Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Good Doggie

My best friend made a good point in a comment on my last post that now I will have to start leaving the TV on for my little friend while I'm gone. (I pray that it never comes to this) I am lucky enough that while I'm out, my dog curls up in her little bed with her blanket (which I might add is a queen size blanket) and sleeps all day. Or I'm at least assuming that she sleeps all day because she doesn't even touch her food I leave out for her in the morning. And if I sneak in the house without disturbing too much air - she's still sleeping when I come home until she smells me. I'm curious to find out what my pint size friend does all day. I may just have to set up a video camera to find out. See, curiousity may have killed the cat but no one ever said anything about the dog :)

TV Time!

So what is it about my dog and TV? We just purchased a new TV for our living room and it sits at what seems to be a perfect level for who else? Our dog. While doing some house work last night I had the TV on for background noise. Athena usually follows me around like a shadow and I bump into her, trip over her and all-in-all try not to break my neck attempting not to step on her. Well my friends, last night was very different. She sat in front of the TV like a small child. She would occasionally look at me with her tiny little head cocked sideways and her right ear flopped over as if to say "What are you doing you crazy human?" But most of the time she watched in fascination the pictures flashing across the screen. When did my dog turn into a 5 year old?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Doggie Movie Night

I have to start this post off with a description of my little doggie. She's about 6 years old and her name is Athena. She is half Jack Russell Terrier and half Chihuahua. She was born deaf but has picked up sign language very quickly. She is such a smart and spunky dog its very hard to resist her. Her pretty brown eyes don't help either :)

So, on to my story...

My husband is out of town on business and to pass the time I've been watching tons of movies. Athena and I cuddled up on the bed the other night to watch the movie Bolt. (I love cute movies) I was watching it on my laptop and she was pretty close to the screen so when the opening scenes flashed across the screen - her eyes were glued to the movie. She sat and watched this movie and did not take her eyes of the screen once - except when I scared her with the flash on my camera. She even tried to paw at the little hamster. I don't know if it's just because she is my dog but I barely watched the movie because this was so hilarious! Watching her eyes dart around as pigeons flew around was more entertaining than this Disney movie. (Although, what I did see of the movie was quite cute)

Growling back at the dog on the screen

Hamster caught her eye!

Trying to attack the hamster

Chilling out towards the end of the movie