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19 April 2012 @ 11:46 am
100 Things: Life Lesson #3 I've Learned From the Dogs  
Never let your friends go to the bathroom by themselves.

I think it's pretty much a universal truth that women go to the bathroom in groups. It's a "thing" we do and not question. 

As an addendum to that, when I'm home, I cannot go to the bathroom without most of the dogs going with me. I promise, guys, there is no secret door in my bathroom. I cannot leave without going out the same door I entered through. You don't have to stand guard inside the bathroom to make sure I don't disappear! You could wait in the hallway. I'll pass you by when I leave the bathroom. Nope, not good enough!

The fact is that now when I go to the bathroom, I don't bother trying to close the door. The dogs will scratch and cry and make my life miserable if I try. So I leave the door open. Pottytime. Shower. Doesn't matter. Door's open. This is fine in the privacy of my own house. But there have been times when I'm at a friend's house and forget to shut the door to the bathroom. Because I'm not allowed to in my own house.

So we should honor that "universal truth" and accompany our friends on their trip to the bathroom - when we're in public. At home, not so much. But what if they get lost and forget to come back from the bathroom? What if some creep tries to intercept them? Safety in numbers! That's the rule. As is demonstrated by my dogs. 

bluedelft on April 19th, 2012 04:14 pm (UTC)
LOL and so true about women going to the bathroom in groups!
Are 6 dogs too many?: grace giggles 2tkeylasunset on April 19th, 2012 04:34 pm (UTC)
Always!!! The dogs even know it!!

Lizet Elaine: MSW::Jessica::soursimplyn2deep on April 19th, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
my cat does that all the time. sometimes she'll race me towards the bathroom to get there first and other times she'll sit outside the bathroom and scratch on the door until I open it. When I flush, she's already using her paws to open the door and leave.

I had an icon of her, but I guess I took it down :(
a geek in such the wrong way: cute-charlie & snoopyhaldoor on April 20th, 2012 11:37 am (UTC)
Oh so very typical of dogs (and small children!). And there are safety in numbers! It's about looking after your friends, after all, isn't it?