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Welsh Terrier Rules

Those of you who have dogs will recognize the "rules" we have had to establish for our Welsh Terriers. These may be similar to yours...Feel free to add your own in the comments section.

My wife, Linda, and I have two Welsh Terriers...Ozzie and Harriet. (If you are younger than 39, you probably don't get it.)

If you have ever owned a terrier, you know that it is a special breed and somewhat headstrong. As a result of our experiences, I offer you the following Welsh Terrier Rules:

1. The Welsh Terriers are not allowed in the house.

2. Okay, the Welsh Terriers are allowed in the house, but only in certain rooms.

3. The Welsh Terriers are allowed in all rooms, but have to stay off the furniture.

4. The Welsh terriers are only allowed on the old furniture.

5. Fine, the Welsh Terriers are allowed on all the furniture, but are not allowed to sleep with the humans on the bed.

6. All right, the Welsh Terriers are allowed on the bed, but only by invitation.

7. The Welsh Terriers can sleep on the bed whenever they want, but not under the covers.

8. The Welsh Terriers can sleep under the covers anytime they want.

9. Humans must ask permission to sleep under the covers with the Welsh Terriers!

10. In all cases of dispute.... the Welsh Terriers rule!

Does any of this sound familiar to any of you?  Tell us about yours!

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Jay Burnham February 14, 2012 at 12:06 PM
After receiving a comment from Jon Snyder about his Welshie, Fletch, and a certain low growl when being asked to move, I have added New Rule 8A: "Humans must defer to the preferred location of the Welsh Terrier on the bed."
Stephen Raymond February 15, 2012 at 01:54 AM
Great dogs and its all true! We always had Airedale Terriers growing up. We have a Golden Retriever now and she is a great dog.
Jay Burnham February 16, 2012 at 11:06 AM
chris a...lighten up...politics is not everything. B/T/W...it's two dogs running our house, not one. "kind of seems like a dumb" response from someone who didn't get it. Have a nice day.
Hamiltonite March 15, 2012 at 04:57 PM
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Jay Burnham March 15, 2012 at 05:23 PM
There's a new Apple app called "Sense of Humor". You should get it.
Bertie B March 15, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Hey, I'm 31 and I know Ozzie and Harriet were the gay couple from Empty Nest. Try a little harder next time.
Jay Burnham March 15, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Sorry Bertie, wrong answer...You need to ask someone your parents' age. "Empty Nest"? What's that?
A Guy With Internet Access March 15, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Empty Nest is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from 1988 to 1995. The series was created as a spin-off of The Golden Girls by creator and producer Susan Harris. For its first three seasons, Empty Nest was one of the year's top 10 most-watched programs. It was produced by Touchstone Television. Empty Nest was part of NBC's Saturday night block of programming, and during its first four seasons it aired at 9:30pm ET, directly following The Golden Girls.
Gabe Athouse March 15, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Yeah, sorry Bertie. Ozzie and Harriet were from I Love Lucy. Ozzie would always get into these hair-brained schemes and then Harriet would end up finding her inside a drum on stage at his samba music club. To which he'd respond: "Ozzzzzie, you really owe me a justification for your actions...."
A Guy With Internet Access March 15, 2012 at 07:39 PM
I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Judith Light and Andy Milonakis. The animated series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957, on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS).

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