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Our silly puppy

Elsie is so silly. She loves to be bratty just to get our attention. She doesn’t enjoy good attention as much as she prefers us to try to get us to chase her. We don’t chase her, but that’s what she wants.

Someone told me to ‘trade’ her treats for things she brings in from outside, or things she steals, so she doesn’t run away from us – instead she just hands over the prized possession for a treat. It works really well, and she volunteers up whatever it is IF we give her  a treat. Sometimes I think she wants a treat so she goes to find something so I will ‘trade’ her.

Elsie the silly lab - tree trimming
Tree Trimming!

Lately she has been bringing in large branches. She has a hard time bringing them in through the doggie door, but sometimes she manages to get the branches inside. Here is a picture of one she got the other day – it had 3 little pine cones on it, too! Bonus!! I let her keep that branch for a while – it looked like it was hard to get.

Another silly thing she enjoys doing is trying to carry multiple toys at once. She will have one or two in her mouth, and then she will be kicking a tennis ball around with her feet. She is getting pretty great at dribbling the tennis ball (soccer style). Every time I try to video tape it, though, she stops!

carrying 2 balls
2 balls at once!

Elsie loves getting her picture taken, but not when she is concentrating on all the toys, I guess. She cracks me up!

Another really cute thing she does – which is kind of annoying, but a total lab thing. She splashes in her water bowl. She loves to spread water all over the place and then lay in it. If I put water in her pool, she does the same thing. At the dog park, she goes to the water fountain and tries to get the water out of it and onto the area around it, so she can lay in it. Then after she gets wet, she runs over to the dirt and rolls around! Its funny to watch, but that means bath time when we get home and I dont always have time for that. 🙂

Owning a lab is fun. They have such great personalities and are always doing something silly. I love Elsie!

Rocco loves Soccer Balls

Our dog Rocco loves Soccer balls. He likes them a little flat and a little shredded. He enjoys chasing the ball when we kick it (if he actually lets us kick it), he enjoys throwing it around the yard by himself, too. Friends save old soccer balls for him, and he is very appreciative!

Does he ever let us play? Well, sometimes. He loves to tease us, act like he is going to let us kick it, but then grab it at the last minute.  But then there are days where he will let me kick it 100 times. It just depends.  One trick I use to get him to let me play is to give Chloe attention. He gets jealous and will bring me the ball.

Over the past few years, he has been through MANY balls.  A friend of mine asked me if I have pictures of him with all the various balls. Do I? Well, I have MANY pictures of him with various soccer balls. Here are some:

Rocco Soccer ball
Rocco with a soccer ball. One of many!
running soccer ball
Rocco running through the yard with a soccer ball
kick soccer ball
Rocco waiting for me to kick the ball
no kicking my ball
Rocco is not going to let me kick it
ball on couch
Sometimes the balls come in the house
ball on couch
another ball that snuck inside
shredded ball
This ball is getting to be a little too shredded
my ball
This is MY ball, you cant take it!