Thursday, August 26, 2010

Spaghetti Western

I was reading the latest blog for Rolling Dog Ranch and it was called "Excuse Me I Want this Chair." If you don't read it, the gist of it is, one of the blind dogs, when he wants to sit in his favorite chair and it is occupied by another dog, will climb up onto the chair and "loom" over the occupant until the dog gets freaked out and vacates the spot. In our house the same thing happens between Ray and Gregg.
For whatever reason, Gregg's chair is Ray's favorite also, despite the fact that we have two chairs that are EXACTLY the same. Usually Ray will play a waiting game. He waits until Gregg either gets up to get his breakfast, put his breakfast dishes in the kitchen, or leave for work in the morning, then Ray steals his chair. He's pretty quick about it too. One minute he is curled up "asleep" in the other chair that is exactly like Gregg's chair, the next minute he is climbing onto Gregg's chair while Gregg is at the kitchen sink. Gregg comes back to sit down and Ray is in his spot.
So lately Gregg has taken to looming over Ray (Ray does it to Gregg too when he feels that Gregg isn't leaving the chair fast enough). Gregg comes back to sit down and there is Ray all curled up pretending to be asleep except that his eyes are open and his eyebrows are doing the eyebrow dance on his forehead. So Gregg will sit on the chair and try to intimidate Ray into leaving.
Well, the other day, Ray didn't even have time to curl up (Gregg is on to him and tries to get back to his chair before the chair thief takes over). Ray had just climbed onto the chair when Gregg returned to sit back down. Gregg sat. Ray looked uncomfortable but wasn't giving up easily. A standoff (sitoff?) ensued. "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" was playing in my head.


  1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! LOL Who turned out to be Clint Eastwood?
    ~Melinda from Texas
    PS Noticed Gregg's HD shirt. Do y'all ride, too?

    1. I think Gregg won that one.
      Y'know, even after four years, Ray still likes Gregg's chair best. I just don't understand it. I've tried sitting in it myself to see what the attraction is but I just don't see it.
      ps. No we don't ride. Gregg just has an extensive t-shirt collection.