Goober is admittedly my baby. He follows me from room to room, sleeps on my side of the bed, crowds my feet when I’m in the kitchen, and is just generally my best pal. At the farm for four years now (read his story here), he’s a fixture, on the sofa that is. While he is a hound dog, he is most definitely a couch potato. But no matter, I love my Goobs.
However, Goober has one super silly trait that always makes us smile around here. We affectionately call it his “Gooby Ears.” When I come back from a trip to town, even if I’m only gone 30 minutes or so, I am greeted by bouncing and flouncing and most definitely Gooby Ears.
So what are Gooby Ears? Well, evidently long ago hound dogs were related to elephants. Like an excited elephant, Goober distinctly holds his ears out to the side. The happier he is, the more they flap. I’m just waiting for him to howl like a trumpeting pachyderm.
So here you go. Goober with normal ears …
And this is my happy Goobs. Now those are some serious Gooby ears. That is one happy pooch!
What crazy habits do your pups show off to greet you when you walk in the door?