Also, never fear blog readers – there have been NO shortage of takers for this fella, should it be time for him to move on. He’s got multiple homes waiting to take him in ;-)
- Make Food Lady lift you into the scary elevator
- NOT pee in the apartment building hallway (exiting Food Lady’s shoebox-cum-apartment is not the same as “going outside.” Okay, okay, we get that now)
- NOT nap in the building lobby (just because you came through a door after a walk does not mean that’s where you or the Food Lady live)
- Find “Lean Cuts” mystery dog meat unpalatable and refuse everything but raw meat and cottage cheese.
- Come when called, because the Food Lady is faster than you, and will grab your tail
Actually, Sport is very obedient and has clearly been trained to listen. I think the momentary lapse of judgment in running (shuffling) away this morning was to test whether I loved him or not. Ever since I ran (walked slightly faster) after him and caught him, he has decided I really love him, and has stuck to me like glue. I can’t get rid of him now, which is kind of unfortunate because a) it’s hard to take pictures of a dog standing on your feet and b) he smells REALLY bad!
However, we went to the dog beach after work, and Sport showed me that he could jump in and out of the van, could crate himself in the van once he knew which kennel was ‘his,’ and could go up and down stairs quite easily. He seemed to enjoy his time at the dog beach, and wandered from person to person getting loves, but always coming back to check in on me.
People seeing his photos find it hard to believe he is 16 years old. Really, all they have to do is smell him – he stinks like he is both 16 years old AND died in the Nevada desert at least 8 days before he came to my house. BLECH! I can’t wait until his new diet kicks in and the yeast ships out! I admit he always comes out looking younger in the photos than he does in person. (If I could replicate this when taking pictures of people, I would be a kajillionaire by now!)
Anyway, the beach visit exhausted him and he is passed out by the deck door. If you pinch your nose closed when you snuggle him, he is the CUTEST DOG EVER!!!
I am going to try to update you on his progress as often as I can, and I will try to keep the entries short. I will also work on getting him used to the camera so I can get some better shots of him.
But before we go … Wootie’s girlfriend was at the beach today!
She flirted, while Woo tried to play it cool
But pretty soon, it was – in the charming words of Cookie Uncle – “on like Donkey Kong”
She CLEARLY wanted a piece of ass! I love it when she grabs his tail and pulls!!
She’s one hot chickie!
Also ETA: I forgot to tell you that Sport has worms. Eww. So tonight I dewormed him.
If I spill dewormer on my iphone/ipod earphones, does that make me immune to earworms like