Our two rescue mutts, Abra and Edan, are a laugh a day and more in our house! These are just some of the reasons our dogs are a stress relief and a barrel of laughs for us!
1. They have no sense of time.
2. They snore!
Yeah, we pretty much all snore as we get older. Dogs are no exception! Sometimes I think it is a snoring contest between my lab mutt, Chihuahua, and my husband! Ear plugs work wonders. LOL!
3. They sleep in the strangest positions.
I wake often with a kinked neck or back and wonder how in the world did sleeping make me so sore. Well, after watching our dogs sleep, I wonder a bit less. If they can get into strange positions I can only imagine the positions we humans can get into at night!
4. They act like true siblings.
I have seen plenty of siblings play and squabble. Our dogs are no different. They want what the other has, fight for the best position on the big bed, and wiggle their way for attention if the other is getting petted. Ever have your big dog try and sit in your lap because the smaller dog does all time? Yup, it’s like that all the time!
5. They can clear a room with one poof!!
The first few nights we had our lab mutt, she was about two months old, she slept in the crate in our bedroom. On the second night we were all snuggled in when “Holy Moly! What was that?!” Our little puppy had just made us jump and leave the room with one very silent poof that was worse than a skunk! Of course, she just looked at us with that “What? Something wrong? Why’d you leave the room?” look. Our dogs are not aware of what big smells their little bodies can produce. And, if we are lucky enough to get an actual sound for warning they look up and then back at their tail end and then at us as if they are saying, “Was that me?” And, as my parents like to say, dogs are biological. Um, yes, most definitely!
6. It’s all about the…squirrel!
Our dogs’ attention span is pretty short. They love to go outside and play fetch with the kong…for about a minute…then it is “Hey, what was that? What did I just smell? Ooooh, that plant looks good!” Yes, forever two year olds.
7. Vegetables? Not! Especially if it is broccoli.
8. They have us well trained.
9. Snow bunnies…all depends on the dog!
When we first got our lab mutt we had an unusual snow fall in Oregon. All our friends with dogs kept telling us how much their dogs loved the snow. So, of course we had to take Abra out and play! Oh no! One step in and she was all “I wanna go back in mom!” There was no getting her to play. And her little brother, Edan, he just whined and whined…I assume because he was worried something would happen to Abra out there in that cold, white stuff.
Fast forward seven years and we get another huge snowfall. This time Abra begged to go outside! What? Huh? She couldn’t get enough of that cold, white stuff! The best part, she kept trying to catch snowballs but couldn’t understand why her “ball” was so cold!