Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Beware what lurks in the dark

You will have to use your imagination in the top picture - it shows IDT (Idiot Dog Teddy) sleeping in his favorite spot, completely blocking the hallway. The picture below it is the same thing digitally enhanced to show those of you with little imagination what I'm talking about.

It's a little treacherous getting up in the middle of the night and wandering down the hallway to the bathroom, knowing that somewhere ahead of you lies a mostly black dog (and what's not black is the exact same color as the carpet) with little concern for OSHA standards. There are two night lights in the hallway, but IDT invariably chooses to lay in between them, where it's darkest.

A year ago we rarely had to worry about stepping on him in the middle of the night. IDT rarely spent the night indoors - his passion was protecting our backyard from the constant threat of wild critters. Like raccoons, opossums, bugs, leaves, meteorites - you name it and he has saved us from it. A number of times we had been wakened by him having treed a stick.

But IDT is getting older now. Sleeping indoors is a lot more comfortable than outdoors, and even he is smart enough to know that there really aren't that may threats to protect us from.

I wonder if they make glow-in-the-dark pajamas for dogs?

That's it - move along...


DAK said...

I'm relieved that you didn't tell us the first photo was a shot you took of aliens landing in your pumpkin patch, if only there had been better light. IDT is no dummy, he's protecting you and he gets to hear you talk to him in the middle of the night ("Teddy, you $*%&&^(@!)

mary ann said...

How he manages to cover both night lights is pretty amazing ~ I guess he sleeps better in the dark-dark. Perhaps you need a flashlight because Dogs Rule!

NCN said...

If you were looking for a solution