Seven Things: Abbie & Chloe Version

When I was over at Chan's blog a while back, she had a fun little meme called 7 things about me. Since I've been running low on anything remotely interesting to post about my canine kids, I thought they could have their very own meme for this week's DoT. So I'm tagging them. Go for it, girls:

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person that tagged you.
2. Share 7 things people may not know about you.
3. Tag 7 people to share 7 things and link to them.
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged. (I consider these steps optional since my taggers just noted that if you’re reading this and want to play al
ong, you’re tagged…)

1. Abbie uses her stuffed toys as communication tools. She brings over 1 toy and shakes it while prancing in front of us when she wants us to play with her. When she needs to go out to potty, she stuffs 2 or 3 in her mouth at once then presses the toys hard into our legs. She brings us toys and lays them at our feet to greet us when we get home. This is what it looks like by the back door at the end of the day.

2. When we have special treats that Abbie really, really wants, she does her special "begging boogie". Even the dreaded Collar of Doom can't stop her.

3. Chloe is getting older (we adopted her 9 years ago when she was about 6 months old). She goes a little slower and takes longer to get up when she's laying down and has a lot of white around her muzzle. But she's still as sharp as a tack, especially when it comes to herding the cats and neighbor children. And she still breaks out into little bursts of "happy running", like she did as a puppy.

4. Chloe is so obedient we can take her anywhere outside with us, without a leash (unlike her sister). Last week, she forgot she was getting older when she spotted a squirrel bouncing it's way to the birdfeeders and took off after it. She almost caught it, too. Just because she's getting old doesn't mean she has to act old!

5. Their favorite hobbies are sunbathing and barking at invisible critters in the yard.

6. When they are out on a walk together, people always think they're mother and daughter, or sisters. Not only are they not related, but they're not even mixtures of the same breeds of dogs.

7. They are the best dogs in the world and they are very, very, very loved!


Sue said...

Regarding # 7 -- It shows.

Dughallmor Beagles said...

We live about half an hour from Inverness airport! Did you visit Forres?
Your furkids are cute....love the lampshade!
slobbers xx

Priscilla said...

Your girls are so adorable! Thank you for the doggie fix. Some day, I am going to have a dog again. Right now, though, my cat prefers to be an only child, and since he is getting older, I wouldn't stress him with another animal.

Channon said...

Sweet! Oddly, it seems I'm destined to just have one off-leash-trustworthy dog at a time. Sigh...

Bubblesknits said...

What a great post! We used to have a dog that would do the begging boogie. :-)

Vivian said...

Your Chloe is graying just like my little guys. Love that white on the muzzle. People think my dogs are the same breed too, just because they are both black!

Dianne said...

Very sweet. Love the begging boogie!