Tuesday, July 24, 2007

revenge of the mama's boy

I've been jilted.

Thrown over, cast aside, dumped. Pick any one you'd like.

And, above, you can look into the eyes of the cruel male who did it to me. I don't see any remorse there, do you? Nope. I'm just a short pit stop on his way to break another heart.

The Most Perfect Dog In The World always sleeps with me. Always. In the same spot to the right of my feet, every single night of my life. I kind of curl my feet around him and he spoons his body around me and it's about as comfortable as one human and one dog can legally get. This dog's other nickname is Mama's Boy, because he really does follow me around like a little kid. Right now, in a calculated effort to kiss butt, he's lying on the loveseat right next to me while I write. Hmpph. He knows what he did.

He slept with my mother. All night long. I knew when I went to sleep that he was not where he should be, but completely expected him to slink in after I'd fallen asleep so I couldn't tell him what I thought. But no. I had chilly feet all night and woke up in a cold bed. My mom, seeing my pathetically wobbly lip this morning, immediately went on the defense and claimed he had only been with her for part of the night. Right. Like I'm going to fall for that. Or that it really makes a difference. Hmph.

They can both deny it all they want, but we know the truth. He just looked up at me and grinned. Rotten dog. Oh, he's giving me that look now and making his ears go all floppy just because he knows I think it makes him look adorable. Now there's a slight hopeful wag of the tail and he's rolled over on his back so I can scratch his cheating little belly.

Right. Like I'm going to fall for that.


Mya said...

What a cheating hound! Threaten him with a kennel - see how he'd like that!

He does look incredibly cute, though - I'm not sure I'd be able to push him out of bed.

Mya x

Jen said...

You know, I think it might be a pet/mom thing, really, because my brother's dog always loves on our Mom, too. I'd let my cats love on her, but...she'd end up having an asthma attack. My cats always adored my MIL, too.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Ahh what a face.

You've forgiven him already haven't you?

And I bet you made him his favourite tea and washed his socks too.

Tsk. Men.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Yes, I've forgiven him, but he knows it better not happen again. I have my pride, you know. My mother has gone to bed and he's right here by my...wait a sec. AARGH!

Does anyone have a cat I could borrow? Or a less cute dog?

la bellina mammina said...

Visiting from Akelamalu - on her advice. Great blog!

Akelamalu said...

Fickle - like all men!

You fell for the look and the tail wagging though didn't you?? :)

PS You have an award m'dear, please call by my place and collect it. :)

Flowerpot said...

isn't he gorgeous? I've gone all broody now.....!! Pics of my Mutt on my blog too. She's a terrible terrier and we love her to bits.

Miss Understood said...

Aww. I love dogs. Wish I could have one.

I've been delving into your archives for a while now, since Akelamalu put a link to you on her blog.
I'm glad I came.
And...um...I think it's safe to say I'll be back!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Welcome to all of you nice new people. Thanks for checking out my blog and I hope you'll stick around.

Thanks for the link Akelamalu. I'm adding you as we speak!

laurie said...

aw, he's just trying to welcome the visitor.

my boyos do that too. they sleep with my nephew, my friend erik, our friends john and ann (who don't want them and kick them out)....

they're affection sluts. but they always come crawling back to us.

ciara said...

with that face, how can u not forgive him? lol too cute...and i'd take him back stinkies and all. of course, i don't have any pets, and i REFUSE to let any sleep in the bed w me lol

HAR said...

This post is adorable! First time visitor from NY :)