Yesterday we read a post from Benny & Lilly at Doggy Days. It was called "Roll Me, Please". I assumed it had something to do with the new ramp their mom had bought to help them up to the bed. I pictured the Frenchies rolling down the ramp like kids rolling down a hill. How wrong I was.
Turns out the Benny (the creme male Frenchie) loves to be "rolled" with a lint roller. There was a video of him in heaven, being rolled by his mom. I thought that was a little odd. But...
... it happens I had an very similar lint roller. Thought I'd try it out on Brutus. Turns out he LOVED it!! Don't know what the fascination is, but my little Brutus - who never sits still for an instant unless he is sound alseep - laid virtually motionless to be "rolled". Who knew??
Only thing I can think is that the stickiness of the roller reminds them of how it felt when thry were puppies & their real mom licked them. Only a video can do this justice, so here you go (make sure you turn up your sound to get the full effect with Brutus' snorting).
There are some transitions in this clip, but only because I didn't think everyone would want to watch 10 mintues of rolling. It goes on & on! Brutus just LOVES it!! As the video shows, he is very thankful to our distantly related brother Benny (shall we compare pedigrees?) for this new fascination.
Anyone else ever try this with their dogs??? If not, it's worth $1 for a disposable roller to give it a try!!