Our dog, Ruby, wants to be wherever we are and do whatever we do. Because of this, she’s more manageable in many ways. She doesn’t want to run away to explore; she’d rather be with the people. If we watch TV, she wants to watch TV. If we go outside, she wants to go outside. If we come in, she wants to come in. If we have a drink, she wants one too. (Actually, that’s water in the bottle we took with us on a firewood cutting trip.)
If I’m dragging a hose across the yard, she helps me drag a hose across the yard.
If I’m digging, she’s digging. If I’m bringing in firewood, she’s got to have a piece of firewood to bring too. No matter what it is, she has to do what we do.
Some people have a terrible time brushing their dog’s teeth. It’s not something dogs usually want to put up with. But in Ruby’s case, it’s no surprise that if we brush our teeth, she wants to have her teeth brushed.
Yes, she’s a real copy cat … er… dog.