Saturday, July 24, 2010

Camera-Critters #120


This is my "brother", Matouk. He's my dad's wolfdog; Or, I could say my dad is Matouk's human, because they both spend a lot of time training each other. In fact, I'm not sure who has been trained more.

This photo was NOT posed. Many of you won't believe me, but I, in no way, set this photo up. I had been sitting on the couch reading a book while my dad was out mowing. Toukie was down the hall asleep on my dad's bed (spoiled much?). When I got up to go to the bathroom, I heard Touk get out of Dad's bed. I smiled, because I knew exactly what he was doing. When I came back out to the living room, Toukie had stolen my spot on the couch and was curled up by the book like I had been. When I pulled the camera out, Touk pushed the book open with his nose. Then I watched in disbelief as he used his paw to flip through some of the pages. He HAD to have learned that from watching us! It was amazing. He's intelligent beyond belief. Next thing ya know, he'll be operating a computer after watching us check here and click there! LOL

Wanna know the title of the book?
"Promise of the Wolves"
Appropriate, eh?
(c) Misty DawnS

18 comments:

Captain Shagrat

My dog Harry does that too, nicking my spot if I go to make a brew. He knows full well what he's doing, you can tell by his smug knowing look he gives you. Nice post, dogs are soooooooo cool

Iowa Gardening Woman

I thought you were going to say the title was "Women Who Run with Wolves". What a handsome boy.

Nikki-ann

A wonderful photo and story! Maybe he can read... :D

Cozyflier

Misty, love this photo! Seems our companions, whether dog or cat are all the same when it comes to stealing our chairs!

I believe you, I have many shots of the cat that are not set up!

mrsnesbitt

A wonderful wonderful looking doggie! So similar to Freida who is sitting next to me here!

mine is up.
Dx

RNSANE

But, of course, dogs are so human. He's probably been reading your book on the sly and can't wait to see how it ends!


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Poetic Shutterbug

Great story and you've taught him to read, amazing!

cat

What a smart and cute dog you have :)

i beati

My friend has one namedspirit How very wise they look and are !!

twobarkingdogs

haha Great photo!

Crafty Gardener

it looks like he is really enjoying that book ... great photo

A.M.I.N.A

"A dog is a man's best friend", as the saying goes.Your dad is lucky to have such an adorable wolfdog as a companion.

Ashrunner

Matouk had to be pretending to sleep in the bed, waiting for the moment he could steal your spot and continue reading.

I hope you gave him enough time to catch up to where you were 8v)

Corner Gardener Sue

Wow, Misty Dawn, that is a photo that could go on a calendar. I hope you are planning on printing and framing it. I love it! How cool that he turned the pages with his paws. He is one smart critter.

I can't remember how much wolf is in Matouk. I'm thinking one of his parents was a wolf; is that right?

CherylK

What a clever dog! I'm not at all surprised...I always say that we don't give animals enough credit for being smart. They can be simply amazing. And you are probably right...Matouk has probably trained your dad just a much as you dad has trained Matour.

Adrienne in Ohio

He is so handsome!

JM

Funny pic! :-) He looks so nice.

Skittles

Hiyas Toukie! *scratch behind the ears making his leg go thump thump thump*

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