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What are the strangest habits or 'likes' that your pup has?

When I groomed Perry a few weeks ago he tried to eat some of his hair (that was lying on the cloth). I thought it was a weird thing, but figured he was bored or something... but then yesterday after I combed out some mats, the comb was sitting on the couch (with a puff of hair in it) he tried to steal the comb/ hair out of the comb. I have no idea why he's so interested in eating/ chewing on/ playing with/ ??? his own hair.
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Teddy tries to steal his comb too after he has been groomed.

He has too many wierd habits to list them all here but the two I can remember right now :

- he barks at guests when they come home, then makes friends with them and carries on with what he wants to do. when they stand up, its like he forgot they were there and starts barking at them until they leave the house! lol!

- a couple of times, I've came home to find that he has arranged all 20 of his toys in height order (one tile per toy - and in a line). I walked in and not only found his toys in order, but he was also sitting in the correct spot (ie based on his height!)!! I wish I could get a a photo but before I could get my phone out of my bag, he ran through all the toys and they flew all over the living room!
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Perry is no where near that organized with his toys - he just puts them all over the house randomly

As for the comb - he's only been interested in it when it had tuffs of hair in it - not when it was clean, so I think it was more the hair than it was the comb itself.

Funny about the barking - Perry has issues with people (we just got a new night guard who he won't stop barking at - even more than the old night guard who he didn't like at all!) I also do think that he sometimes 'forgets' things - like the other day I was in the bedroom getting changed, he was in there with me, he went out into the other room and then less than a minute later he walked back down the hall towards the bedroom - and started growling like there was an intruder in the house while staring at me! It was dark in the bedroom so I'm sure he couldn't see my face, but he had just left me standing in that exact position 30 seconds ago but until I said something he didn't realize it was me
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Kosmo will travel up to three hours in a car with me, though of course we take pee breaks. While we travel I sometimes talk to him about what I am doing. For example, "Since that art director in town making his movie moved his bed in front of the windows, I think I need to use a headboard with an open design rather than the padded one I planned to use. I think the park front Atlanta, GA house is lucky to get a lot of light. So, lets showcase that in our furniture plan!"

Kosmo, says "GRRr, whine, whine, whine." So I believe, Kosmo, with these whines of varying lengths and pitches, is talking to me and affirming every opinion I have just like a good human male.

All this is evidence for me that my dog's strange habit is that he talks back to me.
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Sprocket does the funniest thing when I pet him and he wants up on the couch he will try to hook his front legs onto my arm and pull himself up pushing his head back and his back legs up I'm not sure if it's a smaller dog thing? Or unusual at all but he's my first small dog and it's cute to me
I haven't let him on the couch yet when he does this but I still think it's cute lol


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Molly's strange habit is something she does when I take her outside to potty. She follows me to the door, but before she comes to me to let me put her leash on she goes into our nearby powder room and taps the wastebasket with her nose. Very odd behavior that she started all on her own.
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Both of mine try to eat the hair after grooming. It doesn't matter whose hair. I have to just be sure to clean it up immediately. Raffy has somewhat grown out of it, but Sassy has become more interested in it recently.

Sassy will grab whatever is closest...a toy, a sock, or whatever when she's excited. Then she prances around with it and goes "roo roo". She will also growl a little but it's a soft play growl. It's ridiculously cute so we have done nothing to alter this quirk. We will say "roo roo" back to her and she will wiggle her entire back half as she prances about.

Raffy just has a thing about grooming/licking faces, particularly the eye area. Especially the other dogs. He can't ever settle next to our cockapoo without trying to give her kisses. She doesn't want anything to do with it. Sassy, however, will just tolerate it, but will often try to turn his attempt at grooming her into a play session.
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Sassy will grab whatever is closest...a toy, a sock, or whatever when she's excited. Then she prances around with it and goes "roo roo". She will also growl a little but it's a soft play growl. It's ridiculously cute so we have done nothing to alter this quirk. We will say "roo roo" back to her and she will wiggle her entire back half as she prances about.
Perry does that too - though I am not encouraging it because it's too hard right now to distinguish it from the 'I'm uncomfortable' growls. My Mom's scotty 'talks back' (grumbles, roos, etc) all the time at people as well.

Perry also REALLY likes to smell people's breath. He's done it from the moment we got him (and try to discourage it because he really shouldn't have his face that close to someone's face) - but it's kind of adorable, when he's paying super close attention to you, looks like he's trying to figure something out, and he'll get his face right up in yours and you can see him sniffing your breath.
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When Ricky gets happy excited about anything he makes "monkey sounds." If you close your eyes, you think there is a chimp in the room with you. Of course this endears him to anyone who is around.

When Momi and I are having a conversation, Ricky will sit next to us and look back and forth to whoever is speaking and tilt his head from side to side trying to decipher the exact meaning of the words.

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Most of what I thought were Loki's strange or quirky habits I now know where just Loki being Havanese. I like to call him a cat because he sits on the back of the sofa with his head on my shoulder. He has a definite pathway he has developed for zoomies and gets confused if I move the furniture.

Loki too does the grrr, grrr, at his toys. He will pounce on them, growl at them, shake them, runs zoomies with them in his mouth, dive into his bed, rest a minute, throw the toy and start all over. I don't worry about the growling sound because it is distinct from a growl he makes if scared or guarding the house. He screams if uncomfortable or mad - like grooming.

My favorite is when he loses the toy while shaking it and it lands on the furniture. He will look all over the floor and under the furniture for it but never in the chair or on the sofa. We just laugh at him before "finding" it for him.
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