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Dude.  That’s enough already.  Yep, the water-meter-reader-guy hung a note on our door.  Cody (El Doggo Destructo) did NOT like how close the house he got, and came running up to the door in full SEARCH AND DESTROY mode.  Hackles fully up in a 5″ strip from his mane to his butt.  Tail fully erect; I could have used it to hang a flag.  I WISH I had a picture of him in full assault mode because it’s absolutely terrifying.   But I don’t.  Sorry.  He doesn’t stay that way very long, and if he’s THAT upset about something, it only seems fair that I check it out  on his behalf and call an all clear.

I DO have Cody in Alert Mode.  This is where he’s in the process of threat-identification.  And I might be biased, but he’s one good looking dog!

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Seriously.  He’s majestic:

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So majestic:

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And it’s interesting, because the wife and I wanted your “standard” friendly house-dog.  About 40 lbs., happy to see everyone, boring old dog.  What we got was an incredibly smart dog, with his own unique personality, wants, and needs, who challenges us every day.  We were WOEFULLY unprepared for him.  And there were definitely a number of times, especially in those first few weeks after we adopted him (about 10 months old, March 2017) when we didn’t think we were going to be able to do it.  But sometimes he plays the role of “normal” dog.  Usually when he’s asleep:

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But you know what?  We stuck it out.  And we have the coolest dog around.  Yup, he’s weird.  Yup, he does NOT like strangers coming to the house (we’re working on this one and it’s going great!), and he has a low tolerance for rude dogs, but he’s pretty much awesome the rest of the time!

As you can see, he’s a part-time model:20180425_212009

As well as a master of disguise:
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And he’s GREAT with puppies and children:

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Wow.  This post completely went off the rails.  I started with Barky SirBarksalot, and am ending with… where-ever we are now.  But I will say, he’s been a fun dog to have around.  Even if I often suspect he’s just doing it intentionally to mess with me:
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Cheers to you, Cody!

As always, thanks for reading, and you’re welcome.

Living the Dream,
Dave

Ahhh screwit.  Here’s a bunch more pics of my favorite dog:

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DOG PICS!

Because why not?  Here are a stack of pictures of El Pupper Perfecto as he does his thing…

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That is an interesting proposal. Please allow me to consider it in full before rendering a decision.
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Impromptu nap in the middle of playtime with his bestie
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Seriously, there is no dog cuter than him
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Nice little hint of a smile on his perfectly whiskered face
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Again, so cute
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Guess who ended up with the ring?
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Naptime on the doggy bed!
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I’m fairly confident they were communicating telepathically
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Majestic as hell. Climbed a mountain with his ladies
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The zen art of sleeping
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Sooo… you gonna rub my belly or what?
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Nom Nom Nom
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I’m a reindeer, don’t blow my cover

If you’re wondering why there aren’t more pictures of him moving, it’s because he’s too fast for the camera to pick up.  I’m working on some slow-motion videos and will have to link through youtube or vimeo or whatever the kids are using these days.

Living the Dream,

Humble Dave