Saturday, April 2, 2011

Walking the dog

I have spent three weeks spoiling my mom's dog rotten with treats and many daily walks. He is a Chinese Crested Powder Puff purebred with a tattoo on his tummy to prove it.

That sounds painful.

His name is Mooch. My dad named him Mooch because that's what he does best. You can't eat around the dog that he doesn't sit politely and wait for you to drop everything on the floor. I'm thinking he'd be a good dog for kids who don't like broccoli. Dogs in this breed are good for people with allergies and the dog has no doggie odor, but this dog licks.


I hate being licked by a dog.

Years ago, Mooch came from a breed rescue. He was going to be put down because his ears don't stand up like they're "supposed" to. Other than the ears and the disgusting, incessant licking, I think that's all that's wrong with him. This is an active breed and he doesn't get a lot of walks, but my mom plays with him and lets him run around the house.

Tonight we walked .52 miles around the parking lot. I tried the entire time to convince him that constant movement is exercise.

Sniffing and peeing is a stroll.


Naquillity said...

what a cute dog. i can't understand why people want to put a dog down for something as trivial as its ears not standing up correctly. our dog is a jack russell and his ears are supposed to droop over but they prick straight up, lol. we still love him despite this defect. you better watch though about all this pampering. Mooch won't want to go back home when your mother returns. hope all is well. have a great day.

Rambling Woods said...

Awww....put him down..gosh I just hate people sometimes....

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