You would think that this cute little 18 year old miniature poodle would be just that: a cute little fluffy dog.
But no. But let me tell you, underneath that innocent-looking face is the brain of a scheming and cunning Mastermind.
- Used to sneak into Mr. Bufus’ lair and to eat all his food;
Sneaks her snooter closer and closer to Dad’s dinner plate while he is eating until he gives her tasty tidbits;
- Sits on my head! (This was NOT staged. She just walked over me and sat on me!)
Did I mention that she walks all over me?
Steals food off Mom’s dinner plate when she’s not looking;
Convinces Dad that Mom hasn’t given her a treat for going outside, and thus gets ‘double-treated’;
Gets under Mom’s feet while she’s making dinner and waits for anything that might ‘accidently’ get knocked off the counter when Mom is trying not to trip over TaiChi;
Bites the hand that feeds her (Dad has the scars to prove it);
Refuses to eat her own food, and then will eat all of Dad’s and Mom’s;
Suddenly, and without warning (but with complete malice of forethought) piddles on the floor;
Pretends she’s blind and walks over Mom and Dad and me, and into food/water dishes, and yet can find Dad’s dinner plate with No Problem;
Pretends she’s deaf until she hears the treat bag being opened (from two rooms away);
Has always decided when she wants to listen to you (which is pretty much only when Mom calls ‘Dinner Time’), and when she doesn’t (which is pretty much the rest of the time);
Stamps her feet, spins in circles, and whines under the dinner table until someone slips her a snack, thus inciting a riot among the rest of us;
Demands to be carried, despite the fact that (when she chooses) she will wander aimlessly around the house for hours on end;
And that’s just the short list. I could go on and on. And yes, I have A LOT to learn from this Criminal Mastermind. She is my hero; I want to be just like her when I am old and venerable!
So please go vote for Methuselah, erm, I mean, TaiChi as the Bad Sport dog!