Monday, March 5, 2018

i wish i had some ice cream to eat with my humble pie

Well I was all set to write a blog post tonight about our weekend snowstorm and power outage, but I've gotten sidetracked.

Actually I didn't have to write the post from scratch, I just had to type it, because I wrote it out with a pen in my notebook by candlelight this weekend just like the bloggers used to do in the 1800's.

I turned on the TV and was scrolling On Demand for the true crime section so I could fire up an episode of Criminal Confessions to watch while I typed, just like Ma Ingalls would have done, when I came across an entire genre entitled "For Your Dog."

With TWENTY SIX shows.

I clicked on it out of sheer curiosity, and these aren't shows ABOUT dogs.  They are literally shows FOR YOUR DOG.

There is even one show that just shows clips of dogs watching other dogs on television.  So dogs watch dogs watch dogs.

I think dogs are great, but have we perhaps gone a bridge too far?

And if you can believe it, the shows aren't even all free.  Some of them cost upwards of four dollars and ninety nine cents.  I don't even watch movies for MYSELF on demand unless they cost zero doll hairs.

When I was a kid, my family was watching a home renovation show and the homeowners illuminated the marble counter tops in their bathrooms.  As you might imagine, this decor choice cost a pretty penny, and I remember my mom telling us kids that if we ever had enough money to have illuminated marble counters in our bathrooms, she hoped we would donate it instead.

And so for probably the last twenty years, my family has used the phrase "illuminated marble" when we're talking about something that's a little over the top.

I think paying $4.99 for your dog to watch television might fall into the illuminated marble category. 

I shared those wise, fiscally conservative thoughts on Instagram and then Matt said, "Don't let me forget to plug in the Cozy Coop tomorrow so the chickens aren't cold when it snows on Wednesday."


I may not have illuminated marble, but I do think I might be living in a glass house. 


Leslie said...

Eh, chickens at least lay eggs! Maybe you'll get a golden one someday! I'm totally with you about the dog shows, and your mom is so down to earth, thank goodnesss. I still love the comment you shared about her thoughts on Beyoncé. I think about that when I'm cleaning sometimes!

Brianne said...

LOL my parents have a chicken coop that is by far better than any playhouse I could have dreamed of when I was a child. This summer when I'm home again I'll try to remember to take pictures of it to share. And like Leslie said, at least you're getting something from the chickens. I've left my TV on all of twice for my dog. I'm so cheap that I don't even do that very often, ie almost never, because I'm like "but electricity!"

Dara @ Not In Jersey said...

That's hilarious. I know people who might pay for their dog to watch tv! But what made me laugh most was bloggers in the 1800s!

rooth said...

TV channel for your chickens - I think I just found our new business venture

Audrey Louise said...

Lol. My dogs don't necessarily need their own programing. They enjoy Scooby Doo and Planet Earth. Hahahahaha.
Also, I leave the TV on for them sometimes but a) I highly doubt they pay any attention to it and b) I wouldn't PAY for programs. I don't pay for movies or shows for myself. Those spoiled brats aren't getting the high life either ;)

Kristen from Pugs & Pearls said...

This is hilarious!! I had no idea there was dog channels on tv! My dogs don't really notice the tv unless a doorbell rings or a dog barks during a tv show. I wonder what they'd think of this.
The illuminated marble thing cracked me up! I love that your family uses it as an expression, haha.

Rebecca Jo said...

We're the people that leave the tv on for our dogs & they really do watch so i could see me checking those channels out. Haha

Michelle said...

Hahaha!! This totally cracked me up. Tv shows for dogs is insanity.

Beautifully Candid said...

My sister and my friend turn this on for their dogs and they actually sit there and watch it. It's is the craziest thing! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

Marie said...

My friends Dog loves the Dog channel! She leaves it on during the day and her dog literally sits there all day (very lazy but cute dog) and watches it. It makes me laugh every time she sends me a picture or a video of her dog. It's so funny.

Kristy Sayer-Jones @ Southern In Law said...

Putting on the tv for your dog is so ridiculous. My dogs couldn’t care less about the tv! They just hang out and do their own thing. If we watch tv they sit with us - but only because they want cuddles.

Andrea Nine said...

Yep, now that is some illuminated marble for sure. This funky world of ours, I swear. If my husband was suggested that for our Daisy, he'd say "She's a dog!" and roll his eyes. lol

Angela said...

My Mom's dog prefers to get his entertainment the old fashioned way, by staring out the window at the squirrels (or as I like to call it "Watching his favorite show As The Squirrel Turns.")
I can't believe there are actual shows for dogs. I'm picture a dog version of Friends with a dog wearing a wig that looks like The Rachel haircut. I have a feeling the actual show is a bit more boring than that.

Betsy said...

Bahaha bloggers in the 1800s. I'm literally cackling in my living room right now. It's a history and blogging joke all wrapped up in a nice little package and I love it.