Sunday, January 04, 2009

Of Crocodiles and Crazy Boo

Well much has happened in the last week.

First, the Crocodile (pictured right with us) finally arrived. Crocodile is Mom's great old friend who was visiting from South Africa. Her real name is Suzie but Mom's Dad gave her the nickname Croc many years ago because she is very tall and long. Mom's nickname is Mouse because, well, she is the opposite of the Croc - she is small and squeaky. Heh heh.

So Suzie came to visit us for four days - so not only did we have a crazy pup named Boo with us, we had a Croc too. Luckily the Croc loves dogs though she is partial to labs and retrievers...but we were great ambassadors for our breed and she now loves Wires too.

We were on our best behaviour...well, I was...Boo kept playfully attacking me...

Let me tell you, that pup drove me nuts much of the time...he is crazy. He loves to play but gets a bit carried away sometimes and never stops. I like to play too, but I like to snooze as well and often the only way I could do that, was to beg the parents to put him in his crate. Sometimes I had to fiercely defend myself against him but I never snapped ever...I just had to give him a certain look, and he'd get the message...well, for about 3 seconds!

Can you believe that's me? You don't often see that side of me - I'm a mellow, gentle type of guy.

So Croc and Boo had a bit of a love affair. Boo mistook her for a pillow and loved to cuddle with her. I didn't mind, I just appreciated the break! Don't they look cute?
Boo is a funny character, especially when he was asleep. Just look at him sleeping in his crate (grinning in his sleep!) and on my couch:

Anyway, so yesterday, Mom, Dad and me drove Boo to Maryland where he will be living with dear friends M and S and their furkids Mackie, Finn and Ollie, who are charged with finding him his new home. I got to play with Finn and Ollie and check out their lovely house and huge yard - and then I wished Boo well and said farewell.

As you know, I, Axel G Chocholoza, am always honest, so I am not going to lie on my blog and say that I was heartbroken, bereft and in a state of abject despair to say goodbye to Boo. I enjoyed his company and having him as my playmate most of the time - but he was too hyper for me and sometimes his need to wrestle and play was too much for me. I was always patient and never once hurt the fella, but there were times where he really tried my patience. And, I am not ashamed to admit, I love my Mom and Dad, and did not enjoy sharing them with another dog. I also love my home and park and friends - it was hard to share all these things with Boo, though I never once openly revealed these feelings while he was with us. I was always gentlemanly and generous. I even shared my waterbowl, food and treats! Afterall, I am unique!

After we got back from Maryland - I fell into a most delicious slumber, free at last of the stress of having Boo about and having to entertain him.
And I had special one on one huggies/snooze with Dad...

I wish Boo only the very best life with a very loving family. I guess that means, I wish Boo everything that I have.



Asta said...

You awe a gentledog! Sometimes we do need to tell ouw fwiends to stop ow take it's nowmal..I think you showed gweat westwaint. Youw fwiend Cwoc looks awfully nice and fwiendly, can't even tell she's not a natoowal tewwiew lovew, hehe
You awe so lucky to meet wif Mackie..I suwe hope Boo finds a gweat fuwwevew home..they awe sweet to help him
smoochie kisses

Gus said...

We wish Boo all the best, and some peace and quiet for you and your hoomans. Thank your mom and dad for helping out.


ps...remawkable patience award to you! I'd have eaten him


Faya said...

Axel you are the best friend on earth ! I hope Boo will be very happy in his new home.
Boo is like my brother Dyos. Full of energy....Sometimes he stays home with Dad and I have time with my VĂ©ronique.
Kisses, Faya

Jackson said...

Hey Axel, I think you were a true gent in your treatment of Boo. I just KNOW I wouldn't have been that patient. I don't like sharing J1 with anyone, even J2, hehehe! Here's hoping he finds a pawsome forever home soon. J x

Agatha and Archie said...

Ax,WE think you were the PAWFECT gentleman....I mean really how much can a kid take??We wish that Boo finds as great a home as you have ! Love and kissesA+A

Eric said...

Ax, what a gent! Pawfect manners to all your houseguests. You and your leggededs did a brilliant job in helping Boo. Hope he finds a home as wonderful as yours.

Wiry wags, Eric x

MMM said...


Jake of Florida said...

Axel, We truly appreciate your frankness and also the restraint you showed while Boo was living with you. We hope he finds a forever home soon and lives happily ever after with loving parents.

As for your mom's comment about being on a camel. Our Mom was on one once in Egyot and, while she didn't exactly fall off, she wasn't quite prepared for the way the fellow stood up -- and she spent the whole ride holding on for dear life, with her legs stuck straight out and her skirt? well she doesn't like to talk about it!!!



Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said... that really you in that snarlin' pic???? Oh my...I always thought you were handsome, but that pic is the best ever!!!

We know you were the best doggie ever with the little Sharkie, but he sounds like he needs a doggie who likes to play as much as he does...we'd all be nuts here if one of us had that much energy!!

We'll trot over to Mackies and check things out...

Your the best Axel...

I'm gonna print out that snarlin' pic of you and hang it in my crate, you handsome foxy...

Love and kisses..laciegirl

Quinvale AstaLaVista Baby said...

G'day Axel,

Looks like you got a lot of gweeat cuddles even though you lost your fwiend Boomer.

xxx Asta (Oz)

Nigel, Sola and Co. said...

What a kind wish after all of that roughhousing! You are a patient pooch.