How can you resist this smile?


I have an English Mastiff.  His name is Hercules.  And yes, I know about the dog from “The Sandlot” !!!  If another person asks me that, I think I will take a baseball bat and shove it down their throats.  Why the hostility?  Because when we adopted him, that was his name.  I wanted to change it to Samson but my daughter wouldn’t let me.  She said he wouldn’t know his name.  Really?  I mean, is he going to be in Kindergarten and not raise his hand at roll call?  But, I decided to let her have her way.  I had no clue about this movie though.  I will admit, after the 100th comment, I finally BOUGHT the movie since there is no such thing as video stores anymore to see what the hoopla was about.  it took me three days to watch it in 30 minute intervals.  I kept falling asleep.  Apparently, the whole movie was about an English Mastiff that made his appearance during the last five minutes of the movie.  I will never get that hour and a half back.

We have had him for about two years now. He is the biggest baby. And, we have had issues with him pooping at night in the house I do admit. We have had to start tying him on his leash to our bed at night so he cannot get off and go roam. Since then we haven’t had a problem. Maybe he is mad because we didn’t change his name? I should really run that by my daughter…

Yesterday, she was home all day to let him in and out. It did rain off and on throughout the day, pretty hard at times even. I came home early and went for a run since it was cool enough (it was only 85 degrees ) since the rain had came in bringing the arctic freeze. Believe me, anything below 90 degrees in August here is considered “cool” to us Houstonians. After my run, I went on an errand making me come back home around 6:30. When I walked in the back gate, Hercules was outside and so was his collar. Uh Oh………….. what did he do?

I walked in the house and Jordan was making cake balls. I asked about Hercules and she said to not let him in because Greg said he was now an outside dog. Then I hear the carpet shampooer………….. Jordan explained that Greg had came home and let Hercules out while he did something outside. He was out for about ten minutes. Then Greg let him back in and Greg went to change clothes to go work out. He came out of the bathroom and smelled “the stench” that we have all become to know so well…….. When you have a big dog, it isn’t that easy to find the spot. The smell doesn’t stay within the small area……… it spreads through the entire house.

Apparently, Hercules had came in straight from being outside and went to poop in Jordan’s room. He obviously knows he is doing wrong because he always does it somewhere where we never go. However, this time, somehow he stepped in it and went back downstairs………. making tracks of poop all the way from her room, down the stairs, and into the living room in his spot acting all innocent.

Needless to say, Hercules and Greg had a rumble trying to get him out the door. I am sure there was yelling and some curse words in the process. Hercules has learned how to maneuver his way out of his collar when he is in trouble. LOL! I walked upstairs and saw Greg with his handy dandy carpet shampooer trying to clean all the paw prints down the stairs. Do they make portable carpet shampooers ? HHHMMM… that is a thought. We seem to use that more than the vacuum cleaner I swear.

I remembered the whole dog shaming thing and decided to take advantage of it. He does this every time it rains. I don’t know why Greg was shocked personally. Me and Jordan made our sign so we could post his dog shaming picture. The trick??? He hates pictures. He can be doing the cutest thing but if you try to take a picture he is walking away or will cover his face. That is why he isn’t looking at the camera. Jordan was holding a bone and making him sit while I was sneaking in pictures.

dog shaming

Of course, when Greg came home he said its’ a good thing he got a work out in and relieved all his stress because Hercules was going to be an outside dog (yea right). Did he forget there are three women he lives with? When he came home and took his shower, Hercules walked up to him with his sad face asking for forgiveness. Greg finally pet him and his little smile was so cute. He was happy they made up. I asked Greg how he could resist it………..

That face is adorable!!!!