Thursday, November 21, 2013

Copying the big dog.

I've mentioned a few times how Breeze loves to lean on furniture and I have asked people we know who have bigger dogs and they all say the same thing, "ours do that too!"  Then a few days ago, Breeze was leaning on the new(ish) dog bed that I made.

Then, yesterday, Brook tried out something similar with a dog bed which is actually a cardboard box and a sleeping bag..

Breeze is around 60 pounds and Brook is only 32 pounds but obviously wanted to pretend that she was a big dog too.  As I watched her my first thought was that she was copying what Breeze had done a few days previously.  Now, if you have been following our adventures you likely are thinking but they are both blind.  You are right, neither Breeze nor Brook can see.  

So, no, Brook wasn't copying but I couldn't help but think that as I watched her then I chuckled to myself as I realized how silly that thought was.  But that is just another example of how I don't really think of the dogs in terms of their handicaps. They're just normal, fun loving dogs!


  1. But that is the best if you don't see the disability as it means they function beautifully and are happy and contented.
    Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. I forgot they were blind too and totally bought that they were "watching" each other and copying! How interesting that they both do that though!

  3. I, Daisy, love to sleep half on the bed, too. Maybe I'm really a big dog. The pups look so cute.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  4. It's so wonderful that you don't see them in terms of their disabilities! Actually, I have to say that my current dogs don't do that - but many of my past ones have!

  5. The closest Wrigs ever comes to this kind of half on/half off behavior is hanging his head and front legs off the side of a bed or the couch. I've never seen him with his front end on the bed and hind end on the floor. I can see how the position Breeze and Brook are in might be a good way to keep a chew in place and somewhat protected from the other dogs. Other than that, I guess they have their reasons.

    I don't think dogs ever waste a moment thinking about disabilities. They just adapt as well as they can and carry on. I'm glad you don't think of them as disabled either. :-)

    Susan and Wrigs