April 15, 2009

I’m Not Like That!

Gretchen says I am just like Gemma, but I beg to differ. She says that the way Gemma behaves with me (pestering, poking, biting, growling, jumping up on me) is exactly how I am with Monty.  I asked for evidence and this is all she could produce. You be the judge…

I know, I look at fault, but he is showing his teeth, too!
I know, I look at fault, but he is showing his teeth, too!
Mostly, we play chase. That's innocent, isn't it?
Mostly, we play chase. That's innocent, isn't it?
We race up the trail...notice who is chasing whom!
We race up the trail...notice who is chasing whom!
We race down the trail...again who is chasing whom?
We race down the trail...again who is chasing whom?
We walk together smelling along the trail. Harmless, right?
We walk together smelling along the trail. Harmless, right?
I pounce from behind a tree!
I pounce from behind a tree!
Monty chases...in hot (blurry) pursuit!
Monty chases...in hot (blurry) pursuit!
We play keep away behind the trees...
We play keep away behind the trees...
...and the chase continues...
...and the chase continues...
...and continues in circles...
...and continues in circles...
I change directions and Monty tries to keep up!
I change directions and Monty tries to keep up!
See, he's resting AND he's smiling!
See, he's resting AND he's smiling!
I rest my case. Innocent on all accounts, don't ya think?
I rest my case. Innocent on all accounts, don't ya think?

Gretchen’s behind me as I type. “But who pokes him in the neck? Who bites at his chin? Who irritates and instigates every game of chase?”

I plead the 5th.

After our romp at the park, we rested a bit before heading up north to meet Jasper. I was really excited to meet him because Gretchen really likes him and she says he’s very sweet. She was definitely right about that!

"See, I do smile!"
"See, I do smile!"

Gretchen told me that Jasper is a serious dog, but he was all smiles when we met at his house and then went for a walk. By the time we got to the tennis courts in his neighborhood, he was thrilled, chewing on one of my orange and blue balls like a champ!

"Thanks for sharing, Rubin!"
"Thanks for sharing, Rubin!"

And when it was time for a little treat…he was all over that!

"You've got good snacks!"
"You've got good snacks!"

He even had the patience to pose with us despite the fact that another dog was playing in the field just outside the tennis courts!

"How many pictures does she take, usually?"
"How many pictures does she take, usually?"

He liked Monty best of all…they’re about the same size though Jasper is definitely beefier!

"About a million and a half photograph if you count using doggie math!"
"About a million and a half photographs if you count using doggie math!"

Our walk even took us to a few new places. First, a pet store where we each got a small cookie and then to a place that smelled divine!  Molly Moon’s Ice Cream Shop.  We waited outside while Gretchen ordered up a Coconut Chunk on a waffle cone.

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She didn’t even share!  And that’s a dog on the store’s sign…Molly Moon is a dog so we should at least get a lick of that ice cream!

Jasper was sad to see us go and we were a bit sad to leave, but we needed our lunch and a nap before we headed up to the groomer to pick up Oshi and Perrito…

Yep, we're lookin' fine!
Yep, we're lookin' fine!

Yep, that’s them…the former carpet samples on a leash. Amazing.

Aren't we handsome, papa?
Aren't we handsome, papa?

Oshi and Perrito went to the same “spa” Monty and I go to.  I think they liked it there because they got to play with lots of friends before and after their grooming!

play time
Ready to rumble?

Lillianna and Claudio worked on them (though that’s not one of the boys in the picture).

Nice people, but watch out for the clippers!
Nice people, but watch out for the clippers!

And then they walked home looking frisky and spry in their new hairdos!

Yeah, I'm strutting my stuff!
Yeah, I'm strutting my stuff!

It was a beautiful day today and despite what Gretchen thinks of me, I am a patient gentleman who plays well with others!

Really, I do!

Rubin

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2 Replies to “April 15, 2009”

  1. Thanks for the comment! We walk often at Seward Park and that is where the photos were taken. It’s one of my favorite places in all the world, though I’ve never really seen ALL the world. Still.
    Rubin

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