Lila the dog is sweet, affectionate, friendly and loyal, all the traits we look for in a dog. But this little basenji does have one curious habit: She only goes up stairs backwards.

I've had a quite a few dogs going back to when I was a little kid and a couple of them - probably just like yours - had a few strange habits. For example, I once had a dog who liked to ride on the vacuum cleaner when I cleaned house. But nothing like Lila, who'll only go up the reverse. Her owner says she started doing it when she was a pup and has stuck with it ever since.

By the way, tomorrow (Monday) is the last day to vote in our 'Man's Best Friend' dog photo contest, and Erin and I will be announcing our grand prize winner Tuesday morning in the 7 o'clock hour!