Speaking of beloved family pets, if you want to see something funny, try taking away Brownie's dish that's been sitting there for a while with ends of chow remaining.
Don't try this while he is licking it clean.
Mind you the dish may already be empty and sparkling clean, but woe betide if you try to take that dish before he's finished licking it to smithereens, you're in for a bellyful of laughter.
It's a theatrical production worthy of the Canine Carnegie Hall stage.
Brownie you don't want that leftover chow do you? It's been sitting there for ages.
Of course I want my chow....it's in my dish isn't it?
I said I want it....leave my dish alone.
I'm not going to let you take it away from me.Here he is blocking my hand in a defense move that would make any sports coach envious.
You can't get it!
No way....you have to move me.
When he throws his body in a protective mode over the dish, there is nothing I can do but burst out laughing.
Over my dead body!
After this ritual of pretending to want the chow and not eating any, he lies down keeping a close eye on me and the dish.
In two minutes he's sleeping and dreaming......
.....and dreaming and sleeping as the cool air from his fan caresses his body.
It's a dog's life.