The kind of dog I love — #6 Has strange taste buds

 

Has strange taste buds

 

I don’t know if Basil is unique in this or there are other dogs like him.

He LOVES licking off my body lotions, hand moisturisers and sunscreens. Especially sunscreen. That’s his absolute favourite. He’d eat it all up if I don’t stop him.

 

I didn't do it!

 

Does your dog do it, too? Tell me Basil is not the only nutty dog!

 

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Previous chapters:

#1 Won’t play fetch

#2 Jumps on your lap

#3 Follows you everywhere

#4 Barks at nothing

#5 Gets too excited

The kind of dog I love — #5 Gets too excited

 

Gets too excited

 

There’s nothing more to say about this, really. Basil is a very enthusiastic dog and gets excited at everything. He even gets excited at nothing.

I have tried taking a photo of him looking excited but it’s impossible because he’s either jumping all over the place in warp speed or trying to eat the camera.

So here’s a photo of him looking pleased.

 

Happy Basil

 

Well, then, remember to comment, share or like if you’re enjoying these Basil comics!

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Previous chapters:

#1 Won’t play fetch

#2 Jumps on your lap

#3 Follows you everywhere

#4 Barks at nothing

The kind of dog I love — #3 Follows you everywhere

 

Jumps on your lap

 

On the whole, I do think it’s quite endearing when your pet follows you everywhere you go. It means they love being near you all the time, right?

Basil isn’t my pet; I’m just his occasional babysitter, so I’m probably just a novelty item for him.

But should I find it creepy when a big boy dog follows me into the bedroom and watches while I change, or follows me into the bathroom and watches while I take a bath?

Theoretically, no. Dogs aren’t perverts like human beings can be, right?

In reality, I can’t help but wonder what he’s thinking every time he watches me.

“Why does she always go to this giant box and change her skin?”

“Why does she walk around the kitchen making a lot of noise banging things around for an hour and I still don’t have new food in my bowl?

“Can she stop walking around the whole house for no reason already? I’m getting dizzy following her.”

In the eyes of simple creatures whose only wants are food, shelter, love and walks, our actions must seem very bizarre.

Like that time when I was doing selfies using the timer on my camera, and I was going back and forth setting the camera then posing, setting the camera then posing, Basil stood on one spot and stared at me quizzically the whole time.

 

Sheylara

 

Whenever we’re on the sofa together and a loud snort suddenly bursts out of my throat because I’ve just read something funny on my iPad, Basil will jump in fright and stare at me, his eyes huge as saucers.

 

Basil

 

Maybe it’s just me. I think I’m strange, compared to the average human being. So, what must dogs think of me?

What do you think? Does your pet think you’re weird. Do you think I’m weird? Do you think your pet is weird?

Let’s have a conversation going until the next episode! =)

 

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Previous chapters:

#1 Won’t play fetch

#2 Jumps on your lap

The kind of dog I love — #2 Jumps on your lap

Second Basil comic!

 

Jumps on your lap

 

All Basil comics are based on 100% true events so this really did happen.

I was babysitting him and relaxing on the sofa, and he was quite happy to lie beside me.

That is, until I got my Macbook out and placed it on my lap.

He immediately decided that he simply must make himself comfortable on it.

Here’s a photo I took with my Macbook while he was still sitting on it. (Took a bit of doing taking that photo since he was blocking most of the screen and the keyboard.)

 

Basil sitting on my Macbook

 

I think today’s chapter illustrates how loving Basil is. Most dogs probably are, though. I mean, if you allow them to go on the sofa or hop into bed with you, they will always be there. I find that so endearing.

I love when dogs climb onto me and get comfy because it gives me a warm and tender feeling (except maybe when they’re sitting on the wrong “laptop”). But then they get too comfy and fall asleep and you’re kind of stuck there indefinitely, not having the heart to wake them.

Don’t you love (hate) when that happens?

 

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Also see previous chapter:

#1 Won’t play fetch

The kind of dog I love — #1 Won’t play fetch

This is the start of a series of comic strips I’m going to draw based on my experience babysitting Basil, who belongs to Piers’ parents.

He was adopted at age three and hadn’t been trained to respond to commands or do doggy tricks, and I think Piers’ parents were quite happy to leave it that way since they just wanted a dog to love.

He’s about six or seven now, generally quite well-behaved and doesn’t cause too much trouble, but he can drive you nuts (in an affectionate eye-rolling way) with his doggy personality.

So this comic series is dedicated to silly, loving Basil and his awesome owners, Peter and Piper.

 

 

The kind of dog I love - Won't play fetch

 

 

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