We had such a great time looking through all the entries for the Dognition and Embark Vet #DogMysteries contest, we wanted to share a few of the entries that had us in stitches.
After looking through these photos and videos, we began to seriously question why we keep hanging out with such weird creatures. I guess that's the great thing about dogs, though - it's their little quirks that make them so fun to be around!
1. Jordy and her rather uncomfortable looking seating position.
Jordy Mystery Number 2! Why do I sit like this... Mom says it's called the Cobra Pose.. but I'm not that in to yoga so I don't know what she's talking about! Recently Jordy has been sitting so oddly!! This picture isn't even as weird as normal! Usually she sits in the normal "frog legs" style, but with her upper body off of the ground like a normal sit. It. Is. So. Weird!!! Maybe she's just getting her stretch on, but I'll never understand this silly girl! This is my entry for the #DogMysteries contest hosted by @pupsonpar @ipartywithbrucewayne @mydogstink and others! - - Collar by @doggiestylish - - ?10% @pawsupwear - JORDY ?15% @badtags (buybadtags.com) - JORDY ?15% @thehausofklaus - JORDY15 ?20% @innersparklepets - JORDY
2. Basil and her obsession with human ears.
Cheese! ? . This is our entry for #DogMysteries hosted by @pupsonpar @maska_the_husky @ipartywithbrucewayne Basil's mystery behavior is how much she LOVES human ears. She has learned that every human has two and she must lick both, a LOT! It's especially fun for her if the human is wearing earrings! It doesn't help that a dog licking ears is very ticklish thing! We have always wondered why she's done this! Any ideas?! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #BasilAndElla #dogsofstpete #pupsinstpete #dogsofinstagram #puppiesofinstagram #ilovemydog #dog_features #petoftheday #dogoftheday #sisters #postyourpooch #instamutt #adventurewithdogs #purefloridapup #dtsp #thepupcollection #instadog #muttsofinstagram #ilovemymutt #muttsfordays #buzzfeedanimals #puppygram #mixedbreed #igrsstpete #dogfeatures #doglove #doglife #makemedapper #sirdexters500
3. Archer and his finicky prey drive.
Errrmagherrd..beŕrrbbbles! ? .. This is my entry for the #dogmysteries contest hosted by @dognition @embarkvet and @pupsonpar . Why does my dog's prey drive vary? Some times he will want to chase anything that moves..but other times he couldn't care less, even if he isn't tired. Bonus question: why does he like to howl when we howl?? .. This is my second entry to @choc.cream_dachshunds #iamacrazypooch4kcomp ? .. #germanshepherd #germanshepherdsofinstagram #gsdloversofinsta #gsdlover #gsdstagram #collarbuddies #gsdofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #puppylove #dogphotography #germanshepherddog #gsdofigworld #instadog #instagsd #puppystagram #gsdofig #puppygram #gsd #gsdpuppy #adelaide #dogsofaustralia #aussiedogsrule #sendadogphoto #puppysketch #puppytrip #dog_features #excellent_puppies
4. Sparky and love of exploration.
Missing New Hampshire tonight ? . This is my entry for the #DogMysteries contest hosted by @ipartywithbrucewayne @pupsonpar @maska_the_husky. This little guy is a big dog in a small body ?? Sparky isn't your typical Chihuahua, braving it on the trails as if he were 5 times his size. He's definitely happiest outdoors (although he never turns down a cuddle opportunity) How was I so lucky to get such a tiny big adventurer?? Where does his huge adventuring spirit come from? ? . This is my entry for the #ReadyForWinterContest hosted by @dogsthathike @hurttanorthamerica @keencanada. This will be our first winter together in Connecticut, and we definitely don't want the cold to stop our adventures! Will you help us be prepared for winter snow fun? 🙂 . . . #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #chihuahuasofinstagram #smile #like #happy #chihuahua #puppiesofinstagram #dogsandpals #bestwoof #sendadogphoto #instalike #instagood #love #dogs_of_world #thestatelyhound #topdogphoto #dog_features #animalsco #petco #fall #hurtta @hurttanorthamerica #newhampshire #hikingwithdogs #puppiesxdogs #sniffandbarkens
5. Brie and her extra toes
Do the extra toes make Brie extra awful? #dogmysteries #horriblesister - This is my entry for the #DogMysteries contest hosted by @pupsonpar, @maska_the_husky, @ipartywithbrucewayne, @toby_littledude, @mydogstink, @winnie_therapydog, @embarkvet and @dognition - Brie and I were both rescues, so our breeds are guesses at best. Brie was rescued from a puppy mill, where she produced "purebred pomeranians". With her double dewclaws (on both back feet! So many toes!), long muzzle and general hugeness, our pawrents would love to find out which breeds actually contribute to making her so unique.
