The Art of the Happy Dance by Bilbo

1-Daddy says Mama is Home

While Dory is taking some personal days after being  humiliated worn out after Halloween, I have taken my role as PA (pack alpha) in the blog world today this week. Today I wanted to show you a recent conversation Dory and I had regarding the "Art of the Happy Dance". Dory seems to think it should start AFTER Mama or Daddy get IN the door. I, on the other hand, KNOW it should start before the humans come in the door because it IS the happy dance that makes them come in faster!!!

0-Waitin' for Mama to get Home

Bilbo: "Dory, Daddy says Mama is home...are you ready for the happy dance???"
Dory: "Ummm Bilbo, should we really believe Daddy? "
Bilbo: "Daddy wouldn't fib about this Dory..It IS MAMA!!"
Dory: "Ok Bilbo, I am ready then"

3-Start with a little woof
Bilbo: "OK, we will start with a little woof..WOOF!"
Dory: "Ummmm Daddy, I do NOT hear Mama..."

4-Look at the door very hard Willing the Mama"
Bilbo: "Dory...Stare at the door so Mama comes in...STARING.."
Dory: "Ummm...Bilbo, I still do NOT hear Mama"

5 Stand at Attention Dory

Bilbo: "Did you hear that Dory?"
Dory: " I guess I heard something..."

6a Must
Bilbo: "Start the Happy Dance Dory!! Jump up high...scratch on the way down

6b Open
Dory...where are you???"

Dory: "I am watching you Bilbo, that is some pawesome ear flappage dude!!
Have you been reading Fiona and Belle's bloggies so you could get the right  flip in your flappage???"

7-I am TIRED Bilbo
Dory: " I don't hear anything anymore Bilbo and I am TIRED!!"
Bilbo: "SIGH....Dory PERSERVERE!!!"

6e-OK...I will wait
Bilbo: " I will wait RIGHT HERE until Mama comes in!!"

8-I am going to lay down...Mama in NOT home...Daddy is playing with our heads!!!
Dory: "OK Bilbo, I am going to lay down Mama is NOT home...
Daddy is playing with your head silly dog"

Note from the Mama: Thanks to the Daddy for the awesome pictures and he WAS playing with Bilbo's poor little head. This was the weekend I was away.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What pawesome skills Bilbo has!

Gene Kelley?
Fred Astaire?
Michael Flatley?



Jazzi said...

CUte, but poor Bilbo actually thought that his mama was home!!

BIlbo, you look so cute dancing though. You keep a lookout for when your mama does really come home!!


Tank said...

That's the funniest thing I've seen in a long time...

poor Bilbo - that was a dirty trick, but so worth it!

btw, looks like your door could use a little paint BOL

Bijou said...

I like your Happy Dance Bilbo. Me and Banjo do one kinda like that as soon as our mom comes through the door. We jump around and wag our little nubbins and wiggle our butts, so it's called the Waggle Butt Dance.


Sunny said...

Wow Bilbo you sure can jump...you were almost flyin dude!
Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We would have never thought you could jump that high - that is incredible!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Stella said...

You really are a great jumper, Bilbo. I wouldn't waste my energy on welcoming people who don't show up. Just Dance for Yourself!


chicamom85 said...

Bilbo, awesome happy dancing! I do the same thing every night when Daddy and Big Sis get home. You have to wait until just the right moment to jump and scratch the door. Sorry about the fake out, Mommy does that to me sometimes to, just to use the flashy beast. It is a dirty trick and I always fall for it. Great post Bilbo.

licks and sniffs,loveys and growls Sasha

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

That is a good dance Bilbo, bark, scratch, scratch - we do the hop, hop, twirl. Naughty Daddy for playing a trick on you.
Wags and kisses, Dinah, Bridget and Elliot xx

Wild Dingo said...

We think Bilbo should practice his happy dance on his dad for fibbin'! Poor Bilbo. Oh well, at least he got a good workout. and Dory got some good entertainment.

Euri said...

Oh my goodness, a jumping dog!
You guys are great dancers. :-)


-Euri, the Dog-

Aniemother said...

Nice moves! I'm all for happiness. Mom sometimes laugh if I (literally) forget what paws to stand on and fall over. Can happen to anyone if you ask me.


Draco and his Mom said...

Good Happy Dance Bilbo, I do something like that when my mome comes back from ANYTHING, even the room downstairs...I might wet the floor if she was gone for a couple of days. Seems Dory was in on the joke Bilbo, you might need to take one of her treats.

Martine said...

That picture of you jumping in the air is just amazing Bilbo! The kiddlets like the happy dance. If they are outside their craate or play pen and I step outside, they wait and don't move from the door!

xo martine & the kiddlets

The OP Pack said...

