Monday, June 29, 2009

Toby

My little sister (who just isn't so little any more....sigh) has this dog, named Toby. He is so super handsome. When ever she would come over to visit with us at our parent's house, she would bring Toby. And boy did my kids need some dog time. They really missed our dogs. I never really realized how much my kids played with our dogs until we did not have any dogs to play with. So, here is my little sister with her dog Toby. Okay, so she is eating dinner and talking, but she is way cute. She is a super Karaoke singer! So much fun! And she is one awesome Guitar Hero player! Well, my little sister has one true love in her life, and that would be Toby. I think they are so cute. He is one smart dog. He does all sorts of tricks. There is just one thing about Toby. That is.....he doesn't really like little people, kids. He has this thing where small kids make him a bit nervous. He does really well with them, he just isn't ever around any little kids. But he has no trouble playing around with his mom or Grandpa. I love how stealth like he is. He can get so close to the ground!! It's amazing. Then he gets all crazy. He looks so funny here. He is just playing and running around, but he looks a bit scary! Grandpa spoils Toby dog with treats. Toby loves his Grandpa. But after Toby ran around for a little while and and Little Cowpoke to to know one another. The way to a dog's heart is by scratching in all the right places. Toby was alright with Little Cowpoke as long as he didn't move too fast or scream too loud. But the kids enjoyed his company. It was nice to be able to love on a dog. Oh no Toby!! What happened to your ears? Oh, that's better!! Thanks Toby for letting us scratch you and play with you.

8 comments:

Pony Girl said...

What a cute dog! You got some nice pictures of him, I bet your sister loved them! :)

Sydney said...

Aww what a cutie.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Toby is a handsome fellow! No wonder your sister loves him so much.

I have the same problem with my little black dog. He is as harmless as the come, but little kids frighten him. He gives them a wide berth, but I don't trust that he wouldn't snap if he couldn't get away from them. But then he wasn't raised with little ones around either and he has always loved Meg.

KD said...

That is one handsome animal - I know it makes you miss yours even more. I forgot you were on vacation and wondered why you haven't posted.

Aunt B said...

Looks like you are having a great time with the family....and the dog.

The Wife said...

You are right...Toby is a beautiful dog!

Paint Girl said...

Toby is a beautiful dog! Great pictures!
My 2 older dogs, before I got my Aussie's, were also very wary around kids, they didn't like the fast movement or screaming. They just stayed a long distance when our friends brought their kids over. I knew they would never bite a kid, but you just never know.
My Aussie's love kids. Bailey especially! Actually Sadie will play chase with our friends 9 yr old daughter. It is so cute! They run and chase each other, Sadie always comes back for more!

The Wades said...

Cute Toby! I bet your sister really appreciates those beautiful pictures of her one and only.