Monday, May 12, 2008

Monthly pupdate

Luka's turning one next month... it's hard now to remember that he was ever this small and cute!

Just when I start believing that he's very smart and well-trained... he's learned to retrieve his own collar and leash from the table when we let him out of his crate to go pee... he does something incredibly pupply-like and stupid. The other morning I stepped out of the shower to find him sprawled on the couch eating a bar of Neutrogena soap, wrapper and all! You know the nice soap, from a hotel, that was sitting in a bag on the top of my desk? Right. He retrieved it.

He eats rocks... why should I be surprised that he'll eat soap, too!


The Bunns said...


bunnygirl said...

But who can't love a face like that? And clean, too!

NCmountainwoman said...

What a lovely picture. And Luka is doing what every one-year-old dog does...well behaved one instant and impulsive the next. The puppy-like and stupid things will almost certainly occur in front of other people who believe you have no control over your dog.

She is a marvelous girl.

NCmountainwoman said...

Oops! I meant HE is a marvelous BOY! My dogs are girls so I assume all other dogs are female as well.

Sorry Luka!

Anonymous said...

There is hope, Laura! He will improve! What a goofball. Soap? Yuck! Giggling!

dguzman said...

Crazy dog. Gotta love him.

Anonymous said...

I've been enjoying Luka's adventures. He will improve! Our black lab Jake is now almost 4 and has made enormous progress. He still has a taste for eyeglasses and remote controls, however. In another year he should be perfect.

I wanted to tell you about a book I received as a gift. It's called Black is Beautiful A Celebration of Dark Dogs. As you may know, black dogs are usually the last to be adopted at shelters. The profits of this book will be donated to the SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George's County Maryland and other selected animal welfare organizations. Check it out at

Dave said...

That's probably not all you would be surprised that he eats. :) Sorry.

KGMom said...

I have not known many labs--and I have never had one--but the labs that I have known ate ANYTHING, and Luka seems to continue with the lab trait.

Cindie U. said...

Beautiful picture.

My chocolate lab was 3 months old Friday. I've read your adventures (and misadventures) with Luka and look forward to my own.

LauraHinNJ said...

The Bunns: Huh?

Bunnygirl: Yeah... he knew how to work that puppy cuteness to the limit.

NCMountainWoman: Ha! I have no control over him whatsoever most of the time. He's usually a good boy anyway... except for the always eating stuff.

Liza: Have I mentioned that he loves hay?

Delia: Yep.. I'm helpless.

Anonymous: Thanks for the bit of hope that I should only have to wait another 4 years or so.


Thanks for the book suggestion. Interesting to me that black dogs have a hard time being adopted. With bunnies it's the same thing - usually the whites that are considered 'too plain' tho people also don't like the red eyes much. I've learned to love them tho. One of these days I'll have a red-eyed white bunny.

Dave: Not much would surprise me. I have to keep the bunnies' litterboxes out of his reach because he thinks of that as a particularly yummy delicacy.

KGMom: Yeah, but rocks and soap and charcoal?

Cindie: Hi and thanks for commenting! Yeah... you're in for it - that chocolate is gorgeous!

RuthieJ said...

Silly Pup....and just when you thought it might be safe to leave something lying around. At least Neutrogena doesn't have a lot of yucky chemicals and additives!