Life with Jasmine and Juliet, Our Rescued Dachshunds

Random notes on our experience with our two rescued miniature dachshunds

Snuffleupagus

on December 16, 2008

Jasmine has a very distinct snuffle that she uses to convey her mood…um…her disdain.

If Hubby is impinging upon her territory, not providing her with proper scratchies, snuggling with me and not with her, eyeing her in the wrong way, not sitting in his chair where he belongs, holding onto a treat too long, standing in between her and her food bowl, looking at her too long, breathing too heavily…out comes the snuffleupagus.  Snort.

If she could toe-tap, she would.  Her innate ability to convey her annoyance through that snort is just priceless.  She rarely does it to me, but when she does, she generally is trying to convey a bit of impatience…mom, will you pleeeease get me that bone?

In human terms, her snorts are like our tired and irritated sighs.  But her ability to pull it off at the optimal moment…she must have a very good sense of self and of us to have such magic timing.

It never fails to amuse us.  Which probably pisses her off even more.  😉

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2 responses to “Snuffleupagus

  1. Ben says:

    Calvin and Theo both have very distinctive ‘huffffff’ noises that they break out when utterly annoyed at the expectation that they show us some love on occasion.

    I love it.

  2. kate says:

    I love the Snuffleupagus description. Maddy, Max, and Jordan don’t snort, but they do sigh – a huge gusty sigh that lets you know they are disappointed with you. And every time they do it, I’m amazed that such a big sigh can come from such small pups.

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