GOLDENDOODLE GUILT TRIP GAME

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Guess whose mastered the Goldendoodle guilt trip game?…

GOLDENDOODLE GUILT TRIP GAME

This has been going on for a couple of months now, and I’ve fallen for it every time – but no more! #nomoreIsay

Since moving to the Holy City two years ago – their days of doggie day camp came to a halt. Partly because either Doodle Dad and/or I are home but mostly because Olde Towne Pet Resort in Northern VA spoiled us.

I passively search – but nothing compares in this ultra pet friendly city with what we had at OTPR.

PROFESSIONAL GUILT TRIPPERS –

They’ve got this guilt trip thing down to a science. I’m getting accustomed to the “why are you leaving me here with him look” in the morning when I leave for work…

GOLDENDOODLE GUILT TRIP GAME

Even though Lee takes them more places during the day then I ever would, they still practice their pitiful gaze on me.

But it’s when we go to the groomer – that they perform. #sweetbabyJesus

Happier than ever when we arrive, they can’t wait to get inside. They greet everyone – customers and employees with tails swishing back and forth like battery operated feather dusters.

After a brief convo with their groomer, I grab my keys, tell them I’ll be back and then it starts.

Harley’s first – he starts climbing all over me. Clawing at my clothes with his front paws as if he wants to get in my pocket. #kangaroodoodle

Jaxson tries to jump in my arms – leaping and laughing at the same time #yeshelaughs

Even though they don’t look the least bit afraid – I feel guilty. #doodlemissionaccomplished  

PHOTO PROOF –

The groomers chuckle as they patiently wait for me to leave.

I know my presence only makes their job harder. But it’s difficult for me to walk away.

I shuffle out the door no longer excited about the three hours I have to myself to do whatever I want.

Last Saturday I had a potential magazine gig meeting followed by lunch plans – something I thought about with anticipation all week long.

Hard to have fun if I’m focused on the Boys – watching my phone, waiting for it to ring. #theygotme

Then it happened. My phone started beeping, I flipped it over from its backside and photos started popping up.

These little rascals were jerking my chain. Trying to ruin my Saturday plans.

CHECK THESE OUT –

First of all, how spoiled can you be – if you’re free to roam and chill out BEFORE your bath begins…

GOLDENDOODLE GUILT TRIP GAME

Shampoo and conditioner doesn’t seem to be bother them much either…

GOLDENDOODLE GUILT TRIP GAME

Apparently the dryer and a little scissor work isn’t painful at all…

GOLDENDOODLE GUILT TRIP GAME

Oh yeah baby, getting a bath is hell…

GOLDENDOODLE GUILT TRIP GAME

Real torture…

GOLDENDOODLE GUILT TRIP GAME

I needed wine #yestheywineshopwithme

GOLDENDOODLE GUILT TRIP GAME

Do your dogs play the guilt games? Do tell –

Guilt – the gift that keeps on giving ❤ Erma Bombeck

16 Comments
  • Shadow and Ducky's Mom
    February 20, 2018

    OMD! Another Erma Bombeck fan! She was wonderful!

    Anyway, our dogs are masters at putting us on guilt trips. We must be strong.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 21, 2018

      I’m like pudding when they start that with me – so sad. Yes, I am an Erma fan. Talk about a women wise beyond her years….

  • Amanda
    February 20, 2018

    Oh my goodness, yes! Wrigley is a professional!! Especially if mommy and daddy are talking to each other (heaven forbid!), he makes guteral cries like his leg is being chopped off— all while laying comfortably on a fluffy bed, blanket, etc. I always tell him, like any good mom, if he had ANY idea what some dogs go through in life!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 21, 2018

      They are just too smart sometimes. So happy the groomer sent me those photos or my entire morning would have been ruined. They are a hot mess.

  • Emma
    February 21, 2018

    I am not too bad at going to the spa. I walk in on my own, but I never want Mom to leave. My spa lady says is a tattletale and tells Mom as soon as she leaves, I’m happy as a clam. My sisters on the other paw won’t even walk into the place. Mom has to carry them in and they fuss like babies. They too settle as soon as she leaves. I guess it is what we dogs do to make sure our moms come back for us.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 21, 2018

      Is that what it is Emma – you all haven’t figured out yet that we will never, ever leave you? We are always coming back for you – that’s a PAWmise!

  • Monika & Sam
    February 21, 2018

    I am convinced Sam was a travel agent in a previous life. He seems to enjoy sending me on guilt trips.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 21, 2018

      Well He and Harley must have worked at the same agency then. LOL

  • The Daily Pip
    February 21, 2018

    They do seem to have the guilt trip thing down pretty well But not to worry Ruby has me quite well trained as well. She has perfected the “OMG, you are abandoning me. Don’t you know I had a hard childhood” look every time I leave the house – even if I’m just taking the trash out.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 22, 2018

      Oh noooooo – not the “I’ve had a hard childhood” look. That’s too much! I’m telling you – they are winning the war!!

  • Robin
    February 21, 2018

    Hahaha! Those eyes! I would have to work at not falling for that guilt trip. They are good at this! My kitties don’t bother trying to make me feel guilty for anything. They are straight shooters and just tell me to give them what they want. LOL

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 22, 2018

      These two that love with me are the Masters!!!!

  • Lindsay
    February 22, 2018

    Oh the boys have mastered this, too, have they?! The boys have pity parties every morning I leave. I do my rounds and go give them kisses before I leave, often tucking them back into bed but I always get the look and I think to myself, “I know buddy, if I could stay home and slumber with you all day, I would.” Such adorable little boys, Cathy. <3 xoxox

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 22, 2018

      I have a regular speech I give as I’m walking out the door in the mornings. I promise you they know what I’m saying too!
      The best part of leaving is coming home – that’s the best.

  • Jan K
    February 28, 2018

    Luke stands at the door looking sad whenever I leave the house, but Cricket is happy as long as she gets her treat! She does have the pitiful look down for when she wants a treat at other times though. She parks herself in front of the pantry and will not move until I give in (and how can I not??).

  • All Things Collie
    March 1, 2018

    Yep, my collie have my number! They have me wrapped around their dainty collie paws! Lol

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