Sunday, February 21, 2010

You Can't Trust A Moose

My son, Jared, gave me this wine bottle holder for Christmas. I think the whimsical moose (I named him Jake) is hilarious and, besides that, he performs a worthwhile function. That is, until recently.

For nearly two months, Jake held my spare bottle of wine spectacularly. Day and night, he did what he was made to do without so much as a snort. He was totally devoted to my bottle.
Yesterday, as I passed through the kitchen on my way out, Jake burped. I froze in my tracks while my heart rate skyrocketed. I slowly turned my head and looked over my shoulder. The bottle was empty.

The moral of the story is: You can't trust a moose not to snort.


Annie said...

Well, you did put temptation right into his path!!! LOL!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Jake is too cute! I also think he should be commended for holding out so long. I wouldn't have made it past the first night. LOL

Sarah said...

LOL!!!!!!!! Jake is so sneaky. He certainly put some time and thought into that one!

That is the cutest wine holder I've ever seen! You know how I love the moose and Jake just leapt to the top of my list!

Shaddy said...

Annie: I certainly did!

darksculptures: I am very proud of his long stretch of self-discipline!

Sarah: I'm glad he burped or I might not have noticed the bottle was empty!! Heaven forbid that I'm ever out of wine!!

Natasha said...

I love Jake! Good for him for FINALLY getting a snootful!

Lia said...

So cute.
What did you expect, sounds like he never got a break, he was desperate and parched.

Keep an eye on him or you'll have to go to AA and do the12 step thingy.

Much love

Shaddy said...

Natasha: He earned every drop.

Lia: I must teach him to say excuse me when he burps.


whahaha...too cute Shaddy!
I'm sure it brings smiles each time you see it~

Shaddy said...

Lenore: We have a bit of a tug-of-war when I attempt to remove the bottle from his hooves!

Anonymous said...

Isn't that just like a man. Drink the entire bottle then burp to prove his manhood. The snake--I mean moose. :)