Friday, August 01, 2008

The Remains of the Day...

Yesterday afternoon I was sitting on my bed with the computer checking email, reading blogs, and enjoying a few minutes of quiet in my very-full day. I saw Jack, our beagle, wander into Will's room across the hall, and a few seconds later, I overheard this one-sided conversation.

Will: Hey buddy, whatcha got there?

Jack: (tail-wagging silence)

Will: JACK, that's not cool, buddy.

Jack: (more tail-wagging silence)

Will: Uh, mom...can you come see this...

I got up (I may or may not have huffed a little) and Will met me in my room holding about 1/4 a loaf of zucchini bread. Evidently, one of the kids left the pantry door open, and Jack-the-beagle helped himself to a sweet little afternoon snack, plastic wrap and all.

Arghhhh....

I worried about him for about 5 seconds before I realized that the dog has an iron stomach. Jack eats grass, Barbie feet, flies, and all manner of things, so I wasn't too worried about him eating the zucchini bread.

I wasn't surprised to find him like this later. This would be Jack in a SUGAR COMA....

He didn't even move when I tried to take his picture, or after the flash went off.

Stinker.

If you're worried about him, he's fine. Still waggin' that tail and lickin' our faces, and lovin' all over us every minute of the day. And despite yesterday's incident, I still love him too, though it would have been nice to have had another slice of zucchini bread for breakfast. *sigh*

24 comments:

Amber said...

Silly dog! He knew good zucchini bread when he sniffed it!!!

Kelly said...

That is precious!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Dogs tend to do the craziest, sweetest things ;)!

Natalie @ I AM (not) said...

I can eat that much bread too.

elaine@bloginmyeye said...

Aw. That makes my heart hurt. (and my tummy a little). Give him an extra hug from me.

Tiffani said...

too funny!! My favorite part is when you said he eats all manner of things including Barbie feet...I busted out loud!! He really looks like a great addition to your family!!

His Girl said...

poor beagles! food is their kryptonite. our poor beagle can't resist either.


i love the "not cool buddy"


hahahahaha

Michelle@Life with Three said...

Oh, that picture cracked me up!!! Our dog had an iron stomach. She managed to polish off a pound of chocolate covered toffee with out one gastrointestinal disturbence.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Ha! I feel your pain with wanting just another slice though...that bread looked GOOD.

leigh said...

Sorry to hear about your zucchini bread. I left our dogs in today while I ran a couple of errands because it's so hot. Our pantry raider ate a bag of croutons and chased it with a juice box. yummy.

Gretchen said...

You're replacing zucchini bread; I'm replacing underwear.

Annie is a horrible thief. I hope she never gets together with Jack. We'd all starve and be missing our undergarments. ;)

I'm glad he's not worse for the wear.

Leigh Ann said...

Awww. This post just made my heart glad. I am sorry you didn't get that last bite of bread though! And, Barbie feet? Wow, he DOES have an iron stomach! :)

Jacquie said...

And that zucchini bread looked so good, too! I could eat my weight in pumpkin bread, myself. Love that stuff.

Kellie said...

My mom and dad had a beagle the first couple years that they were married. My dad tells a story about how he and my mom went grocery shopping and came home to put the groceries away....

They woke up the next morning to make some toast but couldn't find the loaf of Wonder bread they thought they had bought.

Later that week my dad went in the back yard to "pick up after the dog" and solved the mystery. The dog had eaten that loaf of bread, Wonder packaging and all.

My dad said that if they didn't have things picked up and put away, that dog would eat just about anything! Must be a beagle thing!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Hey, he sounds like my kids :)

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Farm Fresh Jessica said...

I can't believe he stole your bread.

Actually I can. Our yellow lab steals stuff out of the van whenever she can. SHe plays keep away with it. Highly 'not cool buddy!'

puva said...

Your dog is so adorable!

Lisa said...

What a great picture of your dog. We have a black lab, who also has a belly of steel. He has eaten some of the strangest things -- including a sock. I can only shake my head and ask "why?"

*carrie* said...

Well you know I can relate! The worst was when our dog jumped up on the counter and ate an entire apple pie at Thanksgiving. It had been covered in Press and Seal, so my husband stayed up much of the night checking to see if Reg was OK. We never saw any evidence, ahem.

Adventures of Laura said...

Gotta love pets! :) Friday I came home to find a plastic baggie that I KNOW had been on the kitchen counter smack dab in the middle of the living room floor. Seeing as our kitty was the only one home, I'm sure she was up on the kitchen counter - a lovely thought. Of course her sweet face tried to tell me she was innocent...

Angie said...

Mmmm... zucchini bread!

But wouldn't you have felt worse had he found it, sniffed it, and walked away in disgust? He LOVED it! :)

Elizabeth said...

Food keeps disappearing in my house, too. But it's not a dog that's taking it, it's my sneaky kids. They are always hungry, and I mean always. So when the kitchen's closed, they sneak in and steal stuff. It's driving me crazy some days.

BTW, of course you can add me to your blogroll. I would be honored.

Nancy said...

Hey, I'm with Jack! I love zucchini bread, too! I have a cat who has stolen banana bread before like that. Aren't animals funny? I couldn't live without all of mine! They keep life interesting after the kids are grown and out on their own.

(((((( HUGS ))))))