Monday, January 10, 2011
She didn't think this was funny
Let's get away from the weather for a bit, shall we?
Roxy, my farm pup, has a great sense of humor. She does very silly things, all for our entertainment and, I swear, to make us laugh. We laugh a lot in our house and when we laugh, Roxy then does even sillier things to make us laugh harder. We'll giggle over something and she'll start energetically "digging" her blanket while dragging it through the house. We'll talk excitedly and laugh loudly and she'll dump out her plastic toy bin, jump inside it and begin digging until her hair is all static-y and sticks straight out.
She's also a tremendously good sport. She poses endlessly for me, dresses in silly outfits, and does a large variety of (rather ridiculous) pet tricks.
Posing among the garlic:
Posing for a knitting project:
Posing in her pool:
She humors us in our love of superheroes:
There are very few things she won't do when asked:
And she's always keeping an eye on us:
That said, though, there are some things that her humans think are *very* funny that she doesn't necessarily find humorous.
Take the time when we were on our camping vacation in October and we happened to meet a couple from Seattle who owned Westies (West Highland White Terriers). They had four Westies to be specific and it was quite a sight to see them all out on leashes going for their walks. These dogs looks quite a lot like Roxy, so it tickled us to no end every time we saw them.
One afternoon, while we were on a walk of our own, we crossed paths with the couple from Seattle and their four Westies.
These little Westies were very friendly, but Roxy was unimpressed:
I thought it would be terribly cute to get a picture of them all together and the owner of the Westies agreed to hold Roxy's leash for me. This is the only decent shot I got:
Then Roxy lost patience. For the life of her, she couldn't understand why the humans were laughing and giggling and why she was being asked to sit with these silly looking dogs, especially the one that kept sniffing her face:
There was no question in Roxy's mind that what was being asked of her was above and beyond the normal call of duty:
So, it just goes to show you, there's a limit to everyone's good humor.
Bottom line, though, I still think she's a really good sport. :-)
Happy Birthday today to the person who makes me want to get up every morning (and who makes me love crawling into bed at night). You are my dream come true.