Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Hazelnut Exposé

About three years ago I brought home a little orange bundle of fur from a far far away land called Indiana. I was told the puppy had a Poodle mom, and Lhasa Apso dad. After a few months we noticed this little girl was... goofy, in a good way!


I caught Hazel the other evening doing her usual thing waiting for Justin to come home. She perches on the front chair looking out the window, and of course trying to spot the neighborhood dogs on their nightly walks.

My only conclusion is that Hazel has a feline somewhere in her lineage. I've never been a cat person, and Hazel is about as close as I think I'll ever get. You should see her pounce on her toys when she's getting ready to play. She stalks it for about 20 seconds by staring it down, she pulls back, then WHAM! she springs onto her toy. Its a tiger move if I've ever seen one.






By the end of most evenings, Hazel is passed out on the couch, either curled up next to one of us, or near a pillow. Maybe she's more human than anything else?

So now you know. Our dog is really a cat, with human tendencies. Should we be ashamed or proud? I have no idea. But we love her, and we plan on cloning her so we always have a Hazel close by, even when we're old and grey. Mainly because she's just so darn cute and loves a good quilt to cuddle up with, night or day.

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

Our one pug acts very much like a cat too. He sleeps and walks along the back of the couch, he will sneak up on and attack toys and I've even found him batting around a ball of yarn. He's definitly our cat! Your dog looks so soft and cuddly:)

wishes, true and kind said...

Sooooo cute! My favorites are the one where she is sitting on the arm of the couch with her chin resting on the back, and the one with her head on the pillow :)

One Flew Over said...

Such lovely, endearing photos!

CarrieWildes said...

Aw, cute little baby. She need to play with Dixie and Petie (Abita) Abita is very catlike too. She sleeps in the closet with all of David's shoes during the day!

Amanda said...

Your dog is adorable :) One of our cats, Pudge seems to think he is a dog so I think sometimes pets just break all the stereotypes

BUMBLE BEANS said...

great shots. goofy dog! ;-) mine are pretty goofy that way too. love them!!

Aunt Spicy said...

So cute! I am super allergic to dogs/cats/life, but I totally want your little Hazel is so cute I would brave the sneezing and watery eyes to hold her!

Beth said...

She's so cute! And I have a maltese/papillion mix who is the same way. She's very much a cat trapped in a puppy's body... just more affectionate. lol

Martina Masini said...

I love your dog..so cute! I have a poodle cross with shitzhu. Great pics!