Our TV Watching Dog #RSPCAPetPeeves

Our dog is two and quite a character already; she is set in
her ways when it comes to certain things. Her life’s aim might be to destroy all toys…

Lifes aim: locate squeaker, destroy toy #dogslife #dogsofinstagram #dogs_of_instagram x

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Jul 5, 2016 at 10:21pm PDT

But mainly she is the first dog I have ever known to watch
television, to really pay attention to what happens on the screen. She will bark animatedly at anything she doesn’t like the
look of which happens to be most animals, including cartoon ones AND even
rather randomly a dog ornament on one of those antique shows captured her
eye! I get real animals being a problem
but to actually be affronted by an ancient dusty dog ornament was hilarious to
see… it wasn’t even zoomed in on but part of a MUCH bigger collection on a
shelf! But her dog eyes don’t miss
anything when it comes to real dogs or dog shaped things it would seem.

It does make watching television tricky though especially as
its not restricted to just animals she also quite cross if it gets atmospheric
on there, perhaps the music changes and you know its leading up to something
scary or heaven help if the characters are looking shifty, she literally runs
at the screen barking at them!!!

It’s good she likes protecting her family but it would be
nice to occasionally watch television in peace and quiet. Plus she needs to realise not everyone
wearing a hoodie is hell-bent on causing chaos!!! Still she is a much-loved part of our family and the house would
not be the same without her, regardless of her little (noisy) quirks and ways. To be honest isn’t it true for everyone in
the family, we all have our own unique personalities and that’s what makes life
interesting and why it’s well worth protecting your pet
to keep them safe.

She is very much a creature of habit too – she likes
familiarity and things to be the same, once when she was out on a walk, there
was an old discarded boot on the wall, because it hadn’t been there before she
was not impressed, she barked and barked at it, her hackles went up. As I tried to coax her along on the walk,
people were wondering what all the fuss was about! Yes she is really getting cross with an old boot…

Our dog also likes pinching food from the kitchen, everything has to be right back, or stretched up on her legs she will grab it. Afterwards she looks like butter wouldn’t melt, but she had stolen the butter…

You have heard the expression like butter wouldnt melt, well my innocent looking pooch just pinched and snaffled a pack of butter! #doglife #dogsofinstagram x

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Jul 16, 2016 at 7:32am PDT

But she is the most loving dog with her family, the
boys adore her, she loves being patted and having her ball thrown. She likes chew toys and stealing the odd
titbit from the table and the welcome you get if you have been away for a
weekend makes you realise how she values us just as much! She will rush at you for loves and cuddles whilst
wagging her tail at speed and jumping up for attention. So even if TV watching will never be the
same, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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