Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ten-month pupdate: the art of chewing


I haven't posted a "pupdate" since month 7. Woody is the same crazy dog, just a bit larger. His favorite activity is chewing, which he has evolved into an art form. This skill emerged early, back in month 4, when he took a chunk out of a rug. At least he hasn't destroyed anything really valuable, like money or anything ... His long-time favorite was this pink towel, which was removed from the premises when we found he was not just chewing it, but eating it. And it didn't agree with him ...

This was once Lily's bed. Woody pulled it out of Lily's crate, chewed the seams, and proceeded to deposit piles of cotton batting all around the house:
While he seems to prefer textiles, really anything will do. Occasionally Woody gets into the recycling bin; cat litter jugs are a special favorite:

On a positive note, he has become much more interactive with us and loves to play tug, especially with Lily!


While he can be a handful sometimes, for the most part he is a loyal companion and I'm sure will become even more so as he matures and calms down!

7 comments:

Terri said...

Oh, he looks like a REAL dog now! So handsome. It's good you can laugh at his little imperfections!

Jill said...

So precious! How can anyone be made at a face like that?! =)

Jill =)

tpmcgill said...

He is gorgeous Laura - and I love his artwork on the white garment on the mat...

Laura said...

>Terri, oh yes, he is definitely a real dog on the outside, but still all puppy on the inside! And labs have a long puppy-hood ... like a few years.

>Jill, I know what you mean. We can't stay angry with him for long. Luckily most of his chewing is on stuff we don't care too much about.

>Trish, I will pass along your compliments to Woody :-) The item you admired actually used to be a pink bath towel. And for some reason my husband stuck it away in a closet ... but I think we can trash it now!

Beverly said...

Awhile ago I read a book you might enjoy: "Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog" by John Grogan ...it'll make you laugh out loud!

Beverly

Laura said...

>Beverly, thanks, I have already read Marley and Me and really enjoyed it. I read it when we had only one dog (Lily), and there are certainly days when Woody rivals Marley with his insanity.

By the way, I just visited your blog and it's very nice. I'm sbuscribed to it in my Google Reader.

LauraHinNJ said...

Oh it's all that waiting for them to grow up that so awful!

Really, I think we should both be glad for our sense of humor.

Thanks for the link!