Monday, January 9, 2012

can't take him anywhere

last time we took pablo to the park, he spotted another dog. it went a little something like this:

oh, hi. would you look at that? another bichon.

oh wait, he's coming closer.

mama, he's coming CLOSER.

MAMA!!!!
needless to say, we left. 

this weekend, it was in the high sixties and sunny in our little corner of north carolina. so we tried again.
we left early and excited, with the promise of a day spent by the water, under the shade trees.
but every other dog owner in the surrounding 99 counties must have had the same idea, and there were dogs, huge dogs, everywhere.
this time, pablo didn't even make it to the ground, content to stay in my arms. 
and not until we found a greenway where there were more walkers and bike riders than canines, did he his little heart still.

so maybe i have a sissy dog.
maybe he was in an abusive home for five years where he was picked on as the runt, until one evening in november we rescued him.
maybe he's more comfortable lounging on a microfiber sofa eating treats and receiving excellent belly rubs than running in the dog park. 
maybe (absolutely) he needs to be properly trained by cesar millan.
maybe i shouldn't have gently pushed him down the slide at that elementary school playground we passed.

but an extra half hour with my baby in my arms? if it's all right by him, it's all right by me.

27 comments:

Amylou said...

He's so cute! Maybe someday!

Sarah O'Holla said...

Those frightened pictures are hilarious!! Poor Pablo. I had a scardy dog once too. He was a Cockapoo and I loved his sweet scardy ways.

bethani said...

love the story by pictures! sounds alittle like my cat when we brought the new cat home.

Amber said...

oh poor buddy. He looks so frightened. I guess he's got all the friend in needs in you two :)

Ana Magdalena said...

I love these photos, and the story behind them. I am happy he found two wonderful parents in you and your husband.

ruthy ann said...

awww...fortunately our rescue does pretty well with other dogs--if we could just get rid of all the squirrels and birds when it came time for a walk....

chambanachik said...

Aw! Poor little guy.

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

he is so so sweet xx

Janette said...

AWWW! That used to be my pup a few years back.. Except she was about 80lbs and 5'8" when she'd get on her paws..Not fun! But Pablo is cute! What a doll! Look at his poor scared face!


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Thisisme. said...

Aaaw, bless. Look at little Pablo. Love your captions under the first few photos. He really is a little sweetheart.

Jacqlyn said...

Your post left me laughing. Great story :)

adesertgirl said...

Ah, how cute is he?!? I think he's just plain smart - why walk and risk being harrassed by questionable canines when there are perfectly good people willing and able to carry? Plus the view at human level has to be pretty cool - fewer feet and knees.

Kira said...

I love the series of photos, his expressions are priceless!

Kristina Streeter said...

He is such a cutie! Bichons are so full of expression and character!

maggeygrace said...

OH MY GOSH. I love your dog. I actually swooned. He's so cute! I love, love dogs. Mine is getting so old that I miss her youthful facial expressions and taking her to parks:)

Christina said...

too cute! Piper is the same way when we take her to the dog park, mind you she is 45 lbs. :)

ginanorma said...

Oh pablo! He is nervous! Sweet guy! Hahaha you did not put him down the slide? :0

that's right, safely and cozily in his mama's arms...

Bon Bon said...

sweet baby boy! seriously. he looks like a little baby. your a good mama:-) xoxo

cricketfreak said...

Aww., your dog is so cyoot!!! I dare not take my dog to the park for fear that she might bite another.

Emily said...

haha poor pablo his eyes are buggin out of his head!I guess he isnt the most social around other dogs haha

Holli said...

Oh what a cutie!

Jennifer Rod said...

so funny!!

Shalyn said...

You are so funny! That third picture of Pablo is so sad and funny at the same time- he looks mortified!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

Ohh Pablo's expressions are priceless! He does look quite terrified!

Valerie said...

oh, pablo! my heart breaks for you, but i'm sort of laughing at you too!

stephanie said...

Oh what a sweetie! He looks so precious in your arms!

Cara-Mia said...

Haha too cute! What an expressive puppy face.

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