Total Basset Case: Fridays with Floyd : Sassy Pants

Mar 14, 2014

Fridays with Floyd : Sassy Pants

I'm not going to deny the fact that I can have an attitude sometimes but in our house, Floyd takes the cake on biggest 'tude in town.

Home boy is SASSY.
If looks could kill...
This particular sass was directed right at Aunt Kait

If you've ever spent time around Floyd (especially in our house and in his element) you know this fact.
I know he looks all sweet, innocent, sleepy and droopy but things are not all peanut butter and treats with him around.
He has his version of the stink eye, growns and hrmpphs down pat.
And these were just from Thursday.

We just deal with his sass because it's him and we think it's hysterical.  But the other day I started taking note of all his sassiness and his sassy times to share with you. 
The list became quite large...

Floyd is sassy when : won't let him sleep don't feed him the moment he's hungry 
(last weekend he demanded dinner from my mom at 2pm.  he literally threw his bowl in her lap) don't pay enough attention to him
....he's overly tired and puts himself to bed's not warm enough to leave the back door open and lay in the sun
....doesn't want to walk anymore
....wants to continue sniffing the same spot for minutes on end
(he will throw his head down so far when you tug him along that his collar almost slips off)
...he gets his nails trimmed try to move him when he's sleepy or asleep
(ever tried moving 50lbs of dead weight off the top of your sheets?) wake him up to carry him to bed won't give him all of your popcorn bathe him disturb neighborhood watching don't take him for a walk the moment you come home
....someone or something has been in his yard without asking him

And when you tell him no or ignore his sassiness he will withhold affection from you and turn away.
Case and point : as I was writing this he was insisting that he get yet another dinner, 2 hours after he had had his first one.  We said no so he laid on the floor, faced the other direction and refused to talk to us or get on the couch and snuggle (his favorite).  We kept catching him looking out of the top of his eyes to see if we were looking at him.

So basically what this list demonstrates is that this is Floyd's world and we just live in it.
Our we live with a toddler inside a basset hounds body.
It's really a toss up.


Robyn B said...

ha! oh that sassy-ness of bassets! that somehow makes them more adorable :)

Pamela said...

That's hilarious that he threw his bowl in her lap!! bahahaha!

Jill @ Bluegrass Belle said...

Hahaha this is hilarious! :)

Erin LFF said...

LOL- I love sassy Floyd! :)

Kait said...

Oh that Big Sexy...such a sass machine! You forgot about me trying to pet him in the car LOL

Katie @ Team Skelley said...

Basset drama!

Bax does the collar pull off too, it is majorly annoying.

Because Shanna Said So said...

God love Floyd and his sass!! He melts my heart though!! Gus is sassy when he is tired...wait let me take that back...he is Mr. Grumpy!! They really do have their own little personalities!!

The Mint Truffle said...

Seriously, I freaking love your blog! How I can relate (especially the too cold to open the door days).

Jen said...

Oh Floyd!! Abby is the same way, only she has gotten vocal in her old age. She will start howling when she doesn't get her way, especially with food or wanting to go out, and it gets so annoying that I tend to give in. Rick said she has me trained, but I can only take so much of the howling...ha! She has been known to throw her food and water bowl and now the other 2 dogs are starting to do the same thing. Soon we will have 3 howling dogs I just know it!

Elizabeth said...

Floyd is so cute! Just discovered you guys...Rolo (my basset) and Floyd would be such great friends. :)