Copy Dog

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.)

Water bottle.

Water bottle.

If I’m dragging a hose across the yard, she helps me drag a hose across the yard.

Lead the way and I'll bring the hose for you.

Lead the way and I’ll bring the hose for you.

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.

What are you doing? Can I do it too?

What are you doing? Can I do it too?

Love the taste of that toothpaste.

Love the taste of that toothpaste.

Can you those molars way at the back?

Can you get at those molars way at the back?

Yes, she’s a real copy cat … er… dog.

32 thoughts on “Copy Dog

  1. Sonja

    What a great little story. I think Ruby truly believes she is human. It’s so cute that she wants to carry her share of the workload in the garden and around the house! What a good dog! Thanks for the wonderful photos too!

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      1. David Kanigan

        Laughing. Susan takes paper out of the bag. Runs after him to ensure he doesn’t shred it. He’s so excited he can’t drop it so he runs around with it. So, the simple answer is, not so much. 🙂

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        1. wordsfromanneli Post author

          Oh dear. You’ve ruined my image of Zeke as the perfect dog. But still, he’s miles ahead of the pack when it comes to bringing in the paper. You just have to train him to deliver it now. (Slobberlessly)

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  2. wordsfromanneli Post author

    It’s usually not easy to get them to co-operate. Ruby is an exception. We’ve had other dogs who didn’t want us to go near their teeth. We started early with Ruby and made it a fun thing. She always got a lot of attention for it, so now if we don’t do her teeth she comes into the bathroom and puts her paws on the counter as you can see, and waits for her turn. Funny thing!

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      I’m trying to teach her to read and write. She can already (almost) talk and understand English. Seriously, she’s a very smart dog, but I’m not rushing out to buy her a computer just yet. Maybe next year. Thanks for visiting, Sue.

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  3. Lori DiNardi

    Would you believe I just found your blog? I’ve been to your editor/author link, but didn’t know about this one. Love your dog, Ruby. BTW, bought two of your ebooks. Haven’t had a chance to get to them yet, but plan to soon.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      First of all, thank you very much for buying my e-books. I appreciate that a lot. If you like them, please tell your friends. As for finding my blog, now you have lots of catching up to do. So many little stories to read. Once in a while when you get bored with what you’re doing, you can tune in to one of the archives on wordsfromanneli and hopefully get a chuckle. Thanks for clicking to follow my blog. Have a great Christmas,Lori.

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