2. The Unlikely Best Friends
My Alice Eloise is best buds with our UPS driver. Every Friday we have a big delivery, and every Friday they play an epic game of fetch from one end of the house to the other. It makes Alice Eloise so happy! Anytime we are out and see a UPS truck, she stops in her tracks, wanting to say hello!
—Sarah Kathryn Frey, Facebook
4. Look Into My Eyes
My German shepherd mix sometimes likes to lick the couch while making prolonged eye contact with strangers.
5. The Hair Licker
My poodle/bichon mix Luna will whine and bark at me if I don’t pick her up right when I get out of the shower and allow her to lick the water out of my hair! We now have a routine of her waiting outside the shower for me to finish, then she jumps up into my arms so she can basically drink my hair.
—Regina Villano Heffler, Facebook
7. BBQ Sauce
My bichon barks at barbecue sauce. In or out of the bottle. No other condiments. Just barbecue sauce.
8. Grey’s Anatomy
My dog HAS to run around the house every time he hears the Grey’s Anatomy theme song. He will wake up from the dead of sleep, stop eating, drop whatever he is chewing on, just to run around in circles to that song. I still have no idea why.
—Heather Carter, Facebook
9. Floofy Little Pez Dispensers
Our dog loves our bunnies. Or rather, our bunnies’ poop. To the point that he will follow them around the house with his nose up their butts waiting for them to drop one, as if they were floofy little Pez dispensers.
10. Chores Can Be Fun!
My dog Riley goes completely crazy every time we take the trash out. She can be sound asleep in the other room and the second we pull the trash bag out of the trash can, she loses it and starts barking and running around in circles like it’s the most amazing thing she’s ever seen.
—Marisa Kahla, Facebook
12. “I Got This For You.”
My dog brings everyone who walks in the door a present. Whether it be one of her toys, or a paper plate she stole from the trash, she has to have something in her mouth to greet them.
13. Everything Has Its Place
Every time I try to put my lab’s toys in her toy bin, she will immediately take them out and drag them to their “designated” spot in the house. She won’t even play with them, she’ll just grab one after the other and put them in specific spots each time.
14. Her Own Seat at the Dinner Table
Rosie, my chubby 2-year-old Jack Russell/beagle pup, must sit at the dinner table if we are at the dinner table. She even sits in her own chair. She doesn’t want to eat or beg, either. She just wants to be a part of the conversation.
—Sierra Chandler, Facebook
15. Hide & Seek
My dog gets in the bathtub when she is feeling silly. She doesn’t even like baths, but she likes hiding behind the shower curtain and barking until I “find” her.
17. The Embarrassed Farter
My friend’s miniature poodle, Bella, gets embarrassed and angry if she farts and you sniff the air around her. Seriously. If you just make a sniffing motion on a normal occasion, no response. But if you make a sniffing face after she has farted, she growls angrily and bares her teeth.
18. The Dog Who Wouldn’t Like Kyle XY
My dog loves belly buttons. Mine is his favourite, especially after a shower. Any chance he gets he licks and sucks on it. His focus and determination is impressive, but it’s so gross having a dog tongue in your belly button.
20. Poopin’ on Hills
My dog, when she was a puppy, would only poop on hills. That was so she could look over her shoulder and watch it roll down the hill. Luckily she grew out of that behavior!
21. These Are a Few of My Least Favorite Things
My pug barks at these three things consistently when they’re on the TV:
2. Seagull sounds (not the actual bird)
3. Bad guys
Dogs: the most lovable weirdos on the planet!
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