Ponder this:

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Chopper returns to the egg from whence he came

I mentioned before that Chopper thinks he is smaller than he is. 
In fact, he can make himself very small, folding himself up 
like a dog version of a collapsible metal-and-canvas camp chair.

1. Chopper, full-size, snugged up beside Husband on a Saturday morning:

2. The miniaturization process begins with relaxing the entire length of his spine, 
making sure his puppybutt is snugged back into the corner 
of the space which he occupies.

3. Assemble all four paws so that all toes fit into 
one 5" x 5" square space.

4. Fold head over paws and relax all muscles and joints.
Think "small."

5. It is now possible to apply a clean dogshell.

 6. Seal edges and store dog.

When it's time to play, reverse the process and he is, 
once again, a full-size dog 
with gangly legs and riding-crop tail.


Friko said...


Aren't they flexible and bendable, these critters.

They also know that they are not going to be shooed away when they insinuate themselves into a human's space. Given half a chance they will, however, unfold and expand at the slightest shift of a human buttock and take over the whole space.

Wanda..... said...

You described his posture well, June. In the fourth photo, I even noticed his tail curved up from the back to the front by his paws!

threecollie said...

Big Smile! Great post! Great dog! Thanks

Pauline said...

fabulous! dog-in-an-egg might be a marketable concept!

Olga said...

I wonder at a mind that can think up these things. Handsome dog, BTW.

Linda Myers said...

What an enchanting concept and series of photos!

English Rider said...

It's husbands that take up WAYYY too much space!

VM Sehy Photography said...

That's amazing. We could use a dog like that when we go on trips. There's so little room in the car once we pack all of our stuff into it.

Tracy said...

That was a lot of fun! :)

Barb said...

I'm going to call him Yoga Dog from now on.

rachel said...

Funny dog! Funny post too. I wonder how I would package the sleeping Flossie, as she pours out of her basket like molten lava!

Blipfillypicklepoo said...

Great pictures of Chopper and the shrinking process you explained made things about my own dog clearer. Good to see a new post from you. Hope your spring is going well. Off to make a quiche.

Lord Wellbourne said...

Beautiful boy!! I'd love to fold him up and put him in my pocket!