by Yvonne DiVita, and the dogs
A little ditty about my dogs and how they think. I did ask them to participate so their comments will follow mine. And, I tried to edit but... they got upset so...I'm not responsible for what they say! (remember, they are dogs!)
In our house, Emily, our Treewalker Hound dog, is the most expressive. She not only communicates through those big, brown eyes, she tries to talk to us. "C'mon," she'll say at 7a.m. "It's walk time. What's wrong with you...stop pouring that coffee!" Then, she pretty much head butts us at knee-level and if we don't drop what we're doing to walk her, she'll bother us for hours! You can almost hear her mumble, as she nudges our elbows, "...don't know why I hafta do this every day! I need to check on my rabbits - why don't these hoomans know that!" And, then, when all else fails, she'll sit quietly and just stare... like she is staring so innocently in the picture here.
After Emily, Chester, the true hound dog, commands our attention because he literally owns the "Can't I have a little bit more?" stare. His focus is always on food. What's in his bowl, what we're eating, why he isn't getting more of...whatever. He really has the pitiful stare down pat. Sometimes his silent, penetrating stare isn't about food, it's about Emily. Specifically, it's about Emily annoying him when he's all comfy in his bed, because all of HER efforts have failed to achieve her goals. When she REALLY wants our attention, she sends Chester in. I'm quite aware of his, "Emily would like to go for a walk," stare. And, the added, "If we don't walk soon she's going to annoy me so much... I may have to take a nibble out of her ear." Said in that soft, monotone Chester would use, if he could talk.
Let's not forget Olive. Olive is just a wiggling bunch of joy! Her approach to getting her way is to come and give us her best, "Oh, you're the tops, you're the best hoomans, I will lick your feet, if you but take us for our walk, right now!" After which she will actually lick our feet. Or, whatever body part if available to lick. You know, elbow, knee, chin... Olive just exudes that "I'm so happy to be your dog" feeling. When she's being nice. Trust me, she has her moments. If she's all relaxed in her bed, and Chester or Emily approach with insistence, "We want that bed..." she's as likely to get up and give it to them, as she is...to turn on them with a snarl and say, "I got here first!" The fact that she's a Boston Terrier and 1/3 their size does not diminish her fierceness!
In the end, they are all expressive. Even when they sleep. Hence, the many pictures of them sleeping, on this blog. And, the reason we need to order more dog beds.
Now...from the dogs themselves:
Emily says, "I don't annoy Chester and Olive. I love them. They love it when I push them around. It's what we do for fun around here. If you took me for more walks, I wouldn't have to push Olive out of her bed, or tell Chester he needs to be more assertive."
Chester says, "You know I need more food. You know Emily eats my food - if you loved me, you'd put a little extra in my dish. And you'd get me my own bed...cause I'm tired of sharing with those girls! They take all the good spots when we sleep together."
And, Olive says, "Can I lick your feet? Can I, huh? I love feet! If I can't lick your feet, can I come up on your bed and lick your pillowcase? Huh? Please!" ***If we say no, she just goes and licks Chester or Emily...
Oh, I could go on and on! These dogs think a lot - and mostly, I'm sure, they think about how to get their own way! Can you relate?
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