Tuesday, December 30, 2008

When Wags went to the vet the first time, before even seeing him she said he was part beagle. From the quizzical look on my face she knew I wanted to know how, his vocalization. A random example.

The vocalization has its benefits. Lately I’ve been biking to the office and on those days Wags comes along, perched in the front basket his (see vid) is much more effective than any bell or horn. Plus he makes everyone smile, even taxi drivers.

Wags had a big dog Christmas, meaning that he got trampled and stepped on by a Great Pyrenees and then at Anne Marie’s parents, their Bernese Mountain Dogs treated him like a rag toy. He’s a tough little guy and kept coming back for more. It is interesting how dogs of such a difference in size can play together.

He’s also fun to tease. One evening I had a vibrator out, maybe it was the buzzing, more likely my grunts and moans, but he wanted to be part of the action. I held the vibe out so he could sniff at it and after a few seconds, turned it on. He scooted across the room to the safety of his dog bed and (see vid).


Is it the season? Victoria mulling over the anxieties of meeting a new client and at HDH a rookie asking for feedback as to whether her anxieties are unreasonable and if they’ll ever go away. As Victoria notes the anxiety is always there, but it reduces to a manageable level and in fact becomes a key factor in the emotional rush that the life provides.



Anonymous VJ said...

Yeah. Too damn cute for words actually. But thanks for that. It's always good for a smile the world over. Look deep into the bureaucrats eyes, lift the dog/puppy up to his eye level and ask sympathetically 'Can you Still say No to such a face?' It'll melt the hearts of almost anyone, anywhere. Guaranteed. Cheers & Happy New Years! 'VJ'

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not Dick Cheney

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might want to help him develop his nose. I don't mean training him to sniff explosives or such but he sees the world through his nose and you're his owner / friend. I gather there is training advice available. You could train him to find your keys or to associate walks with a certain smell or you could hide things from him or other fun stuff.

12:24 AM  
Anonymous jo said...

Okay..the cuteness is killing me! My puppy (of 13 years) The Pooper is a beagle and I can assure you that the cuteness continues. I would recognize that howl anywhere!
So adorable and thank you so much for the video!


2:39 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

A clarification if needed, the video isn't Wags, just a random YouTube vid. Wags is part beagle, definitely the bark but who know what else. His nose is pointy and his coat is rough. The most common guess is that there is some terrier with poodle being another possibility.

I like the idea of training him to find stuff. Perhaps a life partner for me (sigh).

Well that might be too much of a task even for Wags, but we'll think of something. We have signed up for obedience training in March.

Pooper, what a great name.


5:23 PM  
Anonymous VJ said...

And where would we all be w/o YouTube? And yes, the dog might prove useful in all sorts of introductions too. But yeah, prol not likely to move Dick Cheney much. Cheers & Happy New Years! 'VJ'

10:30 PM  
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12:39 AM  

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