I needed a video camera today

@sallypup (29383)
Moses Lake, Washington
March 5, 2018 8:57pm CST
I use a long stick when I need to herd the hens back into their coop. Leah could care less about that stick. Then she sees me moving it behind the hens. She MUST have that stick. I caved today and gave the stick to her after I'd gotten the hens back to their coop. Leah decided that she must bring that long stick into the front yard. What to do? She had the stick in her mouth. Fine. Now how to get that extra long piece of wood through the gate?? I figured if she had to have the stick then she had to figure the puzzle out on her own. It took just a few minutes of moving her head, wiggle, wiggle, backing up, wiggling the stick. That didn't work! Backed up again. Finally IF she moved her head a certain way and moved her mouth a certain way, slow, oh so slow, that stick moved through and didn't stick on wire or in wire. I hung back, tried not to laugh out loud. Some day I must get a movie camera for just such moments. The photo is Leah, of course, behind the house.
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@andriaperry (61462)
• Anniston, Alabama
6 Mar
Dogs are very smart. I have a red bone hound for years, he would open gates with his nose, go inside the peoples yards, eat the cat food and leave.
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@rebelann (43139)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Jul
Those are the best kinda dogs, too smart for their britches.
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@sallypup (29383)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Jul
@andriaperry That would have been a fun dog to pal around with.
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@rebelann (43139)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Jul
Yeah, that's so true @sallypup
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@DianneN (88249)
• United States
7 Mar
Leah is brighter than some people I know! . We had a black lab when I was growing up. Very intelligent dogs.
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@rebelann (43139)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Jul
Tell me about it. Sometimes I think those kinds of people need the really intelligent dogs to keep them from being overly stupid.
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@DianneN (88249)
• United States
1 Jul
@rebelann TRUE!!!!
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@rebelann (43139)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Jul
@DianneN gives a new meaning to "Dumber than a dog"
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@sol_cee (18226)
• Japan
6 Mar
Adorable, helpful Leah. haha
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@rebelann (43139)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Jul
Dogs love to be helpful.
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@sallypup (29383)
• Moses Lake, Washington
1 Jul
@rebelann Leah sure does.
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@rebelann (43139)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Jul
She is really pretty @sallypup
@shaggin (38611)
• United States
6 Mar
Oh boy I wish you had a video camera as well. Just picturing this had me giggling. My puppy loves sticks and it's amazing to me the size of the ones she manages to carry long distances in her mouth.
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@rebelann (43139)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Jul
What fun that would be to see.
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• Philippines
6 Mar
what breed is that? i like its shiny black fur.
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@sallypup (29383)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Mar
@Strawberry18 Hello! We think Leah has black Labrador in her. We rescued her when she was a pup so we really don't know. Thank you.
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• Philippines
6 Mar
@sallypup yeah looks like, i want to get a labrador but im scared it might harm us if its in an aggressive mode plus its a big dog, i cant handle it im just a small woman
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@sallypup (29383)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Mar
@Strawberry18 Lab dogs are generally pretty gentle. If you get a bigger dog, be sure to take the dog to obedience classes. I started teaching and working with Leah when she was a baby. I could tell that her cute puppy body was going to grow beyond my ability to control her with force. So I started teaching her to listen to my voice. I have physical issues that just can't played with- Leah knows now that she can't be on stairs when I am, for instance cause she could make me fall. Sometimes I ask her to wait for me at the top so that I can lean on her when I get there.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Mar
What a clever dog. I've always wondered about longhorn cattle getting through gates but they seem to know how to do it.
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@sallypup (29383)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Mar
@JudyEv I'd like to watch a longhorn cow go through a gate.
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@JudyEv (137532)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Mar
@sallypup I've only seen Highland cattle actually but I guess the process is the same. They tip their heads on one side.
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@sallypup (29383)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Mar
@JudyEv That's what Leah did. She'd tip her head one way then tip it another, figuring what needed to be done. Hilarious.
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@sw8sincere (5204)
• Philippines
6 Mar
haha it took long for me to realize that Leah is actually your dog. =0
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@sallypup (29383)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Mar
@sw8sincere Well, whoops. Sorry.
• United States
6 Mar
Dogs do love their sticks. Leah sounds like a very bright doggie and also very beautiful.
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@sallypup (29383)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Mar
@LindaCPearson Thank you. Its been a year since Leah had knee surgery on both legs. We count each day as special now. I keep hoping and praying that those legs will stay repaired for a long, long time.
@rebelann (43139)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Jul
Dogs think differently then we do but that's what makes them smarter.
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