LAYERS AND LAYERS

The other day, my son came over and stripped the kitchen floor of who-knows-how-many layers of old wax and dirt to expose a reasonably attractive pale lemony linoleum. He then added three new layers of fresh, clear wax so that it gleams in the light.

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The dogs, taking this as a challenge, have been doing everything within their power — which is more considerable than you might imagine — to undo all that work.

Thrilled as I was to finally see a clean, shiny floor in the kitchen, I invested in a big “tray” to put under their water trough. They drool. All dogs drool. Our dogs don’t have jowls, so they ought to be minimal droolers.

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But. Since I acquired this protective tray, they have upped their game. They now spread at least twice as much liquid all over the kitchen as before. We now have to wash out the tray and clean the floor under it. Wipe up all the flooding.,

Garry says they’re messing with us. Hard for me to disagree … but why?

These are spoiled dogs. These are dogs that live from handout to handout, sleep wherever and whenever they like. They come and go as they choose through their own door. Fresh water is constantly on hand and we fill that huge pot a dozen times a day. They get top quality food and treats and as much love as they are willing to put up with.

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Right now, they are resting from their labors.

What labors?

The drooling, the barking, the begging for something more?

Perhaps they liked the old layers of dirt. Maybe the dirt was like old scrap books. Odors of food long consumed, other dogs passed on — conveniently embedded in the grunge on the floor. I’d ask them, but I don’t want to disturb their naps.

LAYERS | THE DAILY POST



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16 replies

  1. I remember those days with the water all over the floor- no matter what I did they still managed to slobber all over. One of them would across the kitchen floor still dripping! Ah the memories. Enjoy your new shine!

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  2. The floor looks good, just like having a new floor again. The dogs know you two soooo well

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  3. You have to admit that they have it pretty good. Your floor does look good. You have a good son there.
    Leslie

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  4. I recognise your canine handling methods all too well…they handle us with consummate skill 🙂

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  5. First of all, your kitchen floor looks great and after all, it is only water the canines are drooling I suppose. I only have a feline and she doesn’t drool, she licks and sniffs.

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  6. They try our patience but we still love ’em.

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