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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Milo's Little House on the Patio

When we got Milo, I had not reckoned that my plants would have to make way for him. Sigh! Anyway, the small shady patio is now his space and the larger sunny terrace patio is for the plants. He didn't like his new house at first but with the hot sun on the patio at noon, he went and curled up inside the house for a nap. We covered the roof with shiny aluminium foil and the little house is quite cool inside. It gets about 1 hour or 2 of direct sun before it becomes shady again. When it rains and the wind blows, his little house is relatively shielded from the elements by the walls all around.

The doctor took a look at the size of his paws and declared that he would be a big dog in time to come. I reckon that he'll outgrow his house. But by then, we would have moved to the new house. He would be able to sleep under a covered patio in a big dog basket and look out benignly on the world. Crooks who don't know him will probably be deterred by his size, and I am sure that when push comes to shove, he will do what all the gentle and kindly men in our family do to protect the hearth and home.

Right now though, he needs to learn not to play bite or nip at us. I suppose that like most babies, he explores the world with his mouth... and his world includes his pack of humans - us. Every time he play bites any of us, we give a sharp yelp of pain followed by a stern "No!". Then we ignore him for a bit like we're angry. He has an endearing way of putting one paw on our knee or lap and look at us with his big doleful eyes whenever we do that. That look says "Sorry... I didn't mean to be naughty."

8 comments:

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

awwww......*melt* *melt* *melt*

i'd love to play with this sweet friendly (in time to come) giant!

please blog more of Milo if you've the time, Petunia. i now check into your blog more often already! hehehe.....

Blur Ting said...

Oh, but he's just a playful puppy!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Aw... so sweet.. hehe, is time to update your profile.. "Three hummingbirds have adopted us and we try to imagine that the neighbour's two yappy dogs belong to us too." That'd be 2 dogs on top of Milo... (or have these 2 dogs moved...?)

Blur Ting said...

I love Milo's furrows on his brow. :-)

petunialee said...

Fry - Milo is so interesting that I want to write about him every day.

petunialee said...

Ting - Pain lah...

petunialee said...

NTG - Yup! I gotta get around to that.

petunialee said...

Ting - He looks like a Shar Pei cross-breed I am told.