Monday, March 02, 2009

Bowl Breakage

If you've ever come over to our house, you know how excited our dogs get when we have visitors. They pretty much spaz out and lose all control for like five minutes before regaining their composure. There's a similar scene when Chad and I come home from work in the evenings, except that the excitement then is due to the fact that it's dinnertime. Our girl Hope especially loses her mind when it's time to eat, bawling and bouncing around like a puppy. Unfortunately, last week her bounciness led to some mild destruction in our kitchen. As she was waiting for me to fill her food bowl, she bounced up excitedly and landed with a foot right smack in her water bowl. Not only did water go everywhere, but the ceramic bowl itself went flying off its stand and crashing to the floor into pieces.

I spent several minutes cleaning up water and shards of the bowl all over the kitchen, but of course as soon as Hope came back inside after dinner she went straight to the site of the accident and started sniffing around. As I was carefully disposing of (I thought) all the pieces, I hear her crunching something in her teeth behind me! I yelled at her to drop it, but I couldn't ever find it if she did. Her and her darn pica made a bad situation even worse! Thankfully, she hasn't shown any ill effects from eating a chunk of pottery!

This probably wouldn't be a blogworthy event at all except that the dogs' water bowl was a piece of ceramic pottery that I painted at Sunfire Ceramics many years ago. We've established that I have no artistic ability whatsoever, but this bowl was actually something I was kind of proud of! It had served its purpose so well for many years and I was so sad to see it go! I had no pictures of it in its life, so I thought I'd share a picture of my bowl in death.

Goodbye my lovely bowl! I'm sorry you met such a tragic demise!


Jen said...

Bummer! I loved that bowl

Jen said...

That was a lovely bowl. You do have artistic ability (e.g. Christmas cards, photography).

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry about your bowl, too. But you know the picture you did with the broken bowl was attractive. Don't underestimate your photography.