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balu
August 2008

Hay everybody, I'm Balu. I'm only really called by my name at daycare. At home my moms have a wide range of nicknames like Boo Boo, Boo Boo baluboo, the mister, big guy, little man, mister pinster, booger bean or ugly. It's all with love so don't let that last one fool you. I'm an independent and free spirited boy, always have been. When I was 4 weeks old and my mom came to look at me I hooked her with the puppy stare for a good minute. I sealed the deal when I crawled back in bed and tried to push over my littermates and use them as pillows. I like things a bit bigger, more grand, than typical. I'd rather show off my tricks than do the regular sit, come, down obedience thing. I like my own space, my crate, I'm not big on laps. Does all that make me sound snobby? Well, I'm not. I'm very friendly. I even like other species. Birds are so cool. I love the little ones like parakeets. Also cats. Give me a cant and I'll lick its ears until the cows come home. Yes people too. Some of my favorite people are “Papa”, “Rocky”, “Zach”, and my moms too of course. My moms say I'm a spoiled brat sometimes but I don't think so. You can only be spoiled when you get something for nothing and I've worked hard at training the people around me. For example, I just got them to master my new game I call “pick-up”, where I take my purple squeaky hippo toy up on the couch and drop it over the edge, then they pick it up, and I drop it again. It's great fun. It's a variation from the catch the duck game they already know.

IF YOUR DOG HAD A MAJOR IN COLLEGE WHAT WOULD IT BE:

B’archeology - study and retrieval of long lost toys that were purposely shoved under the couch earlier that day.

IF YOUR DOG WROTE A PERSONAL AD, WHAT WOULD IT SAY?

Neutered male seeks same for vigorous bouts of ear chomping, chase and tackle. After we can share a drink (of water) and take a nap. If this sounds like your perfect Sunday afternoon let’s meet at the dog park by the water fountain.