This story was sent to me from Kyla at http://happytailsbooks.com/
She has several books about dogs and of course one about dachshunds that is to be released soon. Check out her site and see if your favorite breed is there!
I will have another post about her books periodically….
Wilbur’s Jell-O® Distribution Service
All the dogs in our house know Tuesday is the night we clean out the fridge in preparation for garbage day. As soon as the trash can appears and I block the fridge door open, they are all on scene, working the area for anything that might hit the floor by accident. They patiently wait for the tidbits of dried vegetables, old lettuce, and cherry tomatoes that miss the trash can as they fly through the air.
No dogs were small enough to actually climb in and clean off the shelves until Mr. Wilbur came along. He’s a sneaky little Double Dapple who is very inquisitive and doesn’t miss anything that relates to food.
I decided to go for the gold this week and wash all the fridge walls down, too, so I took out all the top shelves thinking I had removed all the food. Just as I was about to begin, I heard the washer out of balance in the basement, so figuring it was safe to leave the door open, I sprinted down the stairs to rebalance the load.
Job completed and new load in the machine, I went back to the kitchen to finish the fridge. As I reentered the kitchen, I saw everyone huddled around Wilbur, staring adoringly at him. It turns out he noticed a six-pack of Jell-O in the back of the fridge, climbed in, and pulled out the treasure.
There Wilbur stood, in the middle of the kitchen, removing the foil tops from each container and then passing them out like an ice cream truck driver passes out ice cream. Delilah and Bully were already enjoying their treats while my other two Doxies waited patiently in line. For a second I thought that Wilbur was going to turn around and ask them for twenty-five cents!
I must admit, I was fascinated. For a second I just stood and watched my little Wilbur serve his customers. Sadly for the last two dogs, I intervened, and Wilbur’s illegal “Jello® Distribution Service” was busted, and they went without.
Moral of the story: Never underestimate a Dachshund’s determination when it comes to Jell-O!!