Wednesday, January 18, 2006


I have a tough dog. She is one fierce chienne. She has successfully defended me against Scanner Dan (weird Madison personality who listens to a scanner and shouts at people), a rogue painter who dared walk on our grass (she actually bit him), and the maintenance lady of the apartment building.

Yep, she's bad. And she knows it.

Except, however, when it comes to one thing. Her evil nemesis.

Whenever he shows up, she is reduced to an embarrassing state of cowardice.

Tonight, I tried to snag a picture of her in her hiding place, which is as far away as she can get in this tiny apartment.

But she was, alas, too proud, and wouldn't let me catch her huddled on the bathmat. She braved coming outside of the bathroom just to appear strong and brave.

And whom, you ask, could scare such a dog?

May I present... Monsieur Evil, himself.

The ironing board.

Run Away! Run Away!



At 5:43 AM, January 19, 2006, Blogger L'Amerloque said...

Hi Mrs B !

Amerloque's dogs' nemesis is the ... Dyson vacuum cleaner. -wide grin-


At 7:59 AM, January 19, 2006, Anonymous LaCresha said...

*LOL* All 3 of our dogs run away from my ironing board too... and sometimes they act vicious, like they are going to attack it. But as soon as I scoot it closer to them, they're gone :) Speaking of ironing, I have that to do today.

I hope you had a wonderful day :)

At 4:01 PM, January 19, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! Poor Pooch!
The cats don't mind the ironing board, but Bosco is scared to death of the vacuum. I think he wets his pants nearly every time he hears it! ;0) On the other hand, Rio thinks the vacuum is fascinating.

Hugs from Chicago!

At 3:06 AM, January 20, 2006, Anonymous Sandra said...

Cute doggie!!
OMG, I have a Dyson too and my Labrador is scared of it. She's also none too bright, because when I use it she insists upon staying next to my left leg to receive reassuring pats on the head -instead of trying to get away from the source of all the noise :o) Or maybe it's the sight of all the dog fur dust bunnies being sucked into the Dyson at high speed?

At 11:55 PM, January 20, 2006, Blogger Vanessa said...

I love this. My dog is terrified of my vacuum, as are many dogs, apparently! Mine hides behind the cusions on the sofa until I get near her, then she runs for under the bed.

At 7:36 AM, January 21, 2006, Blogger kronprinz1918 said...

My Ironing Board makes the most blood curdling squeal when I open it that, yes, my Border Collie runs straight to the back door with his tail between his legs, and an expression on his face like "whatever I did, I'll never do it again".

At 7:04 PM, January 23, 2006, Blogger Jen said...

I stumbled across your blog and thought I would tell you that this story is HILARIOUS! I am still laughing...


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