Saturday, February 21, 2009

Have you ever seen a dog do this?

We dog-sit for my brother and sister-in-laws dog(Nilak) all the time. The first time we sat for her I freaked out and snapped pictures of this crazy dog chewing (or so I thought) on her foot! I thought for sure she would go back home with her foot ripped apart and needing to go to the vet. Come to find out, her breed( American Eskimo) is known for cleaning themselves like cats! So these pictures are of her "sucking" on her feet to clean them. Now I think it's the funniest thing but my cat, Mia, looks like she thinks it's disgusting! Nilak's eyes are closed and she's falling asleep. She also grabs her tail and combs through it with her teeth. I haven't caught a picture of that yet but I will. We'll be dog-sitting in a couple of weeks again. Way too cute!


  1. so glad I popped in for a visit..
    great blog...
    we love our animals.
    pretty pretty jewelry..
    mona & the girls

  2. Hahah that is funny that the dog is grooming himself. When I looked at the picture I thought "why is that dog eating his foot?". Hahahaha. Very cute tortie kitty!Torties are one of my favorites -but dont tell my cats that!

  3. I do love the expression on your cat's face...and such a pretty cat, it is!! Take care, Natalie

  4. Our Eskie (Sakari Nieve--Saki for short) does this too! =( Unfortunately she has licked her hot spot so much, it bleeds. I thought it was because she was the only dog among 4 cats, so it was interesting to read that it's inherent in the breed. =)