Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Phoebe's Gone Home

It was a lot of fun having Phoebe stay with us. It's different having a big dog in the house, since we're used to smaller and medium-sized dogs. Big dogs are much easier to pet--when Phoebe sat by me or lay down next to the couch, I didn't have to stretch to far to pet her. And she loooooved to be petted.

She loved to play and was very demanding. But at night, I'd say, "Bedtime!" and she'd grab one of her toys and head upstairs to sleep at the foot of our bed. And the retreiver in her manifested in that every time someone came home, she'd greet them at the door with a toy in her mouth.

Alas, if we all harbored ideas that this would make Al want to get another dog, it didn't. He was ready for Phoebe to go home a day before she left. But considering that we've got trips planned next year, it's probably not a good time to bring in a new dog, just to leave him/her for 2 weeks at a time in a 2-month period.

Anyway, here are a few more pics of her. She's just so darn cute!

A little bit of separation anxiety



This is one of her "wanna play" looks--see the ball on the floor? She just barked at me to get my attention.



This is the "up close begging" to play position

8 comments:

Jay said...

That picture of her lying in front of the door is great. Poor puppy.

saz said...

Kell - The pictures of her are adorable. I wonder why Al was ready for her to go home?

Betty said...

What a sweet face. I'll bet Al was afraid you'd start lobbying for another dog. Ya think?

Kell said...

Saz--she drools a bit. And she liked to get a big drink of water, then come up to him while he was on his laptop, which she towered over. Also, Daily was so independent, but Phoebe was more "needy" in his opinion. He liked having her here, but he was ready for her to go home. Sigh. I thought she was great! But then, she bonded more quickly with me.

saz said...

Forgot about Boxer drool..I don't mind it but some people do. Don't give up..the right dog will come into your life just like Daily did and I'm sure with Daily's help....

Tink said...

I love the one of her at the door!! I miss having a big dog. Hoop and my two are ankle biters (who THINK they're big dogs).

F&W said...

Oh those eyes!

Newt said...

The hardest part about the pup going back home is how quiet and empty the house suddenly gets just after they are gone.