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7/18/11

Meet Melody

With my new job, I spend a lot of time on the road and away from home.  Because of this, my girlfriend has had some sleepless nights.  She wanted to get a dog to help her feel more secure, and after some hesitation I agreed.

(My original argument was 'get a gun.'  Why?  You don't have to feed a gun anything but bullets, and they don't poop in the yard...)

After a long week in Montana, I came home to a black German Shepherd named Princess.  She's 18 months old, fairly trained, really sweet, and one sharp cookie.

Except... Princess.  What a lame name...

After some consideration, the gf picked Melody.  I preferred Gir, but that's just me.

Melody is very well-behaved, and just needs a little more training before she's the perfect dog.  Unlike the Miles experiment, this dog may just work out for us.  She wants to socialize with the cats, but not eat them.  The cats are adjusting better with Mel than they did with Miles, so I'm quite pleased.

My one complaint really isn't a true complaint, but she's definitely mommy's girl.  She still needs an escort outside to potty, because she has some major separation-issues.  I take her outside and she'll do her business, UNLESS the gf is home.  Then it has to be her.

I almost wanted to name her Shadow, because she shadows my gf around everywhere.  It makes sense, since they were alone together for two days before I came home, but she's still not adjusting to me as fast as she is to 'mommy.'

Since I'm back in the pet industry, this pooch is going to be spoiled.  She's eating a premium food (which is good, because she was anorexic-thin when we got her...), getting all the coolest toys and treats, and will always have the best of the best.

Best of all, Miles didn't last 3 days before he overwhelmed us.  Melody is on day 5 and things are good.

I think it's official... I have a dog.  Well, not exactly.  The girlfriend has a dog.  Maybe I'll eventually get one of my own?  We will see.

If I ever get a dog specifically for me, he's going to have to be a consummate road dog.

awwwww yeah....
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22 witty retorts:

Zombie said...

awwwwww!! What a cute dog!!

Melanie said...

Congratulations.

Not the Hero said...

Awwwww!! What a cute Girlfriend.

Lost.in.Idaho said...

Yeah, she's a keeper. Even on 'surprise doggie' days.

Tony Storm said...

thats quite an odd color for a German Shepherd but looks pretty good, melody is quite badass haha

The Angry Lurker said...

Nice looking dog and don't be jealous she'll come around to you eventually after a lot of treat bribery.

Bart said...

tinfoil vest? lol stfu :D also damn ads keep taking me elsewhere. also cute puppy, name him carl.

D4 said...

My neighbor had one just like Melody there, but male. Named him Hitler. Was ironic because he was, you know, black.

SamArmy said...

Awesome :) if the girlfriend feels safer then its worth getting a dog just so she stops complaining at you haha

level85nerd said...

Very Cute i have to say :)

GMSoccerPicks said...

She looks like a great dog, happy she is adapting just fine.
She cant compete with the last dog though hahahah

JayJay said...

What a gorgeous dog. I travel a bit as well so I can't have a dog and I become incredibly jealous of everyone who has one.

Leila said...

If you get a dog, he will have to be named Dog Meat. Appropriate for the Montana Road Warrior.

My mom doesn't allow dogs in the house, so when I get one of my own, I'm getting a husky, and I'll pick a name from the 5 dire wolves of ASOIF

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klahanie said...

Greetings human,
Yes, tis I, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star. Just want to say that is one mighty fine looking dog. And I do hope that someday y'all get your very own road dog.
Pawsitive and pawesome wishes, your way, Penny :)

Annabelle said...

Sweet doggie!

Nia Langley said...

I'm not a huge fan of dogs, but at least your girlfriend won't be lonely when you're gone.

Thanks for sharing!

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The Empress said...

Adorable!

LoneIslander said...

Oh god, shes looking into my soul!

Mama Spaghetti said...

Gir like from Invader Zim??? I hope so.

Congrats on the dog, though! Sounds like she's in good hands.

(And yay that I can comment on your blog again! Thank you!)

Leeanna said...

Aaawwwwww, cute puppy. I was the same way when David would go off on his fishing trips. That's when we got The Spunkinator. Yepper's, Spunky Is one tough little Boston Terrorist. He shows the robbers where everything is and then goes to sleep. He's a really good boy.

Bluezy said...

The best dog in my life was a Black Chowbrador that at first your dog reminded me of. Sabbath (named by the cruel first owners he ran away from to find me) looked like a short haired akita. Since he had the chow in him he was street wise because the running away from being a potential chinese entree is bred into Chow Chows. And he was loyal and smart like a lab. A cousin in law had two black shepards. They were great dogs.

So I was wondering if there were some Idaho bloggers, but feared they would have to go pray after reading my blog. I am also a Cali transplant via AZ MT WA then here. I like that the po po here doesn't pull you over and trick you into a drug search and be mean to you and use some excuse that your license plate light was out to just have a good ol' time abusing your rights. Cali is a gangsta police state that makes lock companies rich and car insurance companies poor. The weather is nice...but the law is oppressive and psycho. My daughter also a Cali native laughed and thought Bring em young was a joke name...I said...well kinda the girls go there to get a college grad hubby and do good within the church ranks.

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