I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Monday, November 30, 2009

Anyone you know?

Stumpy is a pig (no offense to any members of the suidae family.) She would eat and eat and eat, if not controlled. And she would beg. Actually, she does beg. But she does it from across the room where she is at least not in my face or drooling on my leg.) Remember, she was starved when I got her. I don't think that ever leaves a dog. Of course, some dogs are just gluttons, Like wabbit and Fenway.

Anyways, this video reminded me of the days when she first came home. My son, being the sucker that he is would sneak her food, under the table, until I realized what was going on.

When my son was very young, we lived, for a short time with my parents. They had a teeny little long-haired chihuahua, named Poca. Poca figured out if she bit Will's toe, Will would drop his fork and she could reap the reward. Will would be crying that Poca was biting (really, it was just a nibble) his toe and my parents would insist that Poca doesn't bite. It took some time for us to actually catch her in the act. And my point was????

Stumpy's sunbathing, today. The temperature is in the mid 50's, but there's a breeze out of the north, so she's catching the rays from the entryway, where the breeze is blocked. I don't very often see her laying on the floor like a dog. she must have been desperate. I know she wants me to feel sorry for her and get her a chair, or at the very least a pillow to put there.

ATTENTION, STUMPY!!! There is NO room for a chair or a pillow there!!!


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Pups are pretty smart.. We always help mom cook just in case she drops something..
Stumpy you enjoy your sun. You must be blue-ing like me..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Sam said...

Huh, wow, that's really clever of Poca to have done that. I'm glad Marge isn't THAT obsessed with food!

You're lucky Stumpy begs from across the room. Marge likes to make herself very known around the dinner table, and it's always reinforced by people giving her a taste of this or that, despite my warnings that it'll only make it worse. Good think she's so darn fit..

Life With Dogs said...

Maybe she's just hoping you'll drop a fork. :)

Unknown said...

Stumpy acting like a dog???! I'd be happy to get her a chair at the dinner table. Ha.. that was a cute story about your son. I'm curious to learn what you and Stumpy are thinking.. with the calendar.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I didn't get to enjoy any sun today -


I did take advantage of nice damp spots in my yard!


Sandra said...

My Basset Howard would be that dog if allowed. He is always empty! Poor Stumpy, are you sure you can't fit a little comfort in that space for the poor girl!

T said...

I really enjoyed the story with your son. Really put a smile on my face.

Stumpy is such a pretty go, enjoying her sun bathing. Must take advantage, before we know it, we won't want anything to do with that desert sun!!

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Heelers, Stumpy would like to move to Texas to live with you. She is not allowed to help with the cooking here, plus she could herd and swim. Please send plane ticket.

Sam, none of my dogs have ever been allowed near the table while we eat... I couldn't stand the cute factor (or the drool!)

LWD, hoping??? She's praying!!!

Khyra, I am glad you enjoyed the damp spot, I have always avoided those.

Sandra, I was reading about a Basset Hound named "Hoover." Is that perfect or what?

T, we still laugh over that, and my son is 25 now! I am REALLY enjoying the cooler weather and can finally be glad to be stuck in the desert... until about May.