Here's Reg waiting on Rita's arrival. He's not quite as patient as Rita. He waits by the door...
Then he checks the other door...
Now a window...
He decides to wait outside...
Hooray! He's so happy! Rita's here!!
And... they're just a blur together again.
The aftermath got a little ugly.
And poor Reg (since he's low to the ground and therefore gets way dirtier) had to suffer the indignity of a quick hose-down. Poor Reg.
I'm sure he thought is was worth it though. He loves his Rita-girl!
On last week's post, Pamela of Something Wagging asked how Rita knew Reg was coming. When Reg comes over, we have to put up the Puppy Suicide Prevention fencing because he flings himself off the edge of our patio - and it's a long drop to the ground below. Fine for Rita, but not so good for a short-legged, long-backed boy like Reg. I had put the fence up cuz they were supposed to be there at 9:30, but then they were late. I didn't realize she knew what the fence meant, but obviously she figured it out!
As for Reg, he knows Rita is coming when my sis gets out the keys to lock the front gate so that no one will come in while they're playing. (He can hear the keys rattle from any room in the house.) He also knows when she puts the special water bowl out front for them and the towels for clean up out back. With Reg, they can't even say Rita's name, cuz he gets so nutty waiting for her. They have to use code names for her!
Dogs are so smart at figuring out what we do!
Do your dogs know that certain things you do = good news for them?
We have a winner in last week's giveaway for a signed copy of Rescue Me, Maybe. I used Random.org to pick a number and matched it up to the comments - and the winner is: Cathy & Harley at Groovy Goldendoodles!
Congrats to Cathy! I'll be in touch to get your mailing info!
Thanks to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!