Life is about ascertaining the best “plausible deniability” available. Plausible Deniability allows you to do or get what you want, with limited repercussions. My menagerie of animals taught me this lesson very well indeed. Whoever you interrogate, will always point the paw at the next in line. Each appears to have perfectly good Pawsible Deniability for the bird flying around the house, missing food items or occasional “accident”. As the zoo empowered me with this valuable tool, I shall from here on out, rely on Pawsible Deniability for all blunders. My finger shall now point at the paws of:
Litchi – First in but ruler of the Couch and her Bed only!
Jittery Jangles – Second in and jittery about everything. Ruler of Nothing!
Sabre – Third in and Ruler Of All (except the couch and Litchi’s bed)
Shadow – Last in (so far) with enough womanly wiles to allow Sabre to think he’s the Ruler when she’s the Boss!
Each one of these sweethearts (or monsters – depending on the day or crime committed) is a testament to how wonderful and endearing rescue animals can be. They feature regularly on these posts, in the hope that anyone thinking of extending their family considers going the Adoption route. Of course, if you intend “showing” or “working” a pedigree animal, then a reputable breeder is clearly the best option. However, if you are simply looking for a companion, the No-Kill Shelters are over-flowing and each one adopted, allows another “animal in need” the vital assistance these organisations can provide.
At this point, I would like to Highly Un-recommend allowing awards to pile up, imposing upon yourself an outrageously daunting task. I hereby confirm that this action will leave you brain-dead, causing you to press “Publish” before checking links. In light of my new found “Pawsible Deniability”, I take absolutely no responsibility for the fact that I provided a completely incorrect address for Jodi Stone’s site, which was supposed to be Heart Like a Dog and is definitely worth popping over to visit.
My finger now points directly at Litchi, Jangles, Sabre and Shadow, one of whom must, clearly, be responsible for this error in judgement. I am trusting that, having a Heart Like a Dog, she will forgive whichever critter was the cause of this
fowl foul up.
69 responses to “Pawsible Deniability!”
I loved that post and yes if you just want a companion..Go adopt one 🙂 I end up forgetting who gave me the awards, that’s highly embarrassing, but then I’m use to embarrassing myself lol xx000xx Will be posting end of week..wink wink 🙂 xx000xx
it’s a terrible thing, forgetting who gave you awards and what awards they were, etc. In future, I need to get the post out right away, then there’l be no confusion. I seem to be getting quite good at apologising for errors though 😀
All adorable! No deniability there – pawsible or any other kind! xoxoM
Well, of course, I think so but there’s a good chance I’m biased – being their Mom and all 🙂
Yes! I am two paws up for rescue pets! Adoption saved my life – literally!
Love and licks,
Isn’t adoption wonderful Cupcake! So glad you got rescued and have such a fantastic home now. What a great happy ending 🙂
Yes Doggy, Snipers – I know you had them surrounding Mollie. You are so good at acting innocent 😀
You need an innocent expression for “pawsible deniability”. I’m not saying you don’t have one, but it can always be improved with practice!
Will start working on an “innocent expression” immediately. Good advice – must put my thinking cap on 🙂
We have three rescues here. In fact I’ve never purchased a companion in my life! I am always amazed at the beauty and quality of a rescue. Sometimes I think they are grateful….then again, someone spilled the water glass and the paws are pointing all the way around the circle. Actually we have more issues with flatulence than with spilled glasses here. Of course, no one ever takes responsibility for flatulence.
So glad you are a rescue fanatic. That’s just brilliant! Hmm, flatulence, well, no-ones ever going to admit that 😀
What a fab four legged family you have! And I too fully support adopting from rescue centres wherever you happen to be in the world!
Thank you and yes, wherever you are in the world, there are always rescue animals in need of good forever homes. Glad you on board!
Aw, they are all too cute!
Thank you! Of course, I agree but then, I’m their Mom so probably somewhat biased 🙂
Well that’s quite a crew you can blame for just about anything that goes wrong! Endless possibilities I’d say…..As for rescues I’ve never had a cat that wasn’t a rescue – and each of them has stolen every square inch of my heart from the moment I set eyes on them. I am a rescue advocate from my toes to the tippy top of my old gray head and always will be. Lovely photos of your “family”………
Pam (and Sam)
Thanks Sammy and Pam. I agree, rescues just steal your heart completely. So nice to hear that you are an advocate and with an ambassador like you, Sam, how could the rest of the world not agree? 🙂
Whoa, Nellie…these are some fabulous pics!! Too sweet!
Glad you enjoyed them. Got to put pictures in the posts for everyone to look at while they read 😀
Lovely photos. I don’t have a sibling to blame, but luckily its always the birds that do it BOL
I wasn’t a rescue but mummy and daddy have said that if they ever get my a brother or sister s/he will be a rescue doggy.
Birds have worked out to be a fabulous excuse for you Misaki 😀 I know you weren’t a rescue and that’s absolutely fine. I just like to encourage people to think about it. No one has to adopt and maybe the right animal is not there. It’s not the perfect route for everyone but it would be awesome if you got a rescue brother or sister one day 🙂
Wonderful animals. Wonderful post. Wonderful humor. And a wonderful mission of yours.
