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A strap which attaches to your collar, enabling you to lead your person where you want him/her to go.

Any soft, clean surface, such as the white bedspread in the guest room or the newly upholstered couch in the living room.

Is what you do when your persons have food and you don't. To do this properly you must sit as close as you can and look sad and let the drool fall to the floor, or better yet, on their laps.

A social custom to use when you greet other dogs. Place your nose as close as you can to the other dog's rear end and inhale deeply, repeat several times, or until your person makes you stop.

A container which your neighbors put out once a week to test your ingenuity. You must stand on your hind legs and try to push the lid off with your nose. If you do it right you are rewarded with margarine wrappers to shred, beef bones to consume and moldy crusts of bread.

Two-wheeled exercise machines, invented for dogs to control body fat. To get maximum aerobic benefit, you must hide behind a bush and dash out, bark loudly and run alongside for a few yards; the person then swerves and falls into the bushes, and you prance away.Bailey & Baxter

This is a malady which affects dogs when their person want them in and they want to stay out. Symptoms include staring blankly at the person, then running in the opposite direction, or lying down.

This is a signal that the world is coming to an end. Humans remain amazingly calm during thunderstorms, so it is necessary to warn them of the danger by trembling uncontrollably, panting, rolling your eyes wildly, and following at their heels.

This is a dog toy filled with paper, envelopes, and old candy wrapper. When you get bored, turn over the basket and strew the papers all over the house until your owner comes home.

Are to dogs like napkins are to people. After eating it is polite to run up and down the front of the sofa and wipe your whiskers clean.

This is a process by which the humans drench the floor,Boys on Bed walls and themselves. You can help by shaking vigorously and frequently.

Every good dogs response to the command "sit!", especially if your person is dressed for an evening out. Incredibly effective before black-tie events.

The best way to get your human's attention when they are drinking a fresh cup of coffee or tea.

A maneuver to use as a last resort when the Regular Bump doesn't get the attention you require... especially effective when combined with The Sniff. See above.

Is a feeling of intense affection, given freely and without restriction. The best way you can show your love is to wag your tail. 


A place to sit in front to let out all the warm air during the winter and cool air during summer. This entry courtesy of Lydia Lamoreux



For more information please contact Lara O'Keefe at 972.838.9156 or visit Hunter's Creek. 

Comments (20)

Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Thanks Lara. I think your doggie dictionary is similar to mine. There are a few differences...but all in all, dogs have it good in our households! My doggie is the princess, and she definitely "drives". I just hold the other end of the leash to be sure she doesn't run out into traffic.

Mar 24, 2009 01:52 PM
Tanya Venable
Orlando, FL
SEO, Mobile SEO, and Internet Marketing Consultant

Lara - great info! I will bookmark for the future. Your doggies are so cute!  BTW, I love the new picture.

Mar 24, 2009 02:09 PM
Joseph D. Federico
MVP Realty - Naples, FL
Southwest Florida Homes with Joe Federico

Lara-Thanks for the dictionary, it gave me a goog laugh.

Mar 24, 2009 02:17 PM
Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

Thanks Lara, Too Cute...

Mar 24, 2009 02:40 PM
Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
(FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI) - Providence, RI
Realtor, RI-MA, CEBA, Master, e-Pro, ABR, ABRM, GR


Your furry humans are so cute. Are they related? I love your dog dictionary, My Buddy knows all those words, especially sniff. His nose is always to the ground, he is a beagle.

Mar 24, 2009 03:26 PM
Shirley Parks
Sands Realty 210-414-0966 - San Antonio, TX
Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate

Hi Lara, Love your Dog Dictionary.  Our dog knows when we are really asleep and doesn't bother us unless it is a real emergency.  However, he know if either of us is awake but just lying there and not moving yet... then he will bother us for his breakfast.

Mar 24, 2009 04:01 PM
ZipRealty - Volente, TX

Really cute post and cuter doggies.
Let me add one:  Automatic Doggy Door-a place to sit in front to let out all the warm air during the winter and cool air during summer.

Mar 24, 2009 05:43 PM
Julie Chapman
Julie Chapman Broker - Ormond Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Shores, Florida


It is amazing to me the things I allow my 2 goldens to do to my home that I would have not allowed my son to do.  They definitely own us.....we don't own them....

Mar 24, 2009 07:54 PM
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

Thanks so much for the smile this morning.  I read it to my dog and she agreed with everyone listed here!  Thanks.

Mar 24, 2009 10:40 PM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Lara... I am reading this on Wednesday morning and it occurs to me you omitted "hump-Day"... have a great day.

Mar 25, 2009 12:52 AM
Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
Stage it Right! - Melbourne, FL

Too funny Lara.  I once had a "crotch" dog.  Anyone who came into the house was fair game.  They were warned beforehand that it is a way dogs get to know each other so just ignore the dog and he will soon go away.

Mar 25, 2009 01:47 AM
Rita Minion
O'Brien Realty - Solomons, MD

Hello Lara,

Love your dogs!  Their so cute!  I enjoyed reading your "Dog Dictionary" - it was great!  I had some good laughs - epecially the "Deafness" description!  Thank you for sharing!  Have a great day!


Mar 25, 2009 05:19 AM

That is just what I needed today!  THANKS, Mary

Mar 25, 2009 08:48 AM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Vickie - no question that our dogs are pampered!

Tanya - thanks, you're sweet :-)

Joseph - it's the little things in life that make us smile.

Jean - I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Kathleen - no, they are not related but definitely partners in crime!

Shirley - it sounds like he has you well trained :-)


Mar 25, 2009 09:20 AM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Lydia - I love your addition! My dogs have it down to an art! I'm going to add it to the list and see it grow!

Julie - and they seem to have us well trained!

Laura - that's so funny :-)

Steve - "hump day," whatever could you be referring to? My good dogs never do that in public ... right.

Terry - we try to discourage the crotch dog behavior, but the Goldens are at the exact right height.

Rita - thank you. We've all seen that blank, "who me?" stare.

Mary - I'm glad to give you a little laugh today.

Mar 25, 2009 09:26 AM
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

Dog language must be universal... Thanks for the chuckle.

Mar 25, 2009 09:56 AM
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

My poodle is driving me crazy she sniffs my boxers, licks my socks and eats q-tips.  I don't understand her behavior. She eats her own poo too. I think I'll blog about her tonight. she's pissing me off a lot lately.

Mar 25, 2009 05:29 PM
Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495
Stage it Right! - Melbourne, FL

Lara, I think its a retriever mentality because my crotch dog was a labX.  We didnt discourage it because the drive to check out the crotch was so overpowering he wouldnt leave people alone till they passed his sniff test.  After a while people quit coming over )-:  I wonder why :-) 

Mar 26, 2009 12:34 AM
Barbara Delaney
Park Place REALTORS, Inc. - Roanoke, VA

Dear Lara,

Loved the doggie pictures and your definitions!


Mar 26, 2009 05:24 AM
Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Caron - I guess that means we all speak "dog!"

Greg - I enjoyed your dog post! The q-tip thing grosses me out with my dogs too!

Terry - I guess they didn't pass the sniff test :-)

Barbara - thank you for stopping by.

Mar 26, 2009 12:10 PM