Snoopy, over at Snoopy’s Dog Blog, asked how I could let the scary vacuum near me. Give it a try sometime. I’ve always loved the neat feel of being vacuumed. Gets all the loose hair and dandruff.
Haopee from My Dogs Love Me wants to know if the oil in my coat sticks to my Human’s hands. Luckily no, not really. It’s like some humans have dry hair and others have oily hair. I do leave oily marks on the walls though. My Human has to wash them down periodically just where I lay against them.
Haopee also wants to know how I learned to bring in the mail. First you have to remember that I’m a retriever. That’s what retrievers do, they get things and with a little encouragement, like yummy treats for rewards, I’ll “bring”, “fetch” or “get” or “pick up” or “hand” you anything you want or need.
Second, I’m not allowed to get the mail in the mountains because I’m not allowed to leave the back yard, side yard or porch because we live on a winding mountain road where trucks and cars travel at what my Human thinks are insane speeds.
Goose from the Gospel of Goose says her human wants to know if the mail gets chewed or soggy. No, because as a retriever, I am discouraged from chewing on things. If I was doing what I was bred to do, retrieve birds, I wouldn’t, couldn’t chew on them. Lots of us, when we are young, will catch and bring young birds learning to fly only to have our person turn them loose unharmed. It’s just something bred into us.
BZ Training wants to know what I saw at the top of the hill in the picture on Fun Friday’s Weather Dog. Let me tell you, you can see forever at the tops of these hills. There are trees and fields and old cemeteries and more mountains and hills and of course lots of big rocks and boulders. In the valleys there are barns and houses, winding roads, plowed fields and cattle. This time of year there are young calves too.
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