Landon & I were laying low this weekend. Both of us were a little under the weather. By Sunday evening, Landon had a lot of restless energy. He kept letting the dogs in & out from the back yard. I started to make dinner when Jeff called to tell me he had two families show up at closing time & he would be late getting home from work. By 6:00 pm I was ready for a parental break. I seriously needed Jeff home. Landon was running around going wild! Of course it didn't help that I was trying to make dinner either. I had told Jeff prior to him leaving for work that day, that I had bought steaks & that was what I was planning on making for dinner that evening. I know he was eager to get home to enjoy one of his most favorite meals. Knowing Jeff was going to be late, I went ahead & served Landon & I dinner. I figured that might keep Landon busy for a minute or two. By 7:00, Jeff called to tell me he was only 3 minutes away from home. A sense of relief came over me!But, once again, Landon unlocked the back door while I wasn't looking & let the dogs in the house. (I don't mind the dogs in the house, but when it's nice outside, that's were they belong) Again, I put the dogs outside in the back yard, & told Landon to join me in the front yard to look for daddy's car driving up the street. A few moments later, Jeff arrived home. We played with Landon outside for a minute & Jeff told me, "I'm starving!" I reminded him that I made steaks. We went inside the house, Jeff went to change out of his work clothes, & I went into the kitchen to put his dinner plate together. When I got to the stove, I noticed that Jeff's steak was missing. I stood in front of the stove dumbfounded! I kept thinking to myself, "I know I made him a steak....it was right here." I turned around, & I looked under the table. There I found our newly adopted dog, Sassy... she was nearly done eating Jeff's entire steak!!!!! I knew Sassy knew she was in trouble. Even though she was still eating Jeff's steak, her tail was tucked under her bottom. I shouted out, "Sassy!" She took off running. hahahaha! Just as I caught her, Jeff came into the kitchen & said, "What's wrong?" I pointed at the pan on the stove. "Sassy ate your steak." I started to laugh...When I put the dogs out before taking Landon out into the front yard to watch for Jeff, I didn't noticed that Sassy didn't run out into the back yard with Tuffy & Speck. She obviously was still in the house. I guess Sassy couldn't control herself with the smell of steak lingering in the air & absolutely no human around. She somehow found a way to jump onto the counter top, walk over to the stove & run off with Jeff's steak. hahahahaha!
Jeff's facial expression reminded me of the "Old Man" from the 80's Christmas Story with Peter Billingsly In the movie, the neighbors, the Bumpses, had coon dogs that busted into Ralphies's mothers' kitchen & ate the families' turkey Christmas dinner. I began to laugh even more when Jeff's next response after discovering that the dog had eaten his steak was, "I guess I'll just go to Taco Bell for dinner." hahahahahaha....
6 years ago