Ellie the dog is freaky smart.
- She sometimes puts the blankets in her mouth and pulls them up over the girls when we are tucking them in.
- She watched Rob and Belle play Candy Land the other night, and when I was playing with Belle the next day, she put her nose to the yellow piece like she knew exactly what to do and how to play the game.
- Every morning when Isabelle and I watch Martha Speaks (a PBS show about a talking dog), she looks at the TV screen and focuses on it for 5 minutes at a time, her ears perking up at noises and barking sounds.
- Every night when Rob and I are going to bed, she refuses to walk to her room (the laundry room) and go to sleep. She makes us either drag her across the wood floor, or Rob has to literally pick up all 100 pounds of her potato sack body and carry her to her mat.
She’s a great dog. She is also the worst dog in the world, because I have to chase her and grab something out of her mouth about 4 times an hour, and she has a birth defect that makes her sputter and spew food and water all over the house. Rob and I watched Marley and Me the other night, and I laughed and laughed because they refer to Marley affectionately as “The Worst Dog In The World”….and then Marley DIES in the end. I knew I shouldn’t have watched that movie. It made me cry like a baby and made me appreciate my little birth defected, scary smart dog Ellie.
Are you a dog person? A cat person? If you’re a cat person, I am sorry. Someday you will learn the error of your ways. 🙂 What’s the best pet you ever had?