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Tartok, from across the valley at The Herd Annex, says that his sister, Ruby, gets entirely too much attention. So, today, Tartok wants to demonstrate all of the strenuous activities that he engages in as a prime representative of a Working Dog Breed. Ready?
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That’s an excellent work ethic you’ve got there, Tartok!
I am fery skilled at many of those activties myself – even though I don’t have so much fluffs. Sometimes I work fery fery hard at lying on my Mumma’s legs too. It is fery strenuous work keeping her from moving off the couch.
And I really much prefer to do my eating in bed. It takes up much more energy if I do lying down & eating at the same time.
Slobbers & nose kisses
Hey! Laziness is a fine art!
I do most of those things too Tartok. That’s because I am an honorary husky.
Ha ha! I love the “eating whilst laying down” photo. I don’t think there’s a labrador in time immemorial that could lay down while eating. They take food way too seriously for that!
Love the rub my belly shot. 🙂
Hope y’all are stayin’ cool!
Y’all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog
This one made me laugh out loud! The girls wanted you to know that we’re pretty sure that Tartok is not just assuming the “rub my belly” pose, but that he is, in fact, holding the carpet down and making sure that it has a layer of Siberian floof embedded in it for extra softness!
Yup, that Ruby is so bossy, she even makes her way into Tartok’s post… gotta love her.
And T, you’re alway a winner in our house. not like you have to work that hard at it. you got nothin’ to prove bro. You’re all sibe, through and through…
We never get enough credit for all the work we do, either… Sheesh!
-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby
Those are some difficult tricks 😉
he has the most beautiful mask, what a hansome brother you have Ruby, you both work very very hard, dont wear yourselves out, esp with the weather getting hotter, Jenny 🙂
Tartok we so understand the difficulty involved with those tasks keeping the table straight & level is hard hard work. We also practice the “rub my belly” pose alot but like you said we must be careful not to over do it!!!! Don’t be jeal Ruby!!!
Licks & Nibbles,
Kody & Nia
I think you have a good beginning for “The Working Dog Calendar.”
That’s a whole lot of heavy work! Tartok deserves two breaks now.
Togo, Tagar & Gamby
Mom kept thinking she was looking at me as she looked at all the handsome Tartok pikhs!
Especially THAT special one!
Looks like quite a workout! You put our working dogs to shame. Please make sure you get adequate rest Tartok, we would hate for you to strain your muscles. 🙂
I TOTALLY understand what you mean Tartok! I’m an extremely hard working Malamute and I never get enough credit!