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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dogs and their routines

I was reading a post on the Happy Pit Bull blog - about her dog Dozer and how he was depressed when they were packing suitcases for a trip. That got me thinking about all the dogs I've ever had and how they so quickly fall into a routine. For example, every night, without fail, our two dogs get up at 10 PM - looking for their last meal of the day. They could both be crashed out, twitching with their doggie chasing rabbits dreams at 9:58 but two minutes later, at 10, they're both up looking for food. How do they know??? Cracks me up. Likewise, Sasha simply knows when we are leaving - before even heading to the door, just getting ready to leave at a certain time of day and she gets in her crate. It's both sad and funny at the same time. Sparky's usually completely oblivious but that's a whole other story :) Anyway, what about your dogs - do they do anything like that? I'm sure they do, let's hear 'em.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Ahhhh routines. That is the only thing that keeps me sane :) The gang out here completely know the routine and really don't like it if I change it up on them. Titan and Uppity know exactly when 6:30am rolls around and if you want to sleep in they will loudly voice their disapproval. Soco who usually goes out with Titan will scream like she is being skinned alive if I let him out and don't immediately come for her. Dancer is very similar to the tornado sirens, he lets loose with a howl precisely at noon every day. Penny, Bear and Izzy all know that Bob should be home by 5pm. At 4:50 they start their dancing and jittering cause "OMG Dad's on his way!" Blitzen, Comet and Cy have their nightly routine of chasing the sun away each evening. As soon as the sun begins to set, they start with the noise fest.

These are the dogs of HELP FIDO...our dogs...this is why we are here...