Wanna See Pictures of My Fur Babies?
Have you ever noticed that dog owners often act like proud parents, or even like proud grandparents? So, when their dogs do something cute, interesting, or funny, they are snapped with the ever-ready camera. Then, at the drop of a hint, like, “I love hot dogs,” they are likely to whip out their packet of photos and display them to you proudly. If you don’t GET it, like, why those pictures are so comment-worthy, the proud pet parent will be happy to explain in great detail. If you don’t get it the SECOND time, you just might earn a disappointed look, as the p.p.p. prepares to go through it a THIRD time.
Since I am no different from any other proud pet parent, I am going to whip out my virtual wallet. Unlike a chance meeting in a restaurant or the library, you will get an immediate opportunity to retaliate with a story and/or picture of your pet’s cute or pesky traits in the comments below. (Note: If you have a pic you want to share, let me know and we’ll arrange to post it.)
Tilly Tot’s Cuteness
One of the cutest dogs I have ever had the pleasure of observing is Tilly Tot. She is what they call a sweetheart dog, and one of her signature activities is going kersplat on the floor right in front of you and rolling over, legs askew, for a belly rub. Now, many dogs do this, but what makes Tilly so special is that she shows her dreamy pleasure by sticking the tip of her little pink tongue out between her teeth as you pet her. Yup, it’s adorable.
Ling Ling – Pros
A cute habit of Ling Ling’s involves the full use of her back yard. I believe I have mentioned about how Ling Ling loves her yard. One of her favourite activities is to run laps around the yard carrying a stuffed toy in her teeth. When she was little, the toys were frequently bigger than she was, so she would bounce them off the ground as she walked or ran. That way she could keep them from falling or preventing her from running. It produced a cute bobbing sort of run as she bounced Mousie or Whiskers along on the ground.
Now that she is older, bigger and presumably wiser, does she just run without the bob? Nosirree, she bobs just as she always did, but she has to reach further down to bounce the stuffed toy, so it’s kind of a run, stop, bounce, bob, run, stop, bounce, bob. One of her cuter tricks.
I know for a fact that Oreo, Ling Ling
and Tilly Tot are not the only adorable
dogs on the block. Do you have any
stories about your pet’s cute
or annoying habits? We’d love to hear them.
Just insert your story in the comments section below.
(Watch next week for Part 2 of Adorable or Annoying – Tricks and Traits of Dogs)
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(Vol. 14.9-1, Sept. 7, 2014