Jump to content

Recommended Posts

All of our hounds are generally helpful with holding down the sofa, keeping dogbeds from being stolen, and general supervisory duties in the kitchen and yard.  But some go above and beyond, and are helpful in special ways.  Examples:

  1. Jeter's food station is in a busy place in the kitchen, and sometimes I have to move past him during the 30 seconds it takes him to suction up his meals.  Jeter has developed a talent for swiveling in whatever direction I need, snout still buried in the food bowl.  Most times I don't even need to ask -- he has eyes in the back of his head and pivots in the exact direction I need.  Unlike Milo, who practically has to be bulldozed out of the way while he is Attending to Important Food Business.
  2. Dear Bazzy was very tall and had a very big head with a very long snout.  To keep me from having to bend over to slip his walking collar on, he always lifted his nose high in the air so I could easily slide it over his head.   How I loved to see his bright, sparkling eyes and smile, so so happy to go for a walk.  Unlike Milo, who ducks his chin and backs up, even though he loves going out.  And Jeter, who jumps around so excitedly it's like trying to hit a moving target.  

What helpful attributes do your pets have?  

siggy_z1ybzn.jpg

Ellen, Milo, and Jeter

remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, and Nutmeg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Potter--also known as "Hotter Potter"--is happy to wedge herself between hubby and me on the reclining loveseat, keeping one of each of our legs nice and toasty on those cold Minnesota winter nights. Kaja tries to keep her sister cool by wagging in her face every time they both greet me at the door.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Kate washes the dishes of every dog here when we have guests.  If we have no guests, she tries to clean Petunia's dish while Petunia is still using it. She's a great little helper. 

rocket-signature-jpeg.jpg

Always missing my boy Hi Noon Rocket. The home of Petunia, MW Neptunia and Kate, Miss Kate.

Don't believe everything you read on the internet. - Abraham Lincoln

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Our dogs have taken up the mantel of Customs Inspectors!  Every sack and bag and tote that comes into the house has to undergo a series of thorough inspections of all contents!  Particular items get confiscated immediately (toys, treats, sandwiches), while other items (cans, flowers, mail) get passed without comment!

Chris - Mom to: Lilly, Felicity (DeLand), and Andi (Braska Pandora)

35764734494_93de5b5963_b.jpg

Angels: Libby (Everlast), Dorie (Dog Gone Holly), Dude (TNJ VooDoo), Copper (Kid's Copper), Cash (GSI Payncash), Toni (LPH Cry Baby), Whiskey (KT's Phys Ed), Atom

Link to post
Share on other sites

I love your description of Bazzy :wub:

Landskapers, postil inspektors, Soos Chef, groshery inspektor, indoor flying berd kapterer, vegimabel  prepper...

Therapy doggo :heart 

Edited by FiveRoooooers

Old Dogs are the Best Dogs. :heartThank you, campers. Current enrollees: Aiden. Bea. Punkin. Annie. Miss M. Cletus, knot like the others.

Angels: Pal :heart. Segugio. Sorella (TPGIT). LadyBug. Zeke-aroni. MiMi Sizzle Pants. Gracie. Seamie :heart:brokenheart. (Foster)Sweet. Andy. PaddyALVIN!Mayhem. Bosco. Bruno.Dottie B. Trevor Double-Heart. Bea.

 

:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Time4ANap said:

Kate washes the dishes of every dog here when we have guests.  If we have no guests, she tries to clean Petunia's dish while Petunia is still using it. She's a great little helper. 

You forgot trash emptier :lol

Link to post
Share on other sites

Bathroom assistant.  In Jenny’s mind, I am incapable of bathing or completing bodily functions without her assistance. 

Irene ~ Owned and Operated by Jenny (Jenny Rocks ~ 11/24/17) ~ JRo, Jenny from the Track

Lola (AMF Won't Forget ~ 04/29/15 -07/22/19) - My girl. I'll always love you.

Wendy (Lost Footing ~ 12/11/05 - 08/18/17) ~ Forever in our hearts. "I am yours, you are mine".

Link to post
Share on other sites

Grustoms Check, per Richard Skipworth!

The bathroom following is to make sure you don't fall in the toilet. The cats make sure I don't go down the tub drain.

Driving assistant--must snark at least ONCE at your sister COS MOM SHE'S TOUCHIN ME!!! and scare you so you don't fall asleep at the wheel. Barking and whining are optional.

Me & John Reese (Gable Dodge x O Jays) and the 4 kittehs!

36938152140_1a2fd29a1f.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Linus makes himself very helpful by ensuring no styrofoam container is ever abandoned on the kitchen counter. He will chew his way thru in numerous spots and then deposit the mess on the kitchen floor. He receives extra helpfulness points if little shards of styrofoam are scattered hither thither and yon. 

They both are devoted to their duty of holding down the toilet seat lid whilst either of us are showering. That way they are at the perfect height to be groomed. Doesn't everyone keep an assortment of cat brushes on the back of the toilet??

