Me and Muzzer crawled back into bed yesterday so that we could go to DWB chat. We were hoping that we could talk to Bussie and Jackson and Asta and Snowball and lots of other doggies. Maybe even the Barkalots would come! Anyway, the discussion was just getting interesting, and we were trying to figure out a way to help Ozzie and Romeo and their Mom, 'cause their dogdad died on Thanksgiving day, and we know they are real sad.
Teka was a JEALOUS JRT! She hopped on the bed and tried to sit next to Muzzer too. She and I got into a true tussle right on top of muzzer's lap. Which meant that we were tussling on the laptop too!
Well, when the True Tussle was over, muzzer was mad at us. And then...she looked at the screen of her beloved laptop! OHOH! This picture shows what the laptop screen looked like. This gentleman does NOT look like Muzzer.
OH Dog POOP! Now she was really mad. She could not follow the chat upside down, but when she could read the chat, it was very difficult to type in any comments. Because then the computer keyboard was upside down, and it was "hunt and peck" in a primitive way.
So, she decided she would flip the screen back to where it was supposed to be. Oh....not easy. When the screen is showing upside down, then the thumb pad movements are backward too! So to go up, you pull your thumby down. And to go left, your thumby heads right. This is probably OK for some people, but muzzer is pretty hardwired into standard ways of dealing with spatial concepts. Plus, she doesn't always know left from right, when left is left and right is right. (more on that later, huh?)
We had to log out of Chat pretty fast, it was making muzzer dizzy to even think about responding to the messages, much less how to flip the screen!
So we tried to figure out how to make this work. And I said, "Muzzer.....if the screen is upside down, you must be upside down too." So Muzzer got out of bed, put the laptop on the floor, and did some stretchies.
Then she got ready to do a headstand from her yoga class.
Verrrry slowly, she pushed her feet off the floor and did her headstand.
Woops....this is not going to work!
She does not have any hands left to reach the keyboard! She is very afraid that if she moves her hands, she will tip over backward and go SMASH!
So, verrrry slowly she put her feet on the floor again. And now...she was really mad. She called Teka bad names. She called E.Beth bad names. She even called me Bad Dog!
It took a long, long time to make her fingers work right on the thumb pad so the screen would flip around to where it was 'sposed to be! By the time we got back to DWB chat, everybody was gone. Even Snowball got tired of waiting for us and left. deep doggy sigh
And we took so long fixing the laptop....well, we were way behind muzzer's schedule for the dinner party. So all day long, it was rush, rush, rush. And we were just barely ready when the company comed.
But dinner was a big success, so that made muzzer feel a bit better. And I made a new friend! He is from Scotland, where Marvin lives. And when he walked in the door, he saw me, and he said " Oh my! I had one of those when I was a lad." And he was looking right at me. And that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship, and a nice end to a very busy day.
pee-ess...before anyone else gets the wrong idea...NONE of these "lady" pictures are my muzzer. She has not done an "unassisted" (i.e. without a wall) headstand since VA. She does wear glasses, she sometimes has a ponytail, and she is limber for a lady her age which we attribute to chasing Teka around the house.