Wednesday, April 25, 2012

You Know You Have a Retriever When...

...sitting down watching TV for an hour in the evening, you wind up with a haul like this at your feet!


Alfie lying stretched out on the rug in front of the TV in front of his collection:  4 pair of shoes, and 3 socks
Behold the King of Fetching!

This just seems to be something Alfie does when he's bored (guess he doesn't share our taste in movies)...and trying really hard to get your attention.  Last night I was all wrapped up in the show when I noticed his scruffy little face, depositing a shoe ever-so-delicately on my chair.  So I tell him thanks and give him an ear scratch, still engrossed in the show...then the next thing you know, he's disappeared again.  A few minutes later, he's baaaack...this time giving Tim the other shoe of the pair!  Then, he gives Charissa a sock...and on and on.  I do think that last night's 4 matched pairs of shoes, and a pair and a half of socks, is his current record! He ended up being funnier than our movie, I think!

Of course this is only a thinly-disguised variation on one of his favorite games, "I've-got-your-stuff-catch-me-if-you-can!"  (A game we strongly discourage, by the way.) Since we'd rather have him bring stuff to us than run away with it, we always act really excited about his "gifts"... and if you know Alfie at all you know he's a total attention sponge.

Although...note to self:  Make sure the closets are closed before you start the movie next time!

5 comments:

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Wait a minute. He doesn't line them up in a neat row for you, does he???? That would be quite a trick. He could organize your closets!

Beth and Alfie said...

Lol, don't I wish! No such luck. When I went to put them all away I just couldn't resist taking a picture. ;-) It tickled my funny bone that he was getting pairs of shoes and socks! (Well...except for that last one...)

Becky said...

That is pretty adorable :). Cricket does it with her bones.

Erin T said...

Too funny!

Keith Andrea said...

.,oh hey! that was a pretty cool and funny...

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