Sadie is being a silly puppy right now with an elephant on her head. This is actually a hand towel I have decorating my bathroom. But one day Sadie decided to turn it into a hat. It was actually a really adorable hat for my silly pup, until an unfortunate incident that ended in a trunk amputation. Now it’s not as cute as a hat, but it still does its job as a hand towel.
This post is part of the Pet Photo Challenge hosted by Six Legs Are Better Than Two.
This week’s #52Snapshots of Life theme is snuggly. In these photos, Sadie is all cute and snuggle with my stuffed bunny. This particular bunny was my favorite childhood stuffed animal. Not only did this bunny survive my childhood, including an accidental trip to a hotel laundry room, but it also survived Sadie’s puppyhood. As a puppy, Sadie considered all stuffed animals to be her toys and would routinely steal decorative stuffed animals from around the house. Somehow Sadie realized that this bunny was different, special. Even at four months old Sadie wanted to snuggle with this bunny, not eat or destroy it. And she still loves a bunny snuggle to this day.
Unfortunately for me, Sadie has figured out where I keep new toys that I haven’t given to her yet. At some point every day I can usually find Sadie sitting in front of the closet door, wishing that it would open and the new toys would jump out. If she sees me go near the closet, she runs over and looks expectantly from me to the closet, waiting for me to get her a toy. If I don’t immediately comply, Sadie grumbles, whines, and even barks at me to open the door and give up the toys. Sometimes I give in, but mostly I just ignore her in the futile hope that she’ll understand that she doesn’t get a new toy every time I go into the closet.
But Sadie’s latest attempt to convince me that she deserved a new toy had me laughing hysterically. I hadn’t heard a peep out of Sadie for like an hour, so I went looking to see what she was up to. I found her sitting in front of THE closet. As soon as she heard me coming around the corner, she jumped up, wagged her tail at me, and squeaked the toy in her mouth. She made some more happy noises, then looked from me to the closet door a few times, as if she was saying “well aren’t you going to open the door?” When I didn’t move toward the door, she started barking at me to get a move on. But her barking came out all cute and muffled by the squeaky ball in her mouth. So basically she was begging me to get her a new toy while squeaking the toy already in her mouth. When I walked in the opposite direction of the closet she started whining and giving me the sad deprived puppy eyes. It’s kind of hard to pull off the sad deprived puppy act when you never stop squeaking the ball already in your mouth.
Sadie is super excited for today’s big game! She’s got all her toy footballs ready to play along. But instead of a silly football jersey, Sadie will be playing with her doggie footballs wearing her official Puppy Bowl pink cheerleader uniform!
Once the big game is over, Sadie plans to curl up on the couch and take a nap while the humans watch that other football game. This way she’s nearby when her cheerleading services are needed or when they drop any tasty snacks. Go Patriots!