Another day, and yes, Padawan's headphones are still AWOL, and he's still insisting they are merely "misplaced" and not "lost." My male coworkers, loyal to their gender to the very end, agree with him. Props to him for his determination, I guess, but try explaining to Relly that the really nice ear buds she painstakingly selected for his listening enjoyment have been "misplaced."
I bet you ten to one she hears "lost" and winds up feeling hurt that her gift was so little appreciated that he didn't even wait a month before losing them.
Choo Choo, meanwhile, has gone on what I can only presume is a hunger strike of sorts. She refuses to eat her food all day and begs and begs food from us while we're trying to eat dinner. Since she gained so much weight while being fed table scraps under the table, Padawan and I have gone "tough love" as far as this issue is concerned, and she gets nothing. Only after we clean up the table does she go and eat her food, and she brings it by the mouthful to whatever room I'm in and sits it in front of me, eating it on the carpet piece by piece while watching me. I think she's trying to look sad and pathetic so that I feel bad for her (I kind of do. I wouldn't want to eat that kibble) and give her people food. Unfortunately for her, Dr. Kevin Spacey said that the reason she cries when I cut her nails or brush her teeth or bathe her is because she knows that I'll stop rather than make her unhappy, and she's taking advantage of my weakness.
Padawan doesn't credit her with that amount of manipulative intelligence, but let's face it. She's female, and she's my dog, and I did pretty much the same thing to my parents when I was growing up, so I can't put it past her. It is only logical to assume my dog is only doing this to make me feel sorry for her so she can have her own way.
Despite how much I want to give her what she wants, I just can't do it. For her own good, I just have to resist her little tail wags and big eyes and the dancing on her hind legs...
I know I told you guys that I watched The Fellowship of the Ring with Padawan a few nights ago, but I didn't tell you that I had the ultimate Internet StumbleUpon Geek Moment. I was seriously sitting on the chair waiting for this scene to come up the entire time, just so I could do this.
Padawan wasn't expecting it. He was just enjoying the movie.
Wait for it.
Wait for it.
Chanel: "IF YOU DO NOT STUDY!!!!"
And then Gandalf finished...
YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!!!