Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Thirteen Things About My Dog

Actually this post should be entitled "Thirteen Things Someone is About to Learn About My Dog"

My uncle is spending the weekend at our place while we head for Ohio. He's in for a treat. Actually, since he lives at St. Vincent College, where the Steelers conduct their training camp, he's actually viewing this as a retreat for himself. I hope he feels the same way on Sunday!

1. MacGyver, our Boston Terrier, is six years old but acts more like six months.
2. He loves to play.
3. Specifically, he loves to play fetch.
4. But tug-of-war will do.
5. But if no one will play with him, he's quite content to rip a toy to shreds as consolation.
6. He can destroy a cheap vinyl toy in about 15 minutes.
7. But he doesn't eat the million little pieces he rips it into.
8. If he's not playing with a toy, he wants to be beside you.
9. Or on top of you.
10. He's lazy. He'll sleep as long or longer than you do.
11. He snorts.
12. He farts.
13. He sleeps in bed with us. (oops - forgot to mention this one to Uncle T. Guess he'll find out soon enough!)

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Knitting Maniac said...

My grandparents had a Boston Terrier... actually, they had a few, all named Cricket. And ALL of them farted. Hilarious!

Happy TT!

Katrina said...

Love the picture of MacG! I'm sure your uncle will have a great time. Dogs have this way of giving wonderful unconditional love - even if they are a little work. Have fun on your trip!

Bev said...

MacGyver? Named after??? ;) He sounds just like our boxer, Domino. Maybe he's a long, lost, little brother. Happy 13. Cheers.

w said...

HA! Hope Uncle T can handle him! He just looks mischievious. *grin*

Have a wonderful day!

Gail said...

What a cool name for your dog! Hope he's on his best behavior!
Happy Thursday.

Nicole (the great) said...

My girlfriend has one of those pups. They are very cute and have great bat ears.

Stacy said...

Great name for your dog and he looks and sounds like a terrific dog, except for #11 and #12, of course :) Hope he enjoys all the attention from someone "new" coming to visit!

Hope you have a great trip!

Tina said... cute! :) I wish we have a dog too. :D

Happy Thursday! :)

Anonymous said...

Fun list!! Happy TT

Barb said...

Hi Dianne,

I found you through my sister Bev. I'm still shaking my head that she is good friends with your mom and just discovered the connection. What a small world. Of course you DO all live in PA but still...

Your dog sounds like my dog, sort of. Mine's a shis tzu and she does lots of the same things except she DOES eat the little pieces. And she does NOT do #12 - she's a lady!

Cute TT. Dogs are just like little kids, aren't they?

Susanne said...

Sounds like your Uncle is in for a treat! Cute doggy!

Tammy said...

Sounds like he's full of character! :)

My husband's old dog was put down at 16 years this spring so later this fall we plan on getting a puppy! Not sure yet what kind, but we're all excited!