Saturday, October 25, 2008

Good Plan Gone Bad

So last week I was happily chewing on my long-dead and deflated pink piggy from the 4xBs, when all of a sudden I heard a scream! Okay, actually it wasn't so much of a scream, but more of a very annoyed and frustrated yell. I looked up, and the yell was coming from one of my humans, Lizzy's Mom. She pointed to the living room floor, where there lay a puddle of... well, cat barf. At least I think it was cat barf. I'm pretty sure it wasn't my own barf, 'cause I didn't feel the least bit guilty when human Mom started yelling about it. Just then my little human brother jumped up on the couch (probably to avoid stepping on the cat barf) and boy was he surprised to find even more cat barf all over the nice couch he just jumped up on! My good human Lizzy, knowing this would turn into a catastrophe if she didn't do something about cleaning it up soon, left to find human Dad and his trusty mini steam cleaner to do the job of ridding the couch of that awfully disgusting cat barf. So, all the humans left the living room in search of paper towels, Natures Miracle cleaning solution, and the mini steam cleaner.

I was left in the living room with no humans. Just me, my dead pink piggy, and the cat barf. I could hear the humans fumbling around the house and asking each other where the paper towels were. All of a sudden, I had an idea! It was the perfect idea! Wouldn't it be a wonderful surprise if the humans returned to the living room to find that the couch and floor had already been cleaned to a sparkling maximum? Heh heh, yes, I said sparkling maximum, spark, as in Sparky! Yup, I decided to clean the floor and couch all by myself before the humans returned to the barf scene. Boy, wouldn't the humans just love me when they found out what I did for them?

So, I decided to do the floor job first. That was the easy one. It took just a couple of slurps with my tongue before the the cat barf was gone, leaving the floor shining brightly with my clean, sparkling doggy drool.

Then I moved on to the couch. Man, the couch was gonna be a tough job! I looked at the backrest. It appeared that the cat barf had shot into it with such a forceful splat that it left little flying drops all over the backrest of the couch, and then it ran down towards the cushion seats and then even further down between the cushions and the backrest. Hmm, what had these cats been eating lately?

I started sucking all the moisture out of the couch with my nose and mouth, while thinking about how pleased the humans would be when they came back! But, just then, they did come back. I wasn't finished cleaning the couch yet, but apparently the humans found all the cleaning supplies they needed within just a few minutes of leaving the living room. So, I looked up from my work, and gave the humans my best sloppy and stained grin to let them know I had the job all under control.

That's when I was thrown outside, while all the humans said their words of "disgusting", "gross", and "eww".

Did I do anything wrong?

33 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Sparky!

We do have to wonder about them most of the time!!

They pass up the bestest treats!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Lacy said...

w00f's Sparky, all mama can say iz yuckkkkk..heehee but me thinks u did a fine job...

b safe,
~rocky~

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
Good job! I wonder why your humans did not appreciate it!!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Thor said...

You did very well, Sparky!

Love and licks
Thor

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

I hope when you got in, you gave them lots of doggie kisses on the lips!!

They don't know how lucky they are to have your good hepling around the house sense!

with wagging tail,
Luna

Amber said...

Hey there Sparky, I wonder why the hoomans didn't appreciate you cleaned up the mess for them. I think you did a nice job too!

~have a nice weekend!
Amber

Maggie and Mitch said...

How very helpful you were, Sparky! Sometimes those hoomans don't appreciate a good thing when it's staring them right in their face! We hope you got treats for your good deed!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Noah the Airedale said...

They just don't appreciate you Sparky!! You were just trying to help out.

tailwags
Noah x

Amici said...

Ick Sparky! Good thing you didn't lay a kiss on Lizzy after you did that.

Nice try helping out the humans though.

Abby said...

Hi, Sparky...

My Mom is saying "disgusting", "gross", & "ewww", too...Not sure what the problem is...

I gave you an Award...

Please stop by & pick it up when you get a minute...

Abby xxxooo

Joe Stains said...

I don't agree with stain prevention or removal in any way, shape or form.

3Hounds said...

Hi Sparky,
These humans really have no idea about cleaning things do they?

Woffs from Sid, chloe and Miya xxx

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is really gross Sparky but we would have done the same thing...
Way to go..


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Sophie Brador said...

Ah my Mr. Macaroni, I've been missing you!

xo
SB

Dozer and Coop said...

Mum is in the bathroom making retching noises. She says if you mail us cat barf she is going to call your Mum and you'll be in trouble. Please send to our private PO Box please.

Love, Dozer

Agatha and Archie said...

Well Pl2 is eeewwwing but for the life of us we have no idea why..Love A+A

CASPER AND PALS said...

Good job Sparky!

We help clean up each others barf around here too!
Those humans have no appreciation of our cleaning abilities.

the 4 Bs said...

oh poor Sparky, your doggy heart was in the right place, but your humans just don't understand how you are trying to hard to help them. humans don't have an appreciation at all for how us dogs can clean up a messy situation without paper towells or Natures Miracle or steam cleaners. we make is simple. they want to make it difficult. go figure.

woofs.

Amber-Mae said...

You did such a wonderful job but being thrown outside form it? That's so unfair! Hoomans... I can never understand.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

that was so helpful of you. It would be nice if the canine's in my house would clean up after the cat

Lois Lane/Laney said...

That was so nice of you!
I tend to avoid strange smells like that, but more power to ya!

Dannan and The Girl said...

Hmph, those humans just are so ungrateful! The Girl is always telling me that I never cook her dinner and I never do the dishes. When we read this post, she told me that I am never to clean up barf of any kind. She wants me to do chores, but how do I figure out which ones????

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan

Moco said...

You were right on it. Who is to understand hoomans sometimes. Never fear Sparky. You had it all under control.

Huskee and Hershey said...

This is a great post Sparky!! My mom went 'yikes' and refused to go on reading.. Me? I think you did a great job Sparky.. I think you should start a cleaning company.. how about calling it Barks & Sparks? Or Sparkly Clean?

BrandytheGreat said...

Its pretty obvious my hooman and I have different opinions!
Way to go Sparky!

Simba said...

There is just no pleasing some humans.

Simba x

Molly and Taffy said...

Humans are a very strange species. You help them out and then get slung out!!!!!!!!!! Never will be able to understand them.

Molly and Taffy

George the Pup said...

Yeah Sparky, I've gotten the same reaction. I don't get it, they don't want to clean it up and we're just trying to be helpful! They say the same thing when I try to help clean the cat box - humans, what can you do?

Momo and Pinot said...

Sparky, our mom can't stop laughing!!! :D We thought you did a great job!!! hahaha.. it's NOT nice to hear all these "disgusting", "gross", and "eww" words, eh!?!?!

There is an award for you. Please come by our blog when you get a chance!

Momo & Pinot

Murphey said...

For some strange reason my lady is gagging right now, we don't get it?!

Murph

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

LOL! Good job on cleaning up, Sparky but errm...Mom said she can't imagine what cat barf would taste like! =P Did you enjoy the taste of it? LOL!

Hope you have a great day!

Scottie

Lady Kaos said...

WHAT?!?! If I were you I wouldn't help them with messes anymore if they're not going to me more appreciative! Sheesh!!!
Kaos

Clover said...

Oh Sparky... I think you had a very nice objective in mind, but it is a little bit wrong. Didn't it taste yucky?!
Love Clover xo