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Dirty Floors

June 4th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

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For the past 9 years, there has been an eager body in this house to clean floors.  It is not me!

Bubba has been my silent assistant in cleaning the kitchen and I miss his help!  With 3 kids, somebody is always spilling something.  I didn’t realize just how often this was happening until now.  My floors are destroyed!  There are noodles stuck to the floor under the table and Dorito crumbs on the bathroom floor…yes, the bathroom floor.

Also, it seems like the children are eating less of their dinner since he’s been away…hmmmmmm.

He is a great helper with the dishes too.  Bubba has got away with a bit more than he should given his situation and my guilt…note the front left leg in the photo and the awkward position with the tumor protruding out from the elbow.  This was taken about 1 week pre-amp. he probably won’t be able to do that anymore!  Positive change: no more self helpings of table scraps=weight management for a healthy life on 3 legs!

Not allowed!

cleaning the dishes

Pre-rinse cycle


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8 Comments so far ↓

  • AngelAbbysMom

    Our pups have always helped with the pre-rinse cycle as well! I figure it’s “green” – you save water since you don’t have to rinse the food off!

    As for sneaking food off the table… Don’t be so sure – he probably will still be able to do that once he’s all healed up and home again. Our girl could do pretty much everything post-amp that she did before – the good and the bad. Jumping up on folks? Yep. One-legged digging? Yep. Counter surfing? Yep.

    Great pics. He’s such a handsome boy.
    Jackie, Angel Abby’s mom

  • etgayle

    bubba, you are such a helper!!! we think you will find new ways to be ‘mother’s little helper’, no keeping a good boy down!!

    charon & spirit gayle

  • Leslie

    🙂 How beautiful! When my Kali girl, also a boxer, was an only dog my husband and I heard a commotion in the dining room. We went in there only to find her ON the table with her head stuck in a burger king bag. We actually had the nerve to walk away from the table and not throw the bag away!! At that time she was still a pup and we have one of those extra tall tables that you have to have bar stools to sit at. We still don’t know how she got up there, but it’s a great memory that we’ll have forever!!

  • krun15

    You are in trouble now! Like Abby said, Bubba will probably be able to do all of that stuff, and since he will be a tripawd warrior you will cut him even more slack! He’ll probably have his own chair at the table now!
    He is beautiful- I love brindle colored pups!

    Karen and the pugapalooza

  • labsrus

    I loved this post! You are a talented writer. Bubba is a very handsome dog and I’m sure he’ll be up to helping you again very soon!

  • bubbasmom14

    I love these stories! Thank-you for all the kind remarks. I look forward to the day when I find him back on the table, cleaning up for me. Guaranteed…I will be reaching for the camera when it happens! You all are giving me so much hope that my boy will be the same silly boy on 3 legs.

  • Dakota Dawg

    I think we often have a pretty big swing in perspective after our dogs become tripawds. Dakota used to lay across the kitchen doorway and paw at our feet as we stepped over. Drove me crazy and inspired a colorful vocabulary as I would stumble and lurch to keep from face planting.

    After a couple of weeks as a tripawd, Dakota was in his favorite spot and doggone if he didn’t reach out with his remaining front foot and take a swipe at me. Again I went stumbling and lurching, and when I got my balance again, I thought how grateful I was that my dog had nearly knocked me on my can. (It’s been 16 months and now it’s not so cute, but he’s here so I’ll take it!)


  • BriAnn

    I love bubba soooo much and I am glad he “helped!” I am positive after he recoveres more he will be able to clean the floor and…….lick the dishes again! Good luck bubba! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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