When in reality you want to paw five her most of the time…yes that man did look suspicious when he was standing so close near that car in the shadows, yes that old man did have a mean side eye and was ready to hit us with his cane and yes…that outfit is so 2000 and late.
1. IT'S HUMP DAY EVERYDAY
Humping in public on your leg, the humping in front of your parents on Skype, the humping of your shoulder when you are trying to watch TV and the humping when you wake up and look them straight in the eye while they are doing that. Jeez it can be real creepy but most of all it’s just so blush-worthy. Apparently it isn’t about anything sexual or domination. They just really, really like you…like Sally Field at the Oscars. (1985)
What is your most embarrassing dog moment? Which one would you like to nominate? Let us know in the comments :-)
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