Awww, thank you! That is so kind of you to say. Don’t quite know how to say “thank you” properly for such a lovely comment 🙂
Consider it done!! I generally don’t “bestow praise” unless it’s worth my time … Cheers, v. e.
They’re all beautiful! I want them all please 🙂
Oh dear, the shipping costs will be immense 😀 Will have to do some investigation into “stow away” options 🙂
Stow away options will be absolutely fine 🙂 I will supply a very convincing cover story for it that will fool even the most cynical security personnel! 😀
All the critters are rather looking forward to hearing that story. They have been wanting to travel and see the world, but could never build up enough pocket money to do so 🙂
It’s a very good story 😀 They will enjoy hearing it immensely! It will be a great way for them to pass the time whilst they are stowed away 🙂
Oh please do send it then. Or must they await your next blog post? 🙂
I am having a little think about that one! It seems I have 50,000 blog posts sitting here waiting to be commented on after a night with no internet connection 😀 I really must get my Wolfie act together!!
Great post and how could any of those innocent looking little babies be guilty of anything 🙂
Well, as I’ve decided to take no responsibility myself, for anything, it must be them. Just not quite sure which one 😀
Why thank you! Coming from such a gorgeous pug as yourself, that really means a lot! 🙂
they are so adorable.. i am looking forward to an event at the mall activity center from sept 29 to oct 6.. included in the event are pet bazaar, photography, nutrition, grooming competition, and fashion show but i am most interested in their pet adoption (CARA).. i hope i could find a companion for my kittycat Star..
They seem to have brilliant events over there, with adoptions forming integral parts of them. I am not aware of any such thing here in South Africa but the more I become aware of these, the more I think I need to look into the possibilities of starting something similar here. Would be fantastic if you could find Star a sibling. Good luck.
thank you and yes, why not start a similar event over there, i’m sure it’s going to be fun.
The flipside is that when you are an only, the buck stops with you!
No, no, no – I can point a finger just as well as they can point their paws. 😀
All our kitties have been rescues. We are kittyless right now but that will change some day. Love your kitties and your pup too.
So glad to hear you have adopted kitties in the past. Hope you manage to do so again soon. My house feels terrible if I don’t have cats and dogs (or dog, at the moment) in it 🙂
Like the ears of Litchi , she is gorgeous!!!!
Well, being such a big fan of yours, she’s going to be truly ecstatic when I tell her you said so. Thank you!
PS – both her ears normally hang down but she was bouncing around like a mad-hatter at the time I got that photo – a real “ears flapping in the wind” moment 😀
You have been selected for the most incredible award ever.
Well thank you Doggy, for this most, um, interesting award. It is certainly the first of its’ kind received by us. Some serious degrees of thought shall have to go into posting about this 🙂
hahahahah I know lol
I had fun making the badge.
I’m sure you did! Hard day at work, I see, coming up with ideas such as this 😀
the busiest lol
This wee has been quiet nice, not much to do, I’m using the time to catch up with the blogs.
Utter nonsense – you are using the time to terrorize the rest of us with Ass Awards!! 😀 😀
They are all innocent, even if proved guilty, so YOU must have done it!
Well, maybe… but I’m sticking to my story anyway 😀
Yes after having many animals there is always someone else responsible. Recently adopted two cats that even blame each other and the dogs of course always know the cat did it!!
Brilliant that you went the adoption route but very, very difficult to ever find a culprit now 😀
They are all beautiful but I especially love the picture of Litchi, she is simply stunning.
As for the website mix-up, there is nothing to forgive, it was an oversight. You have far more important things you are doing!
Thank you. Litchi will be very happy to hear that you think she is stunning 🙂
Had to make sure I got a post out with your correct details in. If people click, they need to get to the right place. The whole point is to drive interested parties to your site. Thanks for understanding.
Thanks Bassa – really appreciated!
I so agree, sweethearts can also be monsters can’t they?! A lovely post, and the awards piling up comment made me smile!
😀 Depending on the day, that sweetheart bit can really be stretched to the limit. I’ll say one thing, though, I’ll never let awards “pile” up like that again. Getting that post out was a most daunting task!
LOL it is always best to blame the pets. They are cute so no one can get angry with them. 🙂
See, that’s exactly the point. If I do something wrong, others could get very upset but those animals, well, who could get angry? 😀
I don’t think they’re guilty, absolutely not. Look at their honest faces. I’m sure it must have been someone else 😀
Well, that would be me then and, in all fairness, they are far more likely to be forgiven than I am, so it’ll have to be them for now 🙂
LOL! Wonderful pictures! Do all the siblings get along well? Would they ever blame each other for things (like my sisters and I always did growing up :)) or would they just fess up to their boo-boos? 😉
Also, thank you for promoting the option of adopting a resue!
Oh they most definitely blame each other, just like all siblings 😀
They do get on remarkably well, although Jangles, the previously abused cat, is not that fond of the dog but is getting better each day.
Love, time, patience – all that is needed to make a rescue animal the happiest little critter on the planet 🙂
I completely agree! 🙂