Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Return of the Eldest Child

Today was the big day that our favorite brown child came back from vacation. Since right after Blair was born, Gus has been staying with my parents and playing with their furchild Lola. My dad has become quite attached to Gus, so I think he was sad to see Gus go -- even if he did break into the dog food container and eat 10 pounds! I don't know what about Gus made my dad fall in love with him so. Could it have been his expert counter surfing moves? his I-knew-that-was-wrong-but-I-did-it-anyway head duck? his practice-made-perfect poor, pitiful me look? the way he follows his person from room to room? or the paw on your knee to tell you he loves you? They all got me from the beginning, and I'm so glad he's home!

Pretty pitiful

He promptly went as close to Blair as he could get and "talked" to her with his little grunts like he does to our cat. Is that good?

It will take some time for him to get adjusted, but he's doing well. He took a few strolls around the house to scope out all the new scents, nosed his way through the cradle bars to check out the foreign grunt noises, and moved his head to the beat of the swing to see what was in there that was smelling so different! He perks his ears and stares at the baby monitor when it makes noise. He'll be a great big brother!


Jen O'Daniel said...

Hahahaha! We call Jasper Dog our "Brown Child" or our "Furry Child" -- Your slide show on your blog of the dogs has inspired me to add one of our own four-legged friend! :)

Glad that your eldest child has returned and is adjusting to the new addition!

Anonymous said...

aw! i came home yesterday and asked dad where brown dog was and he said he went home... it was a sad moment.
Bucket looks sad in the first one :( i bet he misses lola! i think lola belle misses him....

but i bet he just loves blair! he'll be her protector! :)