Monday, September 6, 2010

Old dogs

Westley knows how to do two tricks. And when I say tricks I really just mean something besides sitting, sleeping and walking. He's really apathetic for the most part actually...

Here we have Exhibit A, Westley stands on his hinds in anticipation for his favorite treat, and the only thing that makes him excited - a greenie.

Greenie


Exhibit B - Westley lays on his back for unusually long amounts of time whilst getting the city wiped off him with Earth Bath wipes. Extra points for magically morphing into a character from the Fantastic Mr. Fox.

mr fox

mr fox


We're currently working on "shake" ... but I expect a grim outcome since I gave up on "sit" back in July.

29 comments:

reckless daughter said...

Eek! completely Fantastic Mr. Fox! he is SO adorable.

ps: greenies are doggie crack ;)

Grace said...

Your westie is too cute, I'm sure he'll pick up quick on shake!

abigail oliveros said...

you have such an adorable dog!

Stephanie said...

Your dog is too cute!

ashley said...

he is just TOO cute!!!

the exhausted etiquette (kirstine) said...

way too adorable! I'm so glad humans have developed such a relationship with dogs, even if dogs have become somewhat parasitic (according to npr) with there big eyes and fluffy faces.

with love,
kirstine.

Vanessa said...

Westley is too cute! You know, since he loves his 'greenies' so much - an easy way to slowly teach him to 'sit' is to hold the treat just above his nose when he is still in standing position (and do not give him the treat until he sits. You can actually manoeuvre the treat above his nose to manipulate a sitting position) and then as soon as you see his little tushie hit the floor, say 'sit'. And then just repeat! Dogs are all about repetition!!! He'll soon learn that 'sit' means good things. And dogs learn really fast for good things.

We adopted a dog ourselves about a year ago and we've had dogs all of our lives but this one! Wow! We had to do so much training with him. Both the dog and us :) We have a black labrador x kelpie named Gus.

Sky Pies said...

Oh my God I am in love. The freaking cutest dog I have ever seen!! <3

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Casey said...

He is just the most adorable little cutie ever!!! :)

♥ Casey
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Amber Blue Bird said...

haha thats too cute. I can only get my pup to sit and lay down and thats only if I have a treat in my hand

Ruth said...

so. frikkin. cute.

i miss my dog, she is at home with my parents at the moment.

xxx
www.flossyblossom.blogspot.com

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

Oh Westley! I love how the Greenie makes it look like he's wearing a bow tie. He looks like a bow tie kind of boy.

My Lucy (terrier mutt) is also pretty apathetic, except when it comes to naps, walks and food. She *will* do sit and shake--but only on a rug or carpeting. Apparently she is too fancy to do tricks on a hard surface.

❤Cate❤ said...

Awww what a sweetie xoxo

Kelly said...

eeee he's adorable! And the first photo, one ear up and one down - squeeeeee!

Penny Dreadful said...

What a cutie, I want one!

tropshi said...

Such a lovely dog! :)

-Tropshi, http://thingsnotthree.wordpress.com/

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

He's looking very sweet! I just got a puppy last week. Once she's had all her shots maybe she and Westley can have a doggy date. XOXO

Frances Baker said...

He is possibly the cutest dog I've ever seen!

Linda said...

he is so cute!

Kiera said...

my westie sleeps on her back like that! my favourite is when one side of her face gets all Fantastic Mr. Fox and the other side gets all Lion King. Good luck with "shake". Our rescue westie knew that one when we got him, but the other one can't figure it our no matter how hard we try!

hannah said...

he looks more and more like a teddy bear and less like a dog every time i see him. what an adorable companion! oh and my ex-boss's dog loved greenies too ;-)

PuppyLovePrincess said...

what a cutiecake!

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness! I love the doggy editions to your blog. I am going to buy myself a little pup when i graduate from university!

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Jessica said...

aw! he's such a babe

Blin said...

Bravo! Your dog is probably the smartest dog I have ever seen. And just be patient :P Interact with your dog and just wait for him to sit dow by himself:P when he does you can give him some more of the green stuff XD

Pansy said...

Oh man his little face!!

Jessica / Lola Vintage Clothing said...

ohhh my goodness, this puppy is cute! i'm in love!

Manu said...

He's such a cutie!Adorable!!!

Shopperita said...

He's soooo sweet! I have an westie, too. His name is Idefix and he makes those tricks also. Hehe. <3

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