Something Wagging This Way Comes
An Amateur's Musings on Dogs and Their People
Do you think a dog lives here?
Let’s go in for a closer look.
Ah, I thought so.
At our house it would be the beds and the photos all over the place
As emma says, the big, home-made-by-loving-hands dog ‘couch’ in the dining room, which in our old house is also the front-door entry. Before we lost our Charley in June, it would also have been the numerous squeaky toys on the floor, but our remaining dog, Annie, hasn’t much interest in them.
Ellen, I’m so sorry to hear your lost your pup Charley. It must seem awfully quiet this summer without a squeaky chaser around the house.
LOL! My dogs have more toy baskets and drawers than my kids ever did. The red Kongs make a nice shot of red againt that wall. Nice decorating.
Normally I’d tell people my entire house is decorated in Van Gogh colors. But Van Gogh didn’t use red much. I guess is Van Gogh channeled through the Kong company.
dog hair on the furniture
tennis balls on the floor
noseprints on the windows
Haha! I love it! In this house, it’s the two dog beds in the living room, the one in the back bedroom, and Ducky’s crate downstairs. While Ducky’s at daycare during the week, there are also druggies, squeaky balls, and Nylabones on the living room floor — when she’s home the toys are hidden in the coat closet where they’re safe from her destructive little demon self.
Empty poo bags in the cupboard by the door, on the counter by the door, and in all my pockets.
Geezloweeze, I HATE auto-correct! (Yes, Pamela, I did say “hate” — “dislike” is not a strong enough word for this disgust.) Anyway, the word “druggies” was supposed to have been “stuffies”! So help me, one of these days I’m going to disable the auto-correct!! Permanently!
The funny thing is I read “druggies” and didn’t think twice. It must be the remnants of living next to a Philly crack house for a decade.
The Kong Toys say yes!
We usually enter through the garage entry. Hanging right by the door into the house is a row of hooks covered in leashes, collars, poop bag dispenser, and a pile of dog towels, oh, and lots of wafting fur tumbleweeds blowing around.
How funny! The first sign that dogs live here, besides all the yapping (Pierso) and barking (Maya) that goes on when someone rings the doorbell? All the chewed up toys on the floor and the huge dog bed in the entry hall.
Well, if the barking the moment you step on the property doesn’t give it away, I think it would probably be the dog beds and dog hair. Which, just for the record, is why we keep our dishes in cupboards – how do you not end up with dog hair in your glasses? I don’t care how high up things are, Bella’s hair seems to get EVERYwhere.
Cute! Our first sign is before you even enter the house. I did a post not long ago about our new doormat – it has a sleeping dog on it and says “Je Garde le Maison”. (Although Rita would NEVER be asleep on the job while guarding!
The photos on the wall and random dog toys scattered across the floor.
If you come in our front door, you’ll see a huge dog bed almost right away. If you come in our back door, you have to walk right past the freezer (full of dog food) that we store all Silas’s treats and medicine on top of.
Does Honey really need a Kong that big?
Why yes, yes she does need a Kong that big.
We feed Honey’s main meals from the Kong. Of course now that she knows Silas has his own freezer, she’s going to want a lot more.
The noise!! There are the obvious elements – toys strewn about, dog beds in every corner, fur everywhere – but from a block away you can hear that this is a dog house!
Probably the food and water bowls on the kitchen floor, the dog bed in the living room and the crate next to my bed. But that would just be a guess. And oh yeah, the doggie door.
Hmmm….the first thing you see (besides the big “beware of dog” sign outside) would be the leashes hanging from the interior hinge of the front door.
Crates, dog beds, flying fur, hound song…and no carpet in the main rooms which “belong” to the dogs. Sigh. Someday, I may have a real house again, with carpet and well decorated….would be quite lonely, though :). Love the clean red Kongs on the blue shelf against the yellow wall.
that’s quite as kong collection:-)
You mean besides the neutral color scheme of grey, ivory and brown?
Probably the food dish right at the back door – we feed Maggie outside as she’s more comfortable out there.
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Apart from Frankie’s welcoming barks, if you came in the front door you would see numerous photos of dogs past and present lining the hallway. If you came in the back door you would see a large key holder with keys on the right and quite a few dog leads hanging on the left. In my lounge room there are an impressive set of deer antlers festooned with most of the dog collars, plus a few duvets scattered on the floor for when Beryl isn’t on the couch or my bed. We do have a Kong wobbler and that is out in the flat. Your shelves are so tidy!
I love the kongs on the shelf with all of your dishes! In our house it’s a dog bed in almost every room (more than one in some rooms), and water dishes on every floor of the house. Often there are stuffie toys scattered around too! (we won’t talk about the tumbleweeds of fur).
lol! Didn’t see it at first glance
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