So... my brother-in-law Jim has moved in and things are going smoothly so far. Especially because I seemed to have gained an ally for when Andy is being unreasonable which is like 79% of the time.
Since Jim will be home at times when we're not, we had to give him a detailed list of (I don't want to call them instructions because it sounds too bossy so we'll just say they're suggestions) suggestions regarding life at the Beehive. Some are pretty standard:
"Lock the door when you leave"
"Flush the toilet"
"Do not, under any circumstances, eat Andy's snacks!"
Others were more out of concern for his safety:
"DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, EAT ANDY'S SNACKS!!"
"Do not pet Tazz for more than 5 seconds because that is all he allows before he starts eating fingers."
"Do not sit/stand too close to Tazz when he's scratching because he will eventually scratch too hard and then attack the thing nearest to him"
"Do not turn your back on Tazz when you are leaving a room because he loves to use people's calves as chew toys"
"Do not try to save any papers/food/socks/keys/people if Tazz is gnawing on them because he will take you for his replacement."
He'll be licking you and you're all happy because you think it's because he likes but all the while he's trying to figure out if he should eat you with BBQ sauce or hot sauce.
The dog was aptly named after the Tasmanian Devil. The little dude is crazy!
There are more suggestions but we don't want to scare him off too soon. Next week we will discuss my mood swings.if you think Tazz is dangerous, wait till you get a load of me!