Things Heard Around The House

Things Heard Around The House

Every night, our dog turns into a crazed beast around 7 pm. The combination of dinner, too much sleep during the day, and the fact that we’re home from work sends him into a frenzy of energy. We’ve found the best way to deal with this is to get on the ground and play with him for a while. He has a blanket he likes to tug on, a fuzzy bear he’ll play fetch with, but his favorite is to play with a blue rubber racket ball. Unfortunately, his idea of playing with the ball means shoving it under the couch and whining until one of us retrieves it for him. Over and over again. Until our brains turn to mush.

That’s my only excuse for our conversation last night.

Other half: Dammit Froggie, not again. I don’t know why you insist on playing with your ball near the couch – you always lose it underneath. You gotta stop doing that.

Me: It’s not his fault, the couch is a ball eating monster.

Other half: (Looking at me with a raised eyebrow) Then I guess I won’t be sitting on the couch again.


  1. Ha! Cute. I had to comment because our dog is the same way. I was thinking it was because he’s still a puppy, well that and here in Kansas it’s cold and I’m too much of a wuss to walk him! 🙁 Maybe it’s just the witching hour…come to think of it, it must be because it affects my kids too!!

  2. I think it must just be dogs in general! LOL. And yeah – it’s a bit chilly up here in Michigan – poor guy doesn’t always get walked when there’s a blizzard 🙂

  3. HAHAHAHA! Love it. Your dog looks like a sweetie and I love the name!

    • Aw, thanks! He’s a fun little guy – got him as a rescue and the name just stuck! 🙂

  4. Ha! Our cat does the same thing! Except not only with the couch, but he shoves little mouse-looking toys under the oven, under doors, whines till someone retrieves them, and then loses them again within a minute.

    • LOL – we have one of those too! Our poor doors are all torn up with her trying to reach those stupid toys! Ah the joy of pet parenthood 🙂