Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dony, No Swiping!

Do any of you have young'uns in the house?  If you do, you may be familiar with Swiper the Fox from the T.V. show Dora the Explorer.  Swiper is notorious for sneakily absconding with various objects from the heroine, Dora.  Or rather, he tries to swipe them, only to hear "Swiper, no swiping!" from Dora, Boots the Monkey, and millions of preschool viewers around the country.

Well, lately I've been hearing the refrain "Dony, no swiping!" around here, and I'm getting a little sick of it.  My counter surfing escapades have been seriously curtailed (heh-heh!).  How am I supposed to survive the long hours between breakfast and dinner with no snacks?!

Here's what I mean.  Little Boy wanted to make oatmeal cookies.  Of course, I offered my assistance.

Did somebody say cookies????

Double-checking the recipe.

I'll just skooch these measuring spoons over to Little Boy.

Time to sample the's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it.

D'oh!!  Foiled again by Little Boy!

But even he can't stop the quickest tongue on the East Coast!
(That's a Dorito, in case anyone's wondering)

So there you have it...I've been reduced to scrounging for tiny morsels instead of my usual entire cookie/apple slice/bacon slice/fill-in-the-blank.  I feel like a junkyard dog.

BTW, I got a kick out of your comments on my Wordless Wed. pic...Cole got it right, I was under a lounge chair on the deck when Boy Twin took that picture from inside. 


  1. Get your paws off the counter, missy! Though I'm sure that little boy couldn't possibly have made cookies without you! :-)

    I knew you had to be under a louge chair; score one for me.

  2. So helpful, cute girl. We are sure you family is starving you. Daisy is sure Mommy is starving her.

    Tucker and Daisy

  3. Sedona - you're a girl after my own heart! Would love the treat you (finally) got, but my peeps are so tight that I'd never get it!
    Hugs xo

  4. Yo pal! I am right there with ya! We could have a counter scooching contest... Good work pal!!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  5. Looks like you are a regular land shark! Our 2 1/2 year old niece will say to Maspn "no sharking" - guess that's our version of "no swiping!"

    Glad you scored a dorito at least!

    Brutus the Frenchie

  6. Sedona, great job, never give up, thats my motto. There is always something you can get to. Just find a way to distract them.

    licks and sniffs, Sasha

  7. I do my best to snag a taste from Mom's plate with that sideways tongue move too!


  8. Hi Sedona,

    I can't see what's on our counters so no swiping goes on here. Mom is very good about protecting her food. BOL


  9. Hi Sedona,

    It looks like you're a gal with a plan.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  10. Swiper the Fox. Hee hee hee! I just LOVE you as Swiper! ;)
    Dony, I put up a post today just for you - answering your question about our fence!

  11. We are not allowed to counter surf, but that doesn't stop us from finding crumbs on the floor. Your little guy looks quite happy about his cookie making.

    Happy weekend, the OP Pack

  12. Hi, Sedona!
    I can't reach the places where the food is but I can get what goes down to the floor!
    I can see you really wanted to help your little boy!
    Kisses and hugs

  13. How would the children manage without you? Anyway, it's good to start training them when they're young. Good work, Sedona!

  14. Sedona, you're doing a great job cleaning up the crumbs and spills! You would be most welcome at my house as daddy does NOT like cleaning!

  15. Yummy! Oatmeal cookies. Those are worth putting some effort into swiping.

    Your friend,