It's a Dog's Life...
I've had a couple of requests to hear more about Clyde. So here he is... in all his glory. Clyde is my part-time dog. We get to hang out on Tuesdays and Thursdays while his parents are at work. He lives in my hood, but he seems to have made himself very much at home in our house. I'm generally not a huge fan of little dogs. I'll take a Bernese Mountain Dog any day (or a retriever, although he'd have pretty big shoes to fill after Shamus, the dog I grew up with). But Clyde is about as cute as they come. He's kind of a terrier, and maybe a mix of a few other things. He's scrappy and opinionated and his ears sit really high on the top of his head so when he runs he looks like Dumbo about to take off.
When he first arrived here he was an angel. A bit timid and definitely kept to himself. It took about a week for the real Clyde to emerge. He's a cheeky little devil and he loves attention. In the mornings I bring my laptop on to the couch to keep him company (I tried to keep him off the couch but he was having none of that) and he curls up in my lap to keep me warm. Only problem is it has to be all about Clyde, so the minute I start typing on the keyboard he lets out a big sigh and drops his chin right in the middle of it so that I can't type. When he's not trying to contribute to On The Road, he perches up on the top of the couch where he can watch the world go by in front of our house.
Our big breakthrough was a few weeks ago, when I finally got him to sit outside the grocery store and wait for me without barking, so now we can run errands together too! He's one of those dogs that everyone does a double-take on because he's so goofy. He'd be a great tool for my single guy friends. He's very much a little boy - LOVES to mark his territory pretty much anywhere he can. But the best part is that I finally have someone other than myself to talk to during the day :-)