We have the bestest dog in the history of ever and I decided to write about him because he did 2 very awesome things yesterday.
Yesterday morning was like every other week-day morning in that it was the most chaotic part of the day where we run around like kooks trying to get everyone everything they need for every part of their day while we are still groggy, hungry, and caffeine-deprived. And grouchy. Here on Cloud 8 we were at the tail end of some freaky monsoon-ish weather and the dog refused to go out to pee. He HATES water. I mean really HATES it. He totally refused to go. Okay, whatever, fine. He can hold it like forever. Finally he went in the back yard to do his thang and after he got dried off and ate his good-job-getting-your-feet-wiped-off cookie, he got all goofy and puppy-like for the simple fact that he was no longer out in the rain. Pumpkin Pie, never one to miss an opportunity to create unrest, got the dog’s toy to play Das Forbidden Spiel (The Forbidden Game)… Tug o war. The reason it is verbotene is because the puppy lady we adopted Doodle Dog from said not to play tug o war with the puppy because it is a dominance thing. I believed it, so it’s true. And verbotene. So Pumpkin Pie got the toy and began playing the game with the dog. Pumpkin Pie started tugging, Doodle tugged back and Pumpkin Pie promptly fell down. (It is important to point out that Doodle Dog outweighs Pumpkin Pie by close to 20 pounds.) We have now arrived at #1 Very Awesome Thing Doodle Dog Did yesterday. He made me giggle like a lunatic by pulling the toy and Pumpkin Pie (who of course was NOT letting the dog have the toy, duh) in a gentle, but hilarious way all around the family room. Dragging may be a more accurate description. Pumpkin Pie would roll on the floor in hysterics, then get back up, tug, fall down, get dragged around the room, roll in hysterics, get back up, etc. etc. I might point out that neither of them EVER voluntarily let go of the toy. I had to take it away so there were no trips to South Jersey Radiology. Yes, I have them on speed dial. Duh.
Fast Forward to later in the morning when the big boys were at school and Pumpkin Pie and I were hanging out. Well, actually I was on the computer and Pumpkin Pie was playing with toys and checking on me with increasingly whiney pleas to play with him. While I was engrossed in writing something not important at all and ignoring someone really really important, we arrived at the #2 Very Awesome Thing Doodle Dog Did yesterday. He did this:
He gave me the look! I didn’t even know he knew how to do that! Those are my legs in the picture and he was under the desk where I sit at the computer. Doodle Dog put his chin on my knees and looked at me with those ridiculously sweet eyes saying in his own gentle way to get OFF the stinking computer and interact. You know, with actual living things! I hear so much whining I automatically tune it out even when said whiner may actually have point. Thanks Doodle, you are the bestest. Glad I got up before you moved on to plan B. I am sure it would have involved extensive property damage.