Two Stews Forward

So I catch him out of the corner of my eye, heading for the spot where he usually pees. I don’t say anything but he suddenly doubles back and comes over to where I am sitting at the table. He does his little alternate sit/down/hop, like he does when he is begging for food.

“Do you want to go outside?”

He starts to spin, wagging his tail and making it clear that yes, that is what he wants. We go to the door and he runs out and immediately squats.

I am ecstatic. “STEWIE! GOOD BOY!!!”

He comes back in and I run to the fridge and get him a big piece of chicken liver. He gulps it down happily. I scritch his belly and hug him and squeal. He wiggles and snorts in appreciation.

After we calm down, I go back to my project. As I cross the room, I step in a puddle of pee.


About Nancy J. Bailey

Artist, author, bad karaoke singer. Woodsy ragamuffin. Mom of a horse named Clifford who plays fetch and paints with watercolors. He visits libraries and schools with me, to promote literacy and making the world a better place. Yes, he is house trained, no, he doesn't live in my house! I have written three books about Clifford. But my newest book, THE NORTH SIDE OF DOWN, is co-written by my awesome sister Amanda, who has Down syndrome. Her unexpected one-liner wisecracks can always make me laugh. If you make me laugh, you've made my day!
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3 Responses to Two Stews Forward

  1. Anonymous says:

    Nancy, Stewie is just SO darn cute!! Who could scold a face like that??? Don’t worry, he’s getting the hang of it. Sunshine was kind of hard to potty train, too. Maybe it’s a terrier “thing”. He’s adorable….and very photogenic!!


  2. LOL!! The joys of the wee ones eh? Thanks for sharing.


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