While animal psychologists say that dog’s do not feel guilt the way humans do, Mongo still displays some very complex behavior in this realm.
Last night, Dad came home from work to be greeted by a very submissive Mongo crawling on his belly. Dad knew that something was up. On most nights, Mongo is simply the happiest guy in the world when Dad shows up at the end of the day. But every once in a not so great while, Mongo greets him with his “I been very very bad” behavior.
This behavior starts a bit of a mystery hunt for Dad. Almost always, clues around the house lead Dad to the site of Mongo’s misdeeds. Often a quick survey of the back yard will uncover the remains of cracker boxes or produce bags which clearly indicate what has been snatched from the table.
However, sometimes he eats all the evidence of his transgressions, and the source of his rueful behavior remains a mystery forever. Or at least it remains unknown until the next morning when Dad has to scoop up Mongo’s poop and the evidence of his iniquities is plainly laid out in the park.
This time, Dad did not have to look far for the evidence of Mongo’s naughtiness. In the middle of the living room floor was a box Dad was packing. In it were a pair of Cohiba’s in aluminum tubes that Dad was saving for gift. Both tubes were out of the banker’s box and on the floor, with bite marks in them.
“Did you do this?” Mongo slunk away to his cookie box. The mystery was solved.
Dad had to go on a couple of trips without Mongo recently. Most recently, he traveled to San Diego to do some banking when the local institutions in Seattle were unable to process the necessary transaction. Poor Mongo had to stay in Seattle, but Mom-mom took good care of him at her house.
At the rental car counter, Dad picked out a nice 4 door sedan. As he stopped for lunch on the way to the bank, he noticed that the car was the latest edition of the venerable Dodge Charger. After lunch, Dad dug around in the console and found the jack to hook up his iPhone.
He started cruising down out of the canyon on the way to the bank. When he turned on the iPhone music app, Waylon Jennings was the first artist in the queue.
“Just some good ol’ boys..”
In his mind Dad remarked how nostalgic it was to be cruising in a Dodge Charger listing to an old recording from the Hoss.
Mongo is a very happy guy for 2015. He is now Mongo No. 5!
Jump up and down
And wiggle all around.
Put your tail in the air.
Put your nose to the ground.
One foot black and one foot white,
If your covered in mud then you’re doin’ it right.
On Christmas Day Mongo got a spa day from Kimi. He loved it and was very relaxed.