Monday, January 14, 2008

Mr. Fancy Pants

Sometimes the lady calls Reilly Mr. Fancy Pants. See, I am the rough and tumble, running, rolling in the dirt, jumping in the leaves, digging muddy holes kinda guy. Reilly, not so much...If he gets a leaf stuck in his fur, he freaks out, he'll walk a step, then try to get the leaf out, then he sits and refuses to go any further until it gets removed from his fur.

On our walks if he wants to do his business and there is a leaf anywhere nearby, he stops and moves to a different spot. Muddy feet? He hates 'em. Puddles? Rain? Leaves? Dirt? Nope, not for Reilly. But the habit that really makes the lady and I laugh is this one:

He almost ALWAYS eats with one leg up in the air. He musta read somewhere that fancy pants people stick their little finger out when they drink tea, and since he doesn't have a little finger to stick out, he sticks out his leg!

Mr. Fancy Pants!

And he likes his food bowl on a towel, I guess he thinks it's a placemat or something, what a goose.

And even though he drives me crazy, for some lap time with the lady, I'll share.


Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Are you sure he isn't a girl?

Bussie Kissies

Maggie & Mitch said...

That's really funny! We're so glad you posted a picture so we could see! I wonder who taught Reilly to do this??

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Frasier said...

We think you are the cutest dog we have ever seen !!
Reilly is funny!I hope he does not overbalance and fall down !

Joe Stains said...

Reilly needs to be checked out for early signs of Doofusism for sure. What a goofball!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Hee Reilly sure is cute.
Good thing he can balance well.

~ Girl girl

Tofu Burger said...

Reilly is so goofy! You guys must have so much fun together. Happy New Year!


Huskee Boy said...

Hi Murph,
That's so cute!! I'm glad you shared the photo with us cos I just couldn't believe it.. maybe I will try out this position myself and let you know. I just hope I don't lose my balance.. hmmm..

The Airechicks said...


You might need to taste test Reilly treats he must be getting the wacky weed or something..

But he is too cute....

Peess: Maggie - Queen of SO CA was in a hit and run you guys might swing by and cheer her up...


4xBs said...

that's hilarious how he holds up his leg like that! what a goofer! we like it - Mr. Fancy Pants. hee hee


Luckie Girl said...

Hey Murph,
Erm...Riley sure is very fancy. LOL! Does it mean he doesn't need as many showers as you?

Lorenza said...

Hi, Murphey!
I am like you. I love to get dirty! But I have to say that I do the same as Reilly but with my front leg!
Kisses and hugs

Waylon & Willie said...

Everybody needs a Mr Fancy Pants in the family!

Boo said...

hahahahaha, that's hilarious! i haven't heard anything as weird as this before.

wet wet licks


Stanley said...

Hey, Murphey!

Fancy Pants sounds like a good name to me. Does he come to when she calls him that?

At least he doesn't demand that your Lady carpet the whole backyard or anything, but he sounds a little like Mr. Fussy Pants.

I think your Lady totally loves you guys, fussy, fancy or otherwise!

Goober love,