10 August, 2007

Hey, That's For Me!

Hannes' birthday was last week. I stopped at PetsMart while out doing my normal weekly errands and purchased the toy pictured. (He loves this red 'knot', or at least he loves trying to wrestle a similar knot away from my mother-in-law's little dog when we go to play there!) His birthday was the perfect opportunity to get Hannes a knot of his very own! I unloaded the car and piled the bags on the kitchen counter, there were bags from three different stores, lots of purchases. Somehow he knew that there was a bag with a dog toy in one of them. How did he know? He stood on his back legs politely, at first, and pawed the air all the while giving me pleading, plaintive looks. This eventually progressed to whining, and finally, to barking: "Hey, that's for me!" He thinks I'm pathetically slow to understand. "Mom, that bag up there... the one with "PetsMart" printed on the outside..." He received his gift the next morning, on HIS day; practically wore us down in the meantime.

It's hard to raise parents, some days it takes a LOT of patience!
Life is Good!

10 comments:

Nancy said...

He be one darned good-looking dog.

Julie aka "Quilt Diva" said...

Happy belated birthday, Hannes. (And my cat can detect that I've bought cans of cat food ~ no matter how many bags of groceries are brought in from the car and set on the kitchen counter)!

Libby said...

Happy Birthday Hannes!

Laurie Ann said...

Happy birthday Hannes!!

I remember once I brought home several bags of groceries that I sat on the porch. When I got back I saw Roogrr's head burried deep inside one and instead of pulling out lunchmeat or the loaf of bread that was right on top, he pulled out the stuffed toy that I'd bought for him. It was on the bottom.

Su Bee said...

HOW do they know these things? My dog was the same way in her younger days, I just think they're psychic. Bappy Birthday, Hannes!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Happy Birthday Hannes!

Our dogs always know what bag has their treats in it.

Quilt Memories said...

Beautiful dog!!! Happy Birthday Hannes

Ancestor Collector said...

He is just so cute!

Nan said...

Happy Birthday Hannes!! He is absolutely gorgeous! My wieners are EXACTLY the same way if I bring home a toy - they can smell it, and do not let me rest until I get it out for them!
Aren't dachshunds wonderful?? Yes, they are!!

meggie said...

Hannes is a clever boy!
And, I dont know about you, but I swear my dogs can read my mind. All I have to do is think about something, & they know.