Monday, February 7, 2011

The Beagle That Should Have Been Named Hoover

My humans think that I should have been named Hoover instead of Kess. Why? Well, this beagle's favorite household chore is to "vacuum" any food bits that may have dropped onto the floor from our dining table (during lunch/dinner), sofa (breakfast or snack times) and kitchen (meal preparation). My humans make it a point not to feed me when they are having their meals, so I've never learnt to beg for food when they eat. Instead, I am contented to sit at their feet whilst they enjoy their food. But, the moment they finish eating and start clearing the dishes, this beagle immediately goes into "Hoover" mode, nose to the ground, ready to slurp any tidbits left behind.

In fact, I would have been happy to lick their plates clean, thus saving them the hassle of washing the dishes. Unfortunately, my humans did not agree with this beagle's point of view... They reckon that if I want to lend a paw around the house, I should learn to operate a real "Hoover" and vacuum the fur that I shed instead! That's not going to happen anytime it looks like my human is stuck with that household chore. I'll stick to the food removal!

P.S. My humans also think that I should have been named Socks. Although they call me Kess, my given name at birth is actually something else.

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Juliet (Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare)


Molly the Airedale said...

We are foodies just like you, Kess, but unfortunately, we do beg from the hoomans while they are enjoying their meals. We are always hoping that they'll take pity on us poor starving doggies and share with us!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Kess!
Sure you do a pawesome job making sure there is nothing edible on the floor!
I do that too!
And my mom does not like it at all!
Kisses and hugs

River said...

All of us have a second name FOOD then a third name HOOVER. It's just a beagle thing.

love & wags,

Cinnamon and Mint said...

There are four vacuum cleaners in our household. Two mechanical ones and two others. :-)

Cinnamon the Beagle

The Thundering Herd said...

Think of all of the time you are helping the humans save.

Thanks for signing my guest book.