I was framed! What happened was that I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. I just happened to be passing through the hall when I noticed a bag on the floor that had a plastic bag inside it. I only stopped for a moment to see what it was and all of a sudden all hell broke loose. Mistress was screaming at me for eating ALL the dog treats. Masters friend who was staying (and who’s bag it was ) was telling me what a bad dog I was. Of course with all the commotion it wasn’t long before master got in on the game of ‘blame Blue’. I tried to tell them that it wasn’t me and that I had found the bag like that but oh no, no one would listen. I noticed Smudge was being very ‘conspicuous by his absence’. Then it dawned on me who the real culprit was – SMUDGE. Of course no one would listen to me. As far as they were concerned I had been caught ‘red pawed’ and I was therefore guilty. No one stopped to think that it wasn’t like me to eat an entire bag of treats and there was a more likely candidate not far away. I was ostracised for the entire evening. All I got all evening was snide remarks about being a ‘thief’ and what a ‘bad’ dog I was. As expected Smudge just kept very quiet and looked as though butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth (which it would). Luckily by the next morning everyone had forgotten about the incident and master was talking to me again.
I am now plotting my revenge on Smudge. Its going to be something very very nasty – like getting his dinner stopped for a day or two. Or something equally upsetting for him.
In all its not been a good few weeks. As usual we got dragged round Chatsworth Sculpture exhibition which is Ok but a bit boring. All the trips out Master and mistress have had have been without us. I would have liked to say hello to Prince Charles at the Dowager Duchesses Funeral. I am sure he likes dogs and we know she liked dogs so why couldn’t we go? The Thornton Chocolate factory visit was another NO DOGS day out for them. What is it with these companies. Why do they have such a prejudice against dogs. Mistresses visit to the WI conference is another example. I am sure I would have enjoyed saying hello to Michel Portillo. But oh no, another NO DOGS event. We are still awaiting our usual autumn walks up at Derwent Dams and Padley Gorge but now master has gone down with ‘Man flu’ so I suppose that will be delayed.