25 October 2012

-:- happy half birthday, louie

Louie is officially 6 months old today.
And since the weather has been blustery, Mr. has been having some hard days at work, and I hadn't baked in awhile, I thought this half birthday was reason enough for celebration.

So I baked some cupcakes (for human consumption only), got Lou a present, and made him wear a hat.

(I know Lou looks pretty humiliated in his half birthday photo, but I consider this my payback for our little Malabrigo fiasco. Go ahead, Lou. Chew some more yarn.)

Since my last Louie update he has:

-:- (Pretty much) learned how to get his long body on short legs down our steep stairs by himself. It involves a lot of hopping. And a lot of concentration.

-:- Gotten better at interacting with Wilbur.

But only slightly.

-:- Learned how not to drench his front legs when he goes #1.
This was such a relief to us - for obvious reasons.

He also goes out and comes in by himself now, without having to be on a leash.

-:- Runs/jumps/goes through life with all limbs extended like Superman.

-:- Sprouted all of his grown-up teeth...
but he still likes to chew on socks. And clean laundry.
And dirty laundry.
And pillows.

-:- Established a rather hateful relationship with the vacuum cleaner.
And maintained (several) adoring relationships with sticks.

-:- And learned a new trick. He does this constantly for us, even if we don't ask him to. Except, of course, when I have the camera out. This picture is kind of a miracle.

What a good boy.

I should also mention that Wilbur felt a little left out during our festivities - he didn't remember ever celebrating his half birthday! So he got a turn in the new bed and got to wear the birthday hat too.

Cupcake time.



  1. Oh my goodness, this is so sweet! What a delight to read. I love that shot of the cat and dog lying down together. Resting - warily. So darling.

    1. Thank you! Yah, they are getting better and better - I hope that they get comfortable enough with each other to really snuggle someday! :)

  2. Happy half birthday! Our Frodo hops down stairs as well, very scary when he is traveling at lightening speed :/

    1. Yes, I know what you mean! I'm trying to get Lou to sit at the top of the stairs before he goes down to help with that a bit - he just loves getting a running head start! I love the name Frodo, by the way - we almost named Lou Gimli. :)

  3. aww how sweet! That running shot is great! love the action. Having a dog is so wonderful-is there anybody happier to see you, ever? An instant way to add joy to your life!

    1. I know! I don't know what we ever did without him! And I have a feeling he'll be less happy to see me whenever he sees me holding a birthday hat from now on... :)

  4. Loved this little journey! Hope you don't mind if I share picture of grandpup on facebook?


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