Here are a few impish things our beloved Labs do (or used to do as pups). Can you relate?
Baxter used to stand on the dishwasher door (some 80 pounds ago!). He gave this up long ago (good thing, or we'd have no dishwasher door by now!).
The Boos also used to stand on the coffee table. He doesn't do this anymore either (another good thing!). :o)
Instead, he gets his table-standing fixes by hanging out on the picnic table--all year 'round. Some things never change. I think he just likes looking in the window. :o)
Ridge still can't resist yummy things left out on the table or kitchen counters. At least he gives us motivation to keep things cleaned up. :o)
Elsie is still a chewer, although she's getting better about what she chews. She's not the shoe thief she used to be.
Although, if she's bored with Kongs and bones and ropes and balls and the countless dental toys we have laying around, she'll steal Ridge's bed to chew on. As a matter of fact, just last week she shredded her own bed. Just for fun. Aaaaaargh.
Oh, and lest I forget, here are a few more impish, but unphotographed, behaviors:
- drooling (we've got three majorly-Pavlovian canines here)
- tracking in mud (big paws = big mess)
- digging (enough said)
- completely shredding any stuffed toy or any toy that makes noise (no more Nelliphant, Mr. Hedgehog, Mr. Mallard, or Mr. Monkey)
- resting their noses on the table right next to our dinner plates
- snitching food off the counter
And then later I'll post more imp shots (can't resist).
Hey, they're Labs. There will always be more than enough photos of them being imps and angels. :o)
It's just the nature of the breed we love.
'Til next time,