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When we got our dog last summer, he'd just been neutered earlier that day. Given that Sean was an adult male dog, and awash in testosterone, I fully expected to see him hump something in the house. And I'd be the one who'd have to explain to my kids what the hell he was doing. He didn't, and I thought I'd dodged a bullet.

Tonight, after many months of celibacy, my eunuch dog decides that my daughter's giraffe neck pillow* is irresistable. He goes into a frenzy of manipulating it into just the right position, humping it, snuggling it, and then doing it all over again.

I heard my husband and older daughter laughing hyterically in another room, and then daughter carried the giraffe into me and said, "Watch this." Sean, following at her heels, repeated the performance as soon as she dropped the giraffe onto the floor. (Younger daughter, owner of giraffe pillow, didn't witness this, and we've all sworn not to tell her.)

As my dog enjoyed a post-coital snuggle with the giraffe, I said, "It looks like Sean has a girlfriend."

My daughter then said what I was really thinking--"Actually, it looks like a boy giraffe. Sean has a boyfriend."


* Younger daughter's favorite animal is the giraffe, and as she often steals my neck pillow on long trips, I gave her this last Christmas.

Awwww!

Sep. 24th, 2011 10:50 pm
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My duppy pog's paws are twitching while he sleeps. I think he's dreaming about chasing chipmumks.
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[personal profile] erastes asked for "moar puppy pictures," so here you go!

Peek here for puppy. )

Duppy Pog!

Jul. 10th, 2011 08:34 pm
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Meet the newest member of our family, Sean the duppy pog. (That's puppy dog to you.)


As some of you may remember, my kids and I went to visit a local animal shelter and met Sean a bit over a week ago. I'd seen this photo on Petfinder.com, and simply fell in love with his cute little face. A visit to the shelter to meet him, and we were hooked. We needed to wait a few days for our application to be approved, and for him to be neutered, but a couple days ago, we got to bring him home with us.

We are SO lucky; he's an absolutely wonderful dog. He know that he was found as a stray, and from the condition of his coat (so matted that he needed to be shaved) that he had been neglected for awhile, but he must have had a home and a family at one point. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that he's already housetrained, that he walks well on a leash, and that he's picking up basic commands so easily that he must have learned them before.

My son has allergies, so we chose carefully. My research had said that the best choice in my son's case would be long-haired breeds as they shed less (poodles and Maltese were both on the list) and smaller dogs are better for the same reason (less body to shed from). Sean is a poodle/Maltese mix (a Maltipoo if you want to use the trendy name) and about the size of a miniature poodle. He's also 2-3 years old, which is good for us as we didn't really want to go through the puppy stage.

Kids: We want a puppy, but we don't want him to bite our fingers.
Kids: We want a puppy, but we don't want him to chew everything he can find.
Kids: We want a puppy, but we don't want him to pee/poop in the house.
Me: Then you don't really want a puppy. You want a dog who looks like a puppy.

And that's what we have. He's as small as my brother's lab was last year when she was a puppy, and his coat is soft and fuzzy like puppy fur. But he'll stay that way.

PS- Sean was the name given to him in the shelter, but we liked it, so Sean he'll remain.

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