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This Is Why Leftover Turkey Is Going to be a Problem

The coonhound has a method for getting his share of my dinner and he doesn't give up until his goal is achieved.

Poor coonhound. This is him doing his best "Don't you want to give me a cookie too because I look so humble and compliant? And, gee, look at me! I'm just sitting here with my head on this piece of furniture while you have the gall to eat a cookie right in front of me and not even give me any" look.

But, it's all a lie! A lie, I tell you! He's anything but humble and he will persist until he gets a small bite of the cookie, the entire plate of cookies or just a molecule of cookie goodness that might perhaps fall to the floor. And he will get it - just because he wants it.

Coonhounds don't forget about the coon up in the tree and they don't forget about the cookie you ate, not even if you ate it 15 minutes ago. They know that your hand retrieved it from a place that holds more of the same. They will find the plate and they will stare at it. They will stare at it for 20 - 30 minutes. I know this for a fact. If you try to hide it on the top of the refrigerator, they know it is there. All you've done is given them the opportunity to tree (treeing is a pre-cursor to catching something) a plate of cookies on top of the refrigerator.

You only think you're about to sit down, relax and enjoy another episode of your favorite Thursday night show, "Parks and Recreation." You won't be able to enjoy it though, because the baying will begin. The bay is a long, drawn out version of a bark. And the baying will repeat every 45 seconds. It's amazingly regular, you think, and super annoying. This is the genius of an otherwise seemingly dim-witted dog. His plan is to annoy the heck out of you until you give in. Their mental endurance is amazing!

So, you go to the kitchen and there sits the coonhound, looking up at the plate on top of the fridge. He wants the plate of cookies and he wants you to know that he will be getting it. So, you put the plate in the microwave and shut the door and hope the coonhound can't see them or smell them. There ya go! You've figured it out now! Out of sight, out of mind. You go back to your TV show, but then you hear a bay coming from the kitchen.....

There is only one solution. You get the plate of cookies. You and the husband finish them off. Then you let the coonhound lick the plate. 

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