Sunday, November 20, 2011

weekly gratuitous ike: really really ridiculously good looking

There's something you need to know about Ike.

Every night when we get into bed, Ike sits patiently on the floor to our left. He's figured out that as soon as we unfold the comforter -- the barrier Ike sleeps on so we can keep his hair from getting all over us -- he's allowed to get onto the bed.  

When the comforter unfolds, his ears perk up. He knows that's his cue.

And this is where it gets tragic. 

He doesn't get on the bed right away. Because Ike is not an ambi-jumper. 

It's a problem he's had since he was a baby. He can't jump onto the bed from the left side.

So when he gets the signal to get on the bed, he has to run to the right side of the bed to jump up. He leaps up victoriously, turns around in a circle a few times, and settles in for the night at our feet.

I know what you're thinking - it's surprising that a seemingly perfect animal has such a remarkable flaw. We're clearly heartbroken over here.  Won't you make a donation to the Center for Puppies Who Can't Jump Good?

P.S. If you really get me (you can read minds?) you knew this was coming:


  1. Oh, Ike. He's such a happy dog. And his Blue Steel is priceless.

  2. I absolutely adore the second picture - he's so excited!
    At least he jumps. I've never seen a dog as pathetic about getting UP on something as Miley. She'll get her upper half up, but then keeps her hind legs on the ground and looks back at us as to say, "please, can you help me life my butt/lower legs up?" it's ridiculous.

  3. That's a legitimate charity. I'll donate. And I laughed out loud at the Blue Steel. (Best movie ever)

  4. I should send Wilson over to teach Ike how to do the jump! Yes, the bulldog can jump and he can jump HIGH. It's insanity!!

  5. It looks like I have Rob Corddry hair...

  6. Love it!! Similar to Ike, Dill lacks in ambi-spinning skills. While he is a pro clockwise spinner, if you try to reverse him, a deer in headlights look of confusion ensues.