Darcy and I just stood over the spot on the area rug; we both stared at it for a good while before she began to yawn. This is a common doggie tactic meant to disarm you and make you think she has no idea of what you are speaking. She looked over at Richie. "It must have been dad." She didn't come right out and say that but it was implied with that yawn. Merde.
Another discovery. She is quite the little gas factory. She could light up a small village in Guatamala.
The Humane Society told us Darcy is a combination Labrador and Australian Cattle Dog. Really? How do they control the herd, she can't find the back door. And, she is the clumsiest dog in the world. She runs like a gunshot has gone off in her head and her tail end goes much faster than the front. She stops so suddenly that she spins around until her four legs are flat out and her chin is in the dirt.
We purchased several pricey doggie things this week. One is some sort of antler. The six year old who works at Petsmart said it is the newest rage in pet chewy toys. Antlers are evidently industructible. Little Betsy said her Petsmart manager purchased one for her dog three years ago and it still looks like new. If his dog is anything like Darcy that's because the dog never goes near it. I keep following Darcy around with it in my hand and try to force it into her mouth. The stupid thing cost about $30. I explained that a perfectly wonderful Elk gave his life merely for her teeth. I think she feels badly sometimes.
A Google search proclaimed that these Australian Cattle Dogs are really smart but we figure the Labrador in her is kind of negating that. The article suggested that she be given some sort of work to do to keep her mind active. I gave her the stove and a can of oven cleaner. She yawned. Then she crawled into my lap and licked my face clean. She did finally agree to pick up after herself.
Another of the pricey little toys we bought at Petsmart was a food cube. Baby Jane, the six year old salesclerk, said that it was a good puzzle and would interest a smart dog. You put the food inside the cube and they have to figure out how to get the food out if they want to eat. Kind of like Doggie Weight Watchers. The idea is that they roll the cube around and around and the food nuggets pop out one by one giving the dog both excercise and a brain stimulant. So far Richie and I are the only ones pushing that cube around. I keep saying, "See, this is how it's done. See, this is how it's done. See, this is how it's done." So far I've lost two pounds.
Still searching for Fitzwilliam.