Saturday, February 27, 2010

I no longer hate my weiner dog...

Yes, I know I've written scathing posts about him and his propensity to tinkle on the floor.

And I've written other posts about how strange he is in general.

But today last night I feel in love with my weiner dog, Oskar, all over again.

And it is because of this!
I saw this really cool wreath recently here and I became enamored of making one.

I showed my husband.

He did not share my enthusiasm.

"What books are you going to cut up to make this?" he said.

"Don't worry, it won't be any of yours," I replied.

So I dug through some paperbacks languishing in the back of the bookshelves and I put two on the table along with my wreath form and hot glue gun. Oddly, the books disappeared.

"Where are my paperbacks?" I asked him.

"Oh, I might want to read those someday!" he replied.

"You want to read some books about lustful maidens falling in love with their gardeners/and or stablemen?" I asked sarcastically.

"Well, you never know...I just might," he said, and then he added, "that wreath looks dumb anyway!"

Hmmm...

So I dug further and found another book and put it on the table. Apparently he might want to read a book someday about exercising your face followed by a book about eliminating boll weavils in the cotton fields.

He is dumb like that.

But last night my weiner dog, Oskar, made me love him.

We had taken our granddaughters out to a little picnic at the playground and got home quite a bit later then usual.

Poor Oskar must have been famished because on the living room floor was a ripped up book. Pages, strewn everywhere! (I took this picture today so you can see how absolutely darling this sweet, little angel is!)

And now, my friends, I can make my wreath!

I just love that dog!

And if you want to make this wreath and run into the same problem...you may or may not want to try rubbing some meat juice (ewwww) on a book you don't want.

Not that I did.

Or would.

Ever.

Sigh.

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59 comments:

The Muse said...
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Jennifer said...

hahahaha, nice.

we once left a huge pack of reese's cups on the kitchen table, and our beagle, the one considerably mentally retarded actually found a way to push a chair up to the table so he could climb up there and eat the entire pack.

didn't throw up or anything once.
just went about his day as usual...

dogs are funny like that.
your wiener dog is precious. :)

amelia said...

Dogs are so special!! Especially this one!

Lisa said...

That pic of your weiner dog is so funny! You can't help but smile when you look at it.

Have fun making your wreath:)

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Jenny, you are always so funny. It never stops does it? I love it.

I'm just now responding to the many SITS comments and yours was so sweet.... thank you for the blog love even though I've been horrible at blogging in general lately!

misslynda said...

THANK YOU for the great idea for the wreath made from pages out of books. My library volunteers can do that for us for decorations for our open house in a couple of months.

GardenofDaisies said...

Good dog!! :-) Can't wait to see your wreath!

Christy said...

hey..i might have to make that wreath..we have so many books lying around. yesterday i caught our wiener dog trying to open a box of chocolates that she has purloined from our credenza...which meant she had to climb onto my hubs guitar, speakers and then the credenza...
how she even knew the chocolates were there was beyond me!
your oskar is adorable!

ritad said...

Just another reason I say Dachshunds are the smartest, most loyal dogs of all. Mommie wants a wreath, weiner dog takes care of the book part.

Vivianne's Vista said...

That looks great! Don't forget to tell us how it comes out!

I have an award for you on my blog:

http://viviannesvista.blogspot.com/2010/02/little-bit-of-sunshine-and-more.html

Vicki said...

Good old Oskar with his adorable look..and what book was it he picked to help with? So what did hubby thing of this? See, I need details about everything...you'll understand what I mean (O:
And ya, show us the finished wreath!

Ashley Stone said...

haha too funny! He is SOOO cute!

Jana said...

I love his face! and that wreath is super cute, I hope the lustful words are lost in it though. That could be really weird if a guest came over and read the wrong leaf *wink*

Raymonde said...

Thank you Jenny for stopping by on my blog and becoming a follower. I appreciate it.
Your post is funny. If you browsed when you visited you might have notice I am culling my books, I would have definitely let you have some. The picture of the dog is so cute!!!
Happy blogging! xxx

The Muse said...

note to self...do not type comments while dealing with jet lag!

love the wreath!
bad puppy...
love the wreath
bad puppy...

hey, is that a puppy potty training manual :) ?

Jemm said...

This is just hilarious!! What a great story this makes. Be sure to show your finished wreath ;)

Just Breathe said...

That is a cute story. How nice when a decision can be made for you by someone else and your happy about it!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Oskar is precious! This post was definitely smile-inducing! That wreath is also cute.

And, I want to add that I've been snug as a bug in the ZSQ every night while watching the Olympics!!! -Tammy

Pam D said...

hahahahaha! That is absolutely inspired! Of course, the slightly stained pages (from the meat juice) will just add to the aged appearance of the wreath, right? And Jana's comment TOTALLY cracked me up... "G" rated wreaths only, OK?

Mildred said...

Oh that Oskar is adorable and such a good boy! Very cute post.

Brenda said...

Oh gosh I am just coming up for air now! Laughing, laughing and more laughing. Our Scottie loves to eat paper. She only gets into the trash to grab paper. Reminder always close the bathroom door. If I leave paper of any kind on my side table where I set to crochet and watch TV and walk away it will be snatched up in a seconds time and hidden under the couch with her. Great idea though because my hubs would probably say the same thing. But I really like it a lot....Getting ideas here.

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

that is so my husband would say about reading my trashy books and the wreath! :o)

Debbie said...

That face huh, he looks like "you talkin to me"? Love the wreath, pretty!

Theresa said...

I love the wreath, MEN don't know beauty when they see it:) Sounds like you got some much needed help from your little four-legged friend! Enjoy your wreath-making weekend!

myletterstoemily said...

ha ha! leave it to a weiner dog!

G-Zell said...

