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Summer asks for lighter topics, specially when it seems like the world is gone even madder than before, so my girls and I decided to share this little story with all our internet setter friends:
Just when I think there is not anything more one of my girls can do to surprise, they seem to find a new way to knock me off my feet!
The other day we had my sister in law's parents here, and they kindly offered to teach us how to make our own bread, and we were baking it in our brand-new wood-oven. Turns out the oven didn't heat properly and some of the bread didn't bake properly, so someone placed the breads that weren't good on top of the oven, witch is about my height, while we tried to salvage the rest of the breads.
We all forgot about the bread on top of the oven, and eventually went out to dinner. When we got back, Pitanga rushed to me with a high and proud tail and with something on her mouth, that she dropped on my lap, with the proudest look I had ever seen. My girl had just offered me some bread, and was looking so proud you can only imagine it - it was like she was trying to pay me back for all the times I fed her! She dropped it on my legs and had no intention of getting it back! I thanked her by sharing the bread she gave me with her - she ate the hole thing and we were all amazed looking at her!
We also still can't understand how on earth she got to the breads, but after all she is a setter... =)
What amazing dogs we are blessed with!
I'd love to read some of your dogs amazing surprises!
how sweet of your dogs... "Here, have this thing that we don't want - it's our gift to you for filling the fridge for us!"
Pitanga's though may have been "here, you can have it, it's not properly cooked" but since she was glad to eat it after, that may have not been the case!
yes they just phoned and I am still waiting to collect her.
Great story! They are just so full of surprises... Everyday becomes an adventure with a setter!
We should all find a way to write a book of our dogs adventures and surprises, I'm sure i'd be a best seller!
What a lovely story I remember my first IS Paddy did something similar. I took some stewing meat out of the freezer for our dinner and left it on the hob to defrost (as it was winter). When I went back to the kitchen about 10 mins later I couldn't find it and wondered what had happened to it then I looked closely at the plate and saw some ginger hairs on it and Paddy was licking his paws! Another time we cooked roast lamb and left it to rest in the dining room luckily Iwent straight back into the room Paddy had his paws on the table and was just about to reach out and grab the leg of lamb. He did get some with his dinner later though!!
how nice to have some light hearted stuff on this site. Many years ago our first IS was found unwrapping easter eggs on our bed and eating them also. That was before we new I guess chocolate was a no no. She enjoyed until we found her and took the contents away. I think we have all lost the roast dinner or steak. And they are so sly about it
Same setter ate figs from the tree and anchoveries and went into the bushes to be sick. Think I have spelt it incorrectly. Same dog swam across Pittwater large area of water and back to where there was power boats. Bit scary.