Tuesday, December 04, 2007

This ever happen to you?

You're tooling along. The writing is flowing, words are beautiful and then the dog jumps up and lays her head on your keyboard. You try to push it off before she types a row of skdfhjdxzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, but you never make it in time. Or worse yet she depressed the "Page up" button and suddenly you have no idea where you are.
You shove the dog off...repeatedly....until she finally leaves and then the other dog, awoken by the confusion comes over. This one decides its time to load the dishwasher. (Yes, she loves checking out all the dirty dishes at eye level) Its like her job. So she sits and barks at you. You get up to see if she wants to go out, needs a cookie, check the water dish--turn around she's standing in front of the dishwasher---waiting.
Get back to your writing, try and find the flow again and-- "YAP! YAP! YAP!"
Reread the last paragraph...where was I? "YAP! YAP! YAP!"
Words, where are the words? They were here a minute ago.
"YAP! YAP! YAP! YAP! YAP! YAP! YAP!" Paw rakes down the leg.
Get three words down. Hit the delete button, that stinks...where are those beautiful words that were here five minutes ago? I had it. Knew exactly where it was going...
The dog is deaf. The paw is poised and ready to strike. I have no choice but to go finish the dishes now.
Dishes done, deaf dog happily sleeping at my feet while I play a few very important games of Spider Solitare...


Shirley said...

I have that happen all the time ... but my dogs aren't interested in the dishes. One of mine brings his leash. No matter how I try to keep it out of his reach, he finds it, brings it to me and will not take later for an answer. Then the other dog starts barking excitedly because she thinks we're all going for a good long walk.

Aimless Writer said...

I think my life is ruled by the animals around me. lol
What kind of dogs do you have?

paul lamb said...

This has happened to me. My dog generally waits until I'm "in the zone" and then barks to be let out or nuzzles for a scratch or wants a treat. I don't know how he knows the worst time to interrupt me. Must be a sheltie thing.