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Do Tell: Have You Used Your Pet to Avoid Company?

Even if you aren't totally into The Hills, or missed last night's episode, I've already confided that I was fingers crossed to see the rascally pup, Chloe. Sadly, she didn't make an appearance last night, but the doggie was mentioned – I'll relay the events below and I want to hear how you would handle a similar situation.
Two roommates (Lauren and Lo) threw a birthday party for a third roommate (Audrina). Now there's no love lost between Lo, Audrina, and her friends and, at one point, Lo disappears. A short while later, Lauren asks where she was and Lo nonchalantly mentions she was simply upstairs playing with the dog. Hmmm.

Now my home isn't big enough for me to hide away during a party, and I've got no roommates to have guests over that I don't care for, but I've witnessed similar reactions. In fact one close friend always seems to take a loooong walk with her pooch whenever one of her boyfriend's friends (that she doesn't care for) decides to stop by. Have you ever tried this tactic?


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fleurfairy fleurfairy 8 years
Yes. It's a great excuse.
rickimc rickimc 8 years
I used to do this all the time when I was little and my parents would have company. I still do this when the crowd gets too large and there is an animal around.
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
cubadog, I know. Mine's 17 inches tall at the shoulder and her bark is that of a Great Dane. It probably doesn't help she bounces on the door and runs around making it sound like more than one dog. It's so funny to watch them run away like their pants are on fire! What people don't know is that her bark is the only thing scary about her. :D
cubadog cubadog 8 years
ellenora I do the same thing with Cuba. For a little guy he has a huge bark I love that he scares people away!
couture-yourself couture-yourself 8 years
Most definitely. I always use them as an excuse to leave or to not go out. In reality, I'd rather be around my babies than most people.
lawchick lawchick 8 years
I have definitely used the "I need to go let the dog out" excuse to leave places. Ha.
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
Yes, I have. Usually, Zena's bark is enough to scare anyone off my porch (especially Johava Witnesses). When it's not, I simply say to whomever wants to come in, "Oh, I'm sorry, I was just leaving" holding up Zena's leash. Works every single time I don't want company.
cubadog cubadog 8 years
I have totally used Cuba as an excuse to get out of doing things or to leave an event early.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I can't, because my cats are total attention whores and love to cuddle up to new people--they're probably better at entertaining than I am!
misslilad misslilad 8 years
I haven't used my pups to avoid company, but I have used them as an excuse about why I have to leave.
Many times.
Angelica Angelica 8 years
I don't, but if I had a cute dog like Chloe, I might :)
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