Monday, December 31, 2012

Basket Cases

Let us clarify that title.  

If you're thinking that we're finally ready to admit that we are a bunch of basket cases here, well, no, we're not ready to admit that yet.  

Basket as in laundry basket.

I've seen pictures of dogs lounging in laundry baskets but haven't seen it in our house until about a week ago.  Forest, for some reason, decided that the basket of laundry was a good place to lay with a bone. (The basket was already falling apart. Why do I never remember to put laundry basket on the list when I go shopping?)


Blind puppy Breeze was interested in this new place to lay and the fact that Forest had something that maybe she might want. She never climbed in, I think she realized she's too big.  Later, Breeze "buried" an antler in the laundry and then "dug" it up and repeated this a few times. 


Then deaf Azule decided to try it, perhaps thinking it was a good spot to keep an eye on the cats.


Blind and partially deaf Brook tried it out and liked it.


Then Gerrard "the wonder kitty" decided to see what all the fuss was about.


The most interesting thing to me was that blind Brook climbed in and lay there.  She obviously wasn't copying what she saw!

As for the others, Hiker prefers her crate over anywhere else now that it's winter.  Bill would never lay in a laundry basket, that's just too different and Callie was lounging on her princess sleeping bag, wondering what the heck those silly young ones were doing.

So now I am debating whether or not to take a basket which has seen better days and make it into yet another dog bed for the kitchen.  So what if it looks like we always have a basket of laundry in the kitchen, the dogs will like it.  

It's all about them.

22 comments:

  1. baskets look very cozy!
    Cotton

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    1. You should try it Cotton, especially if the laundry is warm out of the dryer!

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  2. That conclusion ... oh so true! So what if I have a dog bed in the middle of my living room? Or ratty fleece throws everywhere?

    I love your guys in the laundry basket. Silas would eat the laundry if I left it down like that.

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    1. The baskets don't clash with our "day-core" since we don't have one! Fortunately, none of the pack chews the laundry, they just like to move it room to room.

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  3. It is apparent to us that the Laundry Basket has found a new purpose. And what a space saver too. Now instead of a laundry room covered with unwashed clothes, you can have the pups and kitty use the dirty laundry as a cushion. Two fold purpose. Witha ll those dogs laying on them, it will compact the clothing into small spaces and secondly when you have your laundry all showing in the kitchen, it will make you wash them sooner.

    I am going to tell My Vickie to try it.

    Happy New Year
    Bert

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    1. Good point there Bert about having the laundry showing and getting it washed sooner, but, the pooches get a bit annoyed as I am pulling their "bedding" out from under them!

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  4. PS we want to be your followers but can't find the link.

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    1. Umm...I don't know. I'm new at this and not very good...can anyone help? Please?

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  5. I think that is VERY cool that you would do that for them! Not crazy at all! :)

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    1. I remind myself that they are not spoiled. Not at all. (ya, right!)

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  6. I think you may need to get more than one basket!! Now if you could just teach them to do the laundry :) Happy New Year! Look forward to following your adventures in 2013

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    1. Could you just imagine having a row of laundry baskets?!

      The closet anyone came to helping was one day when there was laundry on the line outside. It was a bit "Breezey" and a couple of items came off the line!

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  7. Great way to recycle! Glad 3 out of 6 dogs like it, ours would chew it up in no time. Gerrard looks like our Dude, he'll open the closet to go sleep in the laundry. :)

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    1. I was surprised to see Gerrard in the basket, he's not usually that trusting with the dogs! Although he's been acting different since Oscar's health has been so poor.

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  8. Hmmm...I don't think I've ever seen Riley lie down in a laundry basket. Of course, she isn't typically still for more than 10 seconds at a time...ha ha!! :) Must have been a pretty large laundry basket for the dogs to be able to fit in it.

    We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Elyse and Riley

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    1. Forest hasn't yet filled out, he's still lanky, Brook is tiny, about the size of a six month old pup and Azule is on the small size too. There is no way Callie would fit! (she's normal sized for an ACD)

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  9. A very funny series of photos! Yes, it is all about them!

    It is also interesting to think about how Brook "learned" about this given that she's blind. Do you think that she smelled that the others had been in the basket?

    In our house, the laundry is a very fun thing to steal from the basket but no one ever lies in the basket - perhaps because they're too big.

    Happy New Year.

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    1. I think that Brook likely did smell the others and decided to try it out. Interesting thing is that after that day when the photos were taken, only Forest has gone back to lay in the basket.

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  10. Well, what is a laundry basket full of clothes anyway, other than a dog bed? We think it would be a fine addition to your kitchen. :-) Once in awhile Wrigs will choose something odd to lie on. We had an old tarp folded up in a corner on the front porch when we were doing some work on the house, and he curled up on it one day. Another time, I had a pile of cardboard outside waiting to go to recycling, and he decided that would make a nice bed. (That's when I realized he might like a porch bed.)

    Susan and Wrigs

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    1. Do you think maybe Wrigs was trying to get a new bed? "oh poor me, only cardboard and an old tarp to lay on"? Sometimes I think they are way smarter than we realize!

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  11. This is the funniest post here yet!! I am laughing so hard!

    Happy 2nd gotcha day, Brooke! And happy new year to all of you.

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    1. Thanks from the "basket cases"!

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