Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Not the gifted program

We own an Australian Cattle Dog.  Dogs that are known for their IQ's, if you will. This dog, is an Australian Cattle Dog.  Impressive. Smart.  Trained.

Our dog?  Well, let me put it to you this way.  Our back sliding door went off it's track today, and since it's miserable weather I didn't feel like going outside to try to fix it.  So I let the dog out the front door.  He pees, then goes off for a few minutes to do his thing.  I wait.  Then I call him.  Nothing. Whistle.  No dog. I know he hasn't gone off because there's no exit from the back yard, I would have seen him had he tried to take a walk about the neighborhood.  So I'm calling and calling.  Until something finally occurs to me.  I go back inside, upstairs to the sliding door, move the curtain, turn on the deck light, and see - the dog.  Looking at me as if I'm the moron.

I had to put my boots and coat on and walk all the way around the house to the back yard, where he's looking down at me from the deck all like, "Hey! are you coming to play with me?"  I finally get him to come down the stairs and then he runs ahead, tail all wagging...to the front door. 

Let's just say, he's not going to be winning the grand prize on "Pet Star" anytime soon.

14 comments:

idgtm said...

la de dah...life is good, i'm going over here to pee, i'm just happy to be alive....gotta love that in a dog.

The Mr. said...

yes he's not the brightest cattle dog on the planet, but he's family

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

Maybe he was trying to herd your house?

myfluffybunnies said...

Bet he's a shoe-in for Letterman's Stupid Pet Tricks, though. =>

myfluffybunnies said...

Make that "shoo-in." (And apparently, I'm ready for the Stupid Human Tricks segment.)

Carolyn...Online said...

And right now he's with all of his doggie friends going, "My humans are SO dumb."

Carolyn...Online said...

And right now he's with all of his doggie friends going, "My humans are SO dumb."

Logical Libby said...

At least he didn't bring you any dead animals. Or eat your shoes.

Sprite's Keeper said...

I've got 2 dogs, the terrier is the brains, very small, and has a cranky disposition. The beagle is the brawn, dumb as a rock, but extremely lovable. I think they balance each other out nicely. :-)

zelzee said...

That will teach you to change his routine!

Captain Dumbass said...

Bwah ha haa! Dumb dogs are much funner than the smart ones.

Captain Dumbass said...

Yes, I did say funner.

myfluffybunnies said...

I'm redeeming my poor spelling with some ridiculously good haiku over at my blog ... including one about you, wherein I give you the Sunshine Award. Happy Weekend! =>

SoccerMom said...

Well at least your dog is known for being smart. Both my dogs are known for being #1 & #2 the most aggressive. I have a weiner and chihuahua and They are true to their meaness.