Tag Archive | July 20


PUT ON A HAPPY FACE… by Dana Wilson



“One Halloween after taking my daughter trick or treating, the doorbell rang. It was very late and I couldn’t imagine children still being out at that time of night “trick or treating.”  I said, ‘who is it?’  The voice on the other side of the door said, ‘it’s my birthday.”  I opended the door and there HE stood.  My boyfriend with an open ‘trick or treat’ bag and this angry scowl on his face.”  I just stood there trying to look happy to see him.  I was, but I was also upset.  You see,  I had forgotten his birthday!  After what seemed like an eternity ….I put on a Happy Face. He still wasn’t smiling back so I said to him “you look so cute when your angry.”  I filled his bag with candy, said Happy Birthday, and finally got a smile out of him!  Although he was upset for a while, my sense of humor and sincere regret sure helped to get me out of the doghouse!” (submitted by Dana Wilson – Milwaukee, WI)

Have a great story to share? Take the Get Out of the Doghouse survey: https://inventingwomen.com/tulipstalk/DoghouseSurvey.pdf

Check out the Doghouse Survey Press Release and 2009 Contest http://www.edenflorist.com/article_info.php?articles_id=37

My Love for a Set of Teeth

My Love for a Set of Teeth by John MacNanamee

“When I first met my wife, I was a wild and crazy guy – into motorcycles.  She was (and still is) the complete opposite.  She is always well dressed and me, well let’s just say that most of the time, there’s dirt under my fingernails.   When she finally decided she would go out with me, I picked her up on my ‘chopper’  (motorcycle), which did not impress her any.  The date didn’t go too well; we ran out of gas about a mile away from her home and she had to help me push it to a gas station.  Then we got back on the chopper to go out and the front pipe came off, shot a flame and caught my pants leg on fire.  To top it off, I took her to a biker bar and she freaked out.  In order to get her to go out with me again and stay together, she said I needed to get a driver’s license, get a job and get a set of front teeth! So that’s how I got out of the doghouse with her.”
Ps. “We’ve been together 25 years (dated for 3, engaged for 18 and married for 4)  They say that opposites attract, I guess it’s true!
(submitted by John MacNanamee – Pembroke Pines, FL)

Read our story: Women Want Flowers Men Want Sex – Doghouse Survey Says http://www.edenflorist.com/article_info.php?articles_id=36

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Forget Me Not AGAIN!

This Story was submitted to Eden Florist by someone who took our original “Doghouse Survey”. (names were withheld at writers requests – and to protect the innocent)

Forget Me Not AGAIN! by Inez M.

“My husband usually gets in the doghouse when he forgets my birthday or our anniversary.  He usually remembers a day or two later when someone reminds him! That’s okay, though because he generally makes it up to me by sending me two dozen of biggest, most beautiful, fabulous red roses!  Big red roses always do it for me!

And he gets something special in return! My good mood!” (Submitted by Inez M. – Miami Beach, FL)

Read Top Ten Ways to Stay out of The Doghouse: http://www.edenflorist.com/article_info.php?articles_id=35

I Left My Heart FOR San Francisco

I Left My Heart For San Francisco by Marie

“I was engaged to this guy and we had set up a joint savings account.  One day I decided I wanted to go to San Francisco, so I took money out of our joint account and went on a trip.  When I got back, he was really mad at me and wouldn’t talk for two weeks. To punish me, he wouldn’t take me anywhere, we just stayed home.  He made me promise never to do that again, but after that our relationship just went downhill.  He never really trusted me again and I thought if he’s going to act like this before we get married, what’s it going to be like after?  So you could say, I got out of the doghouse when I got out of the relationship.  It turned out to be less than I hoped for, you really learn a lot about someone when money is an issue.  I am just glad I found out before we got married.”        (submitted by Marie in Miramar, FL)

Take the Get Out of the Doghouse survey: https://inventingwomen.com/tulipstalk/DoghouseSurvey.pdf

How Green is my “Dog” House

This Story was submitted to Eden Florist by someone who took our original “Doghouse Survey”. (names were withheld at writers requests – and to protect the innocent).

How Green is My “Dog” House by Paul L.

“My wife loves growing things and has been ‘hinting’ that she really wanted a greenhouse.   I told her it would take up too much room, that it was too big. After all, 30 feet by 20 feet is a little bit much. She was not happy with that answer and as a result has not been as friendly toward me lately.  One day while walking along Las Olas Blvd I stopped at one of those gift shops.  Inside was a miniature greenhouse with real plants in it.  I bought it for her and brought it home.  Needless to say, she was very happy.  And so am I, because it only takes up 30 inches by 20 inches!  The irony is that when we were first married (20+ years ago) I wanted a biclycle that we couldn’t really afford.  We had other priorities, like food, rent, electric….  That Christmas she bought me a miniature bicycle for our Christmas tree.  I got my bicycle and she got her greenhouse.  Relationships are full of compromise.  In order to stay out of the Doghouse, one must know when and how to compromise.” – Paul L. – Miami, Florida

For more great fun read our the Doghouse Survey Results at https://tulipstalk.com/results-of-the-doghouse-survey/