Sunday, September 17, 2006

It's a dog's life

Cody is a character; he has been since we adopted him in 1995. He's also very bossy—especially where there's food involved. In the evenings there is the "dinner dance" where he barks at Tom till he gets up and then does a figure eight around Tom's legs as they head to the kitchen. More recently, it's been "pill time." As a senior dog, Cody gets one pill. As a newly-nervous dog, Mandy gets a tablet. To make the pills go down easier, I wrap them in sandwich meat. In the beginning it as a treat. Now they see it as an obligation. This is what I see if I don't get to the pill-giving right away. That's one bossy dog!

Then he just waits (impatiently).

Mandy, on the other hand, though she likes taking the tablet, is a little more patient and sometimes dispairs of Cody's bossiness.

This has got to be the cutest puppy from the 2006 365 Dogs Page-A-Day Calendar. It's from August 11.