The New Cookie Jar at Casa de Canterbury

So Pretty bought a new cookie jar last Saturday in her yard sale meanderings and today is the first day we have cookies available.   So what do you think?  Is the cookie jar half full or half empty?  The Red Man took a Poll since that’s what everybody else does these days.

Suck Up Spike and Tennis Ball Obsessed Chelsea

Suck Up Spike says the New Cookie Jar is Half Full and he wants his vote to be the Best Vote Possible so he obeys the command to Sit.   Shit.  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  I’ve got it and the old woman Slow sees what a Good Boy you are.  Why in the world would you be the ONLY pup in the Pack who Sits on command?  Suck Up, that’s why.

Tennis Ball Obsessed Chelsea says the New Cookie Jar is Half Empty because there are NEVER enough cookies in the house to suit her.   Food Slut.  BTW, notice anything amiss on the big black blob?   Her face is all swollen up under her right eye like a puffed up toad frog.  Pretty noticed the face problem yesterday and called Slow to look at it and they clucked and clucked around Chelsea for a few minutes and then decided she’d been BITTEN by some varmint in the yard and gave her the cure-all Benadryl.  To make a long story short, her face still looked like a toad later that afternoon so Slow took her to Hottie Doc who decided Chelsea must have an abscess tooth and hadn’t been bitten at all by anything.  Antibiotics, pain killers and more Benadryl and well, you can see for yourself she ain’t right.  I sniff x-rays and surgery at her followup appointment on Monday.   Whatever.

Early returns: 1 for half full….1 for half empty.

Moving on.  Heh, heh.

Paw Licker Annie on the rug and Smokey Lonesome Ollie top right

When asked her opinion of whether the New Cookie Jar was half empty or half full, Paw Licker Annie sighed and said she really didn’t give a damn and wasn’t going to exercise her right to vote.  What difference did it make anyway since she didn’t control the cookie supply.   The Red Man hates it when PL Annie cops an attitude but there you have it.  Paw Licker Annie abstains.

And finally we come to the all-important vote of Smokey Lonesome Ollie who takes one look at the New Cookie Jar and runs out of the kitchen because it’s new and different and he’s suspicious of new and different.  I barked at him as he left the den to go upstairs to get on the king-sized bed where he stays all the time.  Is the New Cookie Jar half empty or half full?  Half Full he barked back and I’m hoping we get some different ones because I don’t like the ones we have in there now.   Same old, same old milk bone treats.  I want Liver Snaps.  I want Liver Snaps.

Well, Amigos, that makes the Polling complete and we have a clear winner by the margin of 2 to 1 and 1 abstention.  The New Cookie Jar is Half Full.

Get me outta here Percy…as George Strait reminds us I ain’t here for a long time, I’m here for a good time and I think Polls may be a waste of my good times…