Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Meme of the Month - When the Dog Writes the "Bucket List"

Abby Lab here.  One of Mom's Bestest friends gave her this "bucket list" of things one may do in a life lived fully before they go to the Bridge.

You have to put an X by anything you've done like Mom did.  But I thought there should be a list for DOGS!  So following Mom's boring list is MY list. Make your own, you might be surprised.
Barkley - Lavatory Retriever
Gone Camping X
In Bear Country (Bonus Points) X
Gone on a blind date. X He thought LEO was my astrological sign, he was on house arrest , it didn't end well.
Skipped school. X  Went to the park to read.  My whole class showed up on a field trip right where I was sitting.
Ran a Marathon.
Been to a foreign country outside of those that neighbor yours. X
Seen one of the "Seven Wonders of the World". X
Flown in a helicopter. X
Been on a cruise.  (I look at cruises like Abby does at Thunderstorms - we'll be in the closet)
Served on a jury. (called, always disqualified)
Been in a movie.
Played in a band. X  Clarinet, high school.  No groupies.
Sang karaokeX  In Florida, alcohol was involved.  Sang Willing Nelson's "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" as "Blue Hairs Driving in my Lane".
Made prank phone calls-before caller ID, of course.  X Called the dog tattoo place (before microchipping) and told them Barkley wanted one of Cher on his butt
Had more pets than humans living in your house.  X
Went sledding down a big hill. X. And over a culvert...
Been downhill skiing. Does tumbling down a pretty good drop withOUT skies count?
Been water skiing. X
Rode on a motorcycle. X
Jumped out of an airplane.X
Been to a drive-in movie. X
Rode an elephant. (when I was a kid the movie DUMBO scared me!)
Been on TV. X (many times)
Been on the radio. - The Book of Barkley has been read on the radio.  I haven't been on it.
Been in the newspaper. X
Donated blood. X  Regularly, as I have O blood.
Gotten a piercing. X--See "Cruises"
Gotten a tattoo. 
Driven a stick shift. X
Driven over 100 mph. I plead the Fifth.
Been scuba diving.
Rode in the back of a police car.

Copy and paste and place an X next to the items you have done.

NOW for the INTERESTING Life Activities by Abby Lab

Ridden in a Four Wheel Drive. X
Puked in a Four Wheel Drive. X
Pooped in the car. X
Pooped on the only rug in the room. X
Hidden in the closet during fireworks. X
Had your own birthday cake. X
Hidden one of your Mom's shoes just before she goes to work. X
Eaten your family's dinner off of the counter. X
Pretended like the cat did it.  
Worn underwear on your head. X
Been on a sleepover at another dog's house. X
Climbed over the furniture blockade. X
Begged for a single kibble when your bowl is full. X
Gotten stuck carrying a long stick up the narrow back steps.
Asked to go out, ask to come back in before even stepping off of porch. X
Gotten expensive dog bed, prefer floor. X
Beg to throw toy, won't let you have it to throw again. X
Swam in a lake.
Refused to go for a potty in the rain unless your Mom holds an umbrella over you? X
Eaten a bug. X
Liked it.  X
Found the only mud puddle within a mile right after being groomed.
Aggressively bark at large scary animals in the wild, but afraid of bicycles.  X
Place head on Dad's leg at dinner.  When he won't give you food, move to other side. X
Drops tennis ball in Mom's glass of wine. X
Found your furever home. X


  1. I'd have to add varmint killin' to mine... I's gotten rats, mice, but not gotten a skwirrel yet...Whitley got 2 and a half skwirrels... so I still needs me a skwirrel...

  2. Hari OM
    OOOHH - you just reminded me of a list I posted three years back... maybe time to dust it off and brush it up??? Watch our for that one... meanwhile - WTG gals!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. You guys are doing a great job with your bucket list. Lady felt the same way about cruises until she did one. She would live on one. Also, her blind date went better, that is how she met the Man almost 22 years ago!

  4. Hmm... our mom can put an "X" beside that "driven over 100 mph" one, but it was in Europe. Does that still count?

  5. Bwahaahaahaa! We haven't thought of a bucket list. SHE's done most of the things on the human list except scuba diving and jumping out of an airplane...

    We think we'd add chasing a kangaroo, catching one of the front yard cats.

  6. that's a super list! can I copy some things please? the mama laughed as she read the skipped school part... it happened to her too... the teacher discovered her under millions of people at Oktoberfest... he was an ignorant and hasn't bought the story about spontaneous healing :o(


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