Saturday, August 23, 2008
So, it turns out Tomokee's backing-his-butt-into-you behaviour is not only for people, but for objects said people might be using. It has to be an animated, people-related item, he does not just go around applying a brown-eye chop to every lump in the house (praised is Zeus!).
What's interesting about this shot is, instead of having red devil-dog eyes from the flash, he's got some sort of chameleon effect going on -- his left eye matches the exercise ball. Here he's getting in the way of Betty using her exercise ball for a back-stretching exercise (a non-Betty example of which is shown below):
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Tomokee LOVES new tennis balls, or least those that are new to him. We recently threw a garden party, and one of our guests kindly brought Tomokee some used tennis balls. We let him choose one -- it took a bit of sniffing, but he actually was able to select just one.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
We took Tomokee to the dog park today. He did less of his usual bark-bark-bark-play-with-me-bark thing, which was good. He still does not come when called in the dog park, but he will respond to the sit command and stop whatever he's doing and slowly sit down so that we can leash him up. It's not perfect, but it's better than nothing.
He's also willing to jump into the back cargo area of the car so that we don't have to lift him into it one half of his body at a time, which is a site to behold. However, it does require one of us to sit in the back seat, dangle a tasty treat into the cargo area, and yell "ham!" It's not perfect, but it's better than nothing.