Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Approach Avoidance

There are workmen in the house mounting a new TV on the wall, and Charlie is alternately intrigued by them...

... and freaked by the sound of their reciprocating saw making cutouts in the plywood shear wall.

Whenever I leave the room, he stays close by my side, jockeying to keep me between him and the scary noises, for example, as I try to work in the kitchen.

Poor guy -- it's probably time for some extra treats!



NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I would so be pretty much the same way!

I'd be there to watch and expekht attention
BUT I might be a bit surprised by the noises!

PeeEssWoo: Extra treats fur sure!

Curt Rogers said...

For future situations like this, you should also consider going to your local organic pet store and picking up some Valerian root. It works wonders on Duncan. Good stuff without any nasty side-effects. But it doesn't taste very good. TRUST ME! I've tried it. BLAH!

Golden Samantha said...

Awwww - poor Charlie! Hope they will be gone soon, so things can get back to normal!
Hugs xoxoxo

Miguel said...

Valerian works pretty well. I use the capsules sometimes when I can't sleep. But they smell pretty nasty so I keep the jar in a ziplock bag. They also make me burp a lot and that isn't fun!

Kari in Alaska said...

yes! lots and lots of extra treats are needed

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! YAH! I do understand ... Hope the workmen did a wonderful job on your new TV wall. So what extra treats you had. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Lorenza said...

Hi, Charlie!
I understand how you feel!
Loud noises scare me a lot too!
I always look for my mom's protection!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Asta said...

Sweet Chawlie
I hpe that awful noise stops vewy soon and you get youw home back fwom stwangews
smoochie kisses

Moose said...

Hanging something expensive on the wall is very scary indeed! Poor guy!
Definitely an extra treat situation!
give hims some scratches from moose & me!

Moco said...

Extra treats for sure!

Suzy (∆••) said...

Hi Charlies.
TV on the wall. That's cools! Most of our wall hangings are sD's stupids art stuffs. You and your mum are so luckys. Do you have to sits in Mum's lap to watch your fav shows now?

Suzy ∆••

How Sam Sees It said...

Oh, poor Charlie! He looks so worried!


Scarlett said...

Hi Charlie! I understand how you feel. I'm only 4 weeks old and I am scared of EVERYTHING (right now at least). My mom has been reading your blog and you have inspired her to create one for me so I can have some animal friends! I hope we can be friends and follow each other's blog. Mine is www.goldenscarlett.blogspot.com. You look like you have lots of fun! I look forwarding to hearing more about all the fun you have!

KT and Easton said...

Hey Charlie, here are some suggestions next time those scary workmen show up:
- pretend they are postal workers
- insist they turn on Animal Planet the minute they leave
- when one of them bends down to use the noisy saw, drop a half chewed bully stick in their plumber's crack

....or better yet, stay close to yer Mom, we think you got that one down pat.



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Oh Charlie -

I know the loud noises can be ugly...but just think how great it will be to watch THE PUPPY BOWL on that new flatscreen tv!


Nollaig Shona said...

Extra treats, definitely!