Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cuteness montage

New puppy Tanzer

From the comments, it seems like everyone enjoys a good puppy photo. So, for your viewing pleasure, I interrupt this blog to introduce you to a dog that was the very WORST behaved puppy I've ever owned (and I've owned a lot of dogs! 23 to be exact) 
Nature has a way of making sure naughty puppies grow up - the cuteness factor. That will help you make it through to the good dog years. 




Little Tanzer fits on one sailboat cushion
Big Tanzer takes up the whole bench


All grown up and politely asking to come into the kitchen
Anyone else out there with a great dog that began as a cheeky-monkey pup?

22 comments:

Erica Chapman said...

OMG so adorable! Yes, my puppy Maya was a handful (still is) she's 1 1/2, I sure hope she settles down a bit ;o) Love the eyes on Tanzer!

Thanks for sharing ;o)

Amy Allgeyer Cook said...

So cute!! We don't have dogs...just one neurotic cat. But we love her.

Valerie Geary said...

Yes! So cute!! My dog started as a cheeky-monkey pup too! She wouldn't let any pet her; she'd bite you if she tried. She is now very well mannered and loves butt scratches. Though... some days she can still be very aloof.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Awww, so precious! I'm still trying to convince my hubby to let the kids have a puppy. :-)

Solvang Sherrie said...

23 dogs? Wow! You really are writing what you know :)

Jamie D. said...

Awww!!! He looks so frisky, even all grown up. What a cutie! :-)

My Gabriel was a handful as a pup - he chewed up no end of clothes, tore up carpet, and even chewed a hole in furniture. He grew up to be incredibly well behaved...though he's not above chewing up a towel or pair of jeans if they're left out. ;-)

Thanks for the dose of "cute" today!

Anna said...

What a gorgeous dog! I think you're right - the cutest ones tend to be the biggest monsters. :-)

Jen said...

OMG I am sitting at my desk Ooing and Awwing I can't help myself they are too adorable!!! That's the best cuteness montage ever!!! I have two lovely cats and I love them to pieces... no pups not enough space!!!

Thank you for sharing these!!

David J. West said...

I love those glacial-blue eyes.

Mayra Calvani said...

Oh my God! That is sooooo adorable!

I want to eat him up!

Katie Ganshert said...

Oh, how cute!!! Yes, our black lab was quite the stinker as a pup. whenever I'd lay down to do sit-ups, he'd play tug-a-war with my pony tail! He was lucky he was so cute! Now he's the BEST!

Wendy aka Quillfeather. said...

Too cute!

Love these pics. Keep them coming :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Total cutie :)

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

What an ADORABLE dog!!! Such a face! I think every dog I've ever had has started cheeky and kept it going on forever. Love them.

Kelly said...

Adorable as a pup and as an adult!
I love crazy pups. Every puppy my husband and I have owned we picked because they were bouncy and crazy. (well, we've only had three so far...).
I love dogs!
Thanks for sharing the pics!

Catherine A. Winn said...

Cute, cute, cute! But this doesn't only happen with dogs and cats. I remember once there was an 8 year old third grader in another teacher's room. She collapsed in the lounge one day after school and said, "That boy is a ring-tail tooter. The Good Lord sure knew what he was doing when he made him a cutie!"

Susan Fields said...

Love these pictures!

We got our Golden Retriever, Piper, when she was the worst behaved (approx.) 18-month-old dog I'd ever met. She gnawed on people (I don't want to say bit, but that's what it was) constantly. We still call her the naughtiest dog ever, but she's come a long, long way. I totally agree - the cuteness factor ensures those naughty ones make it to dogdom.

Rena said...

Awwww! We haven't had dogs for quite a few years, but I've had plenty growing up. Tanzer is adorable!

LeSan said...

Ahhh! Your killing me here. Tooo cute...must resist...

We have a malamute that had a penchant for eating electronics when she was a pup. My son still looks at her with a bit of resentment for the collectors edition IPod she ate. Today she steals from the neighbors. Gloves,shoes, sheep hair, pirate hats, horse brushes etc. A lot like a monkey when you think of it. You gotta love a dog with character--and a strong fashion sense!

Janet said...

Tanzer is so cute! We used to have a dog, she was a dachshund. When she was little we had to watch and not step on her. She was something else, too.

Medeia Sharif said...

He's precious. I don't have dogs, but one of my cats was a crazy, destructive nut when he was a kitten.

My name is PJ. said...

He's tugging at my heart strings! What a cutie!

We rescue dogs and some of them have been rescued in puppy stage...so the answer is "yes!"