November 09, 2005


Things Charlie has eaten recently:
a #2 pencil
a Simpsons calendar
another knitting needle, this one wooden
the cover letter to my life insurance policy (whew, only the first page)
the handle of his hairbrush
the handle of his rubbermaid toy box
a chapstick
four coasters
the cordless telephone

And as I was typing this, I realized he was eating a linguistics book.

If you look at a Tibetan terrier from the profile, you can clearly see that his back legs are much longer than his front; Charlie is built like a dune buggy. That gives them great jumping abilities, since their legs are like a kangaroo or a rabbit. I began to get nervous about Charlie's jumping when I first saw him jump from a standstill onto our bed (3 ft). Two weekends ago I was downstairs mopping and the husband was watching Charlie upstairs; he jumped over the baby gate at the top of the stairs to get to me. But last week he wowed us all when a 25 lb dog jumped onto our dining room table to get to Red 6's fries.

This dog will be the death of me.


Posted by Sarah at November 9, 2005 02:47 PM | TrackBack

Sarah you need to be very careful to watch and make sure he doesn't chew on any electrical cords. I gave my sister a yorkie pup one time and she chewed into the lamp cord and it killed her.

Posted by: Beth at November 9, 2005 04:17 PM

Puppies are hard...but isn't he just the cutest little guy I've ever seen. Someday, soon, you will be wondering how you ever lived without him.

Posted by: Carla at November 9, 2005 04:54 PM

BUT....he's soooooo cute!

Posted by: Vonn at November 9, 2005 05:30 PM

Pictures are cute. As for real puppies ... what have I learned from reading this series of posts?

Sarah, what was the linguistics book that Charlie was eating?

Posted by: Amritas at November 9, 2005 08:22 PM

I have only one thing to say: kennel training

Without it, we wouldn't have a house to live in!

Posted by: Mrs. Smash at November 9, 2005 11:19 PM

Amritas -- I used the word "book" liberally: it was one of those spiralbound course packets.

Mrs. Smash -- The sad thing is that I do crate train! These are all things he's gotten while I turn my back for a second or use the bathroom. He sleeps and stays in his crate about 15 hours per day!!!

Posted by: Sarah at November 10, 2005 09:29 AM