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Updated on August 28, 2012
Whimpy and his soap jug
Whimpy and his soap jug | Source
Whimpy | Source
Whimpy our lap dog
Whimpy our lap dog | Source
Whimpy loves dirty socks
Whimpy loves dirty socks | Source

Whimpy Our Spoiled Dog

The youngest of our three dogs is six years old. His name is Whimpy. Whimpy is half Jack Russell and half Chihuahua. He is the smallest weighing about ten pounds. He thinks he’s big. He seldom will share with the other two dogs, one which is his mother and the other his half brother. Whimpy is most often the center of attraction. I’m sure the way my husband spoils him has contributed to the way he acts. Whimpy gets jealous easily and if one of the other dogs come to close to my husband or a treat he has hoarded, Whimpy will lash out at them.

Whimpy will show aggression when company comes. He’ll welcome our kids, their spouses and the grandchildren without problems, but if anyone else stops by we have to put Whimpy in the bedroom or in the back yard. Otherwise he will try to bite our guest.

Whimpy Sings

Whimpy can be a very lovable dog when it’s only us here. The most of the time he is cuddled close to my husband or to me when my husband isn’t home. Whimpy will sing to music playing and he especially likes to yodel to bluegrass, country or gospel music. He really gets to singing whenever the TV show Cops come on as he loves the Bad Boys song. He will sing whenever anyone sings. Sometimes that’s how we bring him out of his hiding place by singing or playing music he likes. It most always will bring him out singing.

Things That Whimpy Does

Whimpy loves to play with balls and squeaky toys, but his favorite thing to play with is an empty laundry soap jug which is as big as he is. We usually put a clothes pin in it so it will rattle. My husband will throw it down the hall and Whimpy will bring it back to him to throw it again. He loves to play. Sometimes Whimpy will jump up onto the recliner with the jug. If my husband happens to be sleeping he may get woke up quickly if Whimpy should decide to rap him in the head with it.

Whimpy loves socks and will stock pile them if we let him. He surely loves my husband more than I do because there is no way I would ever put one of his dirty socks in my mouth.

Whimpy is certainly not into better homes and gardens. If we use a broom or mop we have to be on guard as he will attack it as if it were alive. He doesn’t like buckets either and it will never hold water again once Whimpy has made claim to it. The only thing that Whimpy does not come near is a vacuum cleaner. He seems to be afraid of that. And there isn’t much that frightens him.

Dogs Have Minds Of Their Own

I know Whimpy is a spoiled brat, but it sure would be dull around here without him. He helps bring excitement to an otherwise boring environment. Dogs do have a mind of their own. As I have witnessed they all have their own personality as well. Whimpy would be a great challenge for the Dog Whisperer.


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      Diana L Pierce 6 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Yes, Whimpy is quite a character. One never knows what he'll do next, lol.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Whimpy is quite a character! - playing with your husbands socks sounds like pure devotion!

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      Diana L Pierce 6 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thanks for stopping by. Yes, Whimpy surely does think he's the boss. But I love my spoiled dog anyways.

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      Helen Murphy Howell 6 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Awesome hub about Whimpy!!! LOL! You do realise of course that this little bundle of fun thinks he is the pack leader? That's why he tells the other dogs off as well as guests that visit - he doesn't see them as members of his pack and wants to chase them off.

      Dogs definately have their own personality. I'm 49 now and have had dogs since I was 14. Everyone of them had their different ways of expressing themselves, different ways to play, different toys and so on!! They are wonderful and fascianting. And yes you are right, life would definately be more dull if they weren't around!!

      Great hub + voted up!