Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Cracker Dogs of Black Dog Blog... Mango Minster entry

I would like to introduce everyone to the Cracker Dogs of Black Dog Blog....  All 3 are crackers, on any given day, but for the purposes of this contest, I think it's safe to say the GIRLS are the WORST offenders of CRACKER DOG behaviours!!  I suppose, you could almost call them BAD SPORTS, but they are too nice and funny about their behaviours to be that! There is no ill intent behind their goofy, quirky behaviour, that's for sure!

So without further ado, here they are!

Murphy qualifies on the basis of CRAZY CRACKER DOG JACK RUSSELL status. Need I say more?  Sophie should because, LAB, hello?  Everyone knows they are crazy and fantastic! haha

So, to build a case, I have a smattering of photos from over the years...

I moved into my house in August 2009 and my landlords very kindly had planted a garden for me Spike and Sophie to eat!  That's Sophie above stripping the corn clean out of the garden. They would run around smacking each other in the head with the stalks. TOO FUNNY!

A sample of what Sophie steals from the sink... who needs to wash dishes when you have a lab who does it for you?!? Last night she stole a COOKIE SHEET from the sink, dragged it to the living room and licked it clean!

Murphy in action! That pillow was NO MATCH for her!! 

And, of course, the customary napping, after distruction... on the DIRTY LAUNDRY of course!

Murphy's tug toy for agility class.... yes, it's a RAW CHICKEN WING in a SOCK. It's the only thing that really works. She's a Jack alright... motivated when she wants to be!  Sign of a cracker dog?? She does things her own way!

Oh, and of course, licking the rubbermaid tub clean, after I've thawed meat for the dogs. I was lucky that when I walked into the kitchen  I caught her with all 4 paws in the tub.... she of course thought she was in trouble for a moment, and kindly removed the back two paws but couldn't help herself, she had to keep cleaning it out. When I got back, she still had 2 paws in, and 2 paws out, getting blood on my clean kitchen floor! LOL 

The annual destruction of the Christmas tree.  This particular picture was from my first Christmas here... I've gotten wiser about WHERE I put the tree so this doesn't happen 3-4 times a season!

A garbage bag with NO FOOD in it, except this lowly milk carton, in the bottom. Please note, I washed it out even. Sophie STILL found it, picked it out and left it for me, as if to prove a point.

My box lid I use for the game "101 things to do with a box and a clicker". It was no match for Murphy. How she got it off the bookshelf, I'll never know.

My coffee cup. Sophie finishes my coffee everyday for me. This was the first time I caught her that morning.

Second time... she had gone back to clean up her mess a little more, LOL

This is the dog blanket that was on my bed the other night. Murphy had already gone out for the night, and insisted in coming right back in and PEEING on this blanket, on MY BED. Yup, silly, silly girl!

Too bad Blogger isn't "feeling well" this morning and is refusing to up load my videos, or I'd have further proof. But, there's many, many stories. For example, the time Sophie drank so much water at Rally Obedience class that she threw up, mid heeling pattern. I cleaned it up, but she refused to walk through the spot, the rest of the class; she would go around it. She managed to maintain a gorgeous heel, just not at my side, lol.  Everyone else walked there, but NOT SOPHIE!  Or, the time Murph and Soph were playing soccer in the house and managed to knock down a picture, off the wall AND my cute little knicknack shelf. Nothing was broken, but they really SHOULD stop bouncing off the walls!

I could go on and on, but they are hysterically funny, trust me on that!

So with that, I give you the Cracker Dogs of Black Dog Blog. They are never dull, never boring and keep me laughing all the time! Hope you consider us for this fantastic award this year!


rottrover said...

CRACKER DOGS!! The girls certainly qualify! Good luck:

-The RottRovers

Mango said...

About time somebody fessed up to how nutty those labradorks are.


Catalina said...

LOL! So funny!
That chicken wing and sock is a good idea. I might have to try that!

achieve1dream said...

LOL Great entry! I think they definitely do qualify for cracker dogs!! I haven't had a chance to read back over your blog yet since I just started following but in this one post I learned that you do clicker training and feed raw! Yay for you! I can't wait to read more.

AFSocksScylla said...

MOL & BOL, we loved the fact you stood in the container to drink the blood and got it all over the kitchen floor. Humans are so silly sometimes, they ignore the best parts of our food.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

It is really hard to choose between you two, Sophie & Murphy! Looks like you're both skilled cracker dogs. Good luck to both of you!

Jed & Abby

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Somehow Labradorks and khoffee is a khoncept that makes me SMILE!


ForPetsSake said...

Well, you've certainly compiled enough proof for this award. The evidence seems to speak for itself!! I especially love the wing in a sock and the raw food tub licking. Soooo much like our house...

Anonymous said...

Judge Twink has been by to rate the post. She left rather satisfied with your nuttiness.

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Wow. Um. You guys ARE cracker. I am glad that you live far, far away from me (and our trash cans!). Heehee.

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Moose said...

Wow- Cracker all right! Refusing to walk in her own (former) mess spot is a bit diva too!
I don't think I knew you pups were raw fed (at least it sounds that way?) I think I am in love with Sophie!