Friday, October 16, 2015


This is Lily. She is Nameless' baby.
She wrote this post with her cousins (below).

My other granddogs--Rivers (l) & Aida,
the co-authors of this post.

Ya mean I gotta follow all these rules?


NEWSPAPERS: If you have to go to the bathroom while playing in the front yard, always use the newspaper that's placed in the driveway every morning for that purpose. 

VISITORS: Quickly determine which guest is afraid of dogs. Charge across the room, barking loudly and leap playfully on this person. If the human falls down on the floor and starts crying, lick its face and growl gently to show your concern. 

BARKING: Because you are a dog, you are expected to bark. So bark -- a lot. Your owners will be very happy to hear you protecting their house. Especially late at night while they are sleeping safely in their beds. There is no more secure feeling for a human than to keep waking up in the middle of the night and hearing your protective bark, bark, bark... 

LICKING: Always take a big drink from your water dish immediately before licking your human. Humans prefer clean tongues. Be ready to fetch your human a towel. 

HOLES: Rather than digging a big hole in the middle of the yard and upsetting your human, dig a lot of smaller holes all over the yard so they won't notice. If you arrange a little pile of dirt on one side of each hole, maybe they'll think it's gophers. There are never enough holes in the ground. Strive daily to do your part to help correct this problem. 

DOORS: The area directly in front of a door is always reserved for the family dog to sleep. 

THE ART OF SNIFFING: Humans like to be sniffed. Everywhere. It is your duty, as the family dog, to accommodate them. 

DINING ETIQUETTE: Always sit under the table at dinner, especially when there are guests, so you can clean up any food that falls on the floor. It's also a good time to practice your sniffing. 

GOING FOR WALKS: Rules of the road: When out for a walk with your master or mistress, never go to the bathroom on your own lawn. 

COUCHES: It is perfectly permissible to lie on the new couch after all your humans have gone to bed. 

PLAYING: If you lose your footing while chasing a ball or stick, use the flower bed to absorb your fall so you don't injure yourself. 

CHASING CATS: When chasing cats, make sure you never---quite---catch them. It spoils all the fun. 

CHEWING: Make a contribution to the fashion industry…eat a shoe.

And the most important rule:

HOUSEBREAKING: Housebreaking is very important to humans, so break as much of the house as possible. 
I tell ya, my dog is lazy. He don’t chase cars. He sits on the curb and takes down license plate numbers.—Rodney Dangerfield

My dog was my soul mate; we both took naps, we both skipped lunch, we both hated the vacuum…—Elayne Boosler

What do you get when you cross a Rottweiler and a collie?
A dog who bites you, and then goes for help!!

Show your humans that you love them:

There actually is a use for cats:

Ever wonder what life would be like if men were dogs?
Click here.

Want to see a self-trained angel?
Click here.

If you've annoyed your human, apologize!!

All dogs enjoy spending time with a friend:

This is a greyhound.
He is very fast.

This is also a greyhound
He is not very fast any more.
Maybe he should have fasted!!

Can you picture this logo on a bus?

Sometimes toilet training can be very difficult
& possibly even dangerous:

Some dogs are finicky eaters:

But some will never stop trying to get to the buffet:

But remember, you can get away with anything
as long as you're adorable:

Family portraits are very important to your humans:

According to a new poll, one third of Americans believe animals deserve the same rights as people. The other two thirds have cats----Seth Meyers (& fishducky)



  1. The two-thirds of the population who have cats would be very, very happy (and grateful) to have the same rights as their cat.

    1. Just because a cat ALLOWS you to live with them doesn't mean you deserve the same rights!!

  2. Yep. My dogs could have written these rules.

  3. Fran, these videos are so adorable, and being a dog lover, I so enjoyed your post today!

    1. Why do I feel a sudden urge to lick your face?

  4. Replies
    1. God thought so, too!! Watch

  5. GOH! GOH!
    OMG! The men as dogs video was hilarious! So many of these almost made me spit my coffee on the keyboard. ;)

    1. You should know better than to drink coffee while reading my post!!

  6. I used up my laughter quota with this post!

    1. I hope you'll have some more by Monday!!

  7. I'm laughing, and wishing I had a dog right now.

  8. Really funny but so full of aww moments. No creature including man can do contrite better than a dog.

    1. I LOVED that video of the dog apologizing!!

  9. Fantastic collection....the Angel of the Morning video reduced me to tears.

  10. These made me smile, especially that dog jumping up to hug his human. I'm glad I don't have a dog though, not right now. There's barely enough room for me on the bed, if there was a dog as well as Angel, I'd be sleeping on the floor (*~*)
    I read something recently, don't remember the exact wording, SOME humans like dogs, ALL dogs like humans.


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