Friday, May 9, 2008

Roscoe AKA "Bad Dog"

Roscoe is a big trouble maker...he loves to bark at everyone and chew on everything, especially paper, Lucas' toys, and, his favorite, my sandals! He also loves to terrorize our 17-year old kitty, Groucho (who does a fantastic job of defending himself) -- Tom likens them to Garfield and Odie.

Despite all the puppy behaviors, we're making good progress on teaching him manners -- he's learned to sit and ask to go out; we've even been bold enough to let him roam the house for a couple of hours unsupervised. He sleeps peacefully in his crate every night, is usually well behaved when we take him out to dinner, and loves his nightly walks around the neighborhood.

Roscoe is already more than twice the size since we adopted him, weighing over 12 lbs. He'll be 6 months on the 17th. Lucas and he love playing together -- Lucas takes Roscoe's security blanket and it's a challenge to keep him out of his food bowl, while Roscoe is constantly stealing Lucas' toys and tearing up his books (bad dog!). Lucas and he are learning to play "fetch" and it's pretty cute watching Lucas throw the ball/stick and Roscoe chase it down. Although slightly nutty, we're a happy family. Isn't our trouble maker cute (notice how comfy he looks on our couch)?

1 comment:

Liz said...

I love this dog! How can you say no to that face?