22 March, 2007

Throwing In The Towel

I don't give up, or 'throw in the towel', without a fight... literally. My husband and I have plush, thick, absorbent towels in our bathrooms for guests to use. Our bathroom, though, was a different story. It's not that we don't have nice, new towels. We do; stacks of them. I just don't put them out for us to use on a daily basis, as a result our towels became very thin, threadbare and string-y. My husband finally declared that enough was enough, and began using the "nice" towels himself. I was still determined to keep on with the old, worn-out ones however. I kept thinking "one more time"... as I yanked off yet one more straggly edge and tossed it in the trash. In all acuality, the towels that my husband uses to dry off the car were in much better shape than MY bath towels were. Yes, past tense... I finally gave in and literally 'threw in the towels', all of the old see-thru ones... into the rag bag! I carried, ceremoniously, a stack of lovely NEW towels into our bathroom on Monday. These towels are so nice, in fact, that I decided they needed monograms. I worked in my software program for most of that day creating monograms in different sizes and fonts for my husband to approve. I printed them out on pages the actual size for viewing and carried them back to the bedroom/bathroom to "try them on" and attempt to get an idea of how they would look on the nice, new towels. My husband passed on a few and ultimately selected one, we discussed thread color for the monograms and I then folded that towel up, with the pages, and laid it on the loveseat in our bedroom. This morning, when I stepped out of the shower, I saw those monogram pages scattered all over the bedroom floor. It took me a moment to register what, exactly, had happened. Hannes was sound asleep on the afore-mentioned towel, he'd made a nice little nest out of it. A soft, cozy nest from this luxurious, new towel! He had to dig with his front paws, furiously, to get his little towel-nest 'just right', too! Have you ever seen a dachshund dig? Let's just say that it's what God created them to do... and when they dig, for all their worth , in a brand-new towel... it loosens more than a few surface threads: I can trim off the pile of loose threads... (I'm used to threadbare towels, anyway!) I'm not sure this one is still deserving of a monogram however! I can't be mad, for long, at this dog... could you?
I ask you...is this the face of remorse?
Life is Good!
Hannes knows that, and it will be good for him again too...
whenever he gets out of the proverbial dog house! ;)

11 comments:

Shelina said...

I've been getting better about using the things I own, rather than saving them for a special occasion or a special guest. After all, I'm worth it too!
But I guess when you have pets, you realize why you have to reserve some things...

meggie said...

Sorry Mrs G, but I burst out laughing at your story! I love little Hannes's face, & it just reminded me of how our dogs dig & claw like crazy to get their nests ready! Never done it on towels though.
Good luck with the monograms.
Oh & after finding all our grandmother's lovely gifts still wrapped up, we decided to use things instead of hoarding them, & dying with them unused.

Quilt Memories said...

Ya gotta love em!!!!He looks sorry to me, I'm sure he was just trying out the new towels to see if YOU would like y=them. He was just being helpful!!!!

Ancestor Collector said...

I'm with Meggie....I laughed out loud when I got to the end of your story!! Poor little Hannes....I bet he was so proud of his freshly made bed of towels.

Please post a photo of your monogramed towels when you finish them. Would love to see!! Perhaps you could monogram that shredded one with an "H".

Conni Lu said...

Using towels until they become ragged is a pet peeve of DH's. It must be a male trait? Your doggie does have a sweet face. Maybe you have a ghost who did the towel damage and not Hannes? He certainly doesn't wear a guilty look.

Owens Family Adventures said...

hahahahahahahahahahaha Dogs are the best!!!
dawn

teodo said...

Your dog seems so good. He simply was thinking to play. ciao ciao

Marcie said...

I don't mean to laugh, but doesn't just figure? Oh well- you have a good attitude about it all. And hey, didn't you just find your own nice treats in the back of your closet (previous post)?

Beemoosie said...

First of all, I thought I was the only one who uses those threadbare, seethrough towels!!! Whew, i'm not alone!!!!
Secondly, never, ever can I resist a "mommy, you STILL love me, right?" look from a pooch! And my pooch has had to give quite a few of those looks in her day!!
Sweet post, thanks for the smile!

YankeeQuilter said...

Too funny! I did the same thing when I moved...I finally broke down and decided to treat us as guests!

Vicky said...

He's adorable! My doxie digs and burrows into anything without her reach. Two days I came home from work and found her sausaged into the sleeve of my robe. Such little rascals!

I agree -- that should be an "H" towel!