Thursday, April 14, 2011

"L" is for Life...

A to Z Challenge:
ABC's of My Life~

Life is loaded with labor...Letter 'L' is on Leave!


So enjoy a re-post of a portion of a story from
Life through the Eyes of a Hurricane: Doggie-Dog!

The 12 Step Program~


Okay, I’m a lost and broken dog. I have a terrible confession: I have a sock fetish which according to the dictionary means an obsessive or unhealthy preoccupation or attachment with an object.

But there, I said it and often heard that the first step in overcoming an addiction is admit I have a problem. It is a terrible problem. I can’t get enough socks which is even more of a problem because they aren’t my socks!

Well, they eventually become my socks because I chew and tear so many holes in them that no one can wear the foot coverings by time I’m done with them, but that’s beside the point.

You see, they are my family’s socks. I can’t help it and I am so ashamed of myself. Whenever I see a sock in the laundry basket I have to go grab it, stretch it until I hear that priceless sound ripping; AAHHHH, a sound of satisfaction! Tear it, shred it, and grate it; that is when they are at their best!

Even though Big D has tucked them deep into the toe of the shoe, I like to get into Big Daddy’s running shoes. I stick my nose into the cavernous shoe until I can reach just a teensy-weensy thread and pull it out. Yeah, I know, the smell is pretty unpleasant and you’d think that would deter me, but I guess that indicates how desperate my dilemma is.

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38 comments:

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Very cute.

Old Kitty said...

Yay for fetishes and double yay for sock fetish!! :-)

So long as you enjoy it!! :-) Take care
x

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

We have a couple of 4-legged family members that suffer from this same thing--I don't get upset because I am finding that 'retail therapy' is helping me to deal with it! :-)

Manzanita said...

It's no fun but a sox fetish is better than a shoe fettish. That can get a little expensive.... actually big expensive.
Manzanita
Wanna buy a duck

texwisgirl said...

I agree with Manzanita - better the sock than the shoe! :)

Talli Roland said...

Fantastic, Tracy! I really enjoyed that excerpt. And yes -- to echo everyone else -- better sock than shoe!

Happy Days said...

What a fun post!! Did so enjoy it as my Aussie pup has a fetish for socks and paper, and makes such a mess of both!! ...debbie

Out of My Mind said...

My daughter's Rhodesian used to EAT her socks! kt

Canyon Girl said...

Samson Says: Clean socks are no fun -- the ones from deep in the sneaker are the BEST! Our persons will never understand this.

Sylvia K said...

What a fun post for the day! Love the look on his/her face! Fortunately for me, Sam Schnauzer only likes to tear up the empty packages his favorite treats come in -- I think he's hoping to find more! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Tracy!

Sylvia

Wanda's Wings said...

Yummy socks. Very K9.

Linda said...

I enjoyed your post for today. What would we do without our four footed friends?

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

oh the love of socks...has been the downfall of many a dogs! To them, your socks and feet and shoes smell heavenly. It's a mystery to me! LOL Tracy, How do I get an autographed copy of your book?

Donea Lee said...

Oh, he's just such a cute dog!! :) What a fun excerpt. Thanks for sharing!

Ginny said...

I think part of it may be the smell that attracts you! Because scents are a very inportant part of your life. Yes, even bad odors! And socks have such concentrated ones. So I guess they all remind you of the scent of your owners.

Julie Harward said...

LOL and I doubt that he is ashamed..I think He loves it! ;D

Nancy said...

Hee hee. Maybe Hurricane needs to go to doggy rehab. :)

Josh Hoyt said...

This is fun to read. Good writing

Rae said...

Sounds familiar. I have a sock obsessed pup in my house too.

JackDaddy said...

Jack has a sock fetish too, so I've just given in and let him have the ones that get holes in them! :)

Are you going to do an ebook version of your book?

Oz the Terrier said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my little blog. I am glad you enjoyed my Haiku! I hope to see you around my little blog again!
Cairn cuddles, Oz

Holly said...

Thanks for the very nice comment on our blog!! I love yours and reading todays post made me burst out laughing because Holly suffers from the same sock fetish! I don't know how many socks I have lost during the past four years! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Arkansas Patti said...

Maybe there is a 12 step program for socks. My name is Hurricane and I am addicted to socks.
Mighty is in a program right now for his addiction to dirt.

Susan Fields said...

My dog has a book fetish - that's why she's not allowed in my office. :)

Berts Blog said...

Hi Hurricane, Bert here. I just got through reading some of your latest entries in your blog since it is the first time I have been here. For sure I'll be back.

I loved the part of the book signings. I get really excited to do those too. Mostly it is the kids that bring so much joy. Dont' ya think.

I think our very presence at a book signing is what sells those books. Don't you. I am pretty sure if I wasn't there, Vickie would never sell one book.

Anyway. I am so glad to have found your site and i look forward to reading it all the time.

See ya later
Bert
PS. Sorry, Vickie says I have a tendancy to talk alot.

Daisy said...

I think "L" is for laugh on this post. I got a big kick out of that picture and your excerpt, Tracy. :D

Amber DaWeenie said...

I'm so happy to meet you, Hurricane. One of my pack mates, Jennie, also seems to have that same sock problem. Hmmmmm....must be a K-9 thing!

Catherine said...

LOL ~ a very 'feel good' post! Love it!

Well... we all have our quirks. :)

Happy Friday!
xo Catherine

Nichole said...

Thanks for stopping by my site! Would you be interested in sending me a copy of your book for review on my site?

Out on the prairie said...

Why we should never introdue a personal possession as a toy. We always threw the old shoe to the dog, I had one eat a lot of high heels.

Remington said...

Hi Remington here! Thanks for stooppipng by my blog. Nice to meet you! Your blog is very interesting. I like socks too! So we have something in common! BTW -- I am going to follow you....no, not around your living room....just in Blogland! I hope we can be great friends!

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

I used to like shoes and socks 'cause they made me feel so much closer to my Humans.

My Human Momma taught me to "bring" instead of playing "keep away", so now it is more a chore!

I have to wake her up every morning and go get her slippers. Then I hand them to her while she lounges in bed. She doesn't want to put her bare feet on the cold wood floor.

It sort of took all the fun out of playing with shoes and socks. Sigh.

Thanks for stoppin' by my blog. I'll be followin' you to see how the book signings are going.

Y'all come back now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

George the Lad said...

Thanks for your visit and kind comment, I to have a sock fetish!! mom now buys all the same colour so we don't end up with odd ones lol!!!
Congrants on having a book go to print, pleased to meet you, I will be back again to see what you are up to.
See Yea George xxx

Arlee Bird said...

Life really is loaded with labor!

Cute dog story.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Hi, thanks for coming by to visit us and leaving a nice comment.

LDH said...

Ah... what a sweetie. A sock-chewing sweetie!

Brian said...

I think that is very sock-normal, and there are lots of those here...I'd be glad to share them with you!!!

Priscilla said...

I'm with you, I love and adore sox!!!
~ Eva