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May 6, 2013

Pets Are Full Of Surprises

This morning I got a pleasant reminder that no matter how well you know your pet, they always have a new trick you haven’t seen or a funny quirk you never noticed.  I think the nice weather must have Eko thinking about his beach body because in the middle

This morning I got a pleasant reminder that no matter how well you know your pet, they always have a new trick you haven’t seen or a funny quirk you never noticed.  I think the nice weather must have Eko thinking about his beach body because in the middle of our walk he showed off a new workout I have never seen before.

It happened in the park when we met a new friend – Eko’s Ridgeback cousin, Bella. Eko normally loves to romp, but after a brief introduction, Eko summarily flopped to the ground and began to whine and paw at Bella.

Rhodesian Ridgeback photos, pet adventure, dog blog

Both Bell and I were quite confused at first

Rhodesian Ridgeback photos, pet adventure, dog blog

Eko sat up, Bella came over to investigate and Eko immediately flopped over again

Rhodesian Ridgeback photos, pet adventure, dog blog

Eko rolled on his back and whined at Bella.  I certainly had no idea what he wanted, but Bella must have got the message

Rhodesian Ridgeback photos, pet adventure, dog blog

Bella hopped over Eko and he immediately popped up!  The two romped for a bit and Eko pulled this exact same maneuver four or five more times

  Rhodesian Ridgeback photos, pet adventure, dog blog

Every time Bella jumped over him, Eko came up laughing with his tail wagging furiously.  He thought it was the funniest thing ever! 

I have never seen Eko play leap-frog like this before and my sides still hurt from watching his new game.  It is nice to know that even a routine morning walk can still hold some fun surprises.

Has your pet ever surprised you with a new personality quirk or behavior?  (I have a feeling I might get a few “she hadn’t eaten one of my sandals in six years!!!!” comments!)

And lastly, since it is Mischief Monday, I thought it would only be fitting to share the “Most Mischievous” feature going on over at the Petcentric Facebook page.  Check it out, share your photo (I know you have plenty!) and your pet could be featured.

Comments for Pets Are Full Of Surprises

  1. Sage says:

    That was actually quite amazing. Getting into a dog’s head when something like that happens would be so great. I haven’t seen anything new with Sage lately, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have anything up her sleeve (so to speak).

  2. emma says:

    All of us pets do something new now and then like at Easter when I decided to eat all jellybeans having never touched them the past 6 yrs. We do funny stuff too on occasion like when mom couldn’t find our cat Sophie and she was sitting on top of the bathroom door, no clue how she got there and she has never done it again that we know of! Looks like Eko found a harmless fun game at least!

  3. Misaki says:

    I like playing reverse leap frog, if that makes sense. I crawl under the other dog. Only usually they are smaller than me it ends up with me giving them a piggy-back BOL

  4. Awe I think he is growing up!

  5. that story was too adorable. I think Eko was flirting!

  6. Marcela says:

    Eko is so full of surprises:)

  7. Aww he was wooing her 😉

  8. They are wonderful, it’s great to have such a cute cousin :o)

  9. Eko, nice work keeping Will on his toes. We think Bella brings out a new side of Eko. Great photos.
    -Bella and DiDi

  10. That is the CUTEST thing I’ve EVER heard!!!! And to think that Bella ‘understood’. Amazing!!

  11. Wonderful! I love how dogs are always full of surprises, especially during play!

  12. Having a dog never gets boring, their playfulness is really fun to watch. Loved all the action shots Will.

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