New Blog Contest: Win a Free Copy of "My Doggie Says…"

Last contest, we had four winners: Marte Cliff, Margaret Donohue, Sheila Wedegis, and Ann Ranlett. Congratulations, all! We dog owners know that dogs are lots smarter than scientists think. Researchers say that dogs have the intelligence of a two-year-old human. But you and I know we're constantly outsmarted by our "dumb" pets. How smart do you think your dog is? What's the smartest, or cleverest, thing you dog has done? Best comment(s) on this blog gets a free copy of "My Doggie Says...: Messages from Jamie." Contest ends 12:00 midnight, Pacific Daylight Time, Sunday, June 28. Callie's decision is final.

2 Responses to “New Blog Contest: Win a Free Copy of "My Doggie Says…"”

  1. Emily Parker says:

    Aspen is my three year old Australian Shepherd. When he was 18 mos we started to learn agility, just for fun. We had problems though, because he was faster than me. In learning the course AND running it! There were many times when he would go one way and I the other with me yelling for him the whole time, only to come to a stop and have the instructor say, “The dog was right.” *sigh* One time in particular we had done almost a full course and were coming to the end when I *thought* he went off course. He went one direction, I went the other and found myself up close and personal with a rather large pine tree. After my instructor picked herself up off the ground from laughing and I finished pulling pine sap out of my hair she told me that, once again, Aspen had gone the right way and I hadn’t. Actually I think her exact words were, “The dog was smart enough to figure out why the course didn’t end that way….”
    I love having a dog that keeps me on my toes….I just wish I was better at ballet! 😀

  2. I know that I am one day beyond the contest, but I wanted to share my story anyway. I have two dogs, Teddy (11lbs) and Simba (70lbs). Teddy does not care for “bone-shaped” treats. If you offer it to him when Simba is not around, he will turn up his nose and walk away. Simba, on the other hand, loves all treats. If you offer Teddy a treat when Simba is around he will gladly take it. He will then go temporarily hide his treat. He then comes back and intently watches Simba eat his bone. Once Simba has finished, Teddy trotts offer to retrieve his hidden bone. He brings it back and he places it just out of Simba’s reach. He then lays down near the bone, knowing that he is driving Simba crazy. Sometimes he will eventually eat the bone, but more often than not, Simba ends up stealing the bone. I refer to this as the McDonald’s syndrome. I remember being a kid and going to McD’s with my brother’s. One of us always saved the fries until everyone was done. Then that person would start eating them, knowing the other kids would be jealous.