Where to start? There are SO many things that Osiris does that are silly... and so many of them are similar to what I've seen others list! Here is my list for Osiris.
Loves apples, bread, beer, and ICE CREAM! If anyone in the house has a beer, he is your BEST friend. He even goes crazy over certain wines. (But we don't give him wine... he just begs for it!)
When he eats, he will take a mouthful out of his bowl, go over to the carpet, drop it all, and eat it piece by piece. He also loves to blow bubbles in his water bowl. He likes it to be very full so he can stick his whole snout in, and just blow bubbles.
He only likes chew bones and stuffed toys. He will quickly shred open any stuffed toy and throw the stuffing up in the air like confetti. Then he carries around the "carcass" until we throw it away because we can stand looking at it. He loves for you to throw his bone for him. He never brings it back, but he gets really excited when you take it from him and toss it. He is like Gumby legs flopping after it.
He also likes to play a game we call "blankie." He has an old fleece blanket that he gets out and romps around with in his mouth. He likes it when you cover him up totally with it. The he starts jumping around spinning.
3. Doggie Noises
He only barks when it is extremely important. He will bark if he has to poop, and it's just one, low bark. He will bark if my two little cousins are wrestling on the floor. He feels that he has to calm the pack. Again, it is usually just one commanding bark. Other than that, he doesn't bark at all. He burps. And he almost always farts when he stretches!
4. Car Rides
Osiris is a car-riding freak!!! He would go for a car ride any time of the day, any hour. No matter how rambunctious he is before getting into the car, once inside, he curls up and goes right to sleep. He is so good in the car. When it's just me in the car, he likes to sit in the front seat and gaze all lovey-dovey at me. He only does this with me, but it's so sweet.
5. Random Stuff
He loves my lotions, hair products, perfumes, etc. He will sit faithfully outside my shower while I am in there, and try to lick my legs when I get out. He also likes to lick the shower water... eww. He will try to roll in my towels. He also likes to stand under me while I put spray-conditioning mist in my hair. He tries to eat the air as it comes down.... He licks any lotion I put on and he AWALYS smells my hair.
He has my morning routine down probably better than I do. He "leads" me room to room as I am getting ready, and starts to get excited when I turn the hair dryer on. He really gets excited when I put pants on. LOL Then when he hears me grab my keys and sees me put my purse (or any bag for that matter) over my shoulder, he really gets excited.
He is a very routine-oriented dog. What is truly amazing is what he does on Saturday nights. My husband and I are on the ski patrol, and ski every saturday night. He knows when we start getting on the "swishy" pants (ski pants) to go get in his crate. We never even told him to do this!! He knows he can't come, and just goes and waits in his crate. There is never another time that he gets in his crate, but on Saturday nights when we get dressed for skiing, you can find him waiting in his crate!
He INSISTS on being in the bathroom with me or anyone else that is using the bathroom. If you don't shut the door all the way, he will kick it open and prance on in. He just kind of stares at you while you do your business.
He LOVES to go to PetSmart to look at the birdies in the cage. He just points and trembles with his ears all perked up. He'd stand there all day looking at them if I let him.
He loves to get out ALL his toys and make a pile. At Christmas, when we had the tree up, he would bring them all in and pile them under the tree and lay there playing with them. He also does this while I am trying to clean and also while I am trying to work out to a workout video. He will first try to jump around with me, and when that doesn't work, he'll stretch out full length on the floor in front of me, then as a last ditch effort, he will get out all his toys and lay them all around my workout area.
He loves to sit with his front paws crosses. He also lies on his back like a person, legs all spread out. When he lies down at night in bed, he will circle a few times and then plop down all his weight on you. He also loves to get under the covers in the mornings.
If you scold him, he turns his head to the side as if to say "I'm not listening!"
He also does that silly thing where he will run top speed around the house after coming in from peeing when it's really cold outside. He turns so fast sometimes I think he is going to tear a hole in the carpet. I think we need to get him into fly ball!!
When he is happy or when I come home, he brings a toy to show me and then happily lays down to chew on it.
He is very gentle around children. He likes to smell their hair. I think this is how he identifies them.
Isn't it so true that your kids act different at Grandma and Grandpa's?? Same with Osiris. I have tried to tell them that we would like to keep him on the same routine when he is there, but they spoil him rotten and let him get away with stuff he KNOWS he can't do at home.
My husband works 24 hour shifts at the fire dept. and I work nights in the ER. So I am sleeping when he comes home with Osiris. (Osiris goes to my parent's house on our work days) He busts in the door, runs straight up the stairs, busts into the bedroom, and jumps into bed with me and is sleeping within minutes. This is his NEVER FAIL routine. There have been rare occasions that I am not home, and he sulks when he doesn't find me in the bedroom.
Ok, I know that's a lot of stuff.... hopefully you enjoyed my little novel. It is so neat to see that so many of the silly things he does seems to be GSP stuff. I love him so much; I can't see us ever owning another breed.