The Woo Woo's


I know it's pathetic, but my dogs have nick names.  Depending on the situation they are known as the fur kids, the foo-bahs, the rat-bags, the boo's, the ratty's and most often the woo woos.  Crazy I know but when you see how they respond to ridiculous baby talk and cooing you'd call them silly names too.

Anyway..... the woo woo's is a name that came about from the 'welcome home bark' that they have for us.  It's a different bark from the 'stranger at the door', 'bird in the backyard', 'possum in the tree', 'let me in', 'I'm hungry' barks.  It's a bark that they have perfected.  Sammy in particular throws her whole body into the bark.  And when she's really fired up it's as though it's her sole purpose for living.  This weekend I attempted for the first time to capture it on my camera (I'm sure it won't be my last).

Note how her eyes are completely closed, her back is arched, and she has one foot in the air as if ready to stomp it down to make her point....  All this was in response to 'daddy' holding the whipper snipper.  She's not a fan and was protesting as loud as possible while shuffling backwards in between woo's.

Here's what she looks like when she's not wooing.


Can you see why I love her.  A total ratbag but with a face too cute to resist.