Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My Dogs

I know everyone's dogs have funny habits...but sometimes I think I have really strange dogs...I mean really strange. I know German Shorthaired Pointers are known for their obsessive ways and energetic personalities, and they are also exteremly smart and loyal. What I didn't know is what freaks they can be!

Jackson, age 7:

Jackson has many weird habits such as licking lotion off your legs, tucking himself in at night, and walking himself or his brother with the leash. He's also quite a beer connisseur.

I think what's really odd, though, is he has this process where he eats dirt and then bites his leg as to clear the dirt out of his teeth. He does this for hours in the garage..eat dirt off the bikes, chew leg, repeat.

Porter, age 9:

Porter is a rescue dog. I got him through the German Shorthaired Pointer Southeast Rescue when he was about 1 1/2 years old. He had previously been abused so he's always been quite skittish and scared of many things. He's come a long way, and he enjoys hunting for little animals, mountain biking with us, and laying down to eat his meals.

Porter's weird "thing" is that he is scared of bread. Yes, I said bread. If I give him a piece of bread, he will start shaking and look scared. His eyes bug out and he will hold that piece of bread in his mouth until it is stale. If I make toast in the AM, he'll quickly get up and slink up the stairs so he doesn't have to be around the bread.

I can't imagine what a dull life I would have without these guys. They are the best!


Blogger Mallie said...

Great post and pics. We wouldn't trade them for the world, but sometimes you just have to shake your head when they start acting nuts.

Puddy does the lotion thing. I can't apply when he's in the room.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Awww..they are so cute. I can't wait to see my dog!!!

10:23 AM  
Blogger Travis said...

Diddo on the lotion thing here, same thing goes with sweet after a ride. The oldest of my three sheperds would lick the skin off your face if you'd let him. He's nuts.

11:23 AM  
Blogger Code Red said...

Dogs are cool. I can't bring myself to get another one since I lost mine. Had her for 13 years.

12:38 PM  
Blogger allan said...

my dog hides under the futon no reason. she will have a fit if you block the way and keep her from going under. gotta love em.

1:23 PM  
Blogger cathi said...

my cat lenny loves me face lotion too!

5:27 PM  
Blogger Cellarrat said...

awesome post!

Hopfully I can meet them in person at some point.

I had a dog for 13 yrs growing up and I'm just not ready to get another.

They are pretty!!

6:06 PM  
Blogger Namrita O'Dea said...

Ha, I guess the lotion thing is pretty common. Funny.

Allan, the hiding under the futon sounds like something mine would do..for no apparent reason :)

7:20 PM  
Blogger Namrita O'Dea said...


You can meet them! They'll be at BURN for sure. Not sure what other races..prolly not Fools Gold this time. We'll see.

7:21 PM  
Blogger kat said...

Those guys look like they're full of personality!

11:16 PM  
Blogger Lindsay Rodkey said...

"Porter's weird 'thing' is that he is scared of bread"

Atkins doggy, perhaps?

10:19 AM  
Blogger Renee said...

Great post ... and I thought my Corgi was neurotic! lol. He howls, and I mean HOWLS every time Jake and I hug or kiss. My cat, Lil' Pea, enjoys licking plastic grocery bags -- for hours. Sometimes it's the little things, or little ones, that bring the greatest joy to our lives.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Namrita O'Dea said...

Atkins..definitely! That makes sense :)

OK, the cat licking the grocery bags..that is hilarious!

6:19 AM  

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