Thursday, 1 October 2020

Positively Puzzling, Vol.2

This second edition of Positively Puzzling is dedicated to none other than man's best friend. πŸΎπŸΎπŸ’–

In Life Lessons from the Dog, Caroline Knapp says, "Before you get a dog, you can't quite imagine what living with a dog might be like; afterward, you can't imagine living any other way."

Dogs and swimming often go together like bread and butter. When we recently had to leave our beloved fur-baby at the kennel for a few days, we were still able to follow some of her day to day activity, which included swimming, via the kennel's Facebook page. Even our local Humane Society has their annual Paws in the Pool party.

Dogs have successfully been trained to do all sorts of jobs. Police dogs, rescue dogs, seeing eye dogs, therapy dogs, to mention but a few. Apparently some can even swing an axe like the best lumberjacks, though I haven't personally witnessed the latter.

Another job that some dogs are exceptionally good at is herding other animals. This makes them indispensable farm and ranch hands, 

or rather, … ranch paws.

They're not very good with the lasso, however.

Dogs are playful, which explains why most decent pet stores also have toy sections. And why not? Our grandson gave our fur-baby a Christmas gift recently that she still often plays with and regularly has at her bedside. Since dogs are family, it only makes sense that they have toys too.

As family members, dogs can also have birthday parties complete with cake and ice cream. Sometimes they're sneaky, like when we first brought our rescued fur-baby home. I turned my back for only a moment and my smokies instantly disappeared.

As for the two missing pieces in this puzzle, they turned up afterwards under the corner of the fridge door. Hmm, I wonder how that happened? Sneaky. 

Yes, dogs are incredibly intelligent. Rumour has it that some can even learn to read. Well, OK; maybe that's a stretch. Then again, it would seem that some people will believe just about anything. Read it is.

So here's to this man's best friend and a few puzzles we've done to commemorate our relationships with them.

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