The four legged member of our family is not really sure what she is. At times she thinks she’s one of us (which gives her the right to sleep on our bed), and at other times she thinks she is a ferocious predator, like the time at our beach house when she chased a seal into the ocean and swam after it. Luckily she heeded my yelling and gave up the chase, because I know who would have come off second best in that battle! She is an integral part of our family and loves nothing better than being with her humans snuggling or watching dog movies on tv.
Her favourite part of the day is the daily walk to the nearby park which is designated “leash free,” meaning she can run and explore to her heart’s content. It was here that I first discovered her circus ability. I was walking and chatting with a girlfriend while our dogs were happily running free, and then when I turned to whistle for Layla, spotted what I first thought was a cat up the tree.
Imagine my surprise when a closer look revealed it was my very own “cat-dog” who had taken it upon herself to climb the tree!
She was very pleased with herself, surveying the park from her high vantage point whilst her “boyfriend” Harley sat and whimpered at the base of the tree, totally puzzled as to why his friend was up that tree! Time and time again she has scampered up that tree, and then a few weeks later “branched out,” climbing to a different one.
It was an apple blossom and she was after the birds who were eating the fruit; or perhaps she thinks she’s a bird!
I’d love to hear other canine’s special tricks, or for that matter any pet tricks.