Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Lesson In Tolerance


Is there that one person in your life who just rubs you the wrong way? The one that brings a grimace to your face when they walk in the room. There's just something about this person that you can hardly tolerate, but they are so unaware of your feelings. This person is always so happy to see you that they immediately approach you the moment that they see you.


While your nemesis is looking at you with total adoration you are trying to make eye contact with anyone else in the room, imploring them to help you stop this obtrusive behavior.


You search the exits of the room, trying to find a way out while your irritant seems to be all around you at once, filling the room with his presence.


You finally realize theirs nothing you can do, you are family after all and are thrown together constantly. He's not a BAD person, just irritating to you for God-only-knows what reasons. You vow to try to be more tolerant of his over zealous behavior.

(We get such a kick out of watching poor Blackie "tolerate" Mr. Thomas O'Malley. He looks at us as if to ask, "Do you see what is going on here? Are you going to do something about it?". No, only take pictures of your discomfort dear doggie.)

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha. I liked this post. I thought it was very funny and appropriate for Thomas and Blackie.

~Shilo~

Mary said...

Paula,

I enjoyed this post. Blackie is a beautiful dog and he does tolerate Thomas well. Meeko wouldn't be so tolerant, I'm afraid, so no cats in this house.

Blessings,
Mary

Shelby said...

that is so funny.

Pamela said...

we had a dog that did that, too. But when the cat died, he mourned for her. I'm sure of it by the way he searched for her and then lay down and put his head between his paws.

Your dog is just playing hard to get. ha ha.

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Adrienne said...

That is so funny! Thanks for the chuckle :-D

Stacey's Treasures said...

This is so funny! I can't stop laughing.
I do know some people like that.
I hope I'm not one of them?

ancient one said...

Loved this post. Your comments made it... LOL

Tipper said...

Paula a very funny post-and the pictures were a perfect fit!

Lawfrog said...

LOL! That is totally adorable. I found your blog from Shelby Dupree's links. Blackie is a sweetheart to tolerate Mr. Thomas.

Love Bears All Things said...

Funny....and I loved your commentary. It so matched Blackie's attitude and expression.
Mama Bear

Susan said...

We all have our crosses to bear, but oh, it would be so satisfying to just bite the head off an irritant at times!!!
Sammy used to have the Blackie look when the cat was loving on her, but Roxy closes her eyes tight whenever Mazy is giving her the loving treatment. I beleive she is hoping Mazy will give up and go away if she totally ignores her. It never works.

gtyyup said...

LOL...Nice series of photos and great analogy!

Andrea said...

lol! Loved this! Sums up my Sophie's relationship with Elora (my cat) too! :)

TC said...

Oh this was so cute :)

happy zombie said...

I love this post!!!!

Cracking up, thinking of Riff's comment,
"My wife wanted a cat.
I wanted a dog.
So we compromised...
and we got a cat"