Monday, January 11, 2010

Socks be gone ....

I think they are like little children, our companion pets. First we decide to have them, the anticipation before we get them, preparing for their arrival - and then they are here! Next couple of month are hell. Sleep deprived, we take care of them, day in, day out. Feed them, make sure they are safe, well, fed, happy at all costs. We buy them toys to play with, and we present them proudly to the world. We teach them to be good canine citizen, and maybe some fun tricks too, not really necessary, but so cute. They also come up with tricks on their own. All we get for our trouble is - love, and entertainment! I think Happy's purpose in life is to cheer me up, at least - he's working hard on that front, and succeeding!
See for yourself: Happy has put it in his head, that I can not sit anywhere with my socks on, so he's helping me out here:

Happy Nov.28-taking off my socks-4

Happy Nov.28-taking off my socks-3

Happy Nov.28-taking off my socks-1

Happy Nov.28-taking off my socks-2

I'm trying to make it harder for him, to get some photos, because he's been practicing for a while now, and can do it in two swifft motions. First he nudges my shoe off, then he gingerly grabs the sock at my toes and pulls once, twice, and it's off.
Just the other day I was sitting on the arm-rest, tangling my feet, while talking to my mother on the phone. I did know both dogs were there in the room with me, but I payed no attention to them. When I hung up, there I was standing barefoot, with my socks and shoes scattered all around me, Happy nowhere to be seen.

Another time, I was on my hands and knees, blocking a little shawlette (yet to be shown here), when I felt him tucking on my socks. I can't help myself, but I think it's funny. At first I did not understand his motivation. But one day I put some cream on my feet, when he came over and started licking like a mad dog. It's like catnip for him, in hand cream form (not just any hand cream will do, it's just this one brand he likes - I've checked) Now he's just checking every time he comes by, if there's some yummy cream on my feet, if not, he just moves on. He's weird. He'll be very disappointed come summer time, when there will be no socks around for a few month!

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14 comments:

2paw said...

What a clever boy Happy is, and so determined!!! I love the way Biko is in the background and starts to pay attention. He is so gentle not to nip you or bit the socks!!
You are so right about the Love part, they pay us back for our care a hundredfold!!

Pat said...

My daughter's pup does the exact same thing to me - good thing our socks are tough enough to handle the abuse :-)

Virginia said...

Goodness, that is hilarious!

You, and Happy have brightened my day today (I'm feeling pretty low at the moment).

THANK YOU!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That is way too funny! At least he's gentle with those lovely homemade socks

momsue84 said...

What a hoot! Happy is one talented pup. Milo loves my hand lotion. I'll have to try it on my feet to see what he does. Happy is so cute! Biko, too!

Mo said...

Happy and Biko are both so sweet!

My puppy used to sneak up behind me on the couch and very gently pull my ponytail out. She was very cute too!

shannon said...

as long as he doesn't end up eating the socks you work so hard on...

what a goof ball!

hakucho said...

Very cute sock thief...sure hope he's gentle with your special socks!!

Michelle said...

I love Biko's expression in the background. She's just doesn't want anything to do with that wild Happy. :-)

Dave said...

That's hilarious!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I find this so precious ~ you should check to see if there is a similar scent in a shampoo he might enjoy using - LOL

RC said...

The cream? that is a riot! one of our cats is the same way with the icy/hot cream. you cannot wear it without her being your very best friend in the world.

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RC said...

The cream? that is great! we have a cat that is in LOVE with the icy/hot cream. you cannot wear it without her being your very best friend in the world

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vishy: adj. derivative of "fishy" aks things not quite right. as per Elmer Fudd

T-Mom said...

Oh, no, too funny! (And boy am I glad the Ts aren't into that!)