Daddy played a trick on you, Bilbo. Next time listen to Dory, she is smart. But all the same, that was a great dance - you sure can jump high.

woos, the OP Pack

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Oh Bilbo, you are loved, and I know you love your Mommy. Dory loves your Mommy, she just isn't as bouncy as you are.
Sally Ann

Teddy Bear said...

Bilbo, you are a great dancer and I bet your Mama loves being greeted by you.:)

Teddy Bear

JackDaddy said...

Wow, that was a big jump there! I hope you don't knock down the door! :)

Thor said...

You´re a great dancer Bilbo!
You can jump so high!


Benny and Lily said...

Look out dancing with stars!! That happy dance is something else.
Benny & Lily

Scout 'n Freyja said...

WOWZA! You float like a butterfly - do you sting like a bee☺

The Army of Four said...

Very impressive, Bilbo! I like that airborne shot!

Cole said...

Wow, you are a good jumper! Now tell your dad to stop messing with your head. It's not nice!

Santa and Minnie said...

Hey Bilbo, your dance put a smile on our human's face. She thinks you are too cute.

Ooh...we see your artwork on that door...

Lorenza said...

Poor Bilbo!
But I enjoyed looking his happy dance!
Kisses and hugs

Dennis the Vizsla said...

LOL ... we have a cabinet door that has such a well-worn spot on it, from Tucker trying to open it to get at the trash can inside!

Sierra Rose said...

Ah! How long did it take for that door to open and moma to come home? Nice high jumps by the way!!!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Two Country Poodles said...

That is super impressive jumping skills you have Bilbo!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Madi and Mom said...

Well now we know why Bilbo doesn't make many blog appearances...he is away sleeping and storing up energy for his Superman LEAP!!! Wow Who knew a vertically challenged could jump that HIGH!!! Kudos to the photographer!!!
My sympathies to you all in Texas over the tragedy at Fort Hood. My Dad was stationed there.

Madi and Mom

Mack said...

OMD!OMD! Lilly does the happy food dance every time we get dindins!
Those pics are PAWSOME!

Mickie said...

ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome pics! Oh man :) Dad did good even if he was playing ya :D

Anne-Kathrine said...

Oh that was soooo cute!!!

Martha and Bailey said...

Very impressive - has Bilbo considered taking up ballet!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Honeygo Beasley said...

So you think you can dance - and you can!

Wow, great in the air shot of Bilbo! How high can you jump, Bilbo?

Fred said...

Poor Bilbo! Dude, you can jump! I love to do happy dances, too!

Piappies World said...

Hi there Bilbo!

You've such cool dance moves! We love how your ears were flapping while having your paws up in the air. Too bad Mama didn't enter the door. Waaaaah

Next time Mama is really there, it would be great to see Dory join you in the dance. Weeeee

- Fudgie, Princess & the Piappies

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Wow, wow, WOW... luv the action shots Bilbo!!!


Mango said...

I do happy dance too! You are really good at it. I like the way the paint is gone from the happy dance part of the door. Hehehe.


BRUTUS said...

That Bilbo has some ups!! But, oh my - what has he dont to your door? Mom says if I get any ideas from looking at that she'll have me declawed (ouch) - but I know she's just kidding (hehehe).
I does look like you both love the mama - don't forget to spread the love to daddy or he'll be sad :)

Brutus the Frenchie

ScrapsofMe said...

What a great happy dance! I would never have thought you could catch so much air! Even if the Daddy was playing head games with you, that is still some pawsome jumping. Our front door has similar happy dance marks. Puffy's friend Gator does a happy dance then dig like crazy trying to reach the door knob. Not me. I just plop down and wait. SHE'll get there eventually and I need to save my energy so I can weave back n forth between her feeties and trip her up!
sniffies to you both,

MAX said...

Hey there Dory & Bilbo
I can totally identify with your happy dance...TOFFEE does it all the time. Mom absolutely loves it and is always fascinated by happy dances, so thank you for making her smile. That one air-borne photo is stunning!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Whoa..are you on a trampoline?



Boy! Bilbo,

You sure do luv your mommy! How excited you are there.

Our mommy is home for the weekend and we act a little nuts when she walks through the door too!

We luv our mommies, don't we?

Luv ya,
Riley and Star.

ocmist said...

Wow, Bilbo! You did a great job of the happy dance and I think that was just plain MEAN that your Daddy played a joke like that on you! THAT happy dance should have pulled your Mom back from her trip!

At least he didn't fool you, Dory!
Sorry we haven't been over for a visit lately. We've gotten so far behind and are trying to catch up. Gee... We've got TWO corgis named from Lord of the Rings... Little Gimli and Pippin! BG

houndstooth said...

Those are some killer dance moves, Bilbo! Have you thought about an audition for So You Think You Can Dance?