Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Zanna Schwarzenegger

We are at a weird stage with the WonderChiens. WonderPerros. Wondersomethings.

Zanna the Wonderpup is a honking 5 months old. Zack the Wonderdog is a honking 5 years old.

That’s like having a 35 year old and a 3 ½ year old kid, in doggy years. Zanna adores the ground Zack runs across. She follows him everywhere – except up on the couch where he snuggles with me. When that happens, Zanna starts doing the…


Yup. She stands in the middle of whatever room she happens to be currently occupying, and scans the room slowly, just wondering what she can get away with next. For a minute or two, nothing moves except her head. From the right to the left, and then, from eye level to as high as she can see. Sloowwwly she turns. It’s hilarious to watch, and I’d love to know what goes on in her head. The problem is that I’m not always in the room, which is not so hilarious.

I stayed home today, which means the Wonders stayed pretty much inside, with me. Translate that to Terminator Zanna stayed in deep poop most of the day. She’s just leggy enough that she’ll try to reach dresser tops, table tops, whatever has something on it that catches her eye.

And she’s getting damn good at it.

Zanna’s list of stuff I’ve removed from her mouth.



In less than 12 hours.

1) One of my brand new Mephisto sandals.
2) Any number of gimme caps, which she steals from a shelf in the TV room. She loves her some hats.
3) A bra.
4) The remote control. The heavy one. That goes with the B&O TV. Probably couldn’t replace it if we tried.
5) A towel.
6) A turtleneck. And then a pair of my slacks. Crap. At least they matched.
7) A dirty plastic ladle, stolen from the dishwasher while I was loading it.
8) A Franco Sarto leather loafer, snatched from the closet while I was hanging up clothes.
9) A medicine bottle that fell off my nightstand.
10) The toilet bowl brush.
11) The gun thingy that goes with the Wii.
12) My freakin’ blackberry. I am not even kidding.

And if I yell, “Zanna!”, or say in a singsong voice, “Zannagirl, what do you have?”, she runs. So I have to play the “fetch” game to get her to bring it to me.

Which only encourages her all the more.

She is flat wearing me out. And I wonder why I have trouble getting housesitters.


nikkicrumpet said...

Hmmm I'm wondering if Zanna and Ozzie are related? They can be more work than a herd of two year olds!!!

Packsaddle said...

The ability to run off with a bra in one's mouth while playfully being chased is not necessarily a bad thing.

(Junosmom told me)

Janie said...

Probably, somewhere down the line, they are!

Good Lord. I need some Geritol.

Thanks for stopping by!

Janie said...


Now THAT is seriously funny.

Hey, what happened to all your posts? Going incognito again?

Terri aka Pepsi's Mom said...

According to a famous dog handler, They like things such as remote controls, socks, bras(the more expensive the better), because they have the owners scent on them....

At our house, we almost went broke replacing all the remote controls Pepsi ate! I lost count after 5!

It does encourage good housekeeping, you have to admit!

Janie said...

I really try to be a good housekeeper. She's getting so tall that nothing is off limits for her.

I promise, I leave no bras lying around.

Junosmom said...

Now, Packsaddle, that was supposed to be a secret.

Janie, I pay him to write on my blog. Or wish I could.

Foo said...

„Wunderkind”, vielleicht?

I'm glad that at least one of our cats is getting to a stage in his life where he'd rather curl up and snuggle on my lap than run around the house getting into mischief.

Sandy Kessler said...

pardon me but I must go lie down after reading this.. sk hahahah

Janie said...

Juno's Mom - we could get him to ghost write...

Foo - I know, dude. I know. (Good to hear from you!)

Sandy - you know it's never boring around here.

Janie said...

Foo - I just translated what you wrote...

"Child prodigy, perhaps?"

Aber selbstverständlich!

Lone Chatelaine said...

My dog chewed up my Treo when she was a pup. I think they are drawn to the little ringy noises or something.

Janie said...

Chatelaine - I think it's anything with our personal scent on it. Zoie chewed up a pair of ThatManILove's oakley progressive glasses when she was a pup. I think it cost $800 over insurance to replace them.

catd264 said...

You know this sounds like my house. But it's a Lila Girl that does it. Louie joins in sometimes but it's basically Lila. We found the remote in the yard again, it still works though this time. Gota love them dogs!