12.15.2009

real dogs poop in the gutter.

people often ask me if it's hard to have a dog, along with a toddler, here in the city. well, picking up dog feces out of a slushy gutter doesn't exactly put a spring in my step, the thought of something rabid and the size of a third grader lunging forth out of a garbage heap to pick a fight with my domesticated animal worries me every so often, and i tire of using the phrase, "gunther, don't lick" every 37 seconds of my life (current project: 'don't lick' video montage -- may not be suitable viewing material for those of you with touchy gag reflexes), but for the most part, i believe gunther is worth all the effort. just look at the love... you can't coach this:












you're a good dog, gunther... even if i sometimes do have to wipe your bottom.


13 comments:

Carlee Hoopes said...

These are seriously some of the cutest pictures I have ever seen. Now I feel guilty that my husband's allergic to dogs so we can't get one for our kids to love on.

hilary said...

oh. i miss gunth! he's such a good dog, no stellar dog, and those pictures really are adorable. nice work, sisty.

sorry i still haven't called you. getting up at 4 am 3 days in a row just isn't agreeing with my pregnant body and i've been very busy. maybe we can skype with mom and dad here and can chat then. with gunther, too. i wanna ask him if he loves me and see his cute cocked head. :)

Cannon and Kassie said...

erin, that was hilarious...thanks for the laugh.

jill said...

that is pretty cute. but don't tell sean i said that. i want to keep him thinking i hate dogs...so ill never have to clean up after it if we ever end up getting one.

Vause Family said...

Dan and I were ever so grateful our "animals" in the city had diapers on. Good luck battling the sewer rats!

Abbie said...

i have never wanted a dog. ever. but seeing fox all snuggly with gunther. awwww.

mandalynette said...

i love both boys! i love the pic of fox using gunners as a pillow...that is love!!!

Genevieve said...

Love these pics! Gunth is the best!

Zach and Erika said...

Ok, I almost want to get a dog looking at those photos. I LOVE the one of Fox using him as a pillow. Precious.

Chelsi said...

gunther, you are so damned cute. maybe you and belle should have a long distance relash?

these are prec. i can't wait for belle to be a big sis. ps. our current project is getting belle to not lick EVERY damn thing in the universe, as well.

Chelsi said...

gunther, you are so damned cute. maybe you and belle should have a long distance relash?

these are prec. i can't wait for belle to be a big sis. ps. our current project is getting belle to not lick EVERY damn thing in the universe, as well.

Scott & Lindsay said...

ah gunth. he is a good boy. i love the one with fox using him as a pillow while reading. warms my heart.

noelle said...

oh, sweet love.

old me.