Saturday, August 30, 2008
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.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
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.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
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
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.
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.