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Old 07-14-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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My dog has a "new thing" -- a behavior that has just popped up unexpectedly (and inexplicably) in recent days/weeks.

He has suddenly decided that my bedtime is/should be about 8:00 p.m. If I'm sitting on the couch in the living room watching TV or surfing the net, he starts to urge me (in his own way) to get up and go to bed. He'll stand behind me as I sit on the couch and rest his muzzle on my shoulder. If I shift around on the sofa, he runs toward the bedroom, then comes back out of the room and gives me a questioning look, like, "Why aren't you coming? I thought we were going to bed." (His sister has the bedtime thing, but Bandit has never had it, so his newfound insistence has really surprised me.)

So what's your dog's "new thing"?
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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Lately it's chewing the stitches and staples out of a recent laceration on his flank. He's able to reach it even while wearing a cone and has now been back to the vet twice to be reclosed.

I wish he'd find a new hobby.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Andrews Texas
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My dog has a "new thing" -- a behavior that has just popped up unexpectedly (and inexplicably) in recent days/weeks.

He has suddenly decided that my bedtime is/should be about 8:00 p.m. If I'm sitting on the couch in the living room watching TV or surfing the net, he starts to urge me (in his own way) to get up and go to bed. He'll stand behind me as I sit on the couch and rest his muzzle on my shoulder. If I shift around on the sofa, he runs toward the bedroom, then comes back out of the room and gives me a questioning look, like, "Why aren't you coming? I thought we were going to bed." (His sister has the bedtime thing, but Bandit has never had it, so his newfound insistence has really surprised me.)

So what's your dog's "new thing"?
Awwww...My JRT does that. Makes a good excuse to go to bed early and snuggle before the moose sized puppy finds us!
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Feeling frisky at 11PM. I'm usually still up and she has been doing this for a couple of weeks now. She will suddenly look at me, grab her stuffed raccoon, and insist that we play, at length and very friskily. I recently changed her feeding routine and I think it agrees with her.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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He has suddenly decided that my bedtime is/should be about 8:00 p.m.
I don't know if it's the way that you wrote it or what, but this just cracked me up.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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My dog thinks it is interesting to lie down and stick his head under the bed (through the bed skirt) where it is hidden, but his body sticks out. He will sit there for a few minutes like he is in his own hidden room. Sometimes he will leave things under there.

He also likes to get dirty socks and put them on his dog bed as if he is showing ownership over them.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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My dog thinks it is interesting to lie down and stick his head under the bed (through the bed skirt) where it is hidden, but his body sticks out. He will sit there for a few minutes like he is in his own hidden room. Sometimes he will leave things under there.

He also likes to get dirty socks and put them on his dog bed as if he is showing ownership over them.
LOL, my dog does this when she's sleeping (her version of a sleep mask) but it's nothing new
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:49 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Florida
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For years my MinPin Sheba has sat and waited patiently for her food bowl to hit the floor, but this past month she has taken to licking my legs while I'm prepping her food. From the moment I get out her food can until I'm all done hiding her meds in it...she lick, lick, licks.

I don't understand this new quirk. Does she think that buttering mommy up with licks is going to get her the food faster? Or maybe Sheba has decided that my legs are in dire need of a loofa and can't stand the sight dry flaky skin?
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Darcy's new thing is that she sticks to DH like glue. DH has been ill so she has been his constant companion. When he eats, she eats (and usually what he is eating) and when he goes to bed, so does she.
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Well, they now understand French. They know phrases like "I'm going to check on the horses" and the other day watching the news, hubby and I had been listening to someone with a very strong French accent, and I mimicked the accent - something about "ze 'orses" and the dogs all jumped up, ready to go to the barn.

So I tell people they understand French.

And my mom carries a package of Skittles in her purse. One day last winter when she came with me to the city (the dogs along as well), her purse fell, and the Skittles dumped out. Ever since then, when she comes over, my Mister is there and if she doesn't offer him a Skittle, he jumps in and inspects her truck to be sure she is telling the truth. He hates visitors who don't bring him a host gift.
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