I could blather on about how awesome my kids are. I could tell you how fantastic my dog Bela is. But that would be boring. It would be un-dramatic. And it would not be in keeping with the title/theme of the week. See that word up there, the f word? FREAKY.
Without question, that means Mali.
My dog Mali is a freak.
Half-shepherd and half-collie, she’s long, lean and furry. She’s beautiful, but she’s a big baby princess. She can’t possibly go outside if it is the least bit rainy—her paws might get wet, but she enjoys romping in the snow.
She is also dreadfully scared of thunder. She completely freaks out. We’ve learned that she must have access to the basement so she can crawl under a desk and feel safe. How did we learn that? Because she tries to get in the bed if you let her in the bedroom…lets just say that being awakened at 4 in morning by a big dog leaping upon me in fear is definitely on my least-favorite-things list.
Making that storm-intolerant-ness worse, we live near a quarry of some kind and can often hear the train cars clanging together as they fill them…guess what that sounds like? Yep, the baby princess can’t tell the difference. She never looks up and says to her doggie self, “There’s not a cloud in the sky…I don’t smell rain…I don’t feel barometric pressure changes, so that couldn’t be thunder.” She just prances around in the canine version of manical hand-wringing until I open the basement door. When I’ve not been here, I’ve come home to find her in the second best option: the bathtub.
She also counter surfs. Since she’s like 7 feet tall if she rears up she can easily help herself to any food mistakenly forgotten on the counter. And she does if there’s, say…I don’t know…my eggs and bacon left on the counter unattended for twenty seconds.
Sigh. But that’s my Malicious Mali-potamus.
Found this video that seems to rockingly fit the week’s theme, though I don’t know who these guys are—and admittedly, I probably should. I can’t embed it, however, so follow the link to ROCK-N-ROLL DOG. http://youtu.be/wgDy7NvtZy4