Sunday, February 7, 2010

What's That Lassie? You Say Timmy Fell Down The Well?

Bark, bark, bark. "What is it Lassie? Timmy's in trouble? He fell down the well? Let's go, Boy." Lassie saving Timmy from the well is the iconic example of an intelligent and skilled animal saving a person from danger.

I have written a couple of times about Doc being somewhat over the top, let's say twitterpated, about Dodger, the dog we apopted from the pound a few months ago. Well, it seems that, according to Doc, Dodger had his own "Lassie" moment the other night.






Last Friday night I wasn't feeling very well and I went back to  the bedroom to lie down for a while, something I rarely do. At one point Dodger came in and put his nose on the bed for a minute, kind of nudged my hand  and then left. A while later he came back into the bedroom followed by Doc, and when I sat up and talked to them Dodger jumped and barked and did a doggy happy dance.

Doc said Dodger had come  in and sat down by him making a funny whining sound he had never heard him make before and kept putting his paw up on Doc's leg. Dodger got up and paced for a minute and then sat down by Doc again with the same whining and pawing. The only times Doc has seen similar behavior from Dodger was when he has done something he knows he shouldn't do......then he comes and sits by one of us and just sort of hangs his head. Thinking from the way Dodger was acting that he had chewed the arm off of a chair or something, Doc got up to investigate.  Doc said Dodger led him back to the bedroom "Lassie style" where they found me asleep. They woke me up and the doggy happy dance ensued.

Doc is positive that Dodger thought there was something wrong with me and that he made sure Doc came to "rescue" me. I haven't argued the point with him.....there would no changing his mind, and maybe he is right.

Our hero, Dodger


 I also haven't told Doc that Timmy never actually  fell into a well on the show. He got stuck in a pipe, and fell in a river, but it was Lassie who fell into a well.

22 comments:

  1. Dodger is adorable. I found it best to let men have their fantasies.

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  2. I think animals have that "6th sense," and really do know when things are wrong. Your mention of Lassie brings back memories. When I was growing up, my neighbors had a big collie named Lassie...what a gem!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll stop by again!

    I love that story. Dogs are smarter then we think. I believe Dodger knew what he was doing. Tell Doc I'm a believer!

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  4. I think hubby is right, that Dodger thought something was wrong since you rarely lay down in the middle of the day like that.

    Great looking dog!

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  5. Dodger is a keeper! Already tuned into one of you not feeling well. I so love a happy dance!!

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  6. That's a beautiful dog. Sweet story.

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  7. I'm in love!! What a heartbreaker! So sweet he was concerned about you! What a wonderful story!

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  8. They say dogs 'sense' things .. I am sure your Dodger knew you were not feeling well. What a lovely wee dog!

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  9. You adopted that little cutie from the pound! Why would anyone give him up...I guess everyone has their reasons. I Agree with Doc...Dodger thought there was something wrong with you and wanted Doc to check on you!! You should pay very close attention to Dodger. I have heard that dogs can also sense when someone has certain types of sicknesses.

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  10. I love your story and my Cookie, always sleeps in between my legs when she thinks I'm not well and can't get out of bed.

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  11. Dodger is adorable. What a cute photo. And a brave furbaby and courageous at that!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog Saturday and leaving such a sweet, sweet comment.

    Have a great week ahead.


    PS....your profile says you're in Colorado?!!! I grew up and raised a family north of Denver...lived there for over 40 years. I only miss the Rockies. LOL

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  12. Dodger is a cutie! Maybe he was worried that if something was wrong with you, no one would feed him in the am.

    Or, he just love you too.

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  13. I love this story. Either way, Dodger is a keeper!

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  14. That Dodger knew that something was out of character with you, dogs are funny like that. What a sweet little mop of fur he is.

    Hope your feelin' up to par today and can enjoy this day to the max!!!

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  15. That dog is so cute! Lassie fell into a well? I think I missed that episode. I loved Lassie when I was a kid.

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  16. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR MAKING MY BIRTHDAY SO VERY SPECIAL WITH YOUR WARM, LOVING BIRTHDAY WISHES!!! You made my day.

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  17. Dodger is such a cute dog! I totally believe he was worried about you. Dogs can be so smart, I really miss having one. Thanks for coming by the other day. I look forward to following your blog.

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  18. I'll bet he did think something was wrong since you aren't a napper. He's very cute!

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  19. Now that is such a sweet story! What a caring dog...

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  20. well, i knew dogs were good for SOMETHING besides shedding hair

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