6. Charlie and his innate ability to guide his blind brother.
This is my entry for the #DogMysteries contest hosted by @toby_littledude @mydogstink and @winnie_therapydog. 〰〰〰 I want to know why do I know my brother is (mostly) blind and needs my guidance to get around? ?? My brother @piratedoghenry has glaucoma and is losing his vision, so I was adopted a month ago to help serve as his "seeing eye dog," as it were. ? While our parents hoped we would form this relationship eventually, I took to guiding him immediately, without any training or encouragement. ❤❤ And my brother happily lets me take the lead. He's a shy dog, but my presence has helped him become more confident around new dogs and people. ? But don't be fooled, Henry has made it clear he's in charge at home. ? 〰〰〰 #questionoftheday #whydoi #cutedog #dogquestion #blinddog #dogswithglaucoma #guidedog #adogandhisdog #dogbrothers #letmetakethelead #seattledogs #blackandwhite #bwphoto #chiweenie #cutechiweenie
7. Stella and her one-woman band.
Caught again. ?? The one (wo)man band. ??. She's not happy I'm filming. Lol. #singingstellabear . . This is my entry for the #dogmysteries hosted by @pupsonpar @ipartywithbrucewayne and @maska_the_husky. . . Stella only sings with this one toy and only after she's eaten. She only used to do if when nobody was watching and now she'll tolerate us watching and sometimes she'll sing if we take the toy from her and squeak it after she's started. She'll go find her toy and push on it as she sings but only after I think really yummy meals! Why!!
8. Dumplings and her fear of rain, but love of water.
This is my entry for the #DogMysteries Contest hosted by: @winnie_therapydog @toby_littledude @mydogstink With my unsolved mystery is: why is it that my @dumplings_17 will run into the sprinklers, roll in puddles, place her head underwater in the kiddie pool, but when it comes to rain, even if there is no thunder (which she doesn't even mind unless it is super close), she does not even want to go out to pee or poop. She will only go out if I put on the raincoat!! ???. I would really be happy if you could solve this @dognition and @embarkvet What do you think @fluffy_fire_fox @cookies3_16 and @cuckoo4cocopuff
9. Buddy's uncontrollable urge to lick their (human) mother to near-death.
Why oh why must I continue to lick my (human) mother to death? That is the question. I don't know why I can't stop coming back for more. Is it the scrumptious taste? Reminiscent of a lovely pork chop I had once that fell on the floor. Is it a nervous habit....stemming from the daily stress of wondering when the food bowl will be refilled? Is it my way to feel close to her? Perhaps I'll never know. . I've attempted to stop. Many times. I've tried meditation, L.A. (Licker's Anonymous), even hypnotism but to no avail. The allure of my human popsicle keeps drawing me back. My siren song. Alas. . This is my entry for #dogmysteries hosted by @pupsonpar @maska_the_husky @ipartywithbrucewayne @mydogstink @toby_littledude @winnie_therapydog with vendor hosts @embarkvet and @dognition ?.
10. Jolie and her never-ending quest for mud.
All this stress calls for a mud bath!!!! ??? #fml #igiveup #election2016 ?❤️ . This is my entry for the #dogmysteries contest hosted by @maska_the_husky @pupsonpar @ipartywithbrucewayne @toby_littledude @mydogstink @winnie_therapydog . It is such a mystery to me why Jolie loves mud SO MUCH!! I wonder what is going on in her mind when she launches herself into every single mud puddle she sees? It can be the driest of days and she will seek and find that disgusting smelly mud pit....and there always seems to be at least one that she finds with her super mud radar ? . Thankfully she is wearing her @waterpooch waterproof, stink-proof collar! I think we need to design a waterproof suit for her! Use JOLIE to get 10% off your order.
We hope that all of these pups are one day able to solve their #DogMysteries, but in the meantime, we'll just sit back and enjoy hearing about all of their hilarious antics!
Thanks again to everyone who entered the #DogMysteries Instagram contest. I know I speak for both Dognition, Embark Vet, and everyone at Wide Open Pets when I say that we absolutely loved looking through your entries.
Never change, pups!
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