Cookie Monster
February 20, 2007

As we well know by now, Ginger is a cookie whore. Determined to make every moment into a Milkbone moment, she will do her darnedest to get a treat. This past weekend, she completed the entire box of cookies, no not in one weekend, but the box was empty. I placed it next to the garbage to be recycled with our beer bottles and Diet Coke cans. She immediately ran to it, knowing the red box and smelling the scent of cookies. Probably thinking, "idiot, why'd you place the box on ground level, now it is mine for the taking." As such, she immediately dove in to claim her prizes. Not quite realizing the it takes hands to reach into the depths of the box and pull those wonderful cookies out. She first attempted to bite at the box, sensing a cookie should be in there.

This method did not work to get any of the mystery cookies out. She next must've thought, "I know I can smell them and they have to be there. Let me stick my head in there to get to the bottom of this." That is if she were a rational creature, she would've.

"Wait. Where are those cookies? "

"And? And? How do I get this thing off my head?"

At least I would imagine that was her thought, as she ran around the house, now unable to see because of her milkbone box hat; smashing into the walls, hitting the mirror and getting stuck in a corner at one point.

We, fortunately, found this quite humorous. Taking pictures and laughing the whole time. Why else do people get dogs? Or for that matter have kids? But to laugh at their humiliating moments and capture them with the Kodak. I would imagine she did not. As she not only ran into walls, but she was unable to remove the box, and she did not actually get any cookies out of it.

I eventually ended her suffering and removed the box from her head. After some confusion and she returned to the now villain. Knowing it is still the cookie box, but scared about her recent run in, she sniffed the box suspiciously.

She rather quickly got over that fear and took full vengeance on her hat head, in an effort again to get to the bottom of the problem.

She ripped the box to shreds. Hoping that she could take proper revenge on the box and perhaps learning that there were no actual cookies in there. Or not. Who really knows what a small stubborn cookie loving beagle thinks?

Despite her "traumatic" episode, she happily accepted a new cookie from the fresh box and continues on her mission to seek out all cookies everywhere regardless of what harm or humiliation she has to endure. She is just that kind of girl.


Blogger Ally said:

Well persistence is an admirable virtue, right?

7:09 PM 

Blogger e.b. said:

And really how can you fault her? That red box is a sign to her that cookies are near.

7:14 PM 

Blogger Pam said:

Bwhaha! Don't feel bad...I would have taken pictures too. One of my cats ended up with one of those Krystal hamburger boxes on his head once. Instead of helping him get it off I pointed and laughed. Does that make me a bad mommy?

5:44 AM 

Blogger Runner Girl FL said:

The lack of leaping abilities of that pup makes that sort of thing much easier to take pictures of. My Freya-kitty got her head stuck in the handle of a plastic it "chased" her around and around. I didn't have time to take a picture I had to catch her before she leaped over every piece of furniture and knocked every breakable object over onto the floor!! ;)

Thanks for sharing puppy pics. She is the cutest!! (I love those ears)

5:50 AM 

Blogger JustRun said:

A true testament as to how far one should go for a cookie. I think I would have done the same thing for my favorites. :)

5:53 AM 

Blogger Accidentally Me said:

I would absolutely get my head stuck in a cardboard box in pursuit of a cookie. No question.

6:41 AM 

Blogger e.b. said:

I too think her ears are what keep her alive - everytime she pees on the carpet I threaten to kill her and then I see her velvet ears.

I guess I can bring the pics to the vet, so at least they can laugh when they tell me she is overweight.

7:10 AM 

Blogger Cute Jewess said:

Ha. Pets with heads in boxes gets me every time (including my own!).

9:18 AM 

Blogger brookem said:

She's adorable. Gotta love a girl who loves a good cookie.

11:18 AM 

Blogger Jacob Da Jew said:

Those pics cracked me up.

2:19 AM 

Blogger copasetic fish said:

nice! whenever my mother starts hinting about grandkids, i send her more pictures of the dog and remind her that he won't hit her up for cash when during the college years :-)

6:33 PM 

Blogger e.b. said:

Good point - though considering the smarts she displayed here she would not be Harvard materials

6:38 PM 

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