I mentioned in blind Millie’s arrival post that she had instantly become a “Daddy’s girl,” following me everywhere, laying down next to me wherever I was, sitting by the door and waiting for me while I’m outside. As I write this, she’s sleeping in the doorway to my office. Millie is definitely my minion, and I love it.
But, there’s trouble in minion-land. We discovered a couple of weeks ago that on those very rare moments when she’s not by my side, she’s up to something. Yes.
We learned this on a Saturday afternoon, when I had walked out of?my office and noticed Millie wasn’t with me or in the hallway outside my office. I went?downstairs, looked over at the kitchen, and saw a freshly baked loaf of bread on the floor, mostly eaten, and a very guilty looking Miss Millie slinking out of the kitchen.
I had baked four loaves of bread that day and they had been sitting on the kitchen counter cooling on racks. She had quietly left my office, sneaked downstairs and into the kitchen, and grabbed a loaf off the counter.
We have a set of doggie panels that blocks off the kitchen from the living room, but we had left the gate open as we often do — we haven’t had counter-thieves here in a while.
Here’s the (only) funny part of the story: Just before I went downstairs that Saturday to discover the bread heist, Alayne had been in the dog wing at the other end of the house cleaning crates, and Tanner had been hanging out with her. She said Tanner suddenly?heard something happen in the people wing, raced down the hallway to check it out, then came back all upset and atwitter. Alayne said she could tell Tanner’thought something was very, very wrong. That’s when I happened to descend the stairs and find the loaf on the floor. He must have seen Millie?in the kitchen eating the bread, realized this was a big no-no, and knew someone was going to be in big, big trouble!
So now we know that when my adorable minion isn’t with me, we’d better check out the kitchen!
Barb Ribinski says
How funny. I guess the smell of that freshly baked bread was too tempting for her to resist. Maybe Tanner wanted to be sure you realized HE wasn’t the one responsible. Funny how they know when they are doing something they shouldn’t be. You might have to bake an extra loaf from now on.
Tonya Allen says
Oh, it cracks me up when dogs tattle on each other. And you know the saying, Silence is golden, unless you have a puppy, in which case, silence is suspicious… But who could be annoyed with that sweet face?
Now playing at RDF: “Les Miserables,” starring Millie as Jean Valjean and Steve as Inspector Javert.
Leila King says
Aww, that’s a riot! Never a dull moment.
Laura Pomaville says
Ha! How funny, yes one of my dogs will take anything off the counter and eat it including reading glasses and pens. I can’t say I blame her, homemade bread? Wow.
Diane Borden, Chehalis, WA says
Our dog pack is never as large as yours, but it seems we always have at least one little daring thief, and one tattle-“tail” in the group of three. So funny to see one so upset about the other getting in trouble, even when the big trouble is the human’s disapproving voice. They certainly keep their finger, um …. paw, on the pulse of the household, don’t they.
So, Minion Millie has fallen from grace…… but only just a little.
Colleen & sweet kitty, Andre says
Such a funny story!!! It’s so funny Tanner knew something was not right!!! Millie’s nose knows!!
I love this story, and this beautiful girl….you are a lucky dog yourself, Steve, to have such a sweet minion.