Nip#2 & the Dog are twins!

Noodles & Nip#2 BFFs

I swear they’re twins – only one is less hairy, has only 2 legs and doesn’t have a tail. Bar that, they are the same 🙂

I’ve said it to The Missus since day 1, they share so many traits it’s nuts. I’m delighted to say they’ve become practically inseparable and completely in tune with each other, it’s really beautiful to watch and it’s one of the main reasons we got him in the first place.

In the interest of fairness it’s worth mentioning that Nip#1 and Noodles are BFF’s, they’ve been together longer, he’s her ‘buddy’ and they get on like a house on fire. We got Noodles about 11 months before Nip#2 was born. But there is a special understanding between Nip#2 & Noodles that is just different, it’s like Nip#2 & the Dog are twins – honest!

They share many characteristics that has led me to this believe. Let me go back to the start.

They both roared & whinged the house down at night:

Noodles SoloFor feckin ages! Sometimes Nip#2 still does! One night Noodles slept from about 9pm to 11.30pm (only) and then he barked, cried & whinged all fucking night right through to 5.10am exactly. Both myself and the Missus were in bits, we were getting angrier (with each other) by the hour – (Me) ‘Fuck this, I’m going down, he’s doing my bleedin head in‘ (The Missus) ‘ Don’t go down, you were told not to‘ (Me) ‘I know but I need to sleep, I’m up for work in a few hours, I’m goona kill him if he doesn’t shut the fuck up soon‘ etc etc etc (figure of speech, of course I wasn’t gonna kill him – just to be crystal clear :-))

Just for the record – Nip#2 cried every night, about 5 or 6 times a night until she was 10 1/2 months old. But don’t worry, she’s much better now and only wakes up crying on average once a night now 🙂 As for Noodles, at the start, we had to get a plugin that gave off a hormonal effect as if it came from his Mum AND tables that were like valium for dogs. I shit you not my bloggy buddies. Few of those tablets nearly ended up in me, fact!

They are both ‘needy’:

Elle CollageAgh stop – to be fair to them both, it’s way better today thankfully! But if you put Nip#2 down when she was younger and turned around – even for a split second – holy shit batman did she let you know all about it. ‘Whhhhaaaaaaa – Whhhhaaaaaa’. Turn about around and pick her up, the ‘Whhhhaaaaaa’ stops!

Noodles was the exact same bar the fact that we don’t pick him up. Give him attention and he’s a happy camper (well, what dog isn’t right?) but walk away or God forbid, close the bloody door on him for a second and BOOM – ‘Whhhhaaaaaa’ city, just in doggy style.

They are both massively motivated by food:

Even the rustling of a packet within ear shot and the pair of them turn their head at the same time and at the same speed, it’s mad to watch. ‘What was that noise? Foooooooooood. Quick FFS, get it, get it nooooooow‘!! Only difference is Nip#2 points and says ‘This This This This This This This This (over & over)’.

So I ignore the stares and continue with opening whatever it is cause well, it’s actually for me, not them strangely enough! But they’ve other idea’s. Sitting there, eye-balling me like there’s no tomorrow, trying to mess with my head, getting inside it, making me feel guilty for having like a cracker or rice cake. It’s like they signed a pact to wreck my head into giving them some of it.

Elle Noodles GIF

So I walk by them and the pair of them stop whatever it is they are doing to follow whatever’s in my hand. Nip#2 normally makes the first move closely followed by her partner in crime – ‘Mut & Jeff‘! Before you know it, Nip#2 is standing up holding onto my knee with the hand out trying to grab the food going ‘This This This This This This This This’ while the dog is now sitting at my other leg with this low-key whinge going on, eye-balling me. Jayzus, zero peace is it?! The pair of them even follow me into the toilet FFS – which is ironically where I have to go these days to have my packet of crisps or whatever I’m trying to enjoy in peace!!!!

They completely ignore each other and take no heed of the other’s personal space:

Nip#2 will crawl over to Noodles when he’s lying down and will plonk herself right beside him. But then she’ll start by putting the hand out and start grabbing his hair – anywhere, face, ears, back, tail etc – and he’ll just let her! Then she’ll put her hands on his tummy and use him as a balancing board for her to practise standing up and yep, he’ll just lift his head as if to say ‘what are ya up to now?!’

On the flip side, if I’m changing Nip#2’s nappy on the floor, mid change Noodles will come over and just plonk himself right in between me & Nip#2 – without any regard for that fact that he’s right in the line of fire – making his presence felt and making my job that little bit harder to complete!

There is no ‘Off’ button on either of them – EVER:

They are relentless. They are into everything and I do mean everything and I do mean all the time. They’re like a tag-team. Always wanting something else, the nearest thing to them. Grabbing, shoving it into the mouth as quick as possible and then losing interest in it just as quick and onto the next.

As I said earlier, Nip#2 is always pointing & saying ‘This This This This This This This‘ which is usually followed by a giggle and a smile if you give whatever’s in your hand to her or a cry if you don’t. Whereas with Noodles, he’ll be sticking his nose into a box of toys trying to grab a teddy or God knows what else and when he get’s it, all you hear is me or The Missus shouting ‘Leave Leave Leave it……Leeaaavvvveeeee it‘ which he normally does after the third or fourth attempt when we’re usually about to flip out completely.

