... and a dog lover is born.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

It's not that I don't like dogs. I do, but like children, I just don't like all of them.

However... this is Russy and I don't like him.



I love him.

Russy, whose name is actually Rusty, but sometimes prefers to answer to Justin Bobby, is my boyfriend's parents' dog and I'm not going to lie... He's an odd fellow. I had heard about him long before I had the opportunity to meet him and I was given very strict and very stern instructions.

Ignore him. Don't pet him and whatever you do, don't look at him.



It seemed easy enough, but it wasn't. Look at him. (Actually, don't. He doesn't like it.) He's so handsome, he's the Fabio of dogs. (If, you know, Fabio was actually handsome.) Needless to say, we didn't start off on the right foot and Russy made it very clear that he was just not that into me.

So, when Jenner and I were asked to house/Russy-sit for an entire week, I was somewhat apprehensive. Seven days with a dog I couldn't look at? Um, okay.

Well, folks, I'm happy to report that it only took many sweaty walks, trips in the car and (perhaps, although I am not at liberty to confirm this) one very small spoon of ice cream for our friendship to begin to blossom. (A heartfelt apology to Jenner's mom about the alleged ice cream, but I was desperate.)

Now, thanks to Russy, I can hear my biological puppy clock beginning to pound. Thanks, Russ.


Oh, and PS) I haven't tried this hard to make a boy like me since junior high... only this time it worked.

14 comments:

  1. That is so funny! Our dog, Todd, doesn't like to be touched or looked at either! He will growl and act ferocious! He does like to be rubbed under his chin though. Maybe try that with Russy next time.

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  2. That is so funny. What a handsome boy!

    Dogs are the best, they really add so much to your life. You have to become a dog mom.

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  3. I'm not a dog lover by any means but he's so handsome! I don't know if I would have it in me to work that hard. I'm impressed.

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  4. Um, I love that dog. And he looooves you!

    Glad you saw the light!

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  5. He is SOOO cute... oh my gosh... his sweet face!! I love him!

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  6. awww russy! he's such a cute little weirdo! i love particular dogs. they're so much more human-like. i'm glad you got him to love you. no surprise there! :)

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  7. oh no, now you're hooked! I love our "boys" so much....they make everything so much fun!

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  8. I'm sure he swooned at your charm!

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  9. Awwwwww! I'm a dog mom myself and all I can say is - they are irresistible!

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  10. hahaha! I'm glad it worked out (:

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  11. Girl I'm envious! He is too cute, I'd love to spend hours brushing his beautiful volumous hair!

    xoxo

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  12. Justin Bobby...why can't we resist him!

    He's so cute! I see a puppy in your future...

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  13. That was the best blog EVER! So sweet! :D And you know i'm a dog lover! I've got two big babies!!! Get a puppy!!!!

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