Flies Beware!

© shoutingforha

As I've mentioned numerous times before, our dog, Brick, is the laziest creature on earth. He spends his days going from one nap to another. The beast is so lethargic that he is frequently mistaken for a pooch with one foot in the grave, the other on a banana peel. He is truly and old soul.

Imagine my surprise when I walked into the living room and saw Brick leap into the air. He did it not just once, but three or four times. I stood there, with my mouth hanging open, wondering what in the world he was doing.

Then, in once graceful move, the beast sprung into the air and caught a fly in his mouth. In addition to being slightly grossed out, I was speechless. Was this the same dog?

Over the past few days, I have seen this behavior repeated time and time again. Thanks to the boy's tendency to leave the door wide open, winged intruders have been plentiful here at the Ha house.

While I am delighted with Brick's skill in the pest removal department, one thing has me puzzled. The dog refuses to eat crumbs off the kitchen floor, but happily chows down on insects that he snatches from the air. Can someone explain this phenomenon to me?

I secretly wish that some of the beast's enthusiasm for flies would translate into other areas... like taking up his canine vacuuming duties or playing catch. A girl can always dream.

2 comment(s). Leave yours!:

mshike said... Best Blogger Tips

Ha ha ha! That's funny. Our Daisy, and I guess Vandy too, will eat flies...but, they both will eat any crumbs we give them...or even the garbage if left too full and unattended! YUCK! The vacuum part comes in handy though!

Dawn said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never heard of this fly eating phenomenom!

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