The Merlin thread

Discussion in 'Dog Pictures and Pet Photos' started by Fran101, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Tortilla

    Tortilla Blonde Raccoon

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    That pic of him with the toy .. too cute. :D
     
  2. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    A Merlin update to go with pictures.. It's hard to believe he hasn't been here forever. I don't even know how to describe it, he is such a perfect fit. I couldn't be more proud of him..
    - We haven't had an accident in the house since the day he arrived
    - He is 100% on sit and working on down lol it's a process, I don't spend as much time training him as I should.. we mostly just go on adventures lol
    - he is into everything, over everything, in everything lol he has to be INVOLVED in whatever I am doing. Like if I am looking in my backpack, he has got to look inside to. Paying at the counter? Gotta see what's up there and what I'm doing.
    - He loves to chase leaves on the sidewalk that the wind blows. I know it's a habit I should break but he loves it so and it's so **** endearing. He reminds me in little ways everyday how awesome life is
    - His arch nemesis is all pigeons. They are the worst. Followed closely by other little birds, geese and squirrels
    - He takes on new challenges and new environments like a pro. Nothing phases him. Noisy train? Street performers? Carts? Sirens? He takes notice and then barely bats an eye. We have been EVERYWHERE together.. and he is such a joy to socialize because he honestly enjoys new things and places.
    - He loves meeting people. Everyone has to stop and snuggle.. people stop us on the street and chase down the sidewalk lol there will be three empty train cars and then a FULL one because everyone is stopping to say hi
    - He loves other dogs. He plays HARD so I am working on manners with smallers ones (aka: you can't just step on them or try to chase.. they are little!)
    - He went to the groomer and did awesome! Got his nails done and didn't mind, didn't even mind the blowdryer or anything

    He is brave and kind and sweet and playful and just.. I dunno.. Merliny lol

    Is that my hat Merlin?
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    He is so sweet
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    On the bed.
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    New favorite toy of the hour.. dinosaur
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    Toy box keeps lookin smaller and smaller
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    He loves tennis balls
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    You can really see his pretty eye color in this one
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    Where are we going? Working on leash manners
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    Pet store
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    A little shopping
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  3. meepitsmeagan

    meepitsmeagan Meagan & The Cattle Dog Crew

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    Such a champ! And very adorable while he does all these awesome things. :)
     
  4. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Armani! They were so nice to him..everyone adored him and got hair on their very expensive suits snuggling him
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    Us at juicy lol
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    Fans
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    Frisbee! We are only doing rolly throws (I know there is a proper name for that lol) but he is getting it
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    Yes?
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    Showing off his haircut! He went to the groomer
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    Yess?
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  5. Dakotah

    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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    Fran he sounds so perfect and he is beyond handsome <3 I am so glad he is such a great fit for you.
     
  6. Baxter'smybaby

    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

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    he is so darned handsome!
     
  7. Cali Mae

    Cali Mae Little dog, big voice

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    You can just see the adoration in his eyes, and I'm starting to think the head tilt is Merlin's signature look now. :)

    Also, is it normal to be allowed to bring your dog into so many places? Around here, the only places I'm allowed to bring Cali are the two convenience stores and the post office.
     
  8. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Thank you :D I was so worried that me and this pup wouldn't mesh, that the breed wasn't just right.. it all seems so silly now.

    Little snot really doesn't take a bad picture :rofl1:

    Lol thank you! Taking him out and socializing is such fun!

    Thank you.. people tell me that all the time and it's really amazing, he does kind of look at me like I'm his world and it makes me feel so special! lol even when he's being a naughty puppy haha

    Boston is exceptionally dog friendly.. basically any place with no food is A OK for dogs. Including public transport and such.. most stores and shopping places even have doggy treats and things like that lol
     
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    Gosh he's cute. I love the look on his face in the first picture, with your hat lol
     
  10. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Forgot one lol I made him wait outside starbucks while I got coffee.. he looks so offended!!
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    and doggy partay!
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    "Is that my hat?"
    "Who, me?" *sly innocence*
     
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    He is such a handsome boy! He clearly adores you.
     
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    I'm pretty certain I love your dog.

    And I also love all the pictures you take, documenting all of your adventures :D
     
  14. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    When did he sprout those LEGS?!
     
  15. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    I HAVE NO IDEA JESS!!

    I am getting all emotional.. He is growing too fast!!
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    HE WAS SO LITTLE!!
     
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    Merlin is WAY too cute! I can't believe how big he's getting- he's growing up too fast!
     
  17. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    We went to the park today!
    Disc dog
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    Muddy pup!
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    Made a new friend
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    Then we stopped to get a bath! Rub a dub dub lol he looks so pathetic
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    All blowdried and handsome!
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    This is his best friend, fellow store dog/pittie!
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  18. Julee

    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    Suddenly: LEGS.
     
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    Wow he is adorable!
     
  20. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    darn video not working.
    Instead..have another picture of merlin being adorable lol

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