Sunday, September 13, 2009

Another Duncan 'Tail'

Duncan, our Australian Cattle Dog, is a funny old man. He's got his quirks but then don't we all? LOL! But Duncan can make you laugh or smile right when you need it most. Is that a quirk or a knack?

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Duncan has never been a chewer. We used to give him toys and bones but all he would do is just walk around with them in his mouth or they'd be left on the floor. About six years ago though he changed his ways and began burying his bones.

Now when I say bury, I don't mean that we have holes all over our yard. No, Duncan is not that energetic. His idea of burying is placing the bone on the ground and then nosing whatever dirt or debris that is close by over it. Like I said, he doesn't put his whole heart into it ;o)

Duncan is also very paranoid about someone finding his treasure. If he even senses that you're watching him, he'll dig the bone back up and move it. And he'll be watching with his sideway glances just to make sure he's safe. It's pretty funny to watch.

Yesterday, DH and I were doing work outside. While I was in the garage, I found a rawhide bone and decided to give it to Duncan. At first he paraded around proudly with it in his mouth. Then, his eyes started darting back and forth as he assessed his surroundings. I ended up going back to work so I lost sight of him.

About ten minutes later, DH comes in the garage and announces that Duncan finally buried his bone...in the shit pile DH had created in the corner of the property! GG! I guess this time Ducan has made sure that his bone is definitely safe ;o)


14 comments:

k said...

Duncan is adorable. Love him

Terri said...

LOL That is great. Got to love our 4 legged friends.

Daffycat said...

Duncan has such beautiful fur!

You do mean shit as in actual poo and not yard & house debris? ROFLOL Only a dog, I swear...they keep you on your toes.

stitcherw said...

I think dogs know when they make you laugh or smile and repeat the action, they have the knack to recognize you like the action they did and the intelligence to repeat it (hoping for the same effect). Duncan sounds, and looks, a right charmer. As to his bones, what a clown, but as to the last hidey place, ugh!!! Only a dog.
Sue

Katie said...

lol, thanks for posting this :) I could use a little funny :)

Tammy said...

LOL thats soo funny!! How can you not fall in love with a dog like that?

Juls said...

Duncan is so sweet! Our Storm does the same thing...will circle the yard 3-4 times and makes sure no one is watching or else she starts all over....she is a rescue and I've been told she looks like a cattle dog!

WendyCarole said...

He is lovely

Chiloe said...

I love his paranoid side !!! lol Never trust anybody !!!

Karin said...

Love the stories about Duncan - thanks for sharing.

~Tammy said...

What a precious puppy!

Cindy said...

Too funny :)

Ranae said...

Duncan is beautiful and oh so precious I am sure

Sharon said...

That's adorable and funny! I certainly wouldn't touch it-LOL