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Omar prefers to drink from the toilet, and he's a terrible drinker. He gets a mouth full of water and then starts running, drooling all of the water out while he runs. The bathroom has become a hazard, so we started making it household policy to close the toilet lid. It took Omar all of about three minutes to flip up the lid and drink from the toilet anyway. Then we started closing the door, and this morning, Omar figured out how to open the door. Worse (or better? because I'm kind of proud of him?), he's figured out that he can open any door in exactly the same way.

Today, I'm going to try to teach him how to do my laundry.

Date: 2011-03-20 06:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] classytart.livejournal.com
Smart and wilful. I suspect a note saying"Omar, DO NOT do my laundry" will probably do the trick.

Date: 2011-03-21 01:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morganaus.livejournal.com
Yesyesyes.

Kate, I know the pride of which you speak. Maybe I'll post my severed head photos--Liebchen absolutely mangled a poor bird and left it there for me when I came back from 'flex's Birthday Extravaganza in Pittsburgh. I was disgusted, but proud. As I cleaned it up, I suddenly knew how all those killers' moms felt as they cleaned up their progeny's "messes". It's...complicated.

Date: 2011-03-20 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yummydeb.livejournal.com
Dude, I would be totally proud of him too, even while I wanted to strangle him. What a clever boy!

He's not allowed near Smartie. And not just because he'd want to eat her. No, it's because I don't want him teacher her about doors and lids and things. We'd never get any peace.

Omar will need some big training and lots of time, but I think you're totally up to the task. And having him do your laundry is a definite plus!

Date: 2011-03-20 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] minihaha.livejournal.com
Maybe you can try putting a hook eye lock on the door(s). Something like this: http://houseofantiquehardware.com/Cast-Iron-Hook-Eye.

Though he may figure that out too. Though you could try putting it up so high that he can't reach it.

Don't know if that would be more of a pain than water everywhere.

Date: 2011-03-20 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vix.livejournal.com
A chain lock high on the doorframe might be a solution... but if he gets it open a crack he might force it the rest of the way.

Date: 2011-03-20 08:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] annieeats.livejournal.com
Smart doggie. You can post about him all you want.

Date: 2011-03-20 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] protospasm.livejournal.com
Isn't there some baby-proofing toilet lock thingy?
Maybe that'll keep him off the toilet water; works for babies.

Date: 2011-03-20 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] minihaha.livejournal.com
Maybe you can teach him how to use the toilet. That way you don't have to clean up after him in the yard.

He could just leap, squat, and flush.

I know people have trained cats to do it. Though his butt is much bigger and he might miss and you could end up with crap on the seat.

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