by 2 Brown Dawgs | Nov 27.2012

Freighter likes to help.  With everything.

He follows me everywhere hoping to “help”.  He wants to see everything that I am doing.  Sometimes I think he is more Golden Retriever than Chessie.  Our Golden used to follow me around too.  If I am in the laundry room, Freighter is there.  Kitchen, Freighter wants to be there.  Vacuuming, dusting, Freighter is underfoot.

When I put up the tree he was right there.  (Excuse the poor picture quality.  I was busy putting up the tree so I grabbed my phone and the light was not good.)

You Need Help, Right?

I put the tree right in front of the window that Freighter is fond of looking out.  No time like the present for him to learn what “WATCH OUT FOR MY TREE” means.  🙂  It is something all brown dawgs should learn.  I am not totally crazy.  I left the glass ornaments in the box.

I’ll Be Careful

Eventually he gave up and joined Thunder and Storm in a nap.

Putting Up A Tree Is Hard Work



2 Brown Dawgs

Follow the escapades of Thunder, Storm and Freighter, three Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, as they hunt, train and have fun.


Jane Parry

I have the same thing with my 2 Cocker Spaniels!! They follow me everywhere. If I carry the washing down to the kitchen they can both be found sitting by the washing machine door!! When I open the pan cupboard their noses get in there before I can. When I bring the shopping home they have to sniff and inspect each bag!! Oh yes they are a big HELP!!!!!

Nov 27.2012 | 08:53 am


yep my MOM know what that’s like. I am her little, I think BIG, helper.

Nov 27.2012 | 09:39 am

Doggy's Style

They just wanna help, I have my own shadow too.

Nov 27.2012 | 10:32 am

Molly The Wally

I too have a shadow , it’s called my peeps. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Nov 27.2012 | 10:40 am


Awww…. the collies like to help too. Then they like to demolish the indoor collie plumbing unit and like to help us put it back together so they can demolish it again… and it goes on forever… LOL Great post! 🙂

Nov 27.2012 | 11:51 am


Freighter sounds like he’s a real Momma’s boy! How nice that he wants to help you do everything. hehehe. Your tree is so pretty, probably a good idea leaving the glass ornaments off! 🙂

Nov 27.2012 | 01:44 pm

Smile with your tail

Mum says your just like Sampson..what are us doggies for if we cant help, all the time?!


PeeS, Sorry we are SO far behind on your blog- shame on us!

Nov 27.2012 | 04:41 pm


Hehe there’s nothing like the help of a loyal dog! 😉

Nov 27.2012 | 04:58 pm

Kim-Life at Golden Pines

You’re so right about the Goldens following you everywhere! I’ve not gone to the bathroom, walked in a straight line through my house or done anything by myself at home in years! 🙂

Nov 27.2012 | 10:06 pm


Maybe Freighter is part yorkie? I like to help, too, and am always following my assistant around – tripping her!

Your pal, Pip

Nov 27.2012 | 11:40 pm


Ha ha! That sounds like Elsie too… that’s why I’ve given up gardening!

Nov 28.2012 | 09:25 am


What a helpful pup Freighter is! He deserved a good nap after so much helping 🙂

Nov 28.2012 | 02:39 pm

Adventureweiner (@Adventureweiner)

I didn’t know you used to own Goldens. We are hiking out in the woods to get our tree this weekend…that is IF I can get rid of this cold by then.

Nov 29.2012 | 09:14 pm