The Dog Rules, Sanctioned by Dixie Belle the Squirrel Patrol Czar

Hey y’all, I would love to say that I wrote these rules. I did not. They came via an email, but Dixie Belle and I have laughed ourselves silly over it. We have concurred that it is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth and hence, important for us to share.

Dog Rules

1. The dog is NOT allowed in the house.

2. Okay, the dog is allowed in the house, but ONLY in certain rooms.

3. The dog is allowed in all rooms, but has to stay OFF the furniture.

4. The dog can get on the OLD furniture only.

5. Fine, the dog is allowed on all the furniture, but is not allowed to sleep with the humans on the bed.

6. Okay, the dog is allowed on the bed, but only by invitation.

7. The dog can sleep on the bed whenever he wants, but not under the covers.

8. The dog can sleep under the covers by invitation only.

9. The dog can sleep under the covers every night.

10. Humans must ask permission to sleep under the covers with the dog.

Okay, seriously, if you can attest to the rules, we want to hear from you.



About Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

Known as The Belle of All Things Southern, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a national best-selling author, speaker, radio host, and columnist from Louisiana.
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10 Responses to The Dog Rules, Sanctioned by Dixie Belle the Squirrel Patrol Czar

  1. This happens at our house ALL the time! Daisy and Brownie have ruined yet another upholstery job on my grandmother’s old sofa (she would kill me dead if she knew I let the dogs sleep on it) and now the pups are back in our bed. Next thing, they’ll have their own chairs at the supper table! Love your blog!

  2. Thanks, BJ! I’ll scoot over to your place for a visit in just a minute. Give those pooches our best!

  3. Lucy Young says:

    Yes, These are our three dog’s rules. Exactly. Shssss…my husband still thinks he makes the rules. lol Lucy

  4. Kelly Nutty says:

    OMG, I LOVE this. Our pets get final approval of all new furniture buying decisions!

  5. My lips are sealed, Lucy! (On the other hand, I can’t speak for Dixie. She’s a bit like that dog on the bean commercial!)

  6. Kelly, I really get that. 🙂 I figured this would make my fellow dog lovers laugh. I’ve read it several times and I laugh all the way through like I’ve never read it!

  7. Susan Hatcher says:

    Oh I can so relate here as I see one mutt sprawled out on the couch and the other piled in the chair! Lawd….we done humanized them.

  8. Oh, yes’m, we sure have! LOVE the visual from your place. 🙂

  9. yashikibuta says:

    Love your blog! same thing happens at my place. Alpha dog is exactly that, a dog who rules the household. and when you say no and they give you that poor puppy look, your heart just melts all over the place and they still get their way. at least they love you unconditionally, that i can’t argue with.

  10. Thank you for the kind words about my blog! I just scooted over to your place. Neat! I enjoyed your pictures and your love for your family, which of course, includes the obvious love for your dogs. Amen to the unconditional love, girl. I see our Heavenly Father in that character trait. 🙂

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