Sunday, April 6, 2014

Tucker Trouble

    Hello!  I appreciate you stopping by Barking from the Bayou today.  We had a rainy weekend, so instead of being on the computer during the massive lightning storms, we caught up on some great movies.  If you haven’t seen Disney’s Frozen, it is awesome.  I’ll admit to watching it twice.  We also watched Heat with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.  The two are great together and hilarious!  Finally, we watched White House Down.  It was intense, but it was also Tatum Channing so...haha!  There wasn’t much mischief other than running in mud puddles after imaginary wild animals.
   

   For the past couple of weeks, I have used Monday’s Mischief to recall some of the puppy hijinks we have been through over the years.  Today’s post is about Tucker, our Golden Retriever.  If you recall, my son trained him to carry dirty clothes to the laundry room.  My husband and children gave Tucker to me for Mother’s Day 2001.  He was an adorable bundle of gold fur.  As any of you that are familiar with this breed know, they are one of the sweetest, most faithful dogs around.  We called him our “Pocket Dog” because he was always as close as our back pocket.  My kids referred to him as “The Golden Child” since I tended to spoil him…a lot!
   As a puppy, he learned quickly and was always eager to be taught more.  He did get into his fair share of mischief.  It was the usual houseplant digging, gnawing on tables, chair legs, getting into the garbage, curious puppy trouble.  The one thing that we couldn’t seem to break him of was his desire for glasses.  I’m not talking about the drinking kind.  Tucker ate expensive prescription eyeglasses.
   He is guilty of destroying at least three, maybe four pairs of my son’s glasses.  
My son wasn’t careless with his glasses.  They stayed on his face until he went to bed at night.  He had an eyeglass rest on his nightstand and that’s where they sat.  Tucker knew that’s where he set them and would beat me into his boy’s room in the mornings.  While I enjoyed a cup of coffee, Tucker enjoyed chewing up Dustin’s glasses.  I’d hear, “Mom, Tucker Bear has my glasses!”  When I would get to his bedroom door, Tucker was always looking so ashamed.  Evidence of the destroyed glasses would be scattered around the floor.
   We made a conscience effort never to put our glasses where he could get them.  We started putting my son’s even higher and further back out of Tucker’s reach.  He was still caught climbing up and stretching in an attempt for one more pair.  I think he wanted to be a Seeing Eye dog and thought if he kept eating glasses that one of us would need him to guide us around everywhere.  He never liked to be left at home.
   The last pair that I remember him being able to reach was when he got big enough to counter surf.  My husband had just gotten a new pair of glasses at around 4:30p.m. one day.  He wore them for a few hours, and then took them off as the doctor advised.  It’s a rough guess, but I’d can say with some certainty that by 7:45p.m. those brand new gasses were a pile of twisted metal.  Over the years, we knew to always kept our glasses far from his mouth.  I can
 look back on all of Tucker’s mischief and smile.  I miss him, his golden grin, and his 24-carat gold personality, eyeglass eater and all.
   Snoopy’sDog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies host Monday’s Mischief Blog Hop.  All three have hilarious stories to share about their dogs.  Be sure to stop by, get a laugh, and say hello to them.  Then hop on around to these other mischievous bloggers.  It’s Monday, you don’t want to do all of that paperwork anyway, and I won’t tell.



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20 comments :

  1. Just watched Frozen a couple of days back and then had fun going to youtube to watch the honest trailer - http://youtu.be/Zb5IH57SorQ

    :P

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  2. All dogs seem to do some pretty naught things, some more than others. At the time Mom says it is dreadful, but as time passes it becomes funny and makes for fond memories. Now when Bailie is naughty, she gets in trouble but Mom doesn't make a big deal about it as she knows she will laugh about it down the road. Happy Monday!

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  3. What an expensive mischief maker. LOL. What a cutie though!

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  4. Love to hear mischief memories...always fun to reminisce. Not fun while it's happening, but usually brings a smile.

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  5. Ahh mischief memories! Haha nice!
    And Channing,........yes......Channing.,....I will marry him one day!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  6. What a strange and very expensive obsession! I'm thanking my lucky stars right now that my dogs haven never thought of this brand of mischief!

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  7. My parents' dog ate my dad's glasses a couple of weeks ago. Of course she picked the day before he went on a two week business trip!! I guess that is why you should always have a spare pair of glasses...

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  8. Aww, adorable post. I love Goldens, and Tucker sounds like he was especially cute. Also, Frozen is my current movie obsession; hope you enjoyed it! :)

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  9. We have a Tucker who is almost as mischievous. He loves to chew on--and destroy cat toys--a lot less expensive than glasses. ;-)

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


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  10. What an expensive habit! Onyxx chewed up Mr. N's bed last week...

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  11. Oh, goodness, that is just too funny that he had a thing for glasses! Our golden Moses loved a lot of things, but most were less important than that! LOL He loved towels, toilet paper, socks, and slippers. All shoes and socks had to be put away, and when we left the house we had to close the bathroom doors. He never outgrew it either! It also makes me smile to think back on it...they do leave us with some great memories, don't they?
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  12. Oh, dear. Jan has been buying $1 reading glasses because no matter how careful she is to put them where they can't fall on the floor, we kitties invariably knock them off the computer desk and Jan steps on them. She is so thankful they weren't expensive RX glasses.

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  13. What a cutie, though! I really need to watch Frozen.
    DM

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  14. Loved your reminiscing! You should check out my #ThrowbackThursday blog hop some time! Love Dolly

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  15. OMC We just saw Frozen a few weeks ago, and we loved it! Well...I mean, I watched it...MOL!
    Have a pawsome day and it is so cool that you guys are participating in this. Dog fighting SUCKS!
    ❀Siamese Smothers and Tuxie Tickles❀ from Mikko and Jax at Happiness is Siamese!

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  16. That innocent face wouldn't crunch up any glasses. LOL

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  17. What a great story! We have lost a few things to a certain counter-surfer in this house, but thankfully no glasses!

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  18. Tucker was gorgeous! I've never chewed glasses, they don't look very tempting - not like the furniture!
    I'll stop by later to share your dog fighting link.

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  19. Oh my goodness, glasses are an expensive chew toy! Eeks! I have a mischief maker, too! Come by and read about her annd hopefully it will make you smile like your post made me smile. :-) Nice to meet you and have a great day!

    http://walkswithrama.com/

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