As everyone knows, really funny dog events often just happen spontaneously! Some of my favorite dog memories center around spontaneous silly events that I could never have planned. These kinds of things just seem to “happen,” and this week, I was fortunate enough to have a front row seat to an epic event!
Earlier this week, while I was doing some laundry, Rugby had been herding me with one of his little polka dottie piggies! Yes, I know that’s a surprise to you, but it’s true. He was in rare form, and he was being persistent and insistent in trying to sucker me into play with him! My laundry room is definitely not big enough for me, a bag of laundry, Rugby, and a grunting polka dottie piggie!
I knew I was going to have to come up with something to get him off of my leg and out of his herding mentality, so I grabbed his piggie and tossed it back over my shoulder. I didn’t know where it went, and frankly didn’t care. I just knew that it was going to land in the kitchen, and that was good enough. It was out of the room, and far away from my legs!
I heard Rugby bark his signature “help me” bark, which is always two sharp little barks. “Bark Bark!” He will pause, and wait to see if anyone will come to his aid. After maybe fifteen seconds, he will repeat his little “Bark Bark!” And he waits. He’s so patient, and so persistent in reminding me that he needs an extra paw! And unless I hop to it and help him, he’s not going to walk away from whatever he wants or needs!! And maybe more notable is that fact that he’s also not going to stop his little “Bark Bark” which can grate on my nerves after a few minutes!
So of course when I heard Rugby’s little “Bark Bark,” I had to go and rescue my little dog! When I reached the kitchen, and I saw what he was barking at, I laughed so hard at what I saw!! When I had tossed his little piggie over my shoulder, I had somehow managed to toss it right into his nearly full water bowl! He was visibly a bit anxious and unsure about how to rescue his little piggie from the water, and equally upset that there was a polka dottie piggie swimming in his water bowl preventing him from getting a drink! I managed to make a cute video of the moment, and that’s our Saturday Snicker for you today!
Have a good giggle courtesy of Rugby James!