Sunday, February 08, 2009

The doggies

So, I have these two dogs. I love my dogs. They are, in most ways, good dogs. This one actually belongs to my son. He is the surviving dog of two my son bought almost a year ago. The other died of parvo in November. This one survived but is going to be an expensive, high maintenance dog. His name is Roscoe. I call Roscoe a nerd dog. He has allergies, acne, and a sensitive stomach. He is part german shephard and part pit bull. There is nothing sensitive about either of those breeds but if Roscoe wore clothes I'm pretty sure he would have a pocket protector in his white stained shirt. Roscoe also sheds enough in one day to to make a full body wig for a chihuahua. Most of what he sheds goes on my couch and my clothes. He is very clumsy. He doesn't watch where he is going and tends to get hurt. He always has sores on his head because he chases the cat and when the cat runs under things, like a car in the driveway, he forgets to stop, or dunk down and runs smack into the car. Roscoe spent two days this past week in the "hospital" because he had a very upset stomach. So upset that he couldn't eat for days and nasty stuff was running out of both ends faster than I could clean it up.
Roscoe also loves you more than most dogs love his person. When you lay down on the couch he wants to lay on top of with you. He will haul all 75 or 80 pounds of his puppy body up to lay on your head. If he can't get on you he will just lay against you. If he can lay against you he will sigh this completely contented sigh and slip away to dream land. If you must go to the bathroom and shut the door he will chew up your shoes lay outside the bathroom door until you come out.

Then there is Koko. She doesn't even realize anymore that she is a dog. This mess she is on in the picture is our clothes. If we leave the house she rummages around until she finds all of our clothes that have been worn and not washed yet and lays on them until we return. She will not chew anything up, she just needs the clothes to lay on. When I need pajama's at night I have to go to the dining room to get them because when I get in the shower she drags them to the dining room to lay on.
Koko has some favorite words. She absolutely goes crazy when she hears the words eat, treat or byebye. She loves all 3 things and to just whisper the words makes her crazy with excitement. If I want to be completely honest those are some of my favorite words also. I especially love it if superhubby uses the words byebye and eat in the same sentence. I know that means no cooking and no mess to clean up.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. The temperature is supposed to be near 70 today and after all of that ice and snow of the last few weeks I am ready for it. Have a great week.


Mary Ellen said...

Those dogs certainly have a lot of personality. Koko sounds like a girl after my own heart - I like eating, treats and going byebye.

kim-d said...

Hi Katy. Tired and unimaginative on my end. I love your doggies.

Lanny said...

Those are some mighty cute doggies!

Lynn - the piggy bank painter said...

Aaaahhh, they are SO cute!

And i like the words bye bye and eat too : ) Beats cooking any day.