Dogs, What Are They Thinking…? #2

Dogs! I couldn’t help it after the last post – I had to follow with another one of these after what I’ve just seen!

Ronnie, our manic Yorkshire Terrier cross has just defied gravity with his latest stunt!

Most dogs like to have a “mad half hour”, where they run around like crazy, chasing their tails and doing all sorts of wacky stuff. Well, Ronnie just had one of his better ones.

He’s extremely agile for such a small dog and can do things most cats would struggle to copy, like jumping vertically onto the back of the sofa and landing so softly you’d barely know he’d done it if you didn’t see him in action.

Well he’s just been running around the room, then out into the hall and back through the main room like a demented banshee yipping and yapping like a mad thing, whilst Daisy (out pedigree Yorkie) sits in her bed and watches him with a look on her that says “I’m not with HIM!”

You have to appreciate the scene here.

The floors in our place are marble and pretty slippery at the best of times for little paws to gain purchase, but Ronnie manages very well. He’s funny when he starts to run as his paws slide for the first few running steps so he resembles something out of a Bugs Bunny cartoon. But when he gets up a head of steam there’s no stopping him as he charges from room to room. Every time he has to hit the brakes as he careers towards a wall, he just locks up his legs and slides, does a quick mid-air 180ยบ turn and starts running while he’s still sliding in the opposite direction until he gets some grip with his paws and then he’s off again!

Well this last run was the best as he came charging out from the hall through the living room at full pelt straight for the double patio doors and wham! – straight through the cat-flap without even breaking his stride… onto the balcony and leaped into his little doggy house at the far end through the small hole at the front without touching the sides… and landed on the cushion inside in the curled up snoozing position!

Now that was a slick move!

Terry Didcott
For Dogs

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