In lieu of another post whining about the rain, I present to you my crazy black dog.
Pascale remains the best rescue dog ever. She is endlessly entertaining and perhaps the most loving creature I’ve ever been around. For example, the new dog sitter came over to meet my
terrors well behaved critters before we go out of town this weekend. Pascale instantly became best friends with her, and when the sitter left Pascale first looked out the window to see when her friend would be coming back and then pouted.
The good news is, she only pouts until she moves on to the next thing that makes her happy… like squirrels. One of her hobbies is sitting at the base of a tree, and barking her “Play with me!” barks non-stop at the squirrel just out of her reach.
Whenever she’s napping or cuddling, she prefers to be touching a human at all times. She’ll crawl up next to me on the couch while I watch TV, and put her head on the pillow next to me or sit so close that her butt and wagging tail will be all over my iPad/colored pencils/snack. To her, there is no such thing as too much closeness. It’s pretty adorable.
In the car, she always sits in the passenger’s side of the back seat. No exceptions. She sits like a person, but doesn’t like the window rolled down or looking at the scenery. Instead, she stares at me and occasionally gets a worried face if traffic is unusual. Even though she’s not a good traveler, she knows the car is a necessary part of going fun amazing places… so she puts up with it.
This is what happens when her sister tries to take Pascale’s chosen seat in the car:
Even though she is most definitely best dog and favorite dog in the Mauldin household, she’s far from perfect. Still a giant puppy, Pascale hasn’t exactly grown out of chewing things up. One of her favorites are the plastic caps that I clip on a half full can of dog food. If my husband leaves one on the counter in the morning, it’s sure to be destroyed by the time I leave for work.
Other favorites of her’s include my husband’s shoe insoles, TV remotes, toilet paper rolls and yarn.
Just like her mom, Pascale likes to crochet.
She’s still working on her technique though.
Despite the occasional naughtiness, this dog makes me laugh every day. When you are presented with a neglected puppy that you don’t exactly need, take my advice and get the puppy! She knows we saved her, and she loves us as much as physically possible everyday to let us know she’s thankful.
Or she just likes the dog food we give her.
Eh, whichever works.