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April 15, 2014

Pets Make Excellent Lawyers

We have an exciting couple months in front of us, but before we can bring home the new pup, we first have to bring ourselves over to our new home. Alas, before we can do that, we first have to clear out of our old one. There are a
We have an exciting couple months in front of us, but before we can bring home the new pup, we first have to bring ourselves over to our new home. Alas, before we can do that, we first have to clear out of our old one. There are a number of points of order to take care of before the move. Normally I would worry about the deadlines and contracts myself but luckily I live with a pup who understands such technicalities better than I ever could. I may make the law of the land around here, but Eko has mastered the art of legalized insolence. For example, Eko knows it’s against the law to steal from and/or beg at the dinner table, but there is no rule against getting as close to the table as possible and staring intently. Eko also knows eating shoes is illegal, but throwing them around the apartment is fine as long as he leaves no teeth marks. I recently caught Eko’s law-skirting behavior on camera when contractors stopped by to recarpet the stairs.

Eko really wanted to check out that new-carpet smell, so he reluctantly complied when I told him to stay on the couch

Ever so subtly he slipped his front paws off the cushion. “I’m still on the couch, Will.”

He then scooted himself and the cushion even closer to the carpet. I couldn’t complain, he was technically still on the couch

Eko next stood on his back legs to prepare for the grand finale. A massive stretch forward (while still on the couch of course) to take a deep whiff

Loving that fresh smell

I may make the laws, but I do recognize when I’ve been beaten in court. I told Eko to stay on the couch and he stayed on the couch. Eko, Attorney at Law is a solo practice for now, but I have a feeling he will teach his new associate all the ways to bend the laws around these parts.

Am I the only one being hustled, or does anyone else have a pet who gets off of jail time on technicalities?

Comments for Pets Make Excellent Lawyers

  1. OMG OMG OMG! I miss your blog for ONE day and then I miss a most pawtastic announcement? A little girl pup!!! I just tried to leave a comment on the post through the link above but it never let me 🙁 I can’t wait to hear more!!!

  2. Emmadog says:

    I love to sneak around, test the boundaries, down is down, but is there a rule in there about not sliding forward on your belly while you are still down? I think Eko has that rule down correctly with the couch.

  3. Eko you are better than the whole Boston Legal crew :o)

  4. Elyse says:

    “Stay on the couch!” is one command none of my dogs has ever heard! ON? That dog of yours is living the high life!

  5. ThatJenK says:

    Some say they find the grey area, but I say they just have a VERY specific understanding of where the line is. Ours know they’re not allowed in the kitchen when we’re cooking, but they’ll both lay in the doorway with their noses ON the line.
    Or Alma has mastered the stealthy ‘army crawl’ when in a down-stay. She stays down, for sure, but not in the same spot. Similarly, Moses pivots in a sit-stay. His butt stays put, but he rotates on an axis. Given that we don’t do rally-o competitions, this doesn’t really bother me. His butt stays put, that’s all I need.

  6. Jan & Rusty says:

    Technicalities are my pup’s specialty. Without fail. Like you, I’m being hustled. And I can’t help but like it. So cute! We love you and Eko!!

  7. fredrieka says:

    loop hole in the law, woof high paw!

  8. PigLove says:

    Eko – you are the bestest. I may need your services here at the Hotel Thompson. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  9. Whee are all laughing so much here that the little hoomans want to know what’s so funny. Basil is the law breaker in this family. He is told he has to go back in his cage so he will run around it three times really quickly, look at Mummy to make sure she means it and then jump in. Any chance he gets he bends the laws! Naughty piggy!

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

    ps. Are us Brits going to be able to comment on your other bloggy without a zipcode?

  10. Hahaha! Oskar the Samoyed was a highly intelligent dog like Eko who was ALWAYS stretching the boundaries. It was hard not to just laugh at how creative he could be! I truly miss my ornery best friend!
    Marty’s Mom

  11. raisingdaisy says:

    I just read yesterday’s post on Petcentric that you’re getting Eko a sister! How exciting! Can’t wait to see her picture and hear how they get along. I still can’t post on Petcentric, it’s still telling me I’m signed in yet when I try to post the comment, it says I have to sign in. So frustrating!

  12. First off, YOU’RE GETTING A SISTER EKO!!!!! That is PAWSOME news – we are SO excited! As for the whole attorney at law thing, perhaps you could offer your services to Mr Oscar Pistorious (aka the Blade Runner) based on the past 23 days of his trial we think he may need the extra legal advice.
    Wally & Sammy

  13. My god, he’s a genius! Love it 🙂

  14. Jorie says:

    So funny! These dogs are really good at stretching the boundaries so that they’re a hair away from getting into trouble. Just like little kids! 🙂

  15. Misaki says:

    Hahaha he is one smart pup!

  16. Mags Corner says:

    LOL Eko has “where there is a will there is a way” down pat. He is so smart and obedient. Love the pictures of him in action. Hugs and nose kisses

  17. Nightshade says:

    haha! Eko vs you: 1-0! 😉 And then you want to tell your dog off for not obeying, but technically you can’t, cause he actually didn’t really do anything wrong. 🙂

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