Sunday, March 20, 2011

Debate Over a New Rule

If you've read my blog for long, then you probably know that I have an ongoing debate with Mom about the amount of toys that I should be allowed to have. In my opinion, two of us live here, so I should be allowed to have 50% of the space in the house. And I prefer to fill that space with TOYS. Makes sense, doesn't it?

Well, that same theory also applies to the space in the bed. We share the bed -- even though Mom claims it's "hers" -- so I say that I should get 50% of the bed, too. Right? And if I want to fill my half with toys, that's my prerogative.


It's very important to sleep with toys. You've gotta have 'em nearby just in case you want to snuggle or squeak in the middle of the night. And I always personally select the toys I want to snooze with. Heck, sometimes I even sleep with a toy in my mouth.

So, you can imagine my shock and disappointment when Mom announced today that we have a new rule about which particular toys are allowed in the bed. That's just absurd! They're MY toys, so I should get to pick whichever toys I WANT.

But noooooooo. Mom declared that my latex and rubber toys are no longer allowed in bed. That means no more orange soccer ball to snuggle with.


Obviously, I gave Mom quite a look when she made this announcement.


She says that my white soccer ball and my rubber chicken are also not allowed anymore.


Her lame reasoning for the new rule? Mom claims that she's tired of rolling over on a loud, latex toy in the middle of the night. I guess the round balls and the rubber chicken sometimes "migrate" over to Mom's part of the bed. And since I like to take my 50% out of the middle of the bed, they don't have to travel very far.

Although dogs love a good squeak any time of the day or night, it seems that people don't really appreciate rolling over on a loud squeaky toy at 2:30 a.m.

However, in all fairness here, I should be an equal party in any rule making and thus I should be allowed to have my pick of any of my toys to sleep with. I don't mind a squeak in the middle of the night. Mom needs to just adjust and adapt.

My solution to Mom's problem? She can always just go sleep on the couch.

21 comments:

  1. Oh Buttons, you have me BOLing so hard. I love your evil eye you be giving you mom, BOL.

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  2. Buttons - you make us laugh so hard over here. I love dat look you were giving mom oover the new rule. (shhh - don't tell your mom I said, but you should be allowed to sleep with whatever toy you wants to sleep with). he he-- tell mom to buy ear plugs.

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  3. Buttons you always make me laugh so loud!!! Maybe your mom knows best though this time just think if she rolls over and squeaks it will wake you up too....
    Just sayin................ LOL

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  4. That must be hard for you! We agree, why can't you pick your toys!! You sure gave your Mom quite a look and she should know what you meant.

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  5. Yeah, humans are strange. They like to limit us to no squeaky toys in bed.

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  6. Sorry Buttons, I have to agree with Mom here! No bones or toys of any kind are allowed in our bed. You'll just have to cuddle with you Mommy at night!

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  7. I think you need Family Court to decide,heehee.Pasihugggggs

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  8. *Crawls out from under the table* Whoa! That 'look' gave me such a start I had to hide for a moment!

    This rule is ridiculous, Buttons. Everyone knows we dogs need to sleep with as many toys as possible. I have so many in my crate, that I barely fit in there myself. It's perfect!
    Oz

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  9. Don't worry we are calling the authorities
    Benny & Lily

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  10. Good stink eye!! I mean, maybe it's like your version of an alarm? Did she ever think of how much you care about her waking up on time?? hmmmm?

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  11. You poor baby, this may be abuse! I think having her sleep on the couch would work out well for everyone.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  12. You are so silly, my friend.... But sleeping on the couch wouldn't hurt her, I am certain!

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  13. MOL!! If looks could kill! I must study that look.

    I think a few days on the couch and she'll definitely see things your way, which, of course, is the right way.

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  14. Haha, I love that expression! Your opinion of this rule change comes through loud and clear.

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  15. BOL! Oh Buttons, I loves dis bloggie. Yoo speak for all us doggies who wants der toys to be on da bed. I has dis discussion wif my mommy all da time. Thanks yoo for yoo wunderful bloggie and vewy smart post. I thinks our mommies better learn to share da bed wif our squeaky toys, we gots to live wif da vacuum cleaner afta all.

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  16. BOL Buttons, that "Look" just made Girl LOL You are too funny.

    I usually only have one toy in the bed, and it's a stuffed mousie thingy. I've never really enjoyed latex toys...I guess Girl should be thankful.

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  17. Bah~hahahaha! You crack me up! I'm with you on this one, buddy!

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  18. MOL hahaha you goes Buttons!! You tells dat momma just like we tells ours, we can sleeps anywhere we want even if dat is where your legs go! Toys are must have where ever you is at during da night! Luvs your look you gave her!

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  19. wow, that is some massive diasaproval!

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  20. Mom described that "LOOK" in the last two pictures as "Wilting." She said your mom is courageous to be able to withstand a look like that. She does admit that any toys other than plushies are really uncomfortable in the bed. Your mom can be lucky that you don't bring bone pieces in the bed (like the stinky and jagged hoof pieces I'm fond of). Those are liable to elicit an outright yelp in the middle of night and create quite a mind field for late night bathroom trips for mom and dad.

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