Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Hoarder?

We may have a hoarder in our home.  There hasn't been any official diagnosis but one definition found online indicated "...the need to collect and keep items..."  Hmmm.  Makes me wonder.

Could she be a hoarder?

Yes, that is our Hiker.  She did something similar when she was first adopted. Back then, Hiker would pick up mittens, shoes and slippers and put them in a pile.  She has started again and now takes everything into her crate. There is never any damage to anything and she has no problem with the items being taken away and put back where they belong.  

It becomes a game where I will follow her, lightly stomp my feet and demand to know, "where are my slippers?!"  Hiker gets excited and we play a soft game of tug until she gives up and rolls over for a tummy rub.

Well, hoarder or not, we love her and her slightly odd behaviour.  Besides, its always easy to find the slippers and mittens that may go missing.


  1. That is too stinking adorable! I've never had a hoarder. I wonder why some dogs do that and others don't. Very interesting behavior indeed! I love how you play with her once you "find" your items.

  2. That is so adorable and epic score for you that nothing gets damaged Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. We think that's cute....annoying at times, but cute. Just wants to sleep with you....even if it's bits of you.

  4. Hiker is so cute cuddling with your stuff! At least she doesn't shred them like our 2 would. :)

  5. She looks adorable! All bundled up with your mittens and slippers. And I'm guessing you can always find them!! :)

  6. That is so cute! Gotta love their little oddities!