Total Basset Case: Floyd Facts

Aug 26, 2015

Floyd Facts

First off, Floyd is 100% stealing this idea from his buddy, Bella.

I know we share a lot about Floyd but I thought it was high time we got into the nitty gritty of Floyd.
This is deep guys...

-Floyd's eating routine is THE most high maintenance set of rules you've ever seen.  You should see the list I have to send to camp.
In short, he eats 1 cup of food, split into two servings and gets oil on all his meals.  But not the same oil on his breakfast and dinner.   And please don't try to interchange the oils and the meals.  He will refuse to eat.

-95% of the time, the moment we sit down for dinner, he will demand to eat a second dinner.  With.out. fail.

-When is Floyd is ready to go to bed, he goes.
He will straight up put himself to bed at night regardless of what is going on.

-On the same note, please do not try to wake Floyd once he's gone to bed for the night.  He will GROWL and carry on like the sleepiest, grumpiest old man you've ever met.

-If Floyd doesn't want to walk in the afternoons, he just won't.  He will just lay down in a neighbors yard, as long as I will let him.

-Speaking of walks, if we walk with the neighbors, he INSISTS on being in the front.  If not, the laying down happens and he refuses to go any further.  

-Floyd has had a dog bed in our room for at least 5 years and just recently has started sleeping in it.  I moved it approximately 8" closer to our bed and that appears to have been the trick.

-Please do not touch his paws if he is not ready for it.  He will lose his mind on you.
-He's weird.  He will do the strangest things, make the strangest noises and just act kooky on a regular basis.  Sometimes he just sits and stares at us and we have no idea why.

-Floyd will act like he is SO excited to see other dogs but once they get close he changes his mind.  He would much rather spend time with humans.

-Recently he has taken to sitting out by the garden for at least 10 minutes in the mornings when we let him out.  Just sits there and stares.

-He loves to howl.  We often howl in the afternoons and he gets SO excited.  Probably because I praise his signing techniques so much ;)

-Floyd will move pillows around on the sofa for 5 minutes or more to get them in the perfect position.

I am not sure who raised such a high maintenance, particular dog....

5 comments:

Margaret said...

Lucy is the exact same way about bed time. When she's ready for bed, she will happily take herself up to bed without any prompting from us.

Oh and she totally will kick all the pillows off the couch if she doesn't like where they are. I get home from work every day to all of our pillows and blankets on the ground.

We have goofy dogs, that's for sure!

Brianne Bracco said...

I loooove it! So fun to learn more about Bella's friends ;) Our neighbors have basset hounds and their girl often gets as far as our house (just across the street) and she will just face plant on our grass and refuse to move. We think it is so hilarious lol.

Kait said...

But I just love him to pieces! I can't wait until the next time I can smooch that chunky face and howl right back at him! Also, to grab his paws and dress him up. Ohhh, Aunt Kait is going to get you little buddy! XOX

Kait said...

But I just love him to pieces! I can't wait until the next time I can smooch that chunky face and howl right back at him! Also, to grab his paws and dress him up. Ohhh, Aunt Kait is going to get you little buddy! XOX

Jen said...

Love this! Floyd just knows what he wants, and he's so cute he definitely deserves it right!! Our dogs have some wacky ways too, and they are starting to feed off of each other, so now we have 3 dogs doing all these wacky things. I keep telling them it's a good thing they are cute!!