RULES FOR JONESY
When my last child sprouted his wings and left the nest, I didn’t know what to do. I was not used to NOT being a Mom. My nest was empty and I was all alone.
Then came Jonesy! The cutest little nothing you ever saw. He must have weighed 3 pounds. Jonesy was a Christmas present from my youngest son, and when he brought Jonesy in the house, I fell in love. Upon seeing Jonesy, I figured that I must have some rules, because owning a dog can get quite complicated, and I didn’t want a spoiled rotten dog that took over the house.
“Okay, little guy, in order for you and I to get along, I have set down a few rules for you. You are only allowed in certain rooms. I don’t want you to chew everything up in all the rooms in the house.
Okay Jonesy, you can go in all rooms, but you have to stay off the furniture. I don’t want throw up and dog hair all over the furniture.
Jonesy, you can get up on the furniture, but on the OLD furniture only. You can’t do too much harm to the old furniture.
Fine, you are allowed on all the furniture, but you are not allowed to sleep with me on the bed. I don’t want you so spoiled that you think you are the Prince of the house.
Okay, you can sleep on the bed whenever you want, but NOT under the covers. I don’t want dog hair where I sleep.
Stop shivering and get under the covers. My gosh, you act like you are sleeping at the North Pole. Good night my little sweetie pie.”
Can you believe that this all happened on Jonesy’s first day with me?
Sniff: A social custom to use when you greet other dogs. Place your nose as close as you can to the other dog’s rear end and inhale deply, repeat several times, or until your human makes you stop. This can also be done to human’s crotches.