Friday, July 30, 2010

Do I have bugs in my teeth?

Ace has lots of behaviors that I would call "quirky".
As he gets older he seems to get "quirkier" (is that a word?)
I'm beginning to think I could fill a book on his "quirkiness"

I know it's a Border Collie thing...
or at least I think it is.
I don't have that much experience with dogs.

Take riding in the car for example.
Ace loves riding in the car.
Yeah, I know, most dogs do.

It's what he does when he's in the car that is "quirky".

Most of the dogs I see in cars are either sitting there calmly
or they have their head hanging out the window.

Not Ace.

If the windows are closed, Ace paces.
In the backseat.
Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.
you get the idea.
It's nonstop.

If I open both back windows (his favorite)
he sticks his head out for a minute
and then runs over to the other one and sticks his head out for a minute
and then runs back and forth, back and forth.

I thought that if I opened just one window he would stay and look out.

Nope, not Ace.

he will stick his head out the window for a second
then paces back to the unopened one.
And he goes back and forth over and over again.

The only way Ace will not pace is if we are on a two lane road where cars are speeding past us in the opposite direction.

He will stick his head out the window and chomp at the cars that rush by.
Like he's biting each one.
The more traffic the faster he chomps.

His attempt at "herding" cars?
I don't know, but it definitely brings lots of laughs to whoever is riding in my car.


Kathy@ Gone North said...

Oh TOO funny!!!
would love to ride along just to see this : )

Bossy Betty said...

He doesn't want to miss anything apparently!

Brian Miller said...

haha. i dont pace but i gotta have the windows down...

McGillicutty said...

At least he stays in the back... Daisy insists on sitting on my lap.. and of course I let her!!!

Mrs Montoya said...


sheri said...

i love it!! i can see him having the time of his life, tori...and it's so nice of you to be accomodating by making sure both windows are down! your pics were perfect, just what i needed so i could see it for myself :)

From Tracie said...

Herding Cars!!! ROFL! That is so cute!

Kelly Polizzi said...

lol your posts always give me such a laugh. You have totally sold me on border collies. I love the quirkiness! Who wants a boring dog?

Baino said...

He's definitely a personality and a half, yep, all collie behaviour,hearding cars chasing tyres.

blueviolet said...

I would be cracking up if I was following behind your car!