Rerun: Sensory Overload

Sensory Overload thek9harperlee

My human mommy/blogging assistant asked for a vacation. All right, she literally begged . . . and I’m a dog so I know begging when I see it. What could I do? She just looked so pitiful. So I said yes, and off she went to who knows where for who knows how long. While she’s away, I’m going to rerun some of my favorite blogs from the past. If the television networks can do it, so can I. Right? Oh, don’t worry about me. I can assure you that I am having an absolutely fabulous time while Mommy’s away. As they say, while the cat’s away . . .

By now you know that I have a certain sixth sense, but I’d like to take a moment to tell you about my other five senses.

Sight thek9harperlee

Let’s start with my sense of sight. Except for when I’m napping, I see everything. Here are just a few of the things that I like to see:

  • Squirrels frolicking in my back yard
  • Kitty cats gazing at me from a safe distance
  • Bees buzzing around my head
  • Airplanes soaring through the air
  • Dog food dropping into my dinner bowl

Hearing thek9harperlee

Next we’ll consider my sense of hearing. I have very sensitive ears. Here are a few things I like to hear:

  • Ice cubes dropping from the dispenser
  • Keys turning in the door lock
  • Sunday morning jazz drifting through my house
  • Envelopes dropping through the mail slot
  • Peanut butter jar tops spinning open

Touch thek9harperlee

Now for touch. To be honest with you, I would rather be touched than touch. So let’s talk about where I like to be touched:

  • Behind my ears
  • Under my chin
  • On my belly
  • Between my toes
  • OK, let me just go ahead and say it: I like to be touched everywhere!

Taste thek9harperlee
Taste. Where do I begin? It might be easier to list the one or two things that I do not like, but here are a few of my favorite things to taste:

  • Peanut butter
  • Bananas
  • Yogurt
  • Canned salmon, licked from my mommy’s fingers
  • Wine . . . or beer . . . make that bourbon . . . no, definitely champagne

Smell thek9harperlee

Which brings us finally to my sense of smell. Obviously, I have an excellent nose. There are few scents that get past me, so let’s talk about where I like to stick my nose to get the very best scents:

  • Deep, deep into monkey grass where small animals like to hide
  • High up into the air where the breeze carries smells from far away
  • My very own kitchen where my mommy makes delicious human and canine treats
  • Through the fence to greet my neighbor-dog friends
  • Sign posts where . . . well, you know

So, there you have it–my five senses. Do everything you can every day to employ all of your senses to their fullest . . . and have a sense-sational week!

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47 Comments on “Rerun: Sensory Overload”

  1. finnhoward says:

    Oh I love to be rubbed behind my ears too. And down my nose. And hearing the peeps come through the door makes me so happy!

  2. We could be twins Miss HL!! We love all of the exact same things!

  3. Sunshine, Maggie, Kenai - The BIG dogs says:

    Love the taste pic.

  4. Cute pics, and yep we have the same senses over here. LOLl

  5. I like to sniff the air too Miss Harper Lee. Have I told you you look beautiful lately? Woooowooooo! Ku

  6. OMGoodness, Miss HL. Every one of your sensory bits and pieces are stunning. And all together they make a brilliant creation witha heart the size of Texas. My mom is wondering how long your mom had to wait to catch that tongue picture. It’s a masterpiece!!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  7. Love this post! Very clever and beautiful photo’s of you MHL. I think you and us Sundogs might have a few things in common.

  8. Such a cool post – the pics are great – Miss Harper Lee is such a pretty girl – the close-ups are getting SlimDoggy all worked up!

  9. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! That photo of you with your green stuffie just made my Mom SWOON!!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhh we sooooo loved this post! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  10. Marcie says:

    Cute post! Have a great weekend as well!

  11. lol, they do love life, don’t they? If only we could remember to use all our senses…so far into today, I’ve only used one sense – touch, to type on my keyboard. Harper Lee’s inspired me to go outside and smell the flowers . Thanks!

  12. Jessica says:

    This post is just too fabulous! It sounds like a post one would put on a dating website…is there something you are not telling us, Miss Harper Lee? ;-)

    • Well, it’s been a very long time since my last date. Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever been on a date . . . other than with my humans, and that certainly doesn’t count. ;-)

  13. Ogee says:

    Love that last shot!

  14. Misaki says:

    Love your tongue-licking pic :-)

  15. BZ Dogs says:

    I can see you saved the best for last, and I’m pretty sure the golden boys would agree with you on every point! Well, maybe not the salmon part… but everything else. :)

  16. 2browndawgs says:

    Sounds like you have everything covered!

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  18. OhMelvin says:

    These photos are amazing! The one with the green toy and the tongue ones are AWESOME!

  19. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    WHAT A RETRIEVER!!!!!

  20. taphian says:

    nice dog and nice story

  21. This was a beautiful post, thanks for sharing!

  22. Love the fourth photo the best, amazingly beautiful dog.

  23. What a grrreat post with pawsome pictures – you really do have a very expressive tongue Miss HL.
    We hope your mommy is enjoying her break :-)
    Wally & Sammy

    • Thank you so much, boys! Mommy and Daddy finally came back to me yesterday. We had a quite the reunion, and now I’ve spent most of the day recovering from my two-week stay with my friends The Big Dogs. My expressive tongue was really hanging out after that! :-)

  24. Sage says:

    Some of those I can go along with, MHL. But stay away from my feet! Have fun on your break–I hope you’re doing something fun.

    • I’m ok with humans touching my feet . . . until it’s time to have my nails clipped. I’m one girl who definitely does not understand all the human excitement over mani-pedis. ;-) My humans finally came back to me yesterday. We’re all in recovery mode today!


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