DOGS AND TRASH

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What is it with dogs and trash?

In our house, there’s only one trash that has a mysterious “hold” on Jaxson – the one in my office…

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I can’t see to figure it out considering the only items that are ever in there are –

  • newspapers
  • envelopes / mail
  • printing paper

I don’t eat in my office, yet he’s always got his head in it.

When he snags a piece of paper – he tears it to shreds in minutes. #magiciandoodle

On this particular day, I decided to redirect this behavior.

When he pulled the paper out, I stopped what I was doing and had a long discussion with him.

I am proud to say, he listened intently…

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For almost 15 minutes he sat near the paper. He knew touching it was out of the question, so he settled for remaining near it instead.

For 15 minutes he just sat. #yesItimedhim

On minute 16, I heard him sigh, and I just knew he was preparing to snatch and run. #notonmywatch

I whipped around in my swivel chair so fast I hurt my neck. But he faked me out…

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Taking a nap my eye!

I swear I think he was lying there with a smirk on his face. #smartaleckdoodle

The paper stayed on that rug for the rest of the afternoon.

But no real victory.

Yesterday he was back in the trash can. #wheresmywine

LET’S TALK DIFFERENT TRASH –

By the time you read this, the Boys will have only hours left of this Elite 8 round against the 2015 reigning champs of Port St. Joe, FL. in the Go Pet Friendly “Best City for Pet Travelers” tournament.

The way you rose to the occasion with voting, sharing, tweeting, and friendly trash talking has been simply outstanding!

Our friends over at Something Wagging this Way Comes – said it best –

You see, Port St. Joe won as 2015’s Best City For Pet Travelers. Despite having a population of less than 4000 and little going on except for some waterfront dives and a pet friendly beach.

Charleston’s super pet friendly – in AND out of the water!

Harley adds in addition to –

  • 40 pet friendly restaurants
  • 34 pet friendly attractions
  •  3  pet friendly beaches

Charleston’s got the best sticks ever!…

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PLEASE VOTE FOR CHARLESTON –

Stay in the game and help us advance to Round 6 #thefinalfour

Just vote HERE and vote for Charleston SC (Cathy B).

You can only vote once – but please share with all your friends

We thank you in advance for your support.

Voting for this round ends at 9pm TODAY, March 30th.

GOLDEN hugs & DOODLE kisses

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

52 Comments
  • Piranha Banana
    March 30, 2016

    More fun when you are not watching – WOOF WOOF!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      Evidently Piranha – Who knew?

  • Golden Woofs: Sugar
    March 30, 2016

    BOL! time to get a trash with a lid. Golden Woofs, Sugar

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      Headed to Staples over the weekend Sugar!

  • Earl Lover
    March 30, 2016

    Oh no! Haha! Naughty!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      Naughty indeed Earl –

  • Emma
    March 30, 2016

    The only trash we have out is in the office, but it is boring trash. Just last fall, at the tender age of 9 I started to get into Gramma’s bedroom trash can when we visit. Now she has to put it away when I’m coming to visit. Mom says I’m too old for such nonsense, but I don’t agree.

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      Tell your mom – trash is just not something one grows too old for…. But I hope Jaxson does!

  • Pamela
    March 30, 2016

    I guess everyone needs a hobby. 🙂

    Hope Jaxson likes my trash as much as he likes yours.

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      Next time you dock in Charleston, I will hoist him below so you can see LOL

  • Monika & Sam
    March 30, 2016

    Impressive! Way to go.

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      Thanks Monika! How are you and Sam doing these days?

  • LeeAnna Paylor
    March 30, 2016

    oh my dog
    the lure of paper. What’s the deal?
    Leeanna

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      Don’t know – I’m tempted to chew on a piece myself LeeAnna LOL

  • Christie
    March 30, 2016

    At least it’s only one trash can. Lulu never met a garbage can she didn’t like. lol!

    Christie from Lifewithbeagle.com

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      So far Christie, there is no interest in the kitchen trash. It’s taller and has that pedal lid on it, and he hasn’t figured out how to open that one #yet

  • Amanda
    March 30, 2016

    Yet again, I feel your pain! Of course Wrigley has never once gotten into the trash, and I am betting that Harley hasn’t either. Piper, on the other hand, has an affinity for the small little can (which looks just like yours) in our bathroom. She loves to pull out tissues and shred them faster than you can imagine. We’ve also had “the talk” multiple times and she makes the guiltiest little “I’m sorry” face… and then does it again a few days later. Please let me know if you find a permanent solution!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      I have conceded Amanda – I’ve placed my trash can on top of my printer LOL I am going to Staples over the weekend and find a small one with a lid. I am plum out of answers. How’s your crew doing these days?

  • Lindsay
    March 30, 2016

    He’s so fully of beans, always keeping you on your toes, eh? 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      Keeps me on my toes Lindsay and all my $$ at Total Wine!

  • Two French Bulldogs
    March 30, 2016

    Simple, we know there is good stuffin there
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      Do you two gravitate to the trash too? Tell the truth…

  • Robin
    March 30, 2016

    Jax is one smart pup! He knew just how to play the situation with the paper. So funny! My cats like to play with papers from the trash too. 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      Jax is in perpetual motion – all day long! He doesn’t stop until 8:30pm. And that’s when I get the wine out! LOL

  • Cathy Armato
    March 30, 2016

    That’s so funny! Guess he wants to see what’s taking all your attention away from him.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Thru

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      You think that’s what it is? Harley loves when I come into my office – he associates it as nap time, jumps up on the love seat and gets his sleep on! Wish Jax did the same thing.

