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:
http://www.tvkim.com/watch/518/kims-picks-an-amazing-little-helper

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.

9 comments:

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.

mayziegal 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,
Mayzie

Zona said...

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

Wags,
Zona

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

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

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