Things a Dog is Good For
November 20, 2008
We have a big mutt named Piper. He’s a good boy – mostly. True, he kept us up a couple of nights this week because he sensed the coyotes that are always prowling around our back fence, but his intentions even with that were rather noble, when you think of it. He was trying to guard and protect our home and family.
Today I was grateful to him for a less noble goal, but a handy one for my purposes: cleaning out a peanut butter jar. We’re getting ready to do some homemade snow-globe crafts next week to help keep the kids busy while they’re out of school for Thanksgiving. So I’ve been dutifully collecting jars as they become empty in the kitchen. We’re going to use glass jars, but I thought for Bridget, it might be nice to have a plastic one that I don’t have to worry about her shattering. So when I used the last of the peanut butter making sandwiches for lunchboxes, I thought, “That would be the perfect size for Bridgie’s snowglobe!” But really cleaning out of peanut butter jar is a big pain. Unless…
You are a dog!