Monday, January 18, 2010

Teenagers Behave Badly

I'm finding out it doesn't really matter what species. Teenagers left to their own devises make bad choices. Willa has not only reached that phase but is embracing it and making it her own. For instance, enticing Sophia and Dorothy to engage in a duel was a bad idea. They know how to defend themselves and are willing to butt heads with anybody.


Chasing down Blanche though was an even worse idea. Not that Blanche would defend herself. Because she won't. In fact I think she actually enjoys the chase. But, sadly, when Willa caught Blanche she nabbed a chunk of wool from her behind. After that, I was the one she need worry about head butting her this time. That wool is for me and Blanche is not a squeak toy.


So Willa is grounded again. Grounding teenagers rarely works. It's often worse for the parents than the child. Grounded teenagers are bored and lonely teenagers. Willa has taken up trying to "talk" to the neighbors dogs all night long for entertainment. Which, as you can imagine, isn't getting us nominated for any neighbor of the year awards.

In an effort to give her one last chance, Bandit has volunteered to stay with her during the day to keep her company. He said he needed the exercise, anyway. But I don't think he realized what he was getting himself into. Babysitting a teenager is hard work. He'll sleep good tonight even if she doesn't. Poor fella.

9 comments:

Jen said...

Darn those teenagers!!

Michelle said...

Oh dear. I hope she grows up fast!

Milah said...

LOL! Our Skipper is still acting like a teenager.....darn dog!

Speaking of Skipper....he has been barking a lot these last two nights. My daughter says he's barking at deer. Last night I ran into walmart at 9 PM, and she was right....there was a herd of deer on our road.

Angela said...

She is so pretty.

thecrazysheeplady said...

My teenager got into the neighbor's deer whatever you call it that shouldn't have been in a pile behind his shed. Kids ;-).

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

I am only thankful that my 4-legged boy has reached "Senior" status, making it easier to deal with the human teenagers who live here.

bdalward said...

If you've never had Pyrenees dogs before, I hate to tell you this, but that is their job. They just bark all night to let the evil coyotes, wolves, etc. know they are on duty and not to be messing with their kin. All our neighbors have cats and other small animals come up missing all the time, but not us. We have always had pyrenees dogs. We live way out in the country, so the barking isn't an issue except in the summer when the windows are open.

Anonymous said...

Your photos are so charming - we have 2 teenage shelties and one senior sheltie - all 3 act out continually...I bet they would have those sheep turned inside out from all the barking:o)

Your pooch is so pretty.

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