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Friday, November 20, 2009

I kiss you. You kiss me.



I was very tickled and pleased today to find that Milo understands the notion of taking turns. If you kiss his forehead as he sits in your lap, he will reach his snout upwards and lick the underside of your chin. And if you kiss him again, he'll lick you again. And so it goes on... first you, then me and then you, and then me again.

He understands quite a few words now but chooses to ignore those that are inconvenient to listen to. As long as he thinks you have food for him, he will immediately obey when he hears the commands "Sit!", "Release!", "Drop the ball!". If he reckons you don't have food, then he'll look at you quizzically, pretending that he doesn't understand a word of what you just said.

If he wants you to play with him, he'll fetch his rubber ball and drop it into the Forbidden Area and look meaningfully at you. When all else fails, he whines until you walk out into the patio to give him a hug. Then, he'll promptly climb on your lap and start the "I kiss you. You kiss me." routine. I think he knows that doing that melts both our hearts and we end up sitting longer with him on the patio.

And he has figured out how to grab on to one of our legs by wrapping his two front legs around one of ours when we get up to leave the patio. Man! This dog is so like a human toddler pre-speech.

6 comments:

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

Awwwwwwwwww......*melt* *melt*

Blur Ting said...

He is so adorable!! I wish he was less shy with me though...

Chawanmushi said...

Enjoy reading all your doggy stories. Looks like you really have a "toddler" all over again :-)

petunialee said...

Fry - Yup! He is melt-the-heart adorable!!

petunialee said...

Yup... the funny thing is that he is so like the men in the family. They're all very reserved. Us girls talk and babble and we make friends easily... the men warm up slowly but are very devoted and loyal once in the friendship.

petunialee said...

Hey Chawan! Long time no see and talk. Thanks for dropping by! Your garden is beautiful!!