Sunday, September 02, 2007

Salty dog

What is it about being in a very public place that makes a puppy sooo prone to misbehave?

;-)

Maybe it was all that seaweed he ate, but Luka was an absolute devil at the beach this afternoon! He had a grand time digging in the sand and darting off with clamshells in his mouth. He was so wild at one point I almost walked off and left him. You know how puppies get in that frantic mode where their ears stop working and they're nothing but barks and snapping jaws - any bit of discipline just makes them worse.

I think maybe he was just cranky - his dinner was overdue and he'd missed his afternoon nap. He was snoring in the car on the drive home. He had a bath in the tub and then his dinner and now he's sound asleep like a little angel curled up on his bed.

I'm not far behind.

14 comments:

Mary said...

The joys of puppyhood are too much sometimes. LOL! Chloe & Bella always act up in social situations - just for a little while. It lets us know they have a zest for life!

Like children, they have dinner, get bathed and tucked into bed.

I loved this post :o)

Laura said...

You know how puppies get in that frantic mode...

You do realize that labradors have an EXTREMELY long puppyhood, right? Our 4-year-old still gets into that frantic mode from time to time, especially near water!

burning silo said...

I've just sent a link to this post to my mom. She's got a young Dalmatian and it acts so crazy that she sometimes thinks there is something wrong with it. lol.

Larry said...

Cute picture-I get that way too sometimes!

Mary said...

Yes, Laura. A good friend of mine had two labs. We called those periods of frenzied action "FRAPS". Chloe and the two labs would run full speed in circles like they had lost their minds. We held our breath while we watched... Sorry, I gotta laugh. Bella still has those moments.

Susan Gets Native said...

We call it the "Gritties" and I am glad that Nellie and Hooper, even though they are getting old and creaky, still can turn it on like a coupla pups.

Cathy said...

That picture! No Way that cute little fella in the pix could EVER be anything but a good boy ;0D

Dave said...

With a few minor changes, that post could be about kids. :)

TaraDharma said...

oh, I know the feeling. I was taking my two dogs to a parade this weekend, and we got about 5 houses down the street and I already knew they were not going to behave. One of them even squirmed out of her collar. Sigh. Well, I marched those bad pups home and proceeded to the parade on my own.

It is a darned good thing this critters are so cute...I can relate to wanting to leave the beach without Luca!

KGMom said...

Just like a little kid, Mom. Too much attention, an invitation to misbehave.
I love the photo with sand on his nose!

RuthieJ said...

I love the picture of Luka -- I can almost see the thought bubble over his head "but, I'm just a puppy...."

z-silverlight said...

dave there said it right, a few changes, and it's like kids. especially boys.

Jessie said...

i love reading about your puppy. it makes me feel a little less weird about how in LOVE i am with our own puppy! :)- heh!

Sonia said...

Luka looks just adorable!