Monday, September 25, 2006

Ghost Dog

No, not the Jim Jarmush film

Ella is the stealthiest dog I have ever known. Even wearing her collar with two dog tags on it, she can walk through house without making a sound. In addition her coloration makes it easy for her to blend in wth the background in the yard or the floor in the house. This morning she was in the bedroom. I called Siggy to come out to thek itchen. In the kitchen he stops and I again call and motion him to go out the back door. I turn and open the door, look down and see Ella standing next to me. The timing was just right, as if Siggy turned into Ella as he came over. She is like a ghost dog.

Other Ella:

Ella and Siggy sleeping. She likes having him next to her.


We bough this toy somewhat indestructable toy for Ella, called Chewman. She obliged by chewing it to pieces.


The funeral for Chewman will be held tommorrow.
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8 comments:

sesh2 said...

my 70lb monster is stealthy, too. i don't know how he does it but he can sneak up on the bed without so much as causing a disturbance. it's weird! unfortunately i've found that the fluffy toys are a waste of time since they make it their mission to kill them asap. at petsmart they have these mini tires that are almost indestructible. they're awesome!

jaded1 said...

Thanks for the great dog stories.
Try the "kong" toys with peanut butter in them. Keeps my wild child busy for awhile, anyway. Course' she destroys it in the end, but it does amuse her and us.

Resident Blogger said...

Nothing beats a marrow bown. And when the marrow gone,,,,,,,,,,,,peanut butter in the hole is good

But if you like giving them fuzzy toys, go to dollar store or good will.....they don't last any longer but they are a hell of a lot cheaper!

Resident Blogger said...

Nothing beats a marrow bown. And when the marrow gone,,,,,,,,,,,,peanut butter in the hole is good

But if you like giving them fuzzy toys, go to dollar store or good will.....they don't last any longer but they are a hell of a lot cheaper!

Resident Blogger said...

jeeeeeze....thats MARROW BONE not marrow brown...sorry!

Bloggerwife said...

Ella has the marrow bone, the tire toy, a couple Kongs, a few long tug toys, the hard rope chews and assorted balls. We rotate them to keep her from getting bored. The marrow bone seems to be the favorite. She chews on all of them, and does fantastic head tosses which makes them sail through the air, over furntiure, people, and other critters. It's kind of exciting eating a meal when she's playing. You sort of have to cover your plate, so nothing lands in it.

ShaynaPunim said...

I've tried the cute fluffy toys for my husky mix Roxy. I swear she smirks when she looks down on the ripped tattered remains. Hell she knows exactly what she’s going to do as soon as I hand it to her! She’s an assassin that’s for sure. I just bought the Kong dispenser online yesterday. It lets out four at various times thru out the day. I’m hoping it’s more exciting than the books, lampshades, and vintage leather chairs she’s been slobbering on.

Anonymous said...

Since you all here love your dogs so much. I'm pretty sure you do know all the ordinences for them as well?

I have new neighbors who own a cute little dog who is the size of a banana bread loaf.
They put him in his yard to do what all dogs do you know and leave the poor thing out there and he cries and cries and cries!

What does the law state about that or what can I say to them so Im not hurting their feelings or making them feel they need to be on the defensive , I can hear their dog in my back bedroom from where I am and it breaks my heart to hear that poor little dog whine so.