One minute we were having a quiet moment in front of the fire on a cold and rainy night. I was telling him how handsome he is, and combing his Einstein eyebrows with my finger. The next minute, Terrier Flambe.
It was the cats' fault. They slither and slink in tight formation, sometimes rubbing the entire length of their bodies along the side of his head, and my poor little Jiffy Pop Dog interprets this as a feline assassination attempt. So when they did their jazzy approach tonight, the dog backed up. Into the fireplace.
Well, only his tail went in, and we put it out for him right away, so it's okay. I don't even think he knows, but the cats do. They keep licking the singed hair on the end of his tail and smirking.
I'm looking into a therapist for my dog.
Other highlights of the week:
Yesterday our school and every other school in the district was put on lock down. For a change it wasn't because of text message death threats and rumors of snipers on the roof (Snipers are so last year. Last spring, specifically. One of my students hyperventilated because a maintenance man was walking around on the roof of my classroom and she thought it was a man with a gun).
This time we were on lock down because of a tornado. In southern California. It was heading straight for us!! But then it took a wrong turn somewhere and got lost, and we lived. I got to be in lock down alone, because it happened during my prep period and the next class period never came. I did a great job of comforting myself.
I'm calling in fake tornado warnings every week from now on.
Also, I saw this at the junk store on Saturday, and I'm seriously thinking about buying it, even though I'm completely terrified of clowns. Especially driftwood clowns.
If you want we could share it. It would look great over your dining room table. I call him Spartacus. Spartacus the Driftwood Clown.
And finally, (because my last post was really long, and I am practicing the fine art of restraint)--
The verification monkeys are starting to get on my nerves.
It's not like I'm gurgling all the time, it was just that once, and I was really quiet. I kept my mouth closed.
Get off my back, internet spies.