Today is TIEsday. I never did anything about Tiesday last week. For that matter, I didn’t do anything about punishment day yesterday. As I was doing the dishes, I thought that normally I’d drag out the spanking bench and give him his “just because” spanking. But Lion theorized that I should be able to catch him doing something wrong, so instead of “just because,” the spanking would be for an actual infraction. Uh oh. I didn’t catch him doing anything.
I’m sure he must have done something. I don’t believe he made it a whole week without annoying me. I can’t think of any specifics, but I’m sure he did. Should I have spanked him for this unknown infraction? Or should it have been a just-because-I-know-he-did-something spanking? Isn’t that what I’ve been doing all along? I’m confused.
I know Lion is encouraging me to find things that annoy me, but I’m thinking we’ll be right back in the same boat of him not getting spanked because I don’t catch him. There were weeks he didn’t get punished at all. Weeks and weeks, probably. That’s why we instituted “just because” spankings. He needs to be spanked at least once a week to keep him on his toes. It also keeps me in practice.
You know, now that I’m thinking about it, he did annoy me. On Sunday, I was putting his daily pills into containers. It’s easier for him to grab a morning container and an evening container rather than having to open a bunch of bottles each time. Blue containers are for night, and clear is for morning. The dog managed to chew a morning container, so we needed to replace it. When we bought the containers, we wound up with a lot of extra blue ones. I think it was a package of 50 versus the clear package of 30. I told Lion we didn’t have any extra clear. He insisted we did. I was staring right at the extra blue ones, so I knew what I was talking about. He continued insisting it wasn’t the blue we had extra of. Clearly, I was right. How can you argue with someone who is positive they are right? Well, I don’t really have to argue. I can just put my paw down and pick up a paddle. Instead, I let it go and grabbed a different container for the morning. [Lion — When I bought the containers, the blue ones came in a package of 30. I bought a second pack, so we had spares. The clear ones came in a package of 50, so we didn’t need to order extras. Mrs. Lion saw the 2nd package of 30 blue that I bought months later.]
So is he in trouble? He should be, right? But here’s my problem: I really want to tie him to the bed and spank his cute little tush. I can’t do that if he’s bruised and bloody from punishment. What I can do is tie him to the bed and spank his cute little tush tonight or tomorrow night (the dog has her training tonight), and I can punish him Thursday, which would be a regular “just because” spanking anyway. Problem solved. Everybody is happy. At least until Thursday night when Lion won’t be so happy.