|Here I am attached to the door!|
(Note: My tummy is not that fat. It is just a bad picture)
Well, it was time for another gathering of the humans. This time they were coming to eat salmon and shrimp. Now, never mind that I HELPED CATCH THE SALMON when I was in Haida Gwaii. And never mind that I could tell some great fish tales. And never mind that I promised to be on my best behavior. I was just told to keep in the background. Here I am, Cinnamon, second class citizen again.
So they had appetizers on the coffee table in easy reach. But I didn't get any. We had found that I will JUST GIVE IN and lay down if I have my leash on and it is attached so something that won't move like a door. So once they greeted me and started having their appetizers I found myself attached to the door. I did lay down. I did try to be good.
Now I let a few grunts out here and there so they would notice I was still there. But I kept quiet about the fishing trip and I didn't partake of any appetizers.
|Here's the salmon I helped catch before it went in the oven.|
Soon the salmon was in the oven and my owner was cooking rice. They sat down at the table and LEFT ME ATTACHED TO THE DOOR. I grunted again. They noticed me and let me outside and then suggested I go upstairs to bed. IMAGINE!
So I did. I trotted upstairs. BUT THEY COULDN'T IGNORE ME! I got out ALL MY TOYS and ran from one end of the house to the next. I played with all the toys and made as much noise with my romping that I could. I thought they would see how much fun I was having and come upstairs and play with me. But no..... they just kept on talking.
I heard one of them talk about her recent airplane trip. It was horrible. She ended up getting sick and the flight was delayed due to weather. I made a mental note. NO FLYING FOR CINNAMON!
So at one point I guess I gave up. I went to bed and dreamed of a dinner party the way I would want it. (insert dream sequence music here).
I would be seated at the head of the table. My human friends would surround me. They would hang on every word as I told my best hound stories. I would be served first... Lots of salmon, please! More butter on my bread please! Hold the berries on my ice cream please.
After dinner we would all go for a walk in the woods and hunt squirrels. That would be the way I WANT IT!