The Charlie Bravo Story

Max, part deux…

Cold snap at the Casa last night, and it would have been nice to sleep in this morning, but that’s not how the inmates roll. We awoke to a what we initially thought was someone firing up an industrial wood chipper inside the confines the Casa del Boudoir, only to realize it was merely a dogcauphony of gnashing canine molars demolishing rawhide chew toys. Excuse me just a minute…

(Charlie, you can get up here if you’ll just chill out, but no licking, nosing, or thrashing about; I have to get this post done, as you sure didn’t do it! Settle down, that’s a good girl, watch where you tromp, easy on the tender vegetation, EASY! now…(Micro pause) I said chill out! Go see what mom is doing or something else! Jeez, that dog is a volatile force of nature!)

Where was I? Oh yeah, the dogcauphony. Aunt Kathy sent a VERY nice gift box containing dog treats, a blanket, etc, to the inmates of the Casa. Mom, doing what mom does (I’m the pushover), was going to make the dogs wait until Christmas to open the present, and if momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. So, as earlier planned, I went to the gym, mom made her nightly pilgrimage to shopping Mecca (the ubiquitous Freds Family Dollar General Walgreens Sav-a-lot),and both returned later to find the dogs all preoccupied with treats and the air of the Casa permeated with a strange air of guilt.

Mom thought I had caved and got sucked into Petsmart on the way home, I suspected that she had waffled down the wrong aisle at the Dollar store, but it turned out that neither of us were the guilty party.

The culprit was Max.

The hirsute Houdini had surgically opened one end of the goody box and extracted only the treats, both human and canine, leaving the blanket and other nonconsumanles. I can only imagine him humming the music from “Mission Impossible” as he scurried around his domain, stashing rawhide chews and caramel corn behind every couch cushion he could find.

Inmates worldwide are notorious for discovering the caches of other inmates, and the inmates of the Casa are no different; only now those caches have developed into new caches. About the time it appears everything has settled down, and all the bones have been collected for the night only to be redistributed in the morning, the sound of an angry beaver will begin to emanate from beneath the bed or behind the couch.

Now it’s daylight, and the dogs are all worn out from exercising their right to be annoying all night. As the maestro of this mayhem, Max is looking particularly smug as he basks in the honor bestowed upon him by the other miscreants, a position of honor among thieves.

It’s always a party at the Casa.

Join the discussion

  1. Sandy Lane

    Good job Max! I think he secretly wanted some more time in the limelight and some more press! Now enjoy those treats you cute little monster !

  2. Karen Ragle

    Ahhh, but you just can’t stay mad at that sweet face!

  3. Sam Howard

    heheee, to funny. Max you blew Christmas, but your one proud pup.

  4. Jeanne Mancinelli

    Ya gotta watch out for the quiet ones!!! Look at that smile, he is so pleased with himself!!

  5. Deb Silva

    Caramel corn … a bit surprised he didn’t have any crumbs stuck in his “beard”.

  6. Ann Ownsby-Scott

    Funny……..Max looks so innocent. What a fun place to live….

  7. Kathy Moody

    So glad the gift was well received. It seems it was a hit. We are on our last leg of travel and will be glad to get home and back with our girls.

  8. Becky Casper Wiltsee

    I love that boy! All hail Max!

  9. Mikki Calm

    I don’t believe a word of it. Look at that sweet face. How could such an angel be accused of such things? …….said no one ever!

  10. Loretta Lavelle

    I totally understand trying to post and fend off the critters. I have two female long hair Chiwinnies and one 7 month old baby boy of theirs. It’s hell trying to type on my phone while their all playing tag or wrestling on the bed usually on top of ME!

  11. Kathleen Ellis Delatorre

    I only have 2 dogs and it’s a madhouse. I bet it’s really fun and entertaining at your house. (Is Charlie jealous that you wrote about max?)

  12. Jackie Holt Mollet

    This made my day. Love your babies.

  13. Faith Kidwell

    Max E Million would never do something like that, he is being framed!

  14. Sue Robilliard

    Well done, Max. Little hero.

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