Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cantaloupe Caper

Viva la orange,

It is difficult to sneak anything around here no matter how hard I try! I'm calling this the "Cantaloupe Caper" because I got real creative yesterday at breakfast. (Don't I look innocent?!)

Grandma, Mom and Dad were enjoying their breakfast on the veranda and I wandered off to check out a good smell coming from the kitchen. As I walked into the kitchen, there sitting on the counter - just screaming at me - was a quarter of a cantaloupe.

Now, any dog in his right mind would be licking their chops. I not only licked my chops, I grabbed that nice chunk of loveliness and consumed it. No more evidence! I'm free! I got away with the BIG one!

Then Mom comes into the kitchen a few minutes later and says, "Grandma, did you grab the cantaloupe that I had for you?" She said, "No!" Claudia looked all over the place, in the refrigerator, everywhere, wondering what happened to it.

Grandma came in the kitchen in her bare feet and felt a wet rug. "Uh Oh!" she said, "I think I know what happened to the cantaloupe!"

This she said as I was licking my lips while standing sheepishly in the corner.

"Zane must have grabbed it and ate it,"

"Richard, Zane ate the cantaloupe. Do you think this will be as bad as the dog that ate the grapes?!" Mom said, VERY worried. A speedy trip to the Vet was on her mind to - YIKES! - to pump my stomach!

"I don't know, but I will call GDB and find out."

The Vet told him that it was not, but to give me more kibble to help digest it.

So, the moral to this story is: "When you eat a melon, you may start jell-in, and there ain't no tell-in, with even the good smell-in, you get an extra meal-in the middle of the day."

Woo! Hoo! I got extra food.

Now, the bad news! I threw up the rind in the middle of the night.

Yuck! So much for the cantaloupe caper.

Lots of Big Licks and Melon juice,



Princess Coral said...

Yay Zane! Way to go!!! Send that melon juce to my way!!!

Princess Coral

Anonymous said...


I thought I taught you better manners than that! Shame on you. But didn't it taste good!!! And to think you got to top the whole thing off with extra food..way to go buddy! Maybe I can try the same thing myself.

Seriously though, don't sneak food that isn't GDB approved. Your parents are trusting you more and more and it won't take much for you to loose their trust. Do you want to remain on tie-down the rest of your life? You see, there are many things in a human household that can cause dogs to become very very sick. And most people don't realize just how many dangerous things exist in a typical house. So many in fact that I've concluded a human house hold is actually a very dangerous place for a dog to live. There are just too many things for a curious dog like you to investigate. For your own good, I don't want to hear about you commiting any more "capers". If you do I guess I'll just have to reposses you. How about that?

Love, from your first Dad who still loves you so very very much.

Puppy raiser Gary.

Zane Train said...

Princess & King Gary,

Send you melon? I bet you grow them in your back year! You probably scoop them off the ground. That was awful when I had to give it up. Yuck!

King Gary, my favorite "old man, I mean Dad." At least while I was gorwintg up. Thanks for sharing your concern.

Heh, what can I do. There is was just sitting there on the corner, calling my name. "Zane, I'm so sweet, don't you want a bite?" Now I know how Adam felt when he had to consider that apple!

Rots of Rove, Zane

Princess Coral said...

Hey Zane,

Your first Daddie brought up a good point! Don't we all dislike those tie-down??? And yes, human house is a fun but dangerous place for us, i bet... Banzai gets into all kinds of stuff, but he seems to have an iron tummy!!! I got sick from who-knows-what last month, and it wasn't fun!!! Nikki says that I picked up a forbidden thing, which is still unknown... I guess that we've got to strictly follow the GDB rules for our own sake...

Being adult is not so fun always...

Your Princess

Emily, Suede, and Burgess said...

Zane!! That isn't a very good thing to do. It was still funny though ;) Keep up the good work!