Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ziggy Helps with Chores

You've all seen amazing dogs that know all sorts of tricks, right? For example, here's a link to a video of one very smart little dog:

After watching this, I decided to teach Ziggy some tricks so he too could help around the house. Imagine my surprise when I found that Ziggy was a natural. No special training was needed - he learned how to do the following chores with practically no help from me!

Trick #1) Hold the dustpan while I sweep.

I didn't say he was holding it anywhere near where I was sweeping. One step at a time.

Trick #2) Remove any stray pieces of pasta that are dropped while I'm cooking so I don't step on them.

He's a very safety conscious dog, you know.

Trick #3) Change the station on the TV remote.

In spite of the fact that Ziggy is excellent at this chore, I haven't yet taken the time to photograph it, so I substituted this picture of Ziggy with a toy so you can imagine that the toy is a TV remote in order to see how he does it. Get the picture?

So that is how Ziggy helps with chores around the house.  He's quite a dog. I am sorry for any of you that don't have such talented and well trained dogs. Your life must be so much more difficult without a dog like Ziggy to help out around the house.


Frankie Furter said...

What a delightful Post!! All full of fun and postive things about Ziggy. I think he is well loved and much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

You should TOTALLY put these skills on his bio! I bet there are about a million people that would put up with a little hand chewing here and there for a dog that helps around the house! Gosh! Ziggy never ceases to make me go, "WOW!"

Wiggles & Wags,

Zona said...

So many talents! I bet he would fill a classroom teaching us all these skills.


JackDaddy said...

Jack did the tv remote trick - although he was outside when he did it. Needless to say, he's not allowed near the remote any more! :)

Two Pitties in the City said...

We knew his skills would come in handy!

Kari in WeHo said...

Mesa is also stellar at changing the channel


Kristine said...

Hehehe. Too true. If only we had a Ziggy...

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Anonymous said...

Ziggy for Senator! I may write him in tomorrow! He was very good at the adoption on Saturday. Linda