Saturday, November 08, 2008

A Saturday Lagniappe post

In response to a request for more dog pics, here are a couple of gratuitous Lagniappe pics, along with a report of his latest shenanigan.

Last night being Friday night, a couple of neighbors and I were doing the regular King of the Hill thing where we basically stand around one guy's garage and drink beer and talk about whatever. I'd gone over and left Lagniappe on my deck, with the standard expectation that he'd stay there.

Well a couple of hours later as we sat in this garage down the street, there came a sound at the door. Someone opened it and Lagniappe walked in as if he'd been invited.

Now I hadn't told him where I'd be, so it was somewhat astounding to see that he'd opened the baby gate on my deck of his own accord (I know that he can, but he's not supposed to. It's an "honor system" thing) and somehow tracked me down the block to this closed garage and pawed at the door to be let in. Yeah, I know that these dogs are supposed to be stupendous trackers, but this one often cannot find his own tennis ball in the living room. Dogs...

And as to dogs, my friend Michelle recently mentioned the truism about dogs and the ability to count. If you think that dogs cannot count, just let a dog see you take three treats out of a box and put them in your pocket, and then try giving him only two. They know.





But I will credit Lagniappe with a bit of common sense. When he heard that Obama had somehow won the election, he made a beeline for the ammo locker. "He ain't getting this stuff, Boss!"

Good dog. He may be a goof, but he's one Hell of an assistant gunner and ammo bearer.

9 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful boy!
    So precious that he hunted you down!

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  2. But I will credit Lagniappe with a bit of common sense. When he heard that Obama had somehow won the election, he made a beeline for the ammo locker. "He ain't getting this stuff, Boss!"

    That would actually be worth it to see them start to get the stuff. Okay Obama, you work County Road 12 and go knock on all those homes and grab all their their guns. Send Joe Biden up Spotted Deer Mountain Road, see how far he gets.

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  3. YES! Thanks for the new pics! I just love the stories you write about him also!
    I often wonder if our dogs plot against us stupid humans;) I think they are smarter then they seem:)

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  4. Hello, first time reader here.

    what a lovely dog! Old guy too, look at his grey muzzle, bless him.

    That dog tracked you by scent, you know that.

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  5. That is a fine animal..even if he
    did tear out your new plastic on the windows

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  6. How can anyone stay mad at such a cute face? Have you forgiven him for tearing up your plastic?

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  7. This is usaincognito. I shut down my site and started a new one:
    frontporchsociety.blogspot.com

    Love the pics of Lagniappe! :) He is such a handsome dog and obviously an excellent tracker! lol. He just wanted some of that beer, ya know! ;)

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  8. That's a very photogenic pup.

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  9. New to your site, and i absolutely LOVE this dog!!!Forgive my ignorance, but i'm assuming he is a former Police dog? Those dogs RULE!
    Keep the stories coming! I LOL'd on this one.. "Honor System" hahhahahah!

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