Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October 14, 2009


I would really prefer NOT to have my ears cleaned right now if you don't mind.
What? You DO mind?
Well, they are MY ears, so I think we can wait a while.
How about FOR-NEVER? Is for-never a good time to clean my ears?
Ok, here's my deal.
If you'll let me wait until another time to clean my ears,
I won't bark when you are watching House.
Ok, here's another deal.
Oh, just clean them already and get it over with!

From the tall guy:

We do this negotiation EVERY WEEK!
He always loses!


  1. Keep trying Jack! If you make it miserable enough for TG maybe he will give up. Barking during House eh? You don't mess around do you! Did you see Moose's Kibble requests while I was watching the hour long Office episode? Lucky for him I have tivo!

  2. Jack, don't give up, you might wear him done sometime.

    licks and sniffs, Sasha

  3. Go Jack!!! Bark a little louder during House, ok?

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  4. Jack....does TG keep your ear cleaning stuff in a 'BOX'? Boxes contain instruments of torture!!!
    TG you are good at negotiation skills.
    Madi and Mom

  5. I dont hold out hope of you wearing him down, Ailsa disapears as soon as she sees a cotton ball but she always gets caught, and I hate the stuff mums puts in my ears so always lay on the one that needs doing most but it never works. BUts I not givin in.

  6. You go, Jack!!! Everything has to be on THEIR terms!!! Just bark and paw during House, they will eventually get the hint!!!

    lotsa licks,

  7. Why don't you like your ears cleaned? It feels so good! I hum while Beth cleans mine. I like clean ears. But if you don't like it you should go on strike like Madi....but you need a sign to carry....

  8. Jack, we feel your pain. We're not fond of having our ears cleaned either. But, we are teensy tots and our hoomans are much bigger, so we really don't have much of a choice but to grin and bear it. :(

    Chihuahua kisses,
    The Munchkins

  9. Jack, just get used to it. We try and try and try to talk our momma outta' doin' our ears an' our toes but nuttin' works. Even sometimes when we are really not gonna let her do it, she asks her son to stop over on his way home from workin' an' then we know that it is THE END. It is gonna happen no matter what...sigh.

  10. This is a fun blog to read! Greetings from Augie and Ti's mom :)

  11. If negotiation doesn't work, try bribery. Or blackmail. Blackmail's always good.

  12. Jack, you have no idea how seriously I understand your dilemma. I pride myself on being impossible when it comes to getting medicine in my ears. It has reached the point where I have my very own jar of peanut butter! Mom dips a spoon in there to bribe me, while Dad shoves the junk in my ears. Keep up the good fight buddy :) Farley

  13. Darwin doesn't like when I clean her ears, but likes when she visits her doggy daddy Atlas and he licks her ears clean. ehehe

  14. It's all in the negotiation Jack! The trick is to not back down!!!


  15. You sure did try to negotiate...JACK THE NEGOTIATOR is a great name of a new show, that might just take the HOUSE spot. Ooops no wait..Mom watches house too. I don't mind ear cleaning too much.