Friday, June 6, 2008

The dog makes a good point

As Buddy reminded me this morning, it has been an entire month since I last posted about our bouncing baby Lab. For shame, for shame.

At three years and 70 pounds, I guess Buddy's not really our baby Lab anymore. He's more of a toddler. A big hairy toddler. With questionable bathing habits. Come to think of it, he may be going through the terrible threes right now. There's been a recent influx of early-morning whining, selective listening, insistent "feed me" paw stomping, and at the farmers market two weeks ago he put on quite a show. I was talking with one of the proprietors when Buddy decided that yes, the asphalt beneath us would be perfect for a late-morning back rub. Down he went, writhing and whining away as only he can. Small children pointed; grown adults steered clear. So, yes, he was scratching, but I guess you could liken it to a full-on temper tantrum. Of course I rewarded his behavior with a Companion Bakery dog biscuit. What can I say? Chip caves to children, I cave to dogs.

To make amends with the Lab of my life and those who love all things Buddy (read: me and Chip), I am pleased to bring you Buddy's latest and greatest.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I must hurry home so I can start bailing water.

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