Monday, November 7, 2011

A Girl After My Own Heart

When you own a fluffy dog that you frequently carry, people automatically assume it's a Paris Hilton-type dog.  I suppose it's natural to figure such a delicate-looking animal will be just as delicate (read:  spoiled) as it appears to be.

Then again, it also makes sense that a dog and its owner are going to have personalities that are in some ways comparable.

So, I go to obedience class (Prada is the one enrolled, not me), toss down the flowery rug, and those people I haven't met before ooh and ahh at how gosh-durn cute she is.

Most don't notice that I break the treats into pinhead-sized pieces.  Prada swallows things whole, and one emergency trip to the vet for blocked intestines was enough, thank you.

They do, however, notice when she suddenly stops what she is doing, looks at me for a long moment, and then lets out a huge belch.

That's my girl.

(True:  Dogs fart when they are relaxed.  My Sister the Lawyer has two very, very mellow boxers.)


  1. Sounds like you and Prada are two peas in a pod. I hope the obedience class achieves its objectives. For her, of course, not you.

    Also true: The bigger the dog, the more potent his odors. I have a Goldendoodle that weighs about 100 lbs. and stands 25" tall at the shoulder. And he's very sedentary.

  2. Obedience is going very well. A bit slowly, but we're coming along. I found an awesome training facility that's been really helpful.

    My parents have always had big dogs too, and that has definitely been my experience, too.

  3. Remember, Jake would always get up and move, so he wouldn't get accused of the act!

  4. Linka's are silent, but deadly--and then she looks out at you from under those long lashes/eyebrows and bats her eyes like she's saying "did I do that?"

  5. Oh, man! By the time the smell reached you, Jake was long gone--how many times did we blame it on Dad? Probably at least half.

    If any dog could learn how to fart the alphabet, it would be Linka.

  6. Apparently my husband is super relaxed, too.

  7. Does that mean The Squeeze is uptight? Or just polite?

  8. Allie will toot and then look at her butt like she didn't know what just happened!

  9. So, "Bean" is an especially appropriate nickname, huh?