Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hair of the Dog



Lots of people have been asking me about Becca. Well . . .

Between you and me, sometimes I wonder how to take better care of her. She is my responsibility, after all. I adore her and I know she adores me, but there's only so much I can to do to keep her out of trouble.

She's sometimes impulsive -- when it comes to throwing herself into the investigation of a local murder or, frankly, dating. I'm pretty pleased with with the newest guy in her life, but she's brought home some doozies, let me tell you.

She's kind of klutzy which worries me, especially when she's sneaking into places she shouldn't be sneaking into. I prefer it when she takes me along. I'm much better than she is at sniffing out danger (and nearby bacon). I've spent a number of sleepless afternoons on the front porch hoping she's okay. I"m always relieved, thrilled and a little surprised to see her make it home in one piece.

She takes very good care of our South Carolina farm that's full of sweet strawberries, big pumpkins and fresh air. I'm not allowed into the refurbished barn/modern kitchen where she makes the jams and preserves she sells at Bailey's Farmers' Market, but that's all right; I understand. She's all about food handling rules and regulations.

She is frequently late getting to Bailey's, and she doesn't make her bed very often. But she's also got a big heart, a great truck, yummy treats for me, and the ability to find that perfect spot to scratch right behind my ears. I think I'll keep her. She is my person, after all.

Nice to meet you.

Shake?

Hobbit
Becca Robins' housemate/dog

23 comments:

  1. Hiya Hobbit, want a nice head rub? There you go.

    I'm meeting Becca as I type and I can see what you're saying. Not making the bed..tell Becca just cover it up with a blanket and it'll look made.

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a sweetie you are, Hobbit! Sounds like your intentions of taking care of Becca are good--but she's a hard person to protect!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Hobbit, nice to meet you. I think you've got your hands (paws) full trying to keep Becca in line. Best of luck.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dru - You got the right spot. Thanks. And good idea about the blanket. I'll pass it on.

    Hobbit

    ReplyDelete
  5. Elizabeth -- Thanks for the compliment, and I do the best I can. (sigh)

    Hobbit

    ReplyDelete
  6. Mason - You have no idea. Thanks.

    Hobbit

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hobbit, no matter whether Becca makes the bed or throws a blanket over it, you can help by wadding the bedding into a nice nest. Becca will appreciate your hard work!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Sally-Forth and Tally-Ho -

    I like that! Thanks.

    Hobbit

    ReplyDelete
  9. Did you have to wear a cone? Tally made me wear a cone. Phhhttt.

    Hobbit, you're o.k. For a dog.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks, Sherbet. I like the "phhhtt" noise.

    Hobbit

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hobbit, Hope you can train Becca as the series goes on. I've trained Skye to feed me Fancy Feast instead of the diet stuff the vet told her to give me.

    Bingo the black cat

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi, Hobbit. I hope you can train Becca, as well. Humans can be a little difficult to handle, but they're worth it.

    ~Rags (Charlotte Bessette's Ragdoll cat)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Bingo -

    Fancy Feast has to be much better than any diet stuff. Good job training Skye. Our people keep us on our toes, don't they?

    Stay in touch.

    Hobbit

    ReplyDelete
  14. Rags -

    Yes, they're worth it, even on the most trying of days.

    Thanks.

    Hobbit

    ReplyDelete
  15. Woof and tail-wagging greetings!

    Hobbit, I worry about Sophie, too. And Mars, my dad. And Nina Reid Norwood because she rescued me. And, gee, I have a lot of friends who don't have dogs, like Wolf and Bernie. Gotta worry about them, too.

    I'm amazed that my people can't sniff out information like Mochie and me. We're always having to help them sleuth.

    Nice to sniff you, Hobbit!

    ~ Daisy
    Domestic Diva Mysteries

    ReplyDelete
  16. Daisy,

    Thanks. It's mutual.

    What would they do without us? I don't even like to think about it.

    Hobbit

    ReplyDelete
  17. Treats? Becca gives you treats? You Lucky dog. My Lucy keeps putting me on a diet. Not fair. I have to go shred something...

    -Grendel

    ReplyDelete
  18. Grendel -

    Send me Lucy's number. I'll have Becca call her and share with her the value of treats over diets.

    We've got to look out for each other.

    Hobbit

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hello Hobbit, so nice to meet you.
    Do you have a favorite treat?

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hobbit, my dear fellow. You must come up to North Carolina and we'll trot along the beach.

    Captain Haviland, Poodle

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hello Annette -- anything bacon.

    Yum.

    Hobbit

    ReplyDelete
  22. Captain Haviland,

    Consider it a date! I haven't been to the beach in some time. I look forward to it.

    Thanks,
    Hobbit

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hobbit, I just finished reading about your and Becca's adventure. Poor dog, you've got your work cut out for you! Here, have a good scratch and a few slices of bacon. You've earned them.

    ReplyDelete