26 November 2007

Sunday, lovely Sunday

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.


Molly the Airedale said...

Gussie, you're a total riot! I had no idea that your muzzer was that limber and that into yoga! See, you learn something new every day!

Love ya lots,

Asta said...

I can just pictoowe the disastew on youw bed with evewything and evewyone upside down,heheh..I bet Muzzer was foowious> Bit it sounds like you had a pawfect ending to youw day! It's aways gweat to meet admiwewews.

I was going to send my lettew in, but then i wead some of the othews, and they awe mastewpieces, I don't think I should bothew
smoochie kisses

Peanut said...

Oh man I'm glad your mom got her computer fixed.

Eddie N Peaches said...

Gussie, what a pickle your muzzer is in! We hope the computer gets fingered out!
Whoofs & Baroos,
Eddie, Peaches & Bella

Snowball said...

Gussie, you and your muzzer sure have a hard time trying to chat with us. Silly Teka. Perhaps she should be in the crate during our next chat pawty so that she dun get to mess things up again and your muzzer do not have to attempts those dangerous posture demonstrated but those lady in the pictures.


Joe Stains said...

Oh dear, this was a very funny and well written story, BUT Mom was giving us the evil eye the whole time because Tanner and I have done something like this before. I think its defective laptops if you ask me!

Jake of Florida said...

Hilarious story, Gussie, although obviously muzzer didn't think so at the time. Do you think she would give Mom lessons in head-standing? We think that might be a good thing for her to do when her brain gets twisted from too much computering.

Teka, Teka, Teka -- you are definitely a poster child for JRTs!!!


Jake and Just Harry

Jake of Florida said...


Us again. Mom actually read that tiny bits of well-cooked turkey without the skin could be OK for dogs. But she won't chance it with us. Too many stories of sick post-Thanksgiving wires have come her way.

Two turkey-deprived wires

William Tell said...

Wow, I've never seen my Mom do anything close to that yoga stuff, and I've lived here five years. Guess she just doesn't have it in her. (sigh)

William Tell

Agatha and Archie said...

Sigh,When PL2 read that(after she stopped laughing)she said"so you see A+A that is why you are never going to be on the big bed"THANKS A LOT TEKA We are TOTALLY on Gussies side now....Love A+A

Asta said...

Did you get my lettew saying I got youw bootiful pwesent??Thank You!!!
I haven't posted aboutit yet..and mommi has not let me neaw it, cause of what I did yestewday..well you'll see on my post
smoochie kisses

Koobuss said...

Oh my. I really don't know what to say.

At least the dinner turned out well and you make a new friend, Gus.

Was muzzer sore the next day?

Love and Koobuss Kisses,

Lenny said...

Wow, Gus - that's so crazy! Maybe if you and Teka tussle some more on the laptop it will switch back around.

Your friend, Lenny

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

Hello Gus,

Have you ever noticed how other dogs (NOT WFTs) are always getting in trouble? We are good lads and never do anything wrong.

I am afraid my mother would have banished all of us outside in the yard if we did that to her laptop or her desktop computer.

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Oooops! What a shame you had to leave the chitty chat early. J1 can barely work the computer the right way up; lord knows what she'd be like if it went upside down!
How nice to have made a new friend! And from the UK too! J x

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Gus...Mumsie hasn't stood on her head since...um...she said it's been about 35 years...wonder what would happen if she tried? She did go to a power yoga class once...she was shamed into it. Since she's never done yoga, let's just say she cried through most of the class for feelin' stoopid and never went back. She can be such a baby at times.

We're not allowed on the bed. Scruffy ate the covers once. Chewed em right up...

Speakin' of bed, I'm slweeeepy and off to my crate...


Patience-please said...

Uh-oh, I just woke Bill up laughing. I woke up several whippets too...

Patience, servant and waker upper of the whippet waggle

Asta said...

I'm so glad you'we coming! Be suwe to get those sweatews, cause we might go skating aftewawds,and it's cold!
Ruby is aweady fueling the plane
smoochie kisses

Stanley said...

Gussie boy!

Thanks for the play-by-play on the bed romp! Word on the street was that something wonky happened to your laptop, but I had NO IDEA it was so... acrobatic.

Sounds like you met a good friend in the Scottish gentleman. He obviously has good taste in dogs.

Thanks, too, for all the clarification about your muzzer, her hairstyles, and her flexibility!

Goober love,

Lacy said...

woofies Gus, me nos me late wiff dis comment but dat wuz a funnie story of u and muzzer and teka...me wood likie to c me mama on her head likie dat....heehee

b safe,