Thursday, July 8, 2010

Smokey the Fly Hunter

I have only mentioned this little member of our family a couple of times.  He is truly my fourth child, although he gets away with awful behaviors I would never tolerate from my human kids. 



This is Smokey the Fly Hunter.  Vicious, right?



This is his happy place, on Mommo's lap while she writes for her blog (and goes on Facebook).  Please don't disturb him, it wouldn't be pretty.  He's fifteen pounds of pure anxiety.  He has reflexes like a cat, and likes birdseed. 



    





This is his window, where he watches to protect us/ terrorizes the neighborhood.  He hates when anyone leaves the house...anyone.  He doesn't cry or whine...he has a full-blown temper tantrum.  I think he finds it easier just to be angry. 





No fly can get by him...it's not for the faint of heart to witness.  After he catches and devours his prey, he has no qualms about looking for a kiss. 






This post was inspired by Lynn at For Love or Funny, who takes great pictures of her furry friend, and writes great stuff to go with them.




   

9 comments:

  1. Hi Christine,
    How cute is that? Sounds like he has quite the personality! Our pup is just like our child, too! And yes, we should start a 12 step program for those of us addicted to chalkboard paint. And Mod Rodge! :)

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  2. CUTE SITE! Stopping by from NFF

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  3. Those pictures want me to say aaahhhhh....so cute.

    Great idea with the chalk board paint of the doors!! Looks great!

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  4. How cute is your fly hunter!!! I have my own fly hunter who's 117 pounds of wild dog when he sees a fly!

    Have you tried giving your fly hunter a Kong stuffed with peanut butter or some such thing every time you walk into another room...then make that distance farther each time...then eventually do it and walk outside and come right back in (each time saying 'I'll be back') ...always lengthening the amount of time that you're out of the house? It's not a guarantee, but with a lot of dogs, it works - so it's worth a try. IMHO. :-) Just thought I'd mention it. :-) Worked with both my dogs.

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  5. Hi Christine,
    Smokey is very cute. I've got to agree with the comment above... a Kong with peanut butter is a good way to distract a dog from his/her anxiety issues. :)

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  6. Thanks so much for the "peanut butter in the kong" suggestion. We are trying it...I'll let you know how it goes...

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  7. Oh my!! He seems to be the boss! Very cute and thanks so much for sharing over at Furry Friends Friday=))

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  8. Those pictures want me to say aaahhhhh....so cute.

    Great idea with the chalk board paint of the doors!! Looks great!

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