Awww your dog is soo cute!

Cool wreath!

mbkatc230 said...

Jenny that wreath is adorable. And Oskar helped! The picture of him with the "evidence" is priceless. I take it husband was not amused? Sorry, we sure are! Kathy

Keetha Broyles said...

Very funny once again.

Mighty M said...

Dogs just know what we need! Happy wreathing!! :)

suzicate said...

This cracked me up! I'll remember how to entice my dog to help if I decide to make a wreath!

Deb said...

so how many milkbones did you promise him before you left????LOL

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Haha! Yay, wiener dog!! Just look at that sweet innocent face, just trying to help you out! Awesome! Now, get crafting!!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oskar is crafty.
Does he have a blog yet?

Meg said...

Jenny,
I wish I could see that book or the wreath but for some reason my computer doesn't show any of the pictures on your post today. I 'll go on hubby's later. Your husband sounds like a hoot, or maybe one of us folks that never know when we might want to do something so we save forever!!
What a coincidence, my son called an hour ago and said his wife of 1 year hates his dog and would I take him? I actually had the dog when he was in Iraq for a year and as much as the dog {a two year old male boxer} really is a pain in the neck I sure don't want him to not get what ever dog needs. Purina Dog Chow and Love!!! Should I take him back??? Blessings, Meg

Country Dreaming said...

First of all--your husband cracks me up.
Second--what does he know about wreaths??
Third--I was laughing sooo hard and loud that MY husband heard me
while he was down stairs!
Fourth--I was laughing so hard I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to comment.
AND...
Fifth--meat juice!!!!!

Oh good grief!!! WAY too funny.

Melinda

Annesphamily said...

Jenny you are funny & your little dog helped you rip up those pages! I have an old torn copy of Peter Rabbit and other fairy tales I thought of doing the HGTV ornaments which are covered with strips of paper like that! Where did you get the wreath instructions?

Melinda Cornish said...

I like your weiner dog too and how you make me laugh, your poor husband.....

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

That's a neat wreath! Glad your doggie provided the solution for you!

Katherine

susan said...

My son and his springer spaniel puppy are here with us for a while---You don't, by chance, know how to make a wreath out of chewed up shoes do you :)? Can't wait to see your wreath! Thanks for dropping by!

MOMSICLE VIBE said...

My cat that shits on the floor better come up with something cute and useful like that QUICK!

sissie said...

What a good little weenie dog!
He's so helpful. No wonder you love him.

hugs
Sissie

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

hahaha!!! I was wondering how or when Oskar would fit into your wreath-making and how he would possibly draw that love out of you? Seriously...I was thinking, hm, just what could Oskar possibly be able to do to aid in wreath-making? And then the photo spoke volumes! A definite "ah-ha" moment!

Now as for your hubby... I must say he did slow down the wreath-making venture haha!

Love, love, love your humour! (Honestly! when I finally get a real vacation...I want to go through all your past posts!)

Blessings & Aloha!

mrs. c said...

It is a very clever woman that can find humor in everyday things...a Kathy proverb

Anita said...

Be sure to show us the wreath after you make it. I expect it to look just like the one in the picture. :)

beedeebabee♥ said...

What a funny post, AND what a precious little dog!!! I love the wreath, have fun making one! ;)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Obviously, Oskar has more creativity than I do at the moment. Good for him for helping you by removing the pages just for you.

Please post pictures after you've completed the wreath. I would love to see it.

Linda said...

Such a good doggie to help mommy with her wreath! Love this story and looking forward to the 'meat flavored' wreath.

beyondbaffled said...

Lol - can't wait to see your wreath.
It's funny, but we have the same initials - JM - although, your last name is much cooler! I wonder, does your middle name start with an L?
And believe it or not - I too have a wienie dog - and his name is Oscar!!! He has yet to show a taste for paperbacks though!

Sarah said...

Another funny post, Jenny. Thanks for sharing your humor with all of us. I think the wreathe is cool.

mub said...

Sneaky dog! I've made a similar paper wreath before...

http://misadventuresofmub.blogspot.com/2009/03/paper-wreaths.html

There are also several other links to different paper wreaths on that link.

Steph said...

Hooray for Oskar!

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness, that is so funny! Stopping by from SITS, glad I did! I loved the next post also! The photos of the flowers are amazing!

Justine said...

OMG... heeheeheeeeeeeeeeee! First, Oskar is so darn cute I wanna snuggle with him. He'd just better not wee on me!

This wreath looks so interesting. Do we get to see your finished product?

Justine :o )

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I always tell my husband that my beagle knows what I'm thinking...obviously your pup loves you too!

Patti said...

Well there, Little Oskar must have been sooo lonely and needed some fiber in his diet! Poor baby...would you please feed that cutie before you leave!! :)

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Lois said...

Hi Jenny!
I am new to your blog and found you via Cathy at TolenTreasures.
You made me laugh and in my book that is a good thing. Your dog Oskar is obviously a very talented, dedicated, psychic dog who picked up the vibes of your needing a good book for the project. He definately deserves a doggie bone for being such a good puppy....hee...hee...
If you don't mind, I will be back.
Right now I am off to read more of your posts.
Thank you for sharing.
Lois

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Goodness! It is always so fun to run across a blogger that has a dachshund. We have 9 and love them all.
Your flowers are gorgeous and I envy you having weather unlike us--knee deep in snow! ARG!!!
Love your paper crafts. Rock on, girlfriend!
★ Linda

Beth in Ohio said...

Jenny,
Your silliness always makes me smile...I tried to leave a comment earlier so you might get two. Anyway, love your lemonade from lemons wreath....and I don't think the flowers are childish, they are sweet. I know a great place for you to find that farm...hint, hint. I even know a reliable off season care taker!