Linus also patrols the well being of the showerer from between the shower curtain and the liner. But then he's "special" anyway. 

gallery_14387_3165_6886.jpg

 

Patsy and DH with the Humane Society specials, Linus & Jazz, in North Dakota

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ivy is our front porch package delivery notification hound and  doorbell alert hound.  Both of these lead to excited barking.

gallery_22163_3545_11448.jpg

Humans Kathy and Jim with our girls, Ivy (Carolina Spoon) and Cherry (Fly Cherry Pie)

Missing our beautiful angel Breeze (Dighton Breeze) and angel Beka (BM Beko) - you are forever in our hearts.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Buddy shreds our confidential paperwork. And leaflets from the letterbox. And statements. And periodicals. And cereal boxes. And the money that the guy who rents a garage from us dropped through the door. He was very useful in the run up to our election this week as we decided to vote party with the only election leaflet he didn’t chew to pieces. 

He thereby also provides me with exercise as I follow him around picking up after him :rolleyes:

Living with Buddy Molly b. 5 November 2010. Welcomed home 16/6/2018 ❤️

Won 17/112 races at Romford - our champion Essex boy

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ever Helpful Hounds, LLC
Available Services:
1) Vermin Control using non-chemical methods such as the swift disposal of any cat food not consumed with alacrity, diligent post-meal dish pre-rinsing (to include dishes located on counters, in dishwasher, and on tables), the removal of comestibles from all accessible open surfaces, and removal of any and all spill residue from hard surface flooring and carpeted surfaces. 
2) Portion Control Enforcement Services--perfect for the dieter with failing willpower!  Holiday Season volume discounts available.  Call Nate for details.
3) Bed Warming Service--You too may climb into a toasty warm bed! Please select whether you wish to have warm shoulders or warm feet. The services of 2 or more hounds required to ensure entire sleeping surface is warmed. Turn Down Service offered free of charge.
4) Wake Up Service--offered 7 Days per Week at 6:00 AM sharp.  Sorry, the time of your wake up call is NOT variable.

gallery_2398_3082_9958.jpg
Lucy with MoMo (FTH Chyna Moon), Spirit, and Miles the slinky kitty (OSH).
Missing Piper "The Perfect" (Oneco Chaplin) and Winston

Link to post
Share on other sites

Grace makes sure the sofa meets the C.O.U.C.H standards. (Comfort and Oppertunity for the Untroubled Catnapping of Hounds)

Grace (Ardera Coleen) born 18 June 2014
Raced at Monmore Green, Wolverhampton UK - 68 Races, 9 wins, 5 second places
Gotcha Day 10 June 2018 

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/13/2019 at 7:36 AM, Remolacha said:

You forgot trash emptier :lol

She hasn't figured out the new trash can although she watches intently every time we put something in it. So far we haven't had to use the lid lock on it. 

rocket-signature-jpeg.jpg

Always missing my boy Hi Noon Rocket. The home of Petunia, MW Neptunia and Kate, Miss Kate.

Don't believe everything you read on the internet. - Abraham Lincoln

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Amelia and Carmen BOTH make sure we do NOT oversleep. 

They now "know" a few minutes before the alarm goes off and start to attack us on the bed. 

Greyhounds: Amelia (Cataloosahatchee 9.10.17) & Carmen (Rebellious Bird 8.23.17)
Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box
Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: Sidney (Kane's Seminole 11.14.08 - 9.26.19 ) June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19) 
Bella the Rottweiler, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer kitties.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Apartment building concierge. Dino makes sure that we always check in with him before entering or leaving. He's ready at the door to take ID. The only thing is that this particular concierge also insists that he be taken too....someone in HR should maybe check in with him on that...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Trolley is the official alarm clock here making sure I don't oversleep for work. Even on Weekends, which is the problem. Not sure what she will do when I retire in February.😎

Carol-Glendale, AZ

Trolley (Figsiza Trollyn)

Nevada 1992-2008...always in my heart

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 12/15/2019 at 8:54 AM, LBass said:

Ever Helpful Hounds, LLC
Available Services:
1) Vermin Control using non-chemical methods such as the swift disposal of any cat food not consumed with alacrity, diligent post-meal dish pre-rinsing (to include dishes located on counters, in dishwasher, and on tables), the removal of comestibles from all accessible open surfaces, and removal of any and all spill residue from hard surface flooring and carpeted surfaces. 
2) Portion Control Enforcement Services--perfect for the dieter with failing willpower!  Holiday Season volume discounts available.  Call Nate for details.
3) Bed Warming Service--You too may climb into a toasty warm bed! Please select whether you wish to have warm shoulders or warm feet. The services of 2 or more hounds required to ensure entire sleeping surface is warmed. Turn Down Service offered free of charge.
4) Wake Up Service--offered 7 Days per Week at 6:00 AM sharp.  Sorry, the time of your wake up call is NOT variable.

 

:rofl 

 

Mercury is happy to rid the world of any butter lying dangerously close to the edge of the table.

gallery_27202_3534_9390.jpg

Missing my heart dog Liberty, the world's best blackngreylabhound

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...