Oct 18, 2007

Sit, Chester, Sit!

It's been almost 2 weeks since we brought Chester home and he's been an absolute joy. He's already housetrained, fetches toys when we throw them and sits on command...What a good boy! He also sleeps in our room in his sherpa bed all night long.

Having a puppy is infinitely easier than having a kid.

I wasn't sure what to do on Monday morning when I awoke to thunder, lightening and rain pouring down. I checked the puppy book cover to cover and nowhere did it mention rain in the housetraining chapter. I think inclement weather is worth at least a couple of paragraphs...don't you? I suppose we're going to have to invest in a golf umbrella, however Chester didn't look like he was particularly interested in "doing his business" in the icy cold rain. As a matter of fact, he looked up at me like I was insane when I suggested he might like to go in the backyard without me.

I put papers down in the laundry room and he just played with them. Silly puppy. Fortunately the weather cleared before we had any major accidents. Here he is "sitting" in his favorite chair:



Nankin said...

He really is cute. I keep thinking I want one, but then I come to my senses.

Duke_of_Earle said...

I love animals. Especially dogs. I cried like a baby when each of our last three dogs died. In fact, the pain of losing that family member who loves unconditionally just about tips the balance away from all those years of love and companionship.

But they ARE a responsibility. And after you've tasted the freedom that comes with an empty nest, you understand the oft-given answer to the eternal debate concerning, "When does life begin?"

The answer being: "Life begins when the last child has left home and the last dog dies."

(So Nankin does have a point. But I'm a little jealous nonetheless.)

Christina said...

Knowing my son, I'm sure a dog is somewhere in my future. And it is so hard to lose them. I still get tears in my eyes when I think about dogs we have had. Your Chester is really adorable. I have always had a thing for lads, especially yellow ones.

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