How frappante lives? #2 Bernard

As a little girl I never had a dog. Even my boyfriend Petr. When we four years ago decided that we are adult enough and responsible, we began to think that we can test our responsibility on the dog, before we take children. Later we both agreed that children we do not like at all, we do not want them and our dog currently fully supersedes any offspring.

I have to say that before we brought Bernard, we really had no idea what we were getting into, but now after four years, I have to say that our dog tremendously enriched our life and home, trips or free time without him being a big boring.

Bernard is a big concern, and sometimes he makes me crazy when he runs away, he does not listen my commands, he begs when I prepare a dinner but the look in his deep brown eyes and a cute nose will not make me angry for a long time.

I always found cute as dogs have different personalities and different habits. Meet Bernard:  

  • since he was a little puppy he loved to help...with everything...everywhere
    • when he is wet, he is getting crazy and started to run a superfast wheels around our apartment
    • Bernard loooooves a snow! 
    In summer when we are on trip and we are going near to some river or lake, he just get in there, stand there and just let his ears float on the level

    In summer when we are on trip and we are going near to some river or lake, he just get in there, stand there and just let his ears float on the level

    When he find a beetle or a fly on the ground, he becomes a little tyrant. He suck the beetle, then spits, pushes with his nose on the floor and when is the beetle sucked enough Bernard will eat him

    When he find a beetle or a fly on the ground, he becomes a little tyrant. He suck the beetle, then spits, pushes with his nose on the floor and when is the beetle sucked enough Bernard will eat him

    He can make a saddest eyes I have ever seen

    He can make a saddest eyes I have ever seen

    He also loves his usual sleep position

    He also loves his usual sleep position

    his playtoys from IKEA

    his playtoys from IKEA

    open window in the car

    open window in the car

    cups of yogurt

    cups of yogurt

    hiding in shoe cabinet

    hiding in shoe cabinet

    or under the blanket

    or under the blanket

    he loves a bathtime

    he loves a bathtime

    playtime

    playtime

    and time to go on a trip

    and time to go on a trip

    • he loves paper rolls from toilet paper
    • when he wakes up too early in the morning with the fact that he wants to go out, I just tell him "Bernard, get the beddy" and he goes
    • he learned that, once in the morning he hear the sound of locking the iPhone after the alarm goes off, it's time to get up and pulls us out of bed
    • he loves vegetable. especially peppers and carrots
    • he eat tofu
    • after we came home, he bring a slipper and when you ask him "Bernard, are you angry?" he start to sing with the slipper in his mouth
    • his favorite place to sleep in the bed is just between my legs, so if I want to move or turn on the other side I have to practice some gymnastic
    • only two commands that we've learned him perfect: "Bernie, do you want to go out?" and "Bernie, would you like treats (or meat if available)?"

    And what about habits of your loving pets? Tell me your stories :) 

    Photos via my Instagram or personal archive

    Bara Perglova

    London, United Kingdom