If you read my first installment in this series you know my dog is a shower-licker. But that’s obviously not his only habit that mystifies. It’s obvious because otherwise, a) I couldn’t call this a series, and b) you wouldn’t be reading this right now.
So weird habit #2 (and probably Weird Habit #3, although that’s another post) involves his sleeping position, inasmuch as it’s actually possible to sleep like this:
Please note, if you will his back pressed hard into the edge of the coffee table. The hard, wooden, pointed edge of my coffee table. Why?
I hear you. “That doesn’t look so bad,” you say. “I’ve probably slept against some edges like that in my time.” Perhaps even, “At least he’s still on the rug!” And from a certain perspective you’d be right. But fortunately for you, that’s not the only perspective you get.
Well, that looks pretty uncomfortable. The corner does appear to be poking him a bit. But maybe another angle will shed some light on the situation?
Yup. Most uncomfortable position ever, confirmed. I mean, we’ve all been in situations where we’ve been compelled to sleep in an uncomfortable place. But how often have you volunteered for this, when there are literally dozens of more comfortable places to sleep?
I don’t get it. But then, I’m not a dog.
As always, thanks for reading, and you’re welcome.
I’m starting a new series of blog posts titled “My Dog Is Weird” today because it’s my pup Cody’s 2nd birthday! It will be short, and each one will contain one weird thing. I hope you enjoy them (we sure do, after we’re done shaking our heads)!
Most nights, after he’s tucked into his enormous dog bed under a comfy fleece blanket and asleep, I go take a shower (it’s a walk-in). After my shower I slide open the door, which is apparently his signal to get up, trot over to the shower, and proceed to lick the water off the walls and floor.
What? Why? He’s awesomely house-trained, and NEVER poops or pees in the house so he has a bowl of water in the bedroom that he can drink out of all night if he wants. It’s the same water, just comes out of the sink instead of the shower!
We used to fight this behavior and tell him “no!” when he did it thinking this was dirty wash-water. And, to be brutally honest, our shower isn’t NECESSARILY the cleanest in the world, probably. Regardless, after the 14 months we’ve lived together we’ve started to compromise. I give the front corner of the shower a heavy rinse after I’m done and he’s allowed his front paws in but not his back.
So it’s all SLURP SLURP SLURP SLURP SLURP after a shower. What a weirdo.
Do your pets do anything strange like this? In the comments I hope you’ll post something weird your pet (or child) does that keeps you entertained and confused!
As always, thanks for reading, and you’re welcome!