Friday, January 11, 2008

Do your dogs do this?

As you may know, we have 2 black labs who make us smile each and every day, and from time to time, make us turn our head to the side and say "what is going through their doggie brain?". Point in case, they have several different toys - mainly nylabone or other hard rubbery types that are good for aggressive chewers. You can normally find one or two lying around their bed, in their kennel, or near the basket where we keep them. Yesterday I noticed that I had one in my dirty clothes basket, one was in the closet on Hubby's shoes, one in our bathroom, and one of the coffee table. Today, they are all gone and somewhere else. They probably just bring them along, drop them and forget them, but it really does seem kind of strange. They either must remember where they left them or are such creatures of habit that they reclaim them on their next trip to that spot. Anyone else noticing deposits of doggie toys in your home?

15 comments:

Libby said...

I'm sure you can imagine that our place is littered with toys. Devil Dog even has a toy bin- into which I am constantly redepositing his play things. Only to have him remove them and cart them off again- this routine has become a game in and of itself.

Also, for a while there, he really wanted to carry a toy (usually something like a nylabone) with him on his walks. I would go to the door with his leash and he would actually go back into the living room and return with something to carry. Odd. And he's sort of given it up recently with the snow weather.

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is "I feel ya!"

Farrell & Lauren said...

our golden retreiver puppy is obsessed with carrying in the mail. if we dont take her to the mailbox with us each day, she sits by the door and pouts. and when we do take her with us, she sits and will not leave the mailbox until we give her some piece of junkmail to carry back home, which she promptly takes to her pillow and deposits in the same spot every day.
dogs are so funny. many times a day, we say to her "just tell us what you are thinking in that head of yours!"

heather said...

Max, our black lab puppy, has a couple of toys that are security blankets for him. One is a stuffed pig from Target that he's had since the week we brought him home. Whenever TLOML has problems with his bad back, or I have a bad day, Max will bring Pig over to us, as if to say "Pig will comfort you." :)

Kerry said...

Oh yeah. My dog has her "baby" and she used to have two of the same "baby" somehow second baby has gone missing so one day we'll find her somewhere - where ever she was hidden by our not so bright pup!

maggi said...

Totally feel ya! We have three lovely babies...it is amazing the toys that end up in the craziest places...like my side of the bed, under the covers or under my pillow. We have a huge UGA metal bucket that houses all the doggie toys. I feel like I am always putting toys back in the bucket & the toys are always finding their way out.

Karen said...

Yes, we go through the same thing daily. We also have two Labs and I am constantly finding toys throughout the house. The worst is stepping on some of their really hard toys...ouch! Our Labs are also obsessed with tennis balls so it is very normal to have one in every room.

Kimba Rimba said...

Smart pups!!!

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KELLY said...

Hi there, just stumbled upon your blog today.

Yes my dogs are notorious for hiding toys. They'll show up with one in their mouths and I will have forgotten that toy even existed.

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NatalieDeltaGam said...

my cats leave my hair ties (you know "ponytail holders") in the TOILET! ;-)
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Meg said...

Oh, FP is notorious for this. He particularly likes to bury things, not just deposit them wherever the fancy strikes him. If he can't find a suitable burying spot in the house (he favors in shoes and under the covers/pillows on our bed), he'll carefully place the item on a completely flat surface and proceed to cover it up with imaginary dirt. He'll push and push the invisible dirt with his nose as though we were out in the yard until the thing is sufficiently hidden.

Those crazy pups!

Buford Betty said...

Oh definitely. The worst is tripping over a half-eaten nylabone in the middle of the night. OUCH! And just this past weekend, one of our three decided to get in our laundry, pull out my underwear, and spread it all over the backyard. My husband looked outside - seeing spots of pink everywhere - and said, omg is that your underwear???

Deborah said...

We have a German Short-haired Pointer (Kelly) and a terrier of "unusual" mix (Guinness). They have the same types of toys that your dogs have and hubby and I have found said toys on our bed, under our bed, in his gym bag and in the bath tub (not the bath tub where they are bathed mind you). I think there is a definite thought process going on here...

Princess Libby said...

I have a chocolate lab and she follows and watches me whenever I am cleaning, because that means I go through the house and pick up all of her toys and "babies" and put them in the bucket. She almost looks like she is sad because I am removing what she has created throughout the house. I swear to God, not 10 minutes after I have cleaned, all the toys are back out and placed throughout the house.

Kim said...

We have 2 shih tzus and they do the same thing. We find them under the bed, behind the couch, and anywhere else they can possibly find.

I found your blog through MMM, best wishes for you and the twins! Enjoy reading your blog.