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Steve's new hobby
steveThree nights ago, I accidentally triggered the Eject button on the DVD remote rather than Off. The tray opened knocking against the closed door of the smoked glass stand housing the DVD player. It startled Steve from his nap. He jumped out of the chair and ran to the television, immediately putting his head against the door and giving it a good stare down. For hours. He hasn’t stopped since.

He hears a loud noise outside and runs to the TV. I reach for my Diet Coke on the coffee table, and he’s up and at his post in a heartbeat. When he takes a break to eat something, he rushes back to the television. His obsession might be cute if only he didn’t block the TiVo.

I started aversion therapy, squirting him on the butt with a spray bottle of water causing him a look of confused despair. With a few more wet lessons, he’s now started to back away from the television when I merely reach for the bottle. Now he’ll lie on the couch with me, but his eyes never waver from his target.

I can sleep better at night knowing that any invaders will have to fight their way past Steve to get to my TV.


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quuf From: quuf Date: April 9th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
That foreshortened snout is like a second face.
gotu From: gotu Date: April 9th, 2006 08:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
At least Steve has priorities straight! Let them get everything else, but not the TV!
From: kelly_green Date: April 9th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww. That is downright weird. But cute. My labs stick to conventional obsessions, like water hoses and tennis balls.
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: April 10th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey! Where've you been? I miss you.
From: kelly_green Date: April 11th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Aww! I missed all you guys too. I was in Seattle for a week. :)
notoriousbrb From: notoriousbrb Date: April 10th, 2006 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)
My kitten tries to dig a tunnel in my closet floor every morning at exactly 2:12 a.m., which is not cute. Not at all. If I close the door she digs under it. I think there is a kitten burial ground beneath the hard wood.
mondragon From: mondragon Date: April 10th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ernie had a dog that used to bark and growl at a rock in the backyard.

Neither Cooper nor Cleo (so far) have bizarre obsessions. Except Cooper, who leaps up and barks at not just the doorbell, but also doorbells on the TV, and music which contains the same pitch as the doorbell.

From: solemnrayne Date: April 11th, 2006 07:28 am (UTC) (Link)
That is too cute. All our dog stares at is what we think is a spirit. It's downright creepy. She'll huddle up in the corner and just stare at one particular spot in the kitchen, on full alert.
From: clarabellabo Date: April 15th, 2006 12:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I missed your posts TD. Your story made me laugh. I miss having a dog, they're so quirky and fun. My ex trained my Lhasa Apso to zig-zag his way up the street so he could pee on each and every lamppost. My mum was tearing her out in despair that Skipper was taking so long to walk to the park until we told her why he was doing it, then she thought it was funny. Skipper was about 16 at the time so you CAN teach an old dog new tricks - albeit annoying ones lol.

Dogs are great. I miss having one.
guiser1 From: guiser1 Date: April 24th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
You write well. I am befriending you. This requires no Christmas card, winks of acknowledgement, or lubrication.

Thank you.
shawnsyms From: shawnsyms Date: April 25th, 2006 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
That reminds me. Have a great birthday, Terry!
yieldsigns From: yieldsigns Date: April 27th, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
According to mengus, you're brilliant and a bear magnet. This post proves it. I've read your stuff before and liked it.

I'm adding you, whether you're one of my detractors or not.

guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: April 28th, 2006 01:03 am (UTC) (Link)
You're added, fucker, and I can't wait to read up on you. Your rage is palpable.
yieldsigns From: yieldsigns Date: April 28th, 2006 04:17 am (UTC) (Link)

OMG. What?

You're added, fucker, and I can't wait to read up on you. Your rage is palpable.

Lol. Palpable rage? Surely you're joking.
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: April 28th, 2006 05:07 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: OMG. What?

Oh, wait. I guess I was talking about me.
yieldsigns From: yieldsigns Date: April 28th, 2006 06:09 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: OMG. What?

Um. You've totally caught me off guard, you asshole.

I hate that.
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