Dishes???

Just a weird/funny thing that Tosca does, and I was wondering if anyone else's basenjis do it…

Whenever I do dishes Tosca will ALWAYS sit RIGHT next to me, and she has to be touching me with her back at all times. More often than not, as I am facing the sink, she is sitting with her back towards my back, staring in the opposite direction. Its funny, its like she is keeping guard, making sure no one will get me while I am doing dishes 🙂 I used to think she was doing it in hopes I would drop food/crumbs, but she does it ALL the time, I don't really think thats it. Plus she just sits still, watching and waiting patiently while I am working...crazy creatures these dogs are... 🙂

Jack used to climb into the dishwasher to try and lick every last morsel of food off the dishes. No, he is definitely looking for food when I do the dishes.

Hmm… OJ at 16 3/4 still climbs in the dishwasher to lick the dishes... with Mickii 15 1/2 at his side!

Brando climbs into the dishwasher…Ruby just goes to the side and cranes her neck in to lick the dishes.

Cory and Jayden a BIG dishwasher fans! I swear they can sense when I'm opening it. Cory stands on the door and Jayden leans in as far as he can go. It certainly has complicated a once simple chore!

Pat

That sounds totaly like Zaire. Everytime I am in the kitchen doing anything at the sink she has to sit right up against my legs, and if Charlie tries to come into the kitchen she starts yelling. I keep a spray bottle next to the sink to chase them both out of the kitchen if they start yelling at eachother.

EL D hasn't tried to climb into the dishwasher but he will make a big effort to get every last morsel from the plates and silverware.
When I do dishes in the sink, sometimes he will sit next to me but not on a regular basis. He'll be right there when I'm cutting up food in preparation – I don't think he's trying to protect me however, maybe trip me up so he can get the food 😃

Dallas always licks the dishes as well. And as for sitting guard, he does this whenever I do anything in the kitchen. If I am doing dishes or cooking he will lean up against my leg & just stand there. It always makes me smile seeing him do that 🙂

Mine also climb all up into the dishwasher.

When I wash dishes, often one will sit right beside me the whole time as well.

Also, when we eat, the dogs will usually lay somewhere near or under the table.

Although Serenjane does not beg from the table, the kitchen counter and dishwasher is her food alter. She will stay in the kitchen as long as anyone is there preparing food or washing dishes. She can even hear the frig door open from across the house. Of course she always manages to find a tidbit here or there.
Don't even try and eat in the family room in front of the TV, she is there on top of you. Where there is no table you are fair game. I guess we've really spoied her.

Although Serenjane does not beg from the table, the kitchen counter and dishwasher is her food alter. She will stay in the kitchen as long as anyone is there preparing food or washing dishes. She can even hear the frig door open from across the house. Of course she always manages to find a tidbit here or there.
Don't even try and eat in the family room in front of the TV, she is there on top of you. Where there is no table you are fair game. I guess we've really spoiled her

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