  • Elaine
    March 30, 2016

    Is Jaxson trying to tell you to buy a shredder machine, lol? I had a reader tell me the other day that she sprayed a little vinegar on her bathroom trash (her dog loved eating tissues) and he hasn’t gone hear it since.

    Haley, she’s more of a kitchen dumpster diver, haha!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      While that sounds like a nifty, safe and inexpensive way to solve a problem – I am not a fan of the smell. Right now I have my trash can on top of the printer. #ornament But I am looking for a cute one with a lid. Going to Staples over the weekend!

  • Jackie Bouchard
    March 30, 2016

    Luckily Rita is never interested in the trash. But our last dog loved to shred paper. It came in handy – i’d hand her the junk mail that we got every day, and she’d happily shred it for me. Miss that crazy girl.

    Love the smirking, fake-napping shot. What a sneakster.

    Voted and tweeted!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      Thanks for your vote and tweet Jackie. See you’re the only one that saw past that fake sleep. Thank you! He’s such a card – love that little dude.

  • Jan K
    March 30, 2016

    Sheba and Luke are both trash pickers. All trash cans in our house either have lids or are in cabinets. Luke has a thing for tissues and I have bad sinuses so it would be an unending battle! However, I do leave the trash in my office out, but never throw food trash or tissues in there. Paper doesn’t seem to do it for them like it does for Jaxson!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      I love that term JanK “trash pickers” #toofunny Jaxson’s love for paper is so odd, but then….

  • Claudette pope
    March 30, 2016

    Just voted. You & the boys are doing Great. Makes me want to pay a visit to your Pet Friendly Charleston 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      You better grab Ziggy and Pope and come on down here. He would fall in love with all the jazz – we’ve got a few festivals coming in the late summer and fall, check it out on the internet. Thanks so much for your support Claudette, pass the word out to EBC for me!

  • Trista Polo
    March 30, 2016

    Love the behavior redirection. Would have liked to be a fly on the wall for that conversation LOL =)

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      I used my “Mommy ain’t playing” voice. It’s got a low and slow tone to it. LOL

  • Jean Dion
    March 30, 2016

    Maybe he fancies himself a postal inspector… Keeping you safe from nefarious mail! If it makes you feel better, Popoki cat does this, too. But she does it because she likes to lick paper, especially that slick stuff they use for receipts. Yes, she’s weird.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      I always laugh Jean at how he meticulously sniffs through and goes only for the sheets of paper that I’ve crumbled up. Silly Doodle!

  • Misty Shores Chesapeakes
    March 30, 2016

    Riva will put her head right in the kitchen trash can as I am standing there watching her, she has no shame in her game!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      Don’t you just marvel at their bold attitudes sometimes? I do!

  • The Daily Pip
    March 30, 2016

    I was laughing before I even started reading this post. Yes, dogs do have a weird fascination with trash. Our former dog, Pip, a 10 pound Yorkie had such an obsession with trash that we actually had to install a child safety lock to keep him out of cabinet where the kitchen trash was kept. He couldn’t jump on the couch without assistance, but somehow he turned into super dog when it came to trash

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      The tricks our dogs seem to be able to perform amaze me. I just wish one of them could benefit me, like pour me a glass of wine LOL

  • Kari
    March 30, 2016

    Leo eats tissues. Disgusting.

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      While I could agree with you Kari, there are also many other things Leo could be munching on that are much worse LOL Leo is such a regal looking dog, I love his photos!

  • Christine Caplan
    March 30, 2016

    I love the Napping pic – what a sweet munchkin taking a big snooze! So very cute! Shermie likes to stick his head in the trash – I have to put the small cans up from their reach. So naughty!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      What a character our furry little friends can be. But I wouldn’t have it any other way – love everything they bring into my life.

  • nichole
    March 31, 2016

    Your title alone made me BOL…….. fortunately, we don’t have a huge issue, but we also have trash cans with lids now too!

    • Cathy Bennett
      March 31, 2016

      I’m looking for the right can with a lid for my office, I can’t take it anymore. Presently I’ve got the can sitting on top of my printer. LOL Jaxson is so special 🙂

  • Jasmine Bachrach | About Pet Rats
    April 1, 2016

    Such beautiful photos! Your red rug with the white swirls looks so beautiful with Jaxson. Trash is tempting to many…..humans and other species are drawn to all sorts of things…..

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 4, 2016

      Jasmine, can I tell you – I HATE THAT RUG! It used to be in my husbands office but when we moved I somehow inherited it. With two white dogs, it really shows up the hair (even thought it’s minimal) and makes me vacuum more than I’d care to. Perhaps that’s why he gave it to me LOL

  • Callie, Shadow, and Ducky's Mom
    April 3, 2016

    Still catching up on my blog reading. Seems I’m ALWAYS catching up!

    My Callie was a “trash picker” – just like Jan’s Sheba. I swear they are linked cosmically somehow! – Shadow and Ducky are more interested in balls and toys. All my trash cans – except in my office – used to have lids, but the one on the bathroom can split about a year ago and I never bothered replacing it. But somehow the house hasn’t been the same without the trash laying around.

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 4, 2016

      Girl – I’m so far behind, I don’t even know where to begin!!!! But you made me chuckle this morning with that phrase “trash picker” #loveit I never got to the store this weekend to get my new trash can so it’s still decorating the top of my printer as I type. This tournament has me tied to my chair these days. LOL

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