Today's mythik comedy gold is brought to you by my writing partner, Baxter. He is about 8 inches tall, has lots of hair and weighs in at about 6 pounds (again, mostly hair.)
Baxter loves to smile, has a never-ending sense of humor, and is quite the practical joker. One of his favorite things to do is to steal something, then let everybody know he has stolen it, then play keep-away.
One time we had just come home from a trip. The suitcases weren't even unpacked. That evening we were having dinner with visiting in-laws. Everything was going great, and everybody marveled over how cute and smart and well-behaved our lovable little dog was. And it was true, he was on his best behavior. The perfect little gentleman.
The dinner was good, everybody was having a wonderful time. Then we noticed Baxter had disappeared. That was odd. He always has be right in the middle of whatever is going on. He's a very active participant in our little family and does not believe in the "I'll just lay around and sleep while the humans are doing their boring stuff" philosophy.
Then he suddenly reappeared.
Apparently, he had opened a suitcase and rifled through it until he found something he thought would have the maximum impact at the dinner table. The perfect purloined item turned out to be a maxi-pad. This, of course, generated the proper amount of excitement and interest from the humans. Forgoing the usual game of chase, we immediately paid the requisite ransom of two Baxter-Treats and made the exchange for the maxi-pad.
Basking in the glory of his successful heist, the daring dog then kicked back on the couch to watch TV.
|Baxter chillin' on the couch while watching a show about Bigfoot (a suspected relative) on the History Channel.|
Hopefully Baxter has made you smile, too :)