at my grandma's farms - watching the chickens. (one of which is now my chicken- aristotle) he doesnt try to get them or hurt them- he just likes to sit or lay down and watch them.
chewing on his toy basket. when he was a little baby we had a basket for all his toys and we taught him the names of all his toys and we'd put them all in the basket and tell him which one to get and he'd go get it. and when we were done playing we'd say "robin, put your toys away" and he'd put them away one by one. he was a crazy-smart dog even since puppyhood. we havent done that in a while though- because at some point he ate his basket so now his toys are mostly scattered around my bedroom and the rest of the house.
he's such a little romancer.. (with the flower in his mouth.)
my mom making him 'sit' @ 12 wks old
giving grammy his paw
oh the cute! german sheps. have to chew and use their jaw muscle alot when they're young in order to get their ears to stand up tall. hence why shepherds are usually very bitey puppys and are known for leaving a path of destruction when thy're little. (though robin was strangely good about this and left very little damage in regards to things that werent his- he would kill and tear apart his own toys adn things, but most of our stuff was left intact). but both of robins ears went up and then one flopped back down. so for a while he looked like a total goofball and i couldnt look at him without giggling.
we gave him my old giant neft frisbee cause it was half broken- and he proceeeded to make it fully broken.
when we were left with the ring i took it and was trying to make him jump through hoops like a circus dog but he wouldnt do it. then he went and sat inside the circle.
making him sit for his ball
giving paw for his ball - such an awkward little boy
retrieving his tennis ball
robin says "yummy! dirt!"
lounging in a hole
robin wobbling over to the camera. he was so clumsy on his feet back then. he was always wobbling around and tipping over.
my friend mike (anthonys cousin/ gay, head-givin' mike) making a very tiny 10wk old robin sit. we basically had everyone he came in contact with enforce his training so that he would be well socialized and used to listening to a variety of people
he looks possessed by his tennis ball
my dog has been eating raw meat from the time he was weaned from his mother. he'll chew up that whole bone and all -so theres not a scrap or crumb left.
i love watching my dog eat. its like watching the discovery/national geographic channel.
*CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP!*
and i raised his such that i handfeed him his food so even nowadays i would be able to reach my hand in his mouth and take that whole raw meat-bone out of his mouth WHILE hes eating.
my lanky little teenager, about 5 months or so
bringing me a bucket as we were carrying gravel back and forth during one of our NH stays.
tied to a tree, chilling on the lawn in NH
growing up to be a big beautiful boy
this is what he looks like when he goes into 'protective mode'. he does his 'roo-ruh roo rooooo!" bark and we had to hold him back from chasing one of the neighbors out of the yard
pee-peeing behind the lamppost. FUNNIEST PICTURE EVER!