My dog Piker, last seen when he was an adorable little 6 week bug, has since gained 10 pounds for every month of his life. He's 8 months old and about 90 pounds. On top of that, he can just about chew through steel and he has figured out how to open gates. Don't believe me?[link][link]
Piker - n.
An Irish traveler, known for thievery and cheapskate antics. Derived from "turnpike."
I have joined the ranks of the moron video-watchers. I hope I have something genuinely interesting, but I also put my cats up there, too, doing absolutely nothing. A digital camera that records things gives this deprived soul a rush. And maybe that's the lure therein.
I'm starting to think I might have cursed myself and my dog by naming him Piker. He is an accomplished thief, so much so that I can tell when he's picked up something he shouldn't by the sheer sound
of his walk. There's always a pause in the click of his nails, then they resume, slowly becoming quicker and quicker until he bolts for his bed, his "safe zone." Whenever I'm running out of socks, I just check his kennel. He's constantly into things and bothering the cats, so you can imagine my surprise (and my neighbor's) when I discovered he could open gates. Just my luck, eh? Since he knows "release" and "leave it", I'm hoping to train him to "leave the gate". But until then I've got a lock handy. I confess I would like him to get the gate for me when I've got an armful of groceries ...
The pictures are just from me messing around with him out in my backyard. The grass looks so crappy and that's a shame, because it's just about to be spring here, and spring explodes in Texas. He could barely sit still for me to get a shot of his paws, but they are literally the size of my palm and I had to get that. Pike is a complete sweetheart, well-socialized, but his stupid puppy brain kicks in sometimes and gets him overexcited. He then enters clod-mode, wherein people will be jumped on, tripped up, and slobbered upon. He really looks terrifying, and I depend on that to keep me safe, because he's more likely to rob someone than he is to bite them.