Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Limefreckle labradoodle

Meet Rufus. He's one adorable labradoodle, not that well trained, but lovable non the less. I keep waiting for Caesar Milan to come to town so he can help me be the pack leader --- so far I don't think Rufus is convinced that anyone here is in charge - although occasionally he will listen to Limefreckle Jr. but basically he does what he wants.

He has the most interesting coloured eyes, I've never seen such a colour on a dog. Of course his pupils are not normally this bright, sorry about that, I haven't figured out how to use the red eye reducer in paint shop.

Lately Rufus has been on a mission. This is how he looks most of the days:

He stands looking out at the back deck, waiting for his Nemesis, the rabbit that lives under our deck. This rabbit moved in last spring, such a cute little thing, we'd spot him occasionally in the backyard. There is nothing like a bunny that knows it's being watched -- standing there, stock still, as if to say "What? WHAT?? You think you see a bunny or something???? NOTHING TO SEE HERE....MOVE ALONG!!!"

Well, this bunny has grown, let me tell you, I have no idea how he squeezes himself under our deck anymore, pretty soon he's going to need to call Jenny Craig. He likes to lounge around on our deck, I haven't actually seen him there, but he leaves traces of himself, if you know what I mean. Like having to go out and pick up doggy doo doo isn't enough, we have to clean up after this clown. Who does this bunny think he is? Doesn't he realize who lives in the house??? Most days we hear barking, barking, barking at the back door......if it's not the bunny taunting him, it's the black squirrels running back and forth along our fence --- chattering their crazy squirrel talk, daring Rufus to come outside. It's enough to drive the poor dog crazy!