Tuesday, June 7, 2011

the baddest watchdog that ever was


one of the most trying nights in our marriage occurred about a week before moving into our little cottage. we were tired. we were cold. it was halloween night and our new neighbors were having a party. but we were inside assembling our bright yellow ikea kitchen chairs and television stand.

then we tried to fit our sectional into the tiny living room. the unique angles and corners of the space were one of the first things i had fallen in love with on our tour. but that night? we couldn't for the life of us figure out how to work with the room and fit the couch.

so we jutted it about a foot from the old wooden windowsill. the one that catches ladybugs and late afternoon sunbeams. and finally, we realized, pablo had a lookout spot.

he's pretty fierce looking, if you can't tell. his intimidating fluffy white hair and glorious, cascading tail are enough to scare away even the most determined intruder, whom pablo would immediately shower with kisses. at night, he sits under the reading lamp and keeps watch.


but protecting an entire cottage is tough work, and pabs sometimes gets a bit sleepy.


i'll forever love our little watchdog, and i'm forever grateful that he's got a little lookout space to call his own. and looking back on it, it makes me laugh that we got that upset about the couch that night. he in his red basketball shorts and me in my robe. sitting in the middle of an empty new house with white washed walls and linoleum floors. and every night that pablo climbs up onto his perch, i'm reminded that it was worth it. everything was worth it.

22 comments:

Ana* said...

Pablo is too cute for words!

Christi said...

I love this post. And that tail! I obviously have not seen Pablo in awhile! He is so adorable.

jillian m. said...

Pablo is such a cutie! I love that picture of him with the droopy eyes. Isn't the most adorable thing to watch a dog fall asleep? It makes my heart melt.

Jennifer Rod said...

Pablo makes me want a dog of my own!

Blondie's Journal said...

Pablo is just precious. There is something about a dog and his window!

XO,
Jane

Red Boots said...

Ha ha, he's such a cutie, and obviously protective of the family nest! Any burglar would be quaking in their boots at the sight of him!

Lillian (Unstitched.) said...

SO cute. He's your little protector! And I love that he's a little dog. I have a Maltese who thinks she's a watchdog too, and it's always the cutest thing when her whole body perks up when she hears noises. Pablo's such a cutie pie :)

Nicole said...

Pablo is a cutie of a dog!!!

DaisyGirl said...

Love it!

Chiara said...

oooooh that last picture of Pablo is so cute!
xo C.

Thisisme. said...

Oh, I'm so glad it was all worth it, and that Pablo has his very own little look out spot!! I was delighted to see those photos of him today. He is gorgeous, and look at that lovely long fluffy tail!! I adore the photo of him falling asleep and then - he's gone! Priceless!!

Amber Blue Bird said...

my pup does that same thing. He has a little look out spot in our living and he spends so much time there just watching people walk by and barking at a;ll the squirrels that scurry past our front lawn.

Emily said...

he is so cute! haha ferocious and scary though? hardly :)

Janette said...

That's his name???? lol How cute! You know.. I know someone who would be TERRRRRRIFIED of Pablo.. My cousin.. Yup.. She's scared of any and all types of dogs... So strange, huh?


Janette the Jongleur

Anna said...

Pablo is adorable! One of my dreams is to have a cute dog someday.

What a lovely and sweet post!

Love,

Anna

Anna said...

Oh, I forgot to mention, I love, love, love the photos of Pablo!

Steph said...

Well isn't he adorable! Is he a maltese? I have a maltese and a maltipoo.

Thanks for stopping by and following my blog.

Steph said...

He's adorable! Is he a maltese? We have a maltese and a maltipoo.

Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. And especially thank you for your kind words. I'll have my mom go back to the post and read everyone's comments. She's been pretty down about the situation.

Shalyn said...

He is the cutest. We have a little white fluffball of our own and have to keep the blinds shut at his lookout spot because he barks at EVERYTHING!

Bibi - Simple Summit said...

oh pablo is adorable! how precious he is.

i love ikea :) i can imagine how y'all must have felt that night...

Amanda said...

How gorgeous! We have a spoodle called Bruno, and he gets that same look on his face. It is such a tough job being on guard all day.
Lovely to find your blog (via Maureen.)
Amanda x

charla beth said...

Hahaha, oh my goodness, Courtney. :) this has to be one of the sweetest posts ever. Why is pablo so stinkin cute! I’m jealous—I want a Pablo of my own!

In all seriousness, though, those pictures and captions are adorable. You have the sweetest little baby and I love reading about him. :)

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