Monday: The Mysterious Case of the Missing Avocado

5 Mar

Maintenance Monday rolls around way too quickly. Today was a glorious sunshiny day, and the temps got into the 80’s. 80’s in March? I didn’t want to spend the day inside doing housework, but none of my friends were able to go out and play. Drat! I needed an excuse to avoid housework. No going out to lunch for me. Double drat! So, I took out a frozen avocado to defrost on the kitchen counter for later. I learned that trick on Pinterest.

I opened the windows to air out the stale winter odors and dirty dog smell. Both dogs enjoyed peeking out the window, barking hysterically at every car, person and leaf that fluttered past. Before donning my rubber gloves, I decided to sit out back, check my emails, and grab a few rays. Well, that didn’t happen. I was too distracted by all the mounds of puppy poop dotting every square foot of the backyard. When you have two big dogs, ain’t no way getting ’round it. So, guess what I did for half an hour?

While the iron was hot, (I don’t really iron. That’s just a metaphor.) I decided to tackle the bathrooms. Buck followed me around, trying to grab every cleaning utensil and rag, leaping at me and stumbling around. He finally got tired of me spritzing him with vinegar and left to go harass old Prince. I cleaned and scoured and dusted my way through three bathrooms before collapsing on the couch.

I put my feet up, had a cup of tea, finally getting to my emails. After a couple hours of mindless surfing and television nonsense, I decided to make a couple avocado soft tacos. Where’s the avocado? It was in a ziplock bag right on the counter. I checked everywhere. Did I put it in the fridge? Nope! How did it disappear? I took the tortillas out of the fridge, looking a second time on every shelf.

That little (fill-in-the-blank…) Buck must have jumped on the counter and grabbed it. I walked around the house looking for any remains of the plastic bag. He couldn’t have eaten the bag too, or could he. After a long futile search, I decided to just warm up some soup.

Now, where are the tortillas? I looked for Buck. He was in the family room, and guess what he had clenched in his teeth? Yep! I guess the mysterious case of the missing avocado is solved!

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4 Responses to “Monday: The Mysterious Case of the Missing Avocado”

  1. Amanda Griffith March 5, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Stinkers! They are too cute and naughty.

    • Toni March 6, 2013 at 2:22 am #

      More naughty than cute.

  2. hoping4astory March 6, 2013 at 2:02 am #

    One time my sister was visiting her daughter. She left a dozen bagels on the counter. When we got back the dogs looked very guilty. They were sitting on the couch. We found the bagels strewn all over the house. At least they didn’t get into the creme cheese. I enjoyed your story about the missing avocado!

    • Toni March 6, 2013 at 2:24 am #

      Unfortunately, I have dozens of similar stories. Only funny a day or two later. Not so much when I’m chasing him around yelling, “Drop it,” all day.

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