Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spike is in a sharing mood

This is a follow up to the February 16th photos of Spike and Seumas with their own personal space staked out on the couch.  This time they are close enough that Seumas' ear is actually right on top of Spike's neck.  We know that these two are not scared of each other but they rarely get close.

Seumas is quite boisterous since he is still in puppy mode and often knocks Spike over when he gets excited, running over to get a dog treat.  Spike is usually smart enough to keep his distance when walking around the house but he has been caught in the puppy tornado a few times.

When Seumas is asleep on the dog bed in the living room, it is not unusual  to see Spike walk up to the tail end of Seumas and have a sniff. Spike then walks away with his mouth open, and a look of distaste!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Do I hear spring out there? Is that a bird or 2?

When I walked by youngest son's room earlier this week I saw Sebastian reaching up onto the window blind as if there was something exciting within reach.  Of course, as I tried to sneak into the room to see what caught his interest he sat back on his haunches, but with his gaze fixed firmly outside.  I heard a few bird cheeps, then some shadows of small objects moving right to left.  Sebastian's gaze quickly followed the same flight path until he realized how close I was. Annoyed at being observed at such close quarters, he quickly jumped off the side table and made a beeline out the bedroom door.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Meerkat Impersonator

Spike has a good sense of balance and often rises onto his back legs into an upright position, with his front paws hanging down.  We call him the "meerkat" when he does this and we see it often.  He can hold this pose for many seconds if his interest is caught by some fascinating object that is just a little out of his reach. He is not quite in position in the first shot above, hastily taken on my cell phone camera. By the time I had lined him up for a second photo I realized why he was so interested.

My hubby usually takes some dog treats in his pocket when he takes the dogs for their day walks.  There must have been some enticing residual doggy treat smell in the pocket because Spike's interest was focused on hubby's jacket.  Spike spent a few minutes pawing at the coat pocket but couldn't quite get his nose (and mouth!) in position so eventually gave up!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Happy ..and then not happy!

Angel was comfortably resting on the cat pad on the coffee table, watching what was going in the living room.  I thought it would be a good time for a cuddle and picked him up.  The photo below shows the split second before he dug his back claws into my arm and took off.  Apparently he was not happy with being disturbed!