He started out so adorable. He lured us in with his antics, his softness, his ability to sit on my lap without squashing me!
Most of the time, he farts, stinks, runs away, sleeps, sheds ALL over the place, worse than any cat could ever. He barks at every dog who dares to walk past his window. He watches old ladies and growls at them the most (you can't trust those little old ladies!!!). He pulls at his leash, until you remind him that he's supposed to walk nicely, and then only until he catches a new scent or spies another dog. He howls and won't stop barking or whining when he's not allowed to visit with any dog he sees on the walk. If he hurts himself, he yelps and carries on so badly that I'm sure the entire neighborhood thought I was commiting some sort of horrible crime on him, when really he had stepped on something that hurt, and then after I carried him home, he stopped yelping. I think I got scammed. Someone probably just wanted to get carried home.
He also makes friends with every dog he actually gets to come into contact with. He loves cats. He doesn't chew anymore (HURRAY!). He lays on his mat while we eat. He's totally house trained. And 90% of the time he looks like this.
I tried to get him to put his head up for this picture, but he gave me the blurry death stare for waking up his nap. He's also claimed the tiniest dog bed that actually belongs to the MIL's dog for his own. Sorry Lucy! She left it behind and he claimed it!
And why this post about my dog who drives me nuts 90% of the time that he's awake? Because I've found his long lost brother on the web.
Meet Brutus, from Frou-FruGal.
Except for that white leg, he looks a LOT like our own dear Rodeo! You can read about Brutus here.