The phone rings and neither DF or I want to pick it up. It was Dude. We do not want that call that something has happened to our little angel Pootie. DF picked it up. Dude asked to speak to me. WHAT DID YOU GUYS TO MY PUPPY MOM? (angry tone) What are you talking about son? (Tongue in cheek) Mom - she won't listen at ALL REALLY? She listened fine here - Don't you HATE it when your kids won't listen? It's a real pain. Yes, YES IT IS. Well you can just come get her (very angry) WHAT is going on? -Well you didn't tell me she got a hold of a pink marker - she has a pink spot that looks like a heart on her chest. How did THAT happen? OH that.....yeah I forgot to tell you - she gave herself a little jail house tattoo - JUST like Daddy did. Why does it bother you? MOMmmmmmmmm, I can't believe you let her get a marker. You can't believe I let her get a marker or a tattoo?- I had no idea she had a marker - Grandpa was watching her. She gave herself the tattoo. Will it wash off? AND she pooped on my bed Mom. On my new sheets Well did you take her out? YES LIKE 100 times - she's mad at me or something. Well she should have gone potty in the grass. There is NO grass here. OH - well she was looking for a soft spot like grass. Put your bed up off the floor - she can't get up, she can't poop on it. And you're going to have to keep all your clothes picked up - she'll be looking for "grass" or in her mind the softest spot to poo. And I took her for a walk - and she slipped her collar and almost got hit by a car. SHE WILL NOT LISTEN. Well she's a baby - WHAT were you doing out on the road with her anyway? SHe's nine weeks old - not ready for "OUT" with only 1 set of shots. Where is she now? Out on the porch sleeping. OUT in the heat, and with the fleas and with NO fence? WHAT keeps her on the porch son? =Silence - Well she can't stay in the house she jumped up on the couch last night and grabbed the foster mom's pomeranian and shook it - then dropped it off the couch. Did you teach her that? -WHAT???? YES YES I put a Pomeranian in my mouth and shook it so she would know how to do that - what are you eating a bowl of dumb? Good grief. -Dude laughs - well she came HOME with a BUNCH of BAD habits and this stupid looking pink tattoo. Ah.....well now you know how I felt about you when I sent you off to those Residential Treatment Center (RTC)'s and you came back to ME with bad habits and tattoos.....but eventually I figured out - YOU gave yourself the tattoos, and you picked up the bad habits all by yourself. You had a choice and now she has a choice doesn't she? She can either behave and live by YOUR rules or ............. She can come to grandma and grandpas and get more tattoos and we'll teach her how to shake a pomeranian and poop on the bed. (good grief). Honestly son - she's a baby - you left her for a week - she had a BLAST here and she's welcome back anytime. I can't make her listen at your home. Do you think she's just mad at me? long pause - No, I think she's just adjusting. She's got too much freedom at your place to come and go as she pleases and not enough of someone watching her and playing with her. Puppies are a huge responsibility - they don't just "figure out" what they are supposed to do - you teach them. I DID I DID and now she's acting like "puppy gone wild" - Yes - I know LORD how I know - and that's it son, you can do the best you can to raise your children and sometimes they make choices to not listen to you. But maybe she'll listen for someone else. It's heartbreaking huh? I just don't get why she won't listen to me. QWell she did poop out a huge plastic lizard here - maybe she was slower and not feeling well -you know more subdued and now since she "passed' that dang fishing lure or whatever it was she's the real Pootie. I don't know why she's not listening to you now - I don't get why you never listened to me either - but if you think she'll listen to us and be raised well here - you can send her here as a foster dog. It's a mystery why some children just won't listen to their parents but will listen to another "Mom" figure. But you have to ask yourself if living there is the best thing for HER. Not you - parent's sacrifice a lot for the sake of their kids' well being. Isn't being a parent GRAND Dude? And so - the cycle repeats itself with difficult child kids through their children - and all I can do is chuckle, and of course offer to have her come here to live. Maybe he can call around and get funding for a puppy psychiatrist? or maybe he should SEND HER TO STAY WITH HER GRANDPARENTS! lol. I will be sure to get "foster" parent payment and child support. lol.