Sunday, March 8, 2009
Sunday Afternoon and No Quilting
You just have to take my word for it that Pearl is the best puppy God ever put on this planet.
You know from reading my posts that I adore Evelyn, Jezebel and Sapphire. I won't say Sapphire was a good puppy even though I wasn't there to see it (I understand she was a hellion). Even as an old dog she would take the toilet brush out through the dog door into the yard when she was mad about something. Jezebel was adorable, except for the time she destroyed the couch and all the Christmas presents. Evelyn was an angel - easily housetrained and never did really destroy anything. Even when she got something she wasn't supposed to, rather than destroy it, she would walk back and forth in front of us with it in her mouth to tell on herself. She was a saint from way back. And smart? Evelyn is VERY bright - certainly compared to sweet Jezebel. Jezebel once got trapped in the bathtub because she forgot how to get out. And she was six years old at the time.
But Pearl? If she had opposible thumbs, she could be a concert pianist. I suspect she is a math wiz and if she could talk, she could tell you all the capitals of Eastern European nations. That dog is brilliant.
It is way too early to tell but I don't know if she will have Evelyn's looks. That would be hard for any dog, if you ask me. She does have an extremely cute face and I think she sort of looks like Evelyn. I do think Pearl has better legs and shoulders. And whatever she ends up looking like, she is a little charmer.
And smart? OMG - she is smart. Did I mention that?
Today, she came to get Husband and me in the front of the house to let us know she needed to go out. She is a prodigy.
Pearl is amazingly well behaved, too. Yes, she pesters sister but she is pretty good on a leash, comes when she is called and seems to already want to do the right thing if she knows what the right thing is.
Pearl's feet are mighty big. And her ears appear to be fully grown. Let us hope.
Evelyn will spontaniously break into arooos but Pearl has been a bit confused by that. Today, however, she threw up her little nose and seemed to be trying to do it. Time will tell if we have another singer. She doesn't have Evelyn's lovely voice. In fact, she is a bit shrill. It is hard to know since she is a puppy but I don't think she will have Jezebel's ear piercing squawk. But if she does, we don't care. The neighbors might, but we don't.
Getting tired of puppy pictures, yet?
Pearl's belly is spotted just like Husband's hands. And they both have thick, light eyelashes.
Maybe I should have held some back for later in the week when I got too busy to post.
Off to sit on the deck with Husband, the girls and a Mike's Hard Cranberry Lemonade. And the tax documents...