The Mug Shots
As promised I am outing the miscreants who have committed the crime of spreading dirt and filth throughout our house, again.
The oldest of the trio of trouble, Merlin knows when he is in trouble and puts himself in timeout in a chair on the patio. He is a chronic counter surfer but has the sense to hang his head in shame when he’s caught red handed. Although he is the largest four footed family member, he is a big goof who thinks he should be a lap dog and takes any opportunity to convince others of this. We adopted him from a shelter thinking he was a lab mix. Mostly lab. We thought. After a couple of months when his legs didn’t stop growing we called the shelter to see if they had a record of exactly what this dog was. Turns out he is lab, and Great Dane, with some rottweiler thrown in. Oh and maybe a little shetland.
Next is Miss Jackie. Jackie is camera shy and a definite follower in the big scheme of things. She has medical issues and carries a bit of extra weight but the girl can move it when she has to. She is sweet tempered but easily distracted by the criminal element. She has a very wet nose. Jackie is my daughter’s pup and is a brindle german shepard and lab mix.
The third member and main instigator in this heinous crime spree is Maple. Now don’t fall for her tricks!! I know she’s adorable and she’s only a year old so she still has that puppy mentality and sillyness. She’ll suck you right in! Maple is my son’s and we moved her from their house in Arizona to ours in Colorado a few months ago. (they’re moving soon) She had us fooled from the beginning. She was perfectly behaved and took the 15 hour drive in stride. Maple is a mix of bernese mountain dog and australian shepard.
Then she figured us out and has had us wrapped around her little toes ever since. Don’t be fooled though, she is an instigator of mischief and mayhem. Kid’s stuffed animals are no longer safe, shoes are no longer safe and clean floors are no longer safe.
Last but not least is the CI. Pita is her name. Pita rarely gets involved with the house antics and is the tattletale of all that goes on. If the air moves she barks at it. Nothing happens without Pita letting us know who starts it. She is the oldest of the canine bunch and is pure chihuahua.
In case you wondered what story they gave when chaos struck, this is what they said they were doing.