Saturday, August 22, 2009

We Should Have Named Him Left-Eye

Are you ready for the cuteness? Do you look forward to these posts, or am I boring you? How can this face bore you?


He's even adorable when he sleeps. This is what I see when I look down from my desk chair. Usually he's on his belly or side, but every now and then he wraps around the chair leg or my foot.


Can I just tell you, he's got this innocent look mastered. He's all sweet, acting like a perfect stuffed animal and then...


... your toe twitches and it's all over.


He has officially learned to sit, although he doesn't respond without food or a treat, and he's letting up on the crying when we leave. Friday afternoon we blocked him in the kitchen while I did a workout video, and aside from a couple yelps, he was quiet.

Speaking of which, he still hasn't developed his bark so it's either a howl or a cat-like meow. Ibis keeps asking Owen if he's "a sheep or a wolf." (Ten points if you can guess that movie reference) So far, it looks like he's all sheep.

28 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

Are you kidding? I love these cute posts! And I bet the others do, too.

I wish I knew the sheep/wolf quote, but right off (and so early) I'm not sure.

Gary Hooyenga said...

Hey love the pics of Owen. Don't encourage barking. Quigley is great and only wolfs occasionly if he sees a rabbit or big bird. No barking like Mac

Melanie Avila said...

Ok, good. :)

I'm going to hold off on disclosing the quote for awhile. I think someone will get it.

Melanie Avila said...

Gary, that's a very good point about the barking. I'm glad you're having so much fun with Quigley. No luck convincing mom yet?

gypsyscarlett said...

There can never be enough pics of a cutie like Owen! :)

Michael said...

Training Day!
King Kong ain't got sh!t on Owen!

JLC said...

I don't know... the way he is gnawing on your foot tells me Owen has wolf tendencies. ;)

Natasha Fondren said...

You KNOW I love these posts!!! He is the cutest! I want an Owen. When Caesar left, I'd almost convinced myself to get an Owen, but I'm glad Caesar is back.

Can't wait to hear where the quote's from!

Melanie Avila said...

Gypsy, good to know.:)

Michael! Well done!

JLC, that's a good point. He's nearly pierced a couple of my body parts so far.

Natasha, I think a dog would be more work when you're traveling, but at least they play with you. :) And Michael already got the quote.

Travis Erwin said...

I'm glad my pooch is past being a toe biter.

Rafael said...

The top pic is perfect LOLDogs material!
Cute pup you got there.

Nadine said...

I love these posts! I don't have a puppy so I'm living vicariously through your pictures and stories!

Stephen Parrish said...

That face will NEVER bore me.

EriCan said...

I love pics of Owen! He is so cute! I too am glad Maya is past that stage, but I do miss how little she was, 80 lbs sgo ! We never tire of Owen... Bring it on :)

Melanie Avila said...

Travis, how long does it last?

Thanks Rafael!

Nadine, I'm glad you enjoy them. :)

Stephen, me neither, but I wondered since you all can't see him. Natasha suggested a video but it's a pain to get onto my computer.

Erica, again, how long does this last? ;P

Robin said...

He is just the cutest! We can never get too much Owen! I like the way he's looking at the camera while he bites your toe. A born actor.

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, he's learning that he's not supposed to chew on things, so now when we say No we get the cute little "I'm not doing anything" face. Or he licks it instead.

WendyCinNYC said...

Aw, I love the pictures. How sweet.

Laura Martone said...

Owen's so adorable! Keep the pics coming!

EriCan said...

Melanie- I would say at least a few months, but try to teach him it's a no no, and maybe you'll get lucky and he'll stop :) Good Luck!

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks Wendy & Laura!

Erica, he does understand No, and even if he doesn't listen right away, if we move towards him he stops, so he knows.

Penguin said...

You mentioned that you are trying to keep him from chewing.
That is not possible, he is a puppy. Puppies must chew.
It is better to teach him what he can chew and what he cannot.
When he gets something he should not, correct him, but instead of taking away the ting he should not have, replace it with the thing he can have.

I found this works very well.
That is until the dog gets mad that you left and decides that you must sacrifice furniture to make him feel better. But that is another problem to overcome.

Melanie Avila said...

Penguin, that's what we're doing My trouble is Ibis isn't as consistent about it as I am, so I'm battling them both.

I'm constantly shoving bones & toys in Owen's mouth and he's getting it, but he still loves our flip-flops.

As I was typing this he went to the door to go out. So good. :)

Penguin said...

Get him a dog-rope.
He is teething.
He likes something soft to chew on.

Melanie Avila said...

Penguin, one of the things I'll look for while I'm home are soft toys for him. Aside from giving him an actual rope, they don't have things like that here.

Wendy said...

Did no one get the quote yet? I think it is from one of our all time favorite movies - Babe. Am I right? :D

Melanie Avila said...

Wendy, Michael got it -- Training Day. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Wendy, Michael got it -- Training Day. :)