Holy moly it’s like having twins. Honestly, one’s just hairier than the other. But ya know what – we wouldn’t change it for love nor money 🙂

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Hahahaha….this is so funny! I really enjoyed reading it and you’re absolutely right, I can see the resemblance. We have just gotten our Puppy and yes, food is a major motivator for him too. Thanks for linking with #bigpinklink

    1. Excellent!!1 I’m delighted you enjoyed this. It’s funny how a human & a canine can share so many traits !!! They do look alike right haha?! Make sure you use food to your advantage when training your puppy cause in our case, it’s the best way to train Noodles. Thank you so much for commenting & sharing my post. Chat soon, Ross #BigPinkLink

  2. Lol, that’s so funny 🙂 I think my little one might be a long lost twin! (And lots of the traits are also shared by my husband…hmmm…) #BigPinkLink

    1. Haha, and to me your comment is very funny!!! It’s amazing how a canine & a human can be so alike yet one is an animal & the other’s (clearly) not !!!! Thanks for commenting. Regards, Ross #BigPinkLink

  3. Mike says:

    This is hilarious! Love the twin idea, although can’t help thinking that #Nip2 will, in future years, get their own back. You know, counselling or at least some form of emotional blackmail saying how Dad messed up their sense of identity. Raised by wolves. It’s probably worth a car or something on an 18th birthday.

    1. Mike – you’re comment has me in stitches man – real ‘Dad/Man’ view – love it chief! Sorry for the ridiculous delay in replying, family stuff. Yeah, the car will absolutely be a trade off at some stage, you can bet on that. I’ll do my best to steer the ship away from the oul counselling/blackmail buzz 🙂 Cheers for reading. Ross.

  4. Ahhh this is fantastic. I love your writing voice, it’s like having a chat down the phone. I can relate to this as our dog Alfie is very similar. I am sure he thinks he is a human. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam
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    1. Agh thank you very much Annette, that’s a lovely thing to say! Sounds like Noodles & Alfie are kindred souls !!! And I’ve just received your tweet, I’m one of your featured posts on #DreamTeam – yeah baby yeaaaaahhhh !!!! I’m delighted, thank you so so much. Running over to grab my featured badge and update my post!! Happy Wednesday 🙂 Regards, Ross

  5. So now I understand why people say their dogs are their children, haha! Thanks for linking up to #SundayBest x
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    1. Hahahaha – yeah and literally in my case 🙂 They develop such a special bond. Thanks for commenting Sian. Regards, Ross #SundayBest

      (BTW so sorry for the late reply, a few of your comments went into the spam folder for some reason!)

  6. Nige says:

    This is so cool and your writing style is so very funny had me giggling away mate Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    1. Cheers Nige, that’s really cool that you got a giggle from it, happy days. Every bit of it is so true, it’s madness to watch! I’ll defo be back next week for sure. Thanks for the RT too. Cheers, Ross #ThatFridayLinky

  7. Janet says:

    I love this! I always say our Chihuahua is like our children – because although he’s trained and everything, there are sometimes he takes no notice and I say to the children, ‘See what you have taught the dog, even he thinks he doesn’t have to listen!’

    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes – it’s always a pleasure to read your posts!
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    1. Hahah, he sounds like a clever little fella !!!! That is very funny. Having a dog that the kids love and play with is such a beautiful thing, even if he has caused Mammy & Daddy’s nerves to fray from time to time 🙂 BTW ‘it’s always a pleasure to read your posts!’ Wow, I am delighted you feel that way, and you’ve just made my day so thank you very very much Janet. #AnythingGoes (Ekk – put the wrong linky name on originally hehe!)

  8. Emily says:

    I love the bond between kids and animals! Thanks for linking up to That Friday Linky

    1. No probs at all Emily!! Yeah, the bond is amazing, it’s brilliant to watch and has so many benefit for the children growing up. Thanks for hosting, see you next Friday! #ThatFridayLinky

  9. Aww how cute!i have two cats and cannot wait to see the relationship grow between them and Ben. Already I’ve noticed our friendly cat is happy to sit near him and let ben grab him but surprisingly the unfriendly one lets him touch her every so often. #anythinggoes

    1. Hi Lianne, Sorry for the late reply !!! Family pets rock! It’s so beautiful watching their relationships with children grow. It’s why we got Noodles when we did. Thanks so much for reading & commenting. Regards, Ross #AnythingGoes

  10. haha love this post! I realise I may be laughing at your suffering, but you write it so funny! We have two dogs, on will be 2 in a few weeks, and the other is 3 months old, luckily neither cried for us when we brought them home thank goodness as our human babies were nightmares lol. Love your writing! Thanks for sharing #mg

    1. Agh thanks a million Mackenzie, so glad you like it! Yeah he’s been a tough dog to train and manage if I’m honest but he’s starting to calm down now as he’s 2 1/2 (thankfully!!). Thanks for reading/commenting/sharing Ross #mg

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