Monday, August 20, 2007

The Reformed Escape Artist

We wires are known for being escape artists. Open a door, leave a gate open, and the legend is, that we are gone with the to seek adventures, meet new friends and kill little fury pests.

When I was a wee chap - this described me to a T. If Mom or Dad opened the front door (our only entry point) - I would rush outside, and it would take all sorts of tricks to recapture me (Says Mom: "That is too true Axel. We would have to bring the car around and pretend to take you for a ride or we would have to plow you with treats!").

But I have matured now. I like to stand at the door, gaze out, bark if anyone approaches who I don't like the look of and observe the goings on. Especially if it is hot or wet outside. Don't believe me? I believe the photo on the right is proof enough! I did not bolt after this photo was taken.

God my arse looks big in that photo!



Smitty said...

Axel, you've got to cut down on your between meals snacks!

Your pal, Smitty

Gus said... is the fault of the camera angle, not your butt.

In Solidarity (hehehe)

William Tell said...

Wow, that's a good trick. It never entered my mind to STAND at door, I just rush right through it.

Seems I learn something new every if I can just resist the urge to bolt, won't My Family be impressed?

William Tell

Jackson said...

Hey Axel, blame the photographer! The lens must have distorted or something. J x

Koobuss said...

I think it's a bad camera angle, Axel. It happens to me all the time.

Koobuss Kisses,

Ricky Pepper said...

Oh boy! We all had an escape attempt a few days ago. Mom was standing on the front porch with the dog gate closed. Suddenly, what looked like a dachshie terrier mix pattered past and I had to see him close up! I widdled through the rungs on the porch and then when daddy opened the gate to get me, Lucy and Chloe bolted too! Mom says we are lucky the man walking the weiner-terrier was so nice to stop and wait for daddy to catch us!
Looking forward to seeing you soon, cousin!
Ricky poopy pants

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Axel, RUN!!!!! If closely analyzed, that picture is showing that there is a world of opportunity right in front of you; right at your door. Now if that her name, were walking past, would you still be hanging out in the doorway?? Was glad to see the pink booties were not in use! Lacie said to tell you that you have a darling fuzzy posterior, and to embrace your size. I don't know what she's talking about. Rainy Barks, Scruffy

fee said...

o yes axel! i still remember an old post where you told us how you ran out while dad was taking out the trash, and when he chased after you , you barked at him and ran the OTHER way. that was funny and i'll always remember it!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

so axel had b a good boy now...

my owner was eagerly waiting for d day 2 come when i can be that mature...i still act like a 3 year old kid

Asta said...

It's not you it's the pixtuwe..that's what Mommi always says anyway about her photos..can you teach me to be good like you..thank goodness I live in an apt.othewwise,who knows where I'd be by now.
smoochie kisses

Ricky Pepper said...

yes- just a 10 is all that's needed for the vote! Thanks for your support!

PS - Mommy wants to know if you can have baby carrots?? Low-cal??


Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Axel,

I hope your itchies are feeling better. You've got to tell your mum to stop taking those unflattering fluff-but shots!

xxx Asta down under

Wired for Mackie said...

I, Mackie am not a bolter any longer either, but little Finnegan, wow is he an escape artist. Mom says she doens't want to wish away his puppyhood, ut some growing up is in order...hehehehh!

Your pal, Mackie

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...


I am anything butt reformed. I would be out that door exploring the neighborhood. When humans come to visit, Mom or Dad will tell me "back" and I won't try to sneakout.

I think the camera add's 3lbs to your butt.

Luna Licks,


Bogart said...

It's just the angle Axel, and the camera puts on ten pounds...