Saturday, May 27, 2006
Mi Perro Loco (My Crazy Dog)
I haven't talked much about my dog, Zig Zag Scalawag (a.k.a Ziggy). He's an AKC registered Bichon Frise, but when people ask me what kind of dog I have, I usually reply "a spoiled one". When Ziggy hears water running in the bath tub, he goes charging in and tries to get in it. However, if you actually start to wash him, he doesn't like it and will jump out of the bathtub. But the minute you stop trying to put shampoo on him, he'll jump in again.
His favorite thing to do is jump in the bathtub when Jamie is in there taking a bath. He'll then try to take the wash cloth away from Jamie (see picture). He's very sneaky about getting in there, too. I'll turn one way to try to grab him and get him out of the bathroom, and he'll duck around me behind my back and jump in the water anyway.
He also loves to sleep in the bed with his people. He'll snuggle down under the covers, lay on his back, and hook his paws up over the edge of the blanket! If you try to move him, he'll get up, scooch over and lay down with his butt in your face as punishment!
One thing that annoys me down here though is the fact that no one seems to know what kind of dog he is. I keep looking for one of those doggy shirts that says "I am NOT a poodle!" I haven't found one yet, though. Maybe I'll send my friend Suze some money and ask her to knit him one. I'm not very talented when it comes to sewing or knitting. In fact, my Granny once tried to teach me, but gave up when I managed to tangle up a whole skein of yarn within about 10 seconds.
Have to go put Jamie in the bathtub now, and lock the dog out so I don't have to give him a bath, too!
BTW - the little picture is of Ziggy when we first got him. He's bigger now. I'll post some new pictures once I finally get my film developed. I've only been carrying some of it around for a year now!