Saturday, January 12, 2008

Moosey-Girl

After a couple of inquiries after our Moosey- dog, I thought I would update on the dog front. (Other known aliases include 'Moose',Moosey', "Moosipher', or maybe it's 'Mucipher'. "Moosey-Girl.' 'good Dog', 'bad dog' and 'Bwack dog.')
Literally, only a couple of people asked; Denise and RoRo. The rest of you, bear with or skim. I guess you could skip, but obviously I'm not a big fan of that option. Besides, I may just end up saying something surprising. You just never know! I'm a firecracker.)

This is Moosey very shortly after we got her. The irony for her is that she adores Timm- he is probably her favorite person, but he...well, detests her. Okay, detest is a little strong, but not much. He told me that he was not a dog person before we got her, but I didn't realize the immensity of this truth. As usual I badgered him into getting her, but I honestly thought that he would grow affectionate towards her like has the cats. Not so. He does praise her when she does as told and stays away from him. She will lay next to him, barely able to hold still for excitement to be in his proximity. He will tell her to stay off, but she will steadily inch her way closer and closer to his face with the cutest happy-moon eyes you've ever seen. She will sometimes look up and behind her to him with these pleading, mournful eyes, and I don't know how he still resists her wiles. Also ironic, is that she does share the same adoration for me, who is arguably her biggest fan. She doesn't seem to care if I'm there one way or the other, though of course she is friendly and likes me. I think she views me as a boring old alpha female who has the power to lavish or withhold love as it pleases me. Still, she is a very good dog. But she's a dog. This is how I always explain her to Timm. She doesn't chew, bark unnecessarily, never shows aggression, listens very well, wants to please, is house trained, affectionate and loyal. She's only hyper when I want her to play, otherwise she's a couch dog. She's small enough to transport, but not frail. But as a dog, she also licks. She wants to lick Timm's face. Timm would just as soon lick her face as allow her to lick him. She takes up room in our already small bed. She wants him to pet her. I would say those are his main complaints. I guess he's really not a dog person. Oops.
Here she is trying to capture her 'white whale', Bella's dolphin toy. It squeaks and with that has the power to drive Moose insane with yearning. She tries every way to get it from the tub, and once jumped right in, so I gave her an impromptu bath. Bella thought it was pretty cool and requested it (fruitlessly) for some time afterwards. I am not pregnant.
This is her at Christmas lounging on my dad's lap. She really has an affinity for men, so she was in heaven when my brother Ryan and his son Miles were there. Here were possibly the first boys that returned her affections. Ryan even had a dog voice for her. She was really pleased. For about 2 days. Now she's back to Bella ceaselessly chasing her and ousting her from her favorite napping place, alternately cornering the cats and keeping a wide berth, and wishing I would walk her more often.

8 comments:

Hannah said...

I feel for Timm- Pinky and I are still in that situation and like you, I think Linc thought I would grow to love her. But unlike Timm, I do not tolerate the bed invasion. Yuck.

That being said, she is a pretty dog and I am glad she is well behaved for you!

The pregnant thing cracked me up!

RoRo said...

That first picture is soooo cute! I love how she keeps inching her way towards Timm, they do love to snuggle! My husband is my dogs all-time favorite (though I'm #1 when he's gone!!!!!) she also loves the couch, we only have one so when people come over she doesn't know what to do! If they don't sit down fast enough she will sit in their sit and not understand why she is the one that has to move out of HER seat!

I LOVE the tub story, they do love squeaky toys, just don't give her anything like a stuffed animal, Texas can put a hole in it in 30 seconds! I have a post on it I believe.

Sorry I do love my dogs, I wasn't always a dog lover, but my dogs have turned me into one. So does that mean she sleeps in bed with you? I was so against it for the longest time....now, yeah...Thanks for the Moosey Update!

Jill said...

Poor Timm, I feel the same way he does, especially about the face licking (ew!). I find it funny that that top picture of him and the dog is also of him sitting on the couch he didn't want to get.

Your pregnancy line did not escape me, I know you're a firecracker so I never skim your posts!

Robin said...

Moosey is so cute! I'm glad you posted an update on her, though I never specifically asked for one. And pictures are always a plus.

Man, I want a dog SO bad. Why must my sister's heart be so cold towards us having one? Why??!? We just want a cute blue Dobey...

michelle said...

She sleeps in your bed? Yeah, I would not be on board with that either. Was the pregnancy comment just to see if we were reading??

Personally, I like the nickname Moosipher best, that cracked me up. She sure is a cute dog, and I'm glad she is well-behaved too.

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Denise said...

How could Timm resist that cute face and velvety lips?! I want to meet her so bad--she makes me have dog cravings to the MAX! Thanks for the update. (I do agree with Timm on one matter, however. I would want to crate-train my dog instead of sharing the bed. Mark never enjoyed sharing our bed with Coco when we had to dog-sit.)

charlotte said...

Moosey is so cute!! I'm in love!! How could Timm not like her with those eyes of hers??

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