Every dog has its quirks – but some have more than others.
A woman has been forced to install a sign outside her house after her neighbours shared their concerns about her dog’s unusual behaviour.
Explaining how her golden retriever has a tendency to ‘hang out’ on the roof of her house, she has assured them he is safe and well taken care of.
The sign reads: “Huckleberry is living up to his name and learned how to jump onto our roof from the backyard. We never leave him in the backyard without someone being at home. He will not jump off unless you entice him with food or a ball!
“We appreciate your concern but please do not knock on our door – we know he’s up there! But please feel free to take pictures of him and share with the world!”
Before installing the sign, the woman would have four to five people knocking on her door per week, asking: “Do you realise there’s a dog on your roof?”.
She says this dropped to once or twice per week as some still “miss the sign when they’re walking up” to the house.
After the dog’s picture was shared on Reddit, the woman started answering users’ ‘burning questions’ about her adventurous golden retriever.
When asked whether she can hear him walking around the roof when indoors, the owner said: “Yes, its annoying, especially with an infant who’s trying to nap.
“The worst is when someone starts waving at him and he bolts to the front of the house – I’m surprised all my shingles are still intact.”
And when asked whether he has ever “pooped on the roof”, she joked: “Now that you’ve said that… I’ve have been wondering why my gutters have been clogged and there aren’t any trees around them…”
While one user, who unexpectedly spotted Huckleberry on the roof, said “He barks at joggers to get more attention, as if he needs it”.
Another user said: “There’s something with golden retrievers, I’m not sure, but there’s something.”
One user said: “I love your dog! He seems like quite the neighbourhood attraction.”
Huckleberry has his very own Instagram page, called hucktheroofdog, and has racked in more than 38,4000 followers with his roof-climbing antics.
His owners, from Austin, Texas, recently adopted another dog, named Bluebell, who has already started following in Huckleberry’s footsteps.
Sharing a picture of Bluebell on the roof, they wrote in Huckleberry’s voice: “Introducing my new little sister… Bluebell. Named after my favourite Texas ice cream and from the same breeder I came from.
“I’m still not sure what to think of her but my family seems in love so I think I will be too.”