Miss Abbie is a six-year-old Springer mix rescue. She pulls tissues and crumpled paper towels out of waste cans. No punishment or corrective words are remembered long enough. The only real solution is preventive medicine—closing doors, tying trash bags up, and the allure of banana treats. —Angela P.
The fact that, even though I feed, water, walk, baby-talk, and anticipate her every need and want in this world…she still loves my husband more. —Shannon H.
My black Lab Jen will fetch any stick, ball, or anything one can toss, and upon arrival of guests and strangers she will annoy them until they throw for her to retrieve. Worst is a two- to three-foot tree limb in her mouth banging against everyone’s legs. Dog saliva and tree bark does not look good on pants. —Randy C.
Our hound Lou bays while he spins in circles, then tears the grass out by clumps when he gets stressed. This is usually just after realizing the neighbor’s chickens are loose and in his yard again. —Libby H.
She paws at my book so I will move it, and then she sits in my lap. —Stephanie M.
Drooling. Constantly. Drooling. Spit on the floor. Spit on his ball. Spit on his friends. But he’s such a good friend and loving companion that I’d follow him around with a towel anywhere. —Sally Z.