Monday, February 24, 2014

Mischief Monday - Man's Bad Day

Sorry there are no pictures for this as I was not home. The Man retold his story about last Thursday. Here is the summary.

The Man was almost home when he ran out of windshield wiper fluid. He figured he would just deal with it at home. As he was driving down the private road we live on he saw a car. He was curious so as he turned into the driveway (with his dirty windshield) he was looking into the rearview mirror and cause he couldn't see out the front, he drove into a snowbank.

Driving into a snowbank is only a problem if you get stuck and the Man got really stuck. It took him, the next door neighbour and 2 people who were renting the cottage down the road to push him out. The 2 renters had a dog. While the people were pushing, their dog checked out our yard.

Once Man got his car out he came to take the dogs out. Of course, the dogs had seen this strange dog and when he opened the door 2/3 took off to find the stranger. [Emma was the good dog and she stayed in the yard during the events that followed]. They were stopped part way down the road by one of the neighbours, his dog Ghost (who is wonderful and friendly) and his new foster Shadow. The dogs were all getting along smashingly, until the Man went to put Phod on leash. Something about this action caused Shadow to become aggressive and lunge at Phod. The Man intervened and in the end was the one who got bitten. Fortunately Shadow didn't bite hard and with the Man's winter coat etc no marks or damage done. Man was then able to bring everyone home and he called it a day!

I, the Lady, of course am very supportive and I didn't LMAO at the Man. No, I felt bad for the Man for his series of unfortunate events.

I do admit I am now a little concerned about Shadow. Clearly he has some socialization issues and I am concerned because we live out the country and I know he is often off leash (I saw him running down the road off least yesterday). I am concerned if we come upon him, he may be aggressive again. We will have to be extra careful to make sure everyone stays safe.


I am thrilled to report that we won the bronze in the Canadian Blog Awards - Best Pet Blog.
Congrats to The Cat from Hell for the gold and Nerissa's Life for the silver. I love both your blogs and count myself lucky to share the podium with such great blogs!


  1. well done on the award - we voted but it only let us vote once. Poor Man - they hate feeling like they have done something silly :)

  2. Oh dear and it does sound like Shadow has some serious issues. We hope all is well with The Man today. Congratulations on the award for your blog. Well done. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Oh dear, I'm glad the Man is ok and didn't get hurt!

    I hope you're having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  4. We voted for you also...yayya!! So glad the Man didn't get hurt.
    Stella Rose

  5. Do not tell the man but we are laughing here too. Sounds like something my mom would do.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. I'm glad the man is ok and Shadow too. I think the man deserves a cup of tea and some cookies to forget this bad day :o)

  7. Don't tell the man, but we laughed too.. So pleased Shadow didn't bite him hard, it could of been nasty. xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  8. BRONZE BRAVO.... That is super.

    OMD Man certainly did have an INTERESTING Return to the Homefront... WE are like Mollie... we Laughed... just don't let Man know that... We hope there is no more trouble with Shadow.

  9. Congrats on your award...and congrats for not laughing at the man's bad day...our Mama probably would have laughed a little...after she made sure everyone was ok.

    Dory, Arty, Jakey and Bilbo

  10. Dear Lee and Phod's Lady,

    Congratulations on your award! That is both a funny story and a scary one. It sounds like Dog Friend Shadow has not learned how to use his mouth softly on people. All us Dogs need to learn this when we are puppies, because you people have such wimpy skin. But we love you, so we learn to be gentle. It is scary when a Dog has not learned to have a gentle mouth with people, or with other Dogs! My person says she would be worried too.

    Stay safe! And tell Man to keep away from snow banks.


  11. Congratulations on your award. That's pawsome.

    Sounds like the Man had a bad day, but you were very good not to laugh about it.

    I think leashes can cause such a behavior change in dogs. Maybe it was just that that caused all the issues...

    --Woofs (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

  12. Congrats on your award! We hope the Man looks forward when driving from now on so he doesn't end up in a snow bank again.

  13. First of all... many, many CONGRATULATIONS on your award in the Canadian Blog Awards. Yoo-hoo! YOO-HOO!!!

    Secondly... your man drove into a snowbank? MOUSES! We've had so much snow around here that my Peep #1 has been threatenin' to take a blow torch to the huge mountain of snow at the end of the driveway but I don't think it's gonna happen 'cause... well... MOUSES! I think I just found my blog post for Wednesday. Stay tuned...


  14. Congratulations on your award!
    Were glad the man did not get hurt too.

  15. The Poor Man (giggle) wes is up to our appetites in snow too and thanks yous for being so gracious at remembering mes in your post! mes forgotted to congratulates yous on mine! So CONGRATULATIONS yous guys rock!!

  16. That was quite a lot of mischief for the man! I hope that Shadow is just thrown off by his new situation and might come around with time... but I understand your concern. Where we live, most dogs are off-leash so aggression is absolutely not tolerated. People with aggressive dogs get incredible peer pressure to keep their dogs away from everyone else's dogs! It usually works.

  17. Congrats on winning bronze!

    I got stuck in a snow bank the other day while pulling out of a tutoring client's driveway. The parents had to push me out and I was so embarrassed! Glad that the Manpanion and dogs weren't harmed by Shadow.

  18. Well done on your bronze!

  19. Congrats!

    Hopefully there aren't any kiddos running around your neighborhood.

  20. Woohoo! Congrats on the award, that is fab news!
    Sorry to hear about the incident with Shadow, hope future meet-ups go more smoothly

  21. Oh my, that is one crazy snow story! I'm glad nothing bad happened to the Man or his car. Congratulations on winning bronze!


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