Things Dogs Cannot Do While Sitting. Read for a few good laughs!

David Letterdog’s List of Things Dogs Cannot Do While Sitting

1. Jump up, lick, paw, bump, or goose family, friends, visitors, or strangers,
especially including the young and the elderly.
2. Bolt out of the front door or car.
3. Run off in the park.
4. Chase cars, cats, chickens, children, bicyclists, skate-boarders, horses, and other dogs.
5. Bully, bother, pester, or disturb people or other dogs.
6. Get underfoot, stepped on, or tripped over.
7. Mount other dogs, or be mounted by other dogs.
8. Slap a child in the face, or clear a coffee table of wine glasses with a waggy tail.
9. Fence-fight or scrap through the garden fence. .
10. Pace back and forth, chase its tail, or self-energize by running around like a
whirling dervish from window to couch, from couch to carpet, and from carpet to window, etc., while working itself into a feverish frenzy.

Extracted from Dr. Dunbar’s Good Little Dog Book(James & Kenneth, 2003)

Miara’s Pink Tail

My dog Miara is a pretty girl, I can say that confidently as she gets more compliments on how beautiful she is then I do on any average day. However recently Miss Miara got a bit of a make over, or up-grade I guess you could say. My lovely groomer friend has always joked about how fun she would be to dye, since she is all white.

Well last year she was Bolt for Halloween, with a black hair spray lighting bolt on her side. This year we wanted to make a bit more of a statement, I personally wanted to turn her into a Zebra, Jenna (groomer) wanted to tye-dye her. After asking Jenna how long the dye will stay on we came to our senses and took our ideas down a notch. Although having a tye-dyed dog would be fun, showing up at new clients’ home with her is not to professional. We came to a conclusion and Miara is now currently rocking a Screaming Pink tail and ears, I think it fits her quite well! She has the color but now needed a full costume, some ideas were: punk rocker, Diva, pink panther, playboy doggie? I scrambled through my costume box and found a pair of pink butterfly wings….perfect!! We attended a Halloween breakfast event where she got a ton of attention, but unfortunately did not take the win.

Its is not the dyeing of her tail or the attention of the Halloween party that inspired me to write this blog; it is the attention that Miara is now getting as she sports her pink tails and ears weeks after Halloween. She is now rocking her tail as a true Diva would rock her diamonds! We go to the dog park and people just point and say awwww, or oh my gosh and then of course Miara runs over to them for some petting. She gets so much attention that sometimes I worry her head is getting to big and wont fit out the gate of the park. Granted she does not even know that her own tail is pink, but she trots along thinking she is just the queen and EVERYONE loves her. She now gets triple the attention I do, but also helps as a great conversation starter, which has wrangled me a few new clients. Plus and added bonus is that as she trots along with her pink feather duster tail in the air, she makes me giggle! Oh’ I love my dog way to much