Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tru-ru-roo-ROOOOOOO-man

Looks like I got myself a howler.

He's definitely...how did Amy put it? "Opinionated." Truman is a vocal little guy, which is apparently a trait (like many others) he and his brother Tai share. When Truman has to piddle, he whines, which is helpful. When he's dissatisfied with something, like the amount of attention I'm paying to him, he whines, which is less helpful. Then, when he's truly upset, he'll throw back his tiny head and let out the silliest little howl...it sounds like a rooster.

Tempting as it is to try to get a picture of it, I know it's behavior I'm *supposed* to be correcting....

9 comments:

JuliaR said...

Interesting. Rockwell was also pretty vocal. Uma didn't even bark until she was about 6 months old! Get lots of cuddling in early, because pretty soon he will be a BIG boy.

Sean from DocintheBox said...

thanks for the comment, if you're a regular reader, I'm also an owner of a rescued dog named Gatsby. We're a regular at the dog beaches out here, I wish I could have kept Lucky:( But I've made up with that since:)

It is fairly amazing that I did make it to being an adult!

Hobbes Dogs said...

Haha, Juneau was definately guilty of this one as a little puppy - particularly at night if I had an exam to write the next day.

Sam, Patience, and Juneau

gwiz said...

Hey Jenny, the head tilted back howl is kind of cute in the beginning but as the lungs grow so does the volume and intensity!! Jive was 4 months before she finally gave up......I'm sure Truman won't take that long!

Ben said...

:) I bet it really helps his masculine ego to hear he howls like a rooster! :) Wait I got it. Maybe he's ruling the roost as the only guy in the house, so yeah... There you go Truman I'm roostin- err rootin for ya! :)

Natalie said...

haha awww truman! i got fielder during our open house and he cried the ENTIRE.TIME. but thankfully he settled down the next day.
also, sam says he cried non stop while he was at her house :p

but truman is sooooo cute:) can you please fedex him to me??

Hobbes Dogs said...

Yes Nat, he did!

Denise said...

Oceana only did the tilt back head howl when she was in her crate the first week.

well you and some others have inspired me to make my own blogg. so can I link to you?

L^2 said...

Stella was a howler as a tiny puppy. Ah, who am I kidding, she still is a howler occasionally. LOL! It's not so funny though at 5AM on my day off.
Hope Truman gets through the howling puppy phase soon.

-Laura, Willow, & Stella