Wednesday, June 11

Dreams can come true... but

This is Honey, as she was on Xmas Day 2000. She was my Xmas present, & was a dream come true.

She was so tiny, we had to be careful not to step on her! She was always a good little girl, & once I got her trained she has been a great, polite, clean & loving little girl.

I dreamt of having another little puppy, to keep her company. Gom kept telling me I didn't need another dog.
I would tell him of course I did, I couldn't have too many.

Then we got this little treasure, in 2005. The Wee Leo. He is the same breed as Honey, a Poodle Maltese Cross. They both had little black Poodle mothers, & Maltese fathers. Not the same parents though. Leo's father was actually a Poodle Maltese cross too, so Leo is very curly, & more poodle like.

Leo was such a little heart stealer. He looked more like a stuffed toy, than a real dog. Hiccups training him. He was a chewer of shoes too. He ate many shoes & slippers, to say nothing of sundry other items. He was always boisterous, a much different dog, temperamentally, to what Honey had been.

We had both dogs desexed as soon as they were 6 months old.
Leo just has that dominant male streak in him, that makes him think he needs to be Boss of this house.

Hmmmnn, careful what you dream of might get it.

Of course we love him to bits. He has really become Gom's dog. But he needs taking down a peg, as they say. He is a naughty boy, really. We have tried the Dog Whisperer method. Which worked really well.

But Gom wont obey! He does all the wrong things with Leo. He lets him lord it over him. He lets him up on his chair. He just basically loves him too much. Treats him like a human little boy. Spoils him rotten.

In other Dreams.....

Last night I dreamt I broke a tooth. Today this dream came true! To my utter horror.

I hope the rest of the dream doesn't also come true. I broke another tooth also. I am off to see the Dentist about the broken one this afternoon. I hate to think what he may tell me. There is not much of it left, that is actual tooth. It seems to be mostly composed of filling... those ugly old black amalgam fillings. I think the theory now is that they crack teeth, as they expand & contract with heat & cold.

So this will mean another session of board-like rigidity, copious nervous sweating, sheer terror at the sounds of the whole dental rooms. The smell. I wish I had an ipod or something to keep out the sounds of the drill, the dreary music they pipe into the room. Why dont they have movies on the ceiling? Why can't they knock you out, so you don't have to face the ordeal?

Why am I such a downright coward?

Now, what slops can I find for lunch. I dont want to break more off the wretched thing!

Janis Ian, At Seventeen.


Tanya Brown said...

Oh no! So sorry about the tooth! I do hope you won't have to listen to the Muzak version of "Girl from Ipanema" while they're looking under the hood.

At my last dental visit, the dentist proffered a set of headphones and an X-band radio receiver. "What do you want?", he asked "There are stations with oldies, country, sixties ..." He then plunked the headset on me, cranked it up high enough that I couldn't hear the drill, and told me he'd tug on the earpiece if he needed my attention.

That, in my opinion, is the way to do it if one has to be awake. That dentist also has cool bathrooms, much nicer than my bathroom at home. And nicely scented hand soap. I do like a nicely scented hand soap.

Darling baby pictures of Leo and Honey. Such delicious little fluffballs.

bluemountainsmary said...

Dear little dogs.

The only way - at all - that I can get through a dental visit is with an ipod.

caramaena said...

Is that the 'breed' called Moodles? I saw a puppy in the pet shop with that sign on it last week and it was the cutest looking thing.

Oh and Meggie... you and I have the exact same sentiments about dentists. My preference would be completely knocked out. Sorry about the tooth, hope it's not too much of a hassle to fix up.

Anonymous said...

I love a puppy and hate a dentist. This post delighted and horrified me!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on dentists Meggie. Hate having to go and always seem to get told off for not going as often as I should. Still, I managed to get into a lovely man last week and he filled a front tooth without me going completely insane with fear.
Both puppydogs are beautiful. I'm sure that leo isn't half as bad as you tell it.

Kellie said...

Must be the day for it! My Meggie came to me at 1am in tears over a tooth that had been repared a month ago ... it was pulled out today. My poor girl suffers terribly from panic and this just added to the horrible ordeal. Hope yours holds up OK

Alison said...

I love seeing the dogs taking centre stage Meg. Our boy Chalky took centre stage in the last ten days and the vet bill was close to $300.00. Have threatened to put him out in the front yard with a tin cup tied around his neck with a big sign saying "please help pay my vet bill"
But we love him very much.

teodo said...

Dear Meggie,
I'm sorry about the tooth!
Leo and Honey are so sweety!
ciao caio

Joyce said...

Sorry about the tooth. The same thing happend to me about ten years ago. The dentist suggested a $700 crown. I said let it be until it starts to hurt. It's still there still doing ok although suddenly one day I'll have to get it pulled. My dentist has a TV up high and hands you a remote. It would help if I could stand daytime TV. Lol.

Ginger Patches said...

Oh those puppy pictures are sooo sweet! My daughter's dream is to own a Malti-Poo I think it's the same thing--do they just grow to be like 3 pounds? Very adorable dogs.

I am so sorry to hear about your tooth, I know the feeling of horror when it happens! Good for you getting it taken care of right away. Mine broke about a year ago (or more yikes) and I still haven't done anything about it. I dread the dentist too.

Kitty said...

Awww, cute pups. If I had a dog it would be similar to your dogs.

Sorry to hear about your tooth - I used to have lots of dreams about teeth falling out - they were horribly distressing dreams. Being afraid of the dentist isn't cowardice ... it's normal!! x

Knot Garden said...

Good luck at the dentist, how awful to have the dream come true!
Your dogs are beautiful.

Thimbleanna said...

Leo and Honey are adorable! Sorry to hear about your tooth -- hope the fix isn't too painful!

The Sagittarian said...

Such lovely pups! As you know, we are cat people but if we had to get a dog one like either of those would be wonderful. I take the girls to the pet shop sometimes "just to look" and last time we were there they had bichon-poodle cross pups. Of course, they wanted to take all the pets home so I probably won't visit there again! :-)

Mike said...

Lovely dogs Meggie. I so want to get a little partner for Carmen. She's so possessive though, I am not sure how it would work.

I don't like dentists at all. Good luck with your tooth.

Ali Honey said...

Oh Meggie. Bad luck. You know I am a dentist coward too! Even my dentist admitted to feeling the same if he has to go to another dentist!
Why can't it be a place we all like to visit? Thinking of you!

ancient one said...

Why do we dread the dentist so much? But then, I hate to go to any doctor. My dentist has never, ever hurt me... still I dread it.

Loved hearing about your dogs also!

Sara Sue said...

I just want to snoodle both of those puppies! iPod/headset is the only way to go at the dentist's office. Taking the sound out of the process really helps, now if they'd just do something about the smell! I hope it all goes well!

quilteddogs said...

Sweet, sweet pups.