Thursday, August 20, 2009


Never having had a dog before, I don't know if Ray is unusual or not. I've noticed a few things in the last couple of months that may, or may not, be Ray specific.
  • Ray uses his nose as a bumper when people are around. When we are in the kitchen or outside working, Ray knose (creative spelling alert!)  to stop when he touches us with the pad of his nose. On me, he always hits one of my butt cheeks or my thighs (depending on which direction he's coming from). 
  • Ice cubes taste better when eaten on a rug. They aren't nearly as good when eaten on the kitchen
  • If William is, or has been, anywhere around recently, Ray's tail wags. I think Ray can smell William when we are walking past his house, even when he's not present.
  • Ray never forgets a route that he has walked before. If it's one that he really likes (to the lake, to the 'beach,' to the pool, past Jilly's house) Ray likes to pull a Gandhi until he gets to go where he wants. Most of the time it doesn't work. But that doesn't stop him from trying. 
  • If we leave Ray alone in the house, he will leave at least one of the following things in the front hallway, probably more, or maybe all:
    • the toilet bowl brush
    • the salt shaker
    • the spritzer bottle
    • a felted bowl
    • a feather cat toy
    • whatever kind of paper product that he has access to  - napkins, paper towels, kleenex
  • The only thing that will rouse Ray from his bedtime is another dog.
  • So far, Ray has never met a person or a dog that he doesn't like. 
Ray at 7 months 
(courtesy of Amber - Ray's foster mother)

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