Yesterday after we let the dogs back in from their mid-day potty break outside, blind Allie the Lab wandered through the laundry room, came back into the dog room, and for some reason — the first time ever — decided to get?into the laundry basket (a.k.a. custom dog bed) by the door. Alayne watched her try to climb in and get herself turned around. To put it mildly, this was a rather awkward exercise of a large dog milling about in a small space. Alayne?went to get the camera. When she returned, Allie had settled herself in a stiff sitting position.
We have no idea why she suddenly decided to try and fit inside this laundry basket. She definitely filled it with no room to spare:
We’ve posted several photos of various dogs in that basket over the years, but I think Allie is probably the biggest dog to give it a go! In case you’re wondering, after a couple of minutes contemplating the physics of her situation, Allie abandoned the basket for more comfortable accommodations.
Very cat-like behavior. Good for you, Allie – you never know when trying something new just might be the cat’s meow!
Thomas Crowley says
Hey, we all need a change of scenery sometimes, even our blind friends- I guess Allie was just exploring a little bit. What a cute photo.
Colleen & sweet kitty, Andre says
LOL!!! Allie just thought I’m gonna find out what is the big deal with this basket that others seem to like. Try as she might guess it wasn’t so great after all for her.
Awwww! I have a blind yorkie (11 years old – due to diabetes) and he is s patient and poky and will curl his 20-lb. self into the little dog’s pet bed and try to snooze. I think they feel cozy and safe!
Tonya Allen says
That’s so cute. Probably she has noticed that other dogs use it, and thought she should give it a try. Not being able to see it, she had to find out via actal testing that it wasn’t a good fit for her. She’s probably wondering what the others could possibly like about this cramped little bed.
Need to get her a bigger basket!
Wait….Allie….you’re a dog!!
Once Allie was reminded of being a dog, she set off
to find a soft princess bed. I bet she found it. : )
Shirley and James says
How old is Blind Allie now?
Steve Smith says
Shirley, she’s at least 14 years old now.
Silly pup! She probably just had to see what all the fuss was about with sleeping in that basket!
Cathleen Clapper says
That is too funny! How precious she is. 🙂
So stinking cute!