"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
-- Unknown

Friday, January 30, 2009

Hide and seek

Here’s a little Toby story to start your day:

Last night, I got home from grocery shopping and decided to change into work-out clothes and do a little kick-boxing. I laid out my socks and shoes then went to the kitchen to get some water ready (since I’d more than likely be sweating bullets and need to rehydrate).

When I went back to my room to suit up my feet, I could only find one of my socks. I could have sworn I’d picked up two, so I started searching the floor.

After checking under the bed, I stood up, puzzled. I noticed Toby sitting on the bed with his head cocked sideways, looking at me curiously. So I did what any logical person would do. I asked him where it was. I said, “Where is it Toby? Where’d it go?”

And to my surprise, he jumped off the bed and ran into the living room. He was back a second later, sock in his mouth, wagging his tail like an idiot.

He KNEW what I was looking for. That little stinker is smarter than I thought.


Bethany@MyLifeinBlackandWhite said...

So then, you worked out with a WET sock. :-)

Diane said...

Too funny. I love it when you just know they 'get it'. Non-dog people just don't get that.

Rachel Cotterill said...

Love it! He knew what he'd done! :)

Lacey said...

Hehe. I love it! What a smart puppy!

Jen L. said...

Toby has totally been playing you, dude.

Anonymous said...

Toby is one smart dog. Yes, pets do know what you're saying. What fun to have a dog that is so playful and spirited!


Jenners said...

That is so cute and funny! He was probably thinking "Ask me! Ask me! I know where it is! I can HELP!" I can just see it! I love this story!

Mel said...

That's funny!! Sneaky little thing! Do you think he took it in there knowing you'd ask where it
was and he could play the hero?

Hey! As long as we're anthropomorphizing...