Jul 25, 2011

Lint Licker

My dog is a pretty normal puppy: she loves to play, she poops in the house, she barks at other dogs, and she gets super excited when I come home from work. However, she does have a few weird qualities. Like the fact that she has a major freakout when left alone for any small amount of time. Like if I go into the bathroom and shut the door on her. But let's not get into that.

The weird thing about my dog that I'm talking about today is her massive tongue. There's no other way to say it: it's huge.

I don't even understand how it fits in her mouth. I guess it really doesn't - usually it's all hanging out (like in above photo)!

And ever since we got her, she's been a licker. She licks EVERYTHING. The carpet, my jeans, the bedspread, anything. Especially if she's getting sleepy. In fact, usually when she gets sleepy she starts doing what we call The Snake Tongue.

Is that not the weirdest thing you've ever seen?!? And possibly a bit disturbing? Hahaha - John and I love it! It has provided us hours of entertainment. I talked a professional dog trainer, and she said that this behavior is a calming method that many dogs have. But that Ella's is extremely exaggerated.

After she told me that, all I could do was laugh and think, "so that's why she fits in so well with us!"

Does your pet do anything strange or bizarre? 


Anonymous said...

Well we all know Scout has a fetish for being spanked... that's the weirdest dog trait I've ever seen/heard of!! Bahahahaha

Kati said...

Seriously...what is wrong with our dogs?!? Must run in the family!