Roll that beautiful bean footage
Remember this awesome commercial from the 1990s?
Our golden retriever Luke is a dead ringer for the dog in the Bush’s Baked Beans commercials. He’s handsome, loyal and confident. We are sure if he could speak, it would be in a deep, commanding voice (in keeping with his “I mean business” bark).
Luke also hides a mischievous streak beneath his regal appearance.
Leave a loaf of Farm to Market Bread a little too close to the counter’s edge, and he’ll casually remove it, as soon as the house clears of people. Luke helps us remember to throw toilet paper tubes into the recycling bin by plucking them out of open trash cans and trotting around the house and shoving them in your face before shredding them. Recently, he also retrieved a huge slab of Shatto butter from the refrigerator (still not sure how that happened) and learned to pop the latch on our pack’s airtight container of Evo turkey and chicken kibble when he feels like a snack.
However, it’s impossible to stay mad at a face like this:
Luke’s history of mischief goes back to his days in foster care. Zach found Luke about two-and-a-half years ago, running wayward through Kansas City, having busted out of his foster mom’s home. Fortunately for Luke, he ran into the right guy. It was a bro-mance at first sight.
Fortunately for us, Luke is truly more sweet and devoted than he is naughty. He is gentle, obedient, affectionate and just protective enough. (He once helped deter an intruder from a neighbor’s house.) In the beginning, Luke was not a big fan of Charlie Machete, but he has even come around to being a pretty tolerant foster brother.
In honor of our golden boy Luke, I asked Kathleen Henn to create a custom magnet featuring his likeness, just in time for Christmas.
What kind of mischief does your dog get into?
Posted on December 26, 2011, in Art, Awesome, Luke and tagged Bush's Baked Beans, golden retriever, Kathleen Henn, Magnet Monday, mischievous dog, roll that beautiful bean footage. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.