Thursday, March 5, 2015


Have you ever seen Marley & Me? The clearance puppy that seems to cause trouble all the time--our dog Barkley is like that. He was also kicked out of obedience school--just like Marley.

He won't win any beauty contests soon… Or ever. He's got a massive snaggletooth coming from his massive underbite. Seriously. That tooth is longer than my nails. He scuffed most of the black off of his nose.

He's not terribly bright either. He knows no fancy tricks… or any tricks at all. Unless you call 'relieving himself on the carpet and sneaking away before he's caught in the act' a trick.

He sleeps 23.5 hours a day. He wakes up only to bark at nothing or eat a bag of 500 cotton balls as soon as I bring them home from the store. It's one of his best skills, actually.

He has a very limited palate. Of very odd things. Aside from the cotton balls, he loves to eat dirty socks, crayons, ice cubes, legos, pantyhose, and eggshells. Not his kibble. Heavens no! He turns his nose up at what he should like in favor of the very peculiar five star cuisine we have laying around the house.