We have this friend whose behavior can be a little unpredictable at times. Does everyone have a friend like that? That friend that you think about long and hard before inviting them to a family gathering because you just aren’t sure they will be able to behave themselves for the duration of a party?
Well, we knew that it might be an issue, but we included him in our party invites just the same...
And there he is, our little friend Lucky, at the beginning of our nephew’s graduation party last week. Just look at him! So cute, right? All smiley and happy and the blue-eyed center of attention. Everyone loved him and he got so much love and affection during the first half of the party. But once he got a little tired – once he’d had enough – he began to nip at the heels of a couple of nephews.
And then he had the gall and audacity to bite the guest of honor – The Graduate.
Now, we think that Lucky may have been a cattle dog in his life before us, and he’s been known to be a heel nipper on a camping trip before, but he’s never nipped an ankle to the point of drawing blood like he did at the end of the party last week. And even though a balloon popped and The Graduate made a sudden move, it was still no excuse for that extreme behavior.
So unfortunately for our friend Lucky, he won’t be included in the guest list of any future parties held at our house. He’ll be sequestered to the side yard where he will be forced to listen to the party from a distance and not be privy to any falling food scraps or random head scratches.
How embarrassing. We’ll know better next time.