October 21st, 2007

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04:59 pm - molly pictures
The pup is home! It hasn't quite sunk in yet that I'm her person as opposed to just some random guy who's being really nice to her, but she's settling in well.

It's very clear that she hasn't ever been anybody's dog before, certainly never an inside dog - both stairs and television were obviously entirely new experiences for her. Took me about 5 minutes to coax her into following me up the stairs (even though she was still on the leash) so I could give her a bath (which she was NOT fond of) and as for TV... she started out barking and growling at it from behind the couch (and popping up like a Whack-a-Mole from time to time to see if any of the people and things in it had jumped out of the box yet) but once she got over that... she WATCHES it.

I kid you not, my dog has been watching TV for the last two or three hours. I'm starting to wonder if I'm going to see shit from Animal Planet cropping up on the DVR in a couple of weeks.

Anyway, as promised, here are a couple of pics of Molly at home. I'll have better ones later; you wouldn't believe how hard it was just to get a couple decent snaps with my phone - she tends to be a wiggler, a squirmer, and a licker so it's really hard to get her to look at the camera without bounding over and licking it!


And this is Tom:

giving me the stinkeye:

ignoring me as I try to suck up:

relenting, since I am after all an awesome guy even if I did give him a little sister bigger than he is:

Added bonus: incredibly shitty low-frame-rate camphone clip of Tom doing donuts on the kitchen floor!

In related news, Tom doesn't hate me for bringing Molly home but he's pretty clearly dubious of this new development and a little bit standoffish. Hopefully the fact that he still gets bedroom access at night while Moll has to stay in the crate in the living room (for now - she doesn't get the run of the house until late November) will mellow him out pretty quickly.

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[User Picture] From: jette
Date: October 21st, 2007 - 09:05 pm
Your pets totally match.

[User Picture] From: marys_second
Date: October 21st, 2007 - 09:12 pm
Good sized dog. Only takes up one couch cushion. Looks like she has good scritchin' ears, too.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: October 21st, 2007 - 09:34 pm
I am pretty sure she is destined to be a lapdog, it's just gonna take her some time to work up to it.

Unless of course she decides being in a lap interferes with watching TV. I have NEVER seen a dog just watch TV the way she does. I wonder if her first exposure to television being the big 65" has something to do with that?

[User Picture] From: starfyer
Date: October 21st, 2007 - 09:17 pm

Cutest. Pets. Evar.!!!

[User Picture] From: bitchness
Date: October 21st, 2007 - 10:29 pm
Very cool Jim, much cuteness. The cat that adopted me in Utah used to watch tv. The guy used to come over and turn on animal planet just to watch her watch the lions and tigers. She'd sit on her hind legs with her front paws on the entertainment center and track the cats back and forth across the screen.

[User Picture] From: lisa_e_is_me
Date: October 22nd, 2007 - 02:54 am
Oh, such a cute face on Molly. Tom, too! You have some good ones there, and I think if Tom is already willing to stay out in the open with a dog chilling in the room, you will have no problems getting them to be buddies eventually. Tom is lucky I'm not around, because I would try to rub my face in his awesome tummy fur.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: October 22nd, 2007 - 03:00 am
Well to be fair Molly and Tom aren't in the SAME room. She's in the living room, he has the rest of the house. Stays that way 'til the end of November (so Molly can't run laps around the house and give herself problems with dead heartworm bits).

Tom was staring at the two of us VERY dubiously through the french doors when she first got home, and again through the sliding glass door in the office when I walked her in the backyard. But he seems to have pretty much forgiven me. He hated the living room anyway.

PS: the tummyfur is tempting I'll admit, and sometimes his dignity might even permit a BRIEF bit of face-burying, but trust me you'll come up spitting fluff if you try it. At least... I... I guess that's how that would go...



[User Picture] From: lindapendant
Date: October 22nd, 2007 - 12:57 pm
That expression on Molly's face is just so precious.

She's all, 'I be slightly askeert of that there gadget.'

[User Picture] From: lisa_e_is_me
Date: October 26th, 2007 - 03:41 pm
How's everything going with you, Tom and Molly now that she's been home for a while?

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: October 26th, 2007 - 09:51 pm
Well, Tom has started having some minor litterbox issues again. But I think he's just protesting being moved from the first guest bedroom to the second (due to an influx of actual guests and the addition of an actual bed to the first this week). Other than that, the two of them don't really have much chance to interact, since she's confined to the living room 'til the end of November.

Molly is GREAT. She is just the happiest most eager-to-please little critter ever, and a ton of fun. Everybody who's met her has just instantly fallen head-over-heels for her. And she's definitely figured out that I'm her person now - she loves people in general, but if I'm in the kitchen and two guests are in the living room with her she'll still occasionally come up to the french door and whimper a few seconds.

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