Sharing Jaxson’s moment – a dog trick gone wrong – seemed like the pawfect way to add a little laughter to your day. #preweekendchuckle
Teaching the Boys tricks has never been written on my “to-do” list. I admire those who do and would love to be in that category, but sometimes you’ve got to accept the fact there are just somethings you cannot do. #thisisone
That being said, I was A-mazed when –
- Harley learned to sit patiently in front of the camera waiting for me to get a decent shot
- Leo taught himself to carry his ball #wasntme
So naturally when Jaxson started to show promise with his chosen “circus doodle act” – I was thrilled.
You see, with absodoodletutely no prompting from me – Jaxson started closing doors.
First it was the bathroom door. He’d follow me in and before Harley could cross the threshold (behind him) he’d take that huge head of his and push the door shut.
It’s those little things in life that excite me – so for hours and then days afterwards I tried my best to hone in on this new found skill. #doodlegottalent
Imagine my delight the first time he used his head, nudged the door and then used his nose to push it shut. #hotdoodledog
I wanted to call The Ellen Show – but right before I pressed the dial button I realized – I needed video #ohsnapadoodle
For hours – I tried to pre-position myself in a variety of rooms – to include the bathroom and even a closet #dontjudgeme
I was determined to get a video of him closing the door.
Wouldn’t you know it – the first floor powder room was where I filmed a very lazy version…
But my faith never waivered #keephopealive
For days I continued to walk around the house and jet into tight spaces, camera ever ready.
Who said –
When you least expect it…
WHOOP THERE IT IS –
It was a little after six in the evening, the Boys had already eaten their dinner and we were back from our two mile walk.
Doodle Dad was in his office and I had sat down to answer a few emails. His television was on and I’m humming along with ITunes.#ourworld
THEN HE ASKS –
Cathy, is Jax with you?
I turn around and look on the sofa (their usual hangout) and find only one bookend…
I swing around the other way and the chair is empty…
Immediately I rise and join Lee in the hallway, I call out and hear a bark but #seenodoodle
THEN I NOTICE –
Our bedroom door was closed!
Jax had just performed his solo act. He’d #shutthedoodledoor. But he was the only one inside!
I opened the door to find him sitting comfortably by the window catching a breeze watching the children ride their bicycles down the street.
He wasn’t upset. #chillaxin’
I on the other hand was furious because I didn’t have my camera #onetrackmind
I haven’t given up on the video for The Ellen Show yet, but since he’s mastered “closing doors” I think this weekend we’ll work on turning knobs #itcouldhappen
Have a great weekend – and be kind to someone