Snoopy wants to do a deal…….

I was feeling kinda lively yesterday morning (Mum calls it ‘mischievous’ – I don’t get that?).  Anyway, I’d finally recovered from my weekend antics and I was ready for some fun!  I chased the birds in the garden for a while then I came back in.

I headed over to the recycling bin.  This is an ideal target, it has no lid, unlike the regular trash can which I can’t get into.  Dad refuses to get one with a lid on and says I need to ‘learn’ not to steal things out of it.  Mum thinks we should just get one with a lid on and she wouldn’t spend half the day chasing me around the house on her own.  I have to say I’m with Dad on this, I mean, why spoil my fun?!  Of course I know I’m not supposed to be in there, I learnt that ages ago.  I also learnt it’s a great way to initiate a game of chase, especially when someone’s home alone as I’m pretty hard to catch!

Mum soon realised I’d taken a plastic grocery bag out of the bin.  I guess the sound of me ripping it to shreds gave the game away and she soon came after me.  During the chase Mum discovered my negotiation tool in the bin.

Wanna swap?

The idea of this was for her to let me keep the bag in place of the bone.  She thought she could bribe me to give the bag back by holding my bone as ransom until I handed over the bag – doh!  That wasn’t the plan!

Erm, I'm not really sure that was such a good deal?!

I finally caved in and I got my bone back, I’m not sure it was such a good deal though…….

Ok, I'm off! I need to find something else to steal.....

I think I’ve still got a lot to learn about negotiating……….at least my bone’s safe :)


  1. I threw in the towel a long time ago when it came to garbage and recycle cans and buy the ones with lids on them. It’s far too frustrating for everyone to have to play “keep the Doodle out of the trash” when a simple lid solves the issue for all of us.

    Snoopy, next time leave behind a mocha latte or a box of chocolates — they’ll be so distracted enjoying the goodies that the bag will be yours, yours yours!
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    • Hi Vicky,

      I like your gift suggestions, I think Mum may actually be more tempted by those, good thinking…….

      However, I have to say I don’t like your ‘get a bin with a lid on’ suggestion, now where’s the fun for me in that?

      Have a great day,

      Snoopy :)

  2. Snoopy, I have to agree with you mum, it does sound like you were being quite the mischievous dogger yesterday!

    Gus would rather have the bag than the bone, too. You are not alone in your sneaky ways!
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    • Hi Lori,

      What’s with agreeing with Mum? Doh!!……:) Actually you’re right, I ended up stealing all kinds yesterday, making up for the previous day……:) I think Mum gets disappointed when we don’t play chase……

      I get where Gus is coming from, you see, the bone is ALLOWED, the bag is FORBIDDEN – kind of makes it obvious which one to go for!! :)

      Woofs to Gus,

      Snoopy :)

  3. Mum’s right, just get a lid :) Though that may not work as you’re a smart pup and like your friends, Spike and Dru, you will learn how to get the lid off.
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