Saturday, August 30, 2008

Week 11 - Guest starring TIlly!

This is Tilly, my friend's cocker spaniel! We watched her one weekend, which Bailey found to be pretty cool.

This happened a lot: Bailey in play stance, Tilly looking not very interested.

Bailey: sniff, play with me?

Bailey: play with me! (and paw at Tilly, who is more interested in lounging on the cool floor)

Bailey: play with me, please?

Bailey: PLEASE? (accompanied by lots more pawing)

Bailey settles for chewing on his lion.

Tilly really likes having the high ground. This happened a lot: Tilly on the bench, Bailey looking up longingly.

The two eye each other suspiciously.

Bailey finally settles for chewing on his lion, and Tilly is sufficiently satisfied that she won't be bugged for a while.

Tilly has a Pavlovian response to anyone doing anything in the kitchen and follows you around whenever you're in that area. Of course Bailey tags along.

But they both like looking out the window.

How cute.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Week 11 - Still going for the water fountains

Bailey still LOVES the water fountains, although the little guy still can't reach the water on his own. But at least now he's tall enough so that he can get a good grip on the fountain instead of running, jumping, slamming into the fountain, and falling flat on his back.

We don't mind having to pick him up, but it's admittedly easier to do this with a 9-lb. dog than with a 25-lb. dog.

Week 11 - Like a little cow

Bailey looks like a little cow in the grass. Like a little cow that hunts for sticks to chew. He's going through cycles where he gets a little roly-poly for a few days, then gets lean again.

Weeks 10 & 11 - sleeping arrangements

Finally, we were able to document Bailey's customized bed.

Although this is just ridiculous.

He's also started this under-cushion arrangement.

And, sometimes Bailey just likes sleeping in the crate now.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Week 10 - a dog's life

We wish we could say that after Bailey drops into this position (because he drops—with a thump—rather than sinks, into his laying positions) that he follows it up with a contented sigh. Instead, he does a little frustrated huffy sigh. So he sounds huffy, but we figure he's feeling pretty good.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Week 10 - Bailey luvs laundry day

Can you find the puppy on the pile of laundry?

Of his own accord, Bailey decided to lounge on the laundry for a little while.

Week 10 - Bailey in his puppy bed

Bailey's cute and quizzical look (head cocked to one side). One person has described his looks as "dog food model." We quite agree.

Bailey wants his stuffed animal friend. This is his cute head-on-hands-peering-over-an-edge position.

All curled up.

Bailey is filling out his bed.

Our bed has a growth

Sometimes it looks like a puppy head sticking out from the side...

...and sometimes it looks like a puppy body sticking out from the side.

So some things haven't changed: Bailey still likes sleeping under low spaces. However, he is now quite well-behaved about going into his crate. The secret: put the crate in a favorite spot.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Strange sleeping position #07

We don't know what this is, but it can't be comfortable.

Strange sleeping position #06

This is the full stretch. The Superman, if you will.

Week 9 - Bailey portrait update

We're getting a sense of what Bailey might look like when he's grown up.

Week 9 - when Bailey misses u

When one of us leaves, Bailey does the following:

waits by the door...

sniffs the door...

and looks longingly out the window. And then he goes back to the door, and then to the window. And then the door again. There's a little bit of whimpering too.