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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Milo Adopts Us

Milo has adopted us. He thinks we're his pack and makes sure he comes running to where the pack is every time we walk away. He gambols and he plays and he rushes around licking toes and ankles and knees. The children don't mind but I've seen him licking his own pee, so I mind a lot. The smart little thing has already learnt to leave my toes alone, and even knows the word "No".

We bought him a pee tray, a squeaky ball, a rope toy, an edible chewie, ear cleaning solution, toothpaste and toothbrush. Having a dog in the house is no excuse for poor hygiene... maintains the finicky Petunia. He has a packet of Japanese snacks that we give him when he pees and poos in the right tray. But accidents do happen, he went and pooed on the lower rung of my metal grill shelf because it looked a lot like his pee tray. He wanted to be a good dog and made a mistake.

He is a gentle and sedate dog (like a labrador) with a nice deep bark i.e., not the shrill yipping that grates on the nerves, which he uses only when he really needs to. There's a bark that says "I don't want" which he used when I tried to entice him to walk on the hot pavement. There's another bark that says "I need to go pee". He's a dog of few words and fits right in with our family because we like quiet and reflection. More than that, he fits the profile of 3 generations of family men - men of few words.

He's a good little boy that'll grow up into the tradition of our menfolk.

12 comments:

Rummi said...

Name : Milo, Lee (family name by default!)

Age : 3 mths old

Dog breed- DFB (Dog of Few Barks

Now Milo do not have to grow up as a breedless dog anymore ;)

plantsstories said...

Rummi: LOL!


He's just so adorable and all that. Petunia, the way you describe him sounds like my friend's mini schnauzer, who is also very intelligent.

Leah said...

He is so cute, Petunia! Look at those soulful eyes!! He does look like the strong silent type.

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

ah, 1 attracts who they really are! good peeps attract good stuff, in your case, a good dog!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

A dog with few barks that also looks kind.. He does you know.. Those eyes!

petunialee said...

Rummi - DFB? Yeah! My dog is of the DFB breed! Never heard of it? Well baby... it's new and VERY VERY sought after.

petunialee said...

Sky - Yup! Smart dog!

petunialee said...

Leah - Strong silent type is an apt description for Milo indeed!

petunialee said...

Fry - Gosh! That's a nice thing to say!

petunialee said...

NTG - He is very good-natured.

Blur Ting said...

I like Milo already!

Chee Hoew said...

Adorably wrinkly forehead!