Monday, October 12, 2009

Must Love Dogs

This week Adam and I have been dog sitting for my parents while they are in DC. As i'm sure you know, they recently got an old english bulldog. Chloe.
My brother Casey found a website that listed 80 pure bred dogs and ranked their level of intelligence. Bulldogs were #77. ouch.
We also have Teddy, an Australian Shepherd Poodle Mix. Poodles come in at #2 on the list. Adam calls him "The Prince". He barks, only because he is protective--but Teddy really is the most obedient dog.
When we take both of them out on walks to do their business, Teddy practically brings toilet paper with him-Chloe on the other hand, well...can be found chewing old dog poop or barking at the sun. After hiking through the mountains for over an hour, we come in the house and right there in front of me, Chloe unloads. You can also find her atleast 3 times a day barking at her reflection in the window. Chloe doesn't eat her dog food, but rather the dog bowl. She also does tackle drills with our 16 year old cat. Isn't that like tackling a 112 year-old man???
Don't even get me started on the bed situation. Yes, our dogs sleep with us, and while many of you may disagree with this--if you saw how CUTE Chloe is you would understand how hard it would be NOT to sleep with her. I think we own the world's cutest but dumbest dog. Adam isn't too keen on having to share the bed-but it's kinda hilarious. Its like sharing the bed with 2 pigs. (Teddy being the other pig of course, not Adam ;) Not only does Chloe snore-she snores like a HUMAN. and LOUD too. I woke up in the middle of the night not upset, but rather in shock that such a sweet innocent-looking puppy could project such an ugly noise. Unbelievable.
She really is too cute for her own good. What's so sad is that whenever Chloe does something stupid, Teddy looks at her, then back at me with a look that says, "you've got to be kidding me". Poor Teddy.
I love Chloe tho because she is such a cuddle bug--and I would kiss her little face off, but she came in the house the other day with a snake hanging out of her mouth. a snake.

And P.S. Brett and Ash, Lucy comes in at #57. Still dumb, but fortunately not Chloe-dumb.


Zak and Emily Smith said...

Welcome back!! I haven't seen Chole in forever, I bet she is so big. I too love teddy and his tail...Oh wait!!!

becky and lance said...

oh my i was laughing so hard reading this! it reminds me of my dogs. aren't they funny? they are just like people in certain ways!

dave + kirst said...

welcome back er. i CAN'T sleep with my animals, they take over the bed and then get annoyed when I move! They've been banned from the sleeping chambers. But they do run up to our door every morning as soon as they hear us make a peep and just wait for us to open the door, kinda sweet (although I know it's just for food).