Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The loose wire connects...

Now don't get me wrong, we adore Chase. He is a sweet, gentle lovely dog who is the best snuggler in the pack. However, he is truly a dumb dog. As his Uncle Nick used to say, Chase has a loose wire upstairs. Something just doesn't connect! He would loose some of his charm if he was a genius dog anyway!

But every once in awhile, Chase shows a flash of brilliance. Tonight when I got home, Chase was in the wrong pen. He lives with Goldie in their own pen. Chase is the only dog Goldie will tolerate on a full-time basis. He's not bright enough to be dominant! Goldie likes a boy she can boss around!

Chase has figured out that he can use his extraordinarily long legs and the block of ice frozen into a bath tub that is their water bowl in the summer to launch himself over the fence! Fortunately, that just puts him in a bigger pen and Chase gets along with everyone. He had a self-scheduled play date for the afternoon!

Of Course he's not smart enough to figure out how to get back into his pen and was a bit stressed about being seperated from his girlfriend.

He's no genius, but maybe he's not quite as dumb as he appears!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Sometimes it's the little things...

Tonight for the first time in his life, Antare walked through the front door, under his own power, with just a moment's hesistation and right past me!

Usually he comes in the side door, into the arctic entry, but only if he's following another dog, only if the door is wide open and I hide behind it.

Tonight, he acted like a "normal" dog

Sometimes it doesn't take much to make my day!