Monday, July 21, 2008

Adventures of Sheldon: The Paper Towel Massacre

Today is yet another fun "webisode" of the Adventures of Sheldon, the story of a 13 week old Standard Poodle puppy growing up in Palm Springs. After last week's Spanish Moss Incident, we learned a lesson. So, before young Sheldon was left alone in the house once again, we carefully checked to see that there was nothing of any consequence that would be tempting to a youngin'. How mistaken we were. When we returned home having been gone a span of two hours, we discovered what shall now be known as "The Paper Towel Massacre". Before I go any further, let me describe the victim: A roll of Sunrise brand paper towels, which are made from 100% recycled material. We like this brand because it is "kinder to the environment", or so the package says, even though it is printed on the plastic wrapper.. But I digress. Made from 80% post-consumer content and manufactured without chlorine bleaching, these Earth-friendly paper towels were destined for special jobs, and previously stood proudly next to the natural dish soap in the kitchen. A noble clean up job was just not on the cards for this roll of recycled paper towels. Instead the roll was subject to a brutal attack, for fun, no less. It was none other than our young Sheldon Gryffindor. Apparently he decided that roll had lived long enough, and it would make a fabulous toy. I'm still trying to figure out how it made it to the floor from the kitchen counter. I suspect he may have had a feline accomplice in obtaining the contraband. At any rate, young Sheldon proceeded to entertain himself by shredding every last piece of the paper towels and the cardboard tube as well. As you can see from the main photo at top left, it barely resembled its former state.

above: caught red-handed. Or should that be red-lipped. Or red-mouthed...ah I don't know, but here he is with shreds of paper towel in his mouth.

above: Enter into evidence exhibits "A" and "B", said puppy with paper towel pieces in his mouth.
The Evidence Was Overwhelming...so he Plead Guilty for a Plea Bargain...

We struck a deal whereby young Sheldon, the accused would perform public service by helping to clean up the paper towel pieces strewn throughout the house. He was quite willing and helpful with the dustpan brush...


After the job was done, young Sheldon carries the dustpan brush and apologizes for his role on The Paper Towel Massacre. All was forgiven and once again he returns to the good graces of the Household.
Editor's note: The evidence photos, "exhibits "A" and "B" were re-enacted, thanks to the all to willing Sheldon to help dad with material for the blog.
-Rick Rockhill

13 comments:

Lois Grebowski said...

Looks like you got a handful there with Sheldon! LOL!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i had a friend that had a TEENY TINY poodle and she would leave him in a BIG box when she left. all cozy with blankies and toys and all. but there would always be a mess when she got home. she didn't think the puppy could get out of that big box so what could it be? she left a camcorder running and lo and behold, out he jumped and terrorized the house, and in he jumped when he heard her returning. he could not get out when she was home either... they are smart!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Desert Songbird said...

I really DON'T envy you, Rick. I think in many ways training a puppy is worse than trying to potty-train a toddler!

Jeni said...

Your Sheldon sounds like Hercules, the last dog my daughter and I had, who was bad, bad, bad! He once snagged a new camera older daughter had given me for Christmas -only had used one roll of film in it -Advantix camera -grabbed it from the middle-to-back of my computer desk and chewed it beyond repair. Then there was a rice bag (cloth bag filled with rice that you nuke and place it on sore muscles and joints) that my aunt had made me. He managed to spot it laying in the middle of the kitchen table, poke a hole it in and had a blast, shaking all the rice out of it all over the kitchen, dining room and living room floors! We were still sweeping up rice several months after that episode! Or the night I came home from work to find the ball of yarn I had been working with wound in and out and all around every table leg of the dining room table, the chair legs, legs on the buffet and china cabinet! What a tangled up mess that was to unravel too! Dogs! Gotta love 'em anyway though, don't we?

RhodesTer said...

As a gift, because you're my pal, I'm sending you a four year supply of earth friendly paper towels in not-so-earth-friendly plastic wrappers. Please try and use at least a small portion of them to actually wipe up spills and stuff.

lime said...

what a stinker. what a fun post thought. glad all is well after the cleanup. wonder what will be next!

Jennifer said...

You would be surprised at how quick they learn to stand on their hind legs and swipe a paw across the counter. Both of my oh-so-well-behaved Great Pyrenees started doing that when they were close to Sheldon's age. Then again, I still think Owen and Shimi are "testing" their new brother by helping to get him in trouble.

Odat said...

OMG...LOL. She's too cute to stay mad at, right?
Peace

whimsical brainpan said...

You really think the canine had some feline help?

I use Sunrise too, good stuff.

Jimmi said...

How cute his Sheldon! ha ha this is TOO FUNNY!

Olivia said...

Sheldon is trying to make papier mache.

By the way, he is adorable even if a bit mischievous! ;)

Olivia said...

P.S. Do you use Ecover products?

WAT said...

You make Sheldon sit right? And you stare right at him and point your finger at him and say, "PUPPY NO!" And you repeat it, "PUPPY NO!" It doesn't work, but it's cute anyway.

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