In all seriousness, my kids would go nuts for that dog. Very nice. Welcome Oscar.
- Pot calling kettle - Thursday, Jan 24, 13 @ 10:34 am:
Oscar, if you decide to start a blog on Illinois politics, you will need to promise us that your human will step down from his influential post.
Note to legislative printing office: Mr. Miller is only allowed to take one paper schedule for each chamber per day. Those extras he wants to take “for a friend” will not be used for their originally intended purpose. (Although what Mr. Miller’s friend will use them for may be more appropriate.)
- Grandson of Man - Thursday, Jan 24, 13 @ 10:36 am:
Very cute dog! I have a dog that is at least 12 years old and still healthy and active. I wish Rich many happy years with his new dog.
Adorable. We are puppy raising experts so if you need any advice - just ask. One tip - to really bond with him - play the good old fetching game. Get a nice soft toy and let her rip! All dogs love it but puppies especially.
I lost my Wheaton when he was 13 years, broke my heart. I still remember when he was that small. They are the BEST of dogs! Better get a lot of chewies, you’ll need them! Congrats on your new love! xoxox to Oscar
Looks like a terrier, and one with attitude at that! Having 4 scottish terriers around the house, all I can tell you is that you will have your hands full for awhile. My wife would just go nuts over that pup.
Can I haz one too?!!!…I promise to water him!!!…and feed him!!!…and play with him!!!…and *cross fingers* walk him all day long…can I?!!…Please, please, please? But I luhuhuhuvvvv himmmmm! Please, can I haz one three!!…I promise to water him!!…and….
*looks around. clears throat. threatens to hold breath. holds breath. lets it out*
Please, can I haz one four?!!!…I promise to water him!!!…and….
- Springfieldish - Thursday, Jan 24, 13 @ 2:44 pm:
That there is one damn cute dog.
Did the crate training, but it morphed into the behind-my-knees training. Now I can’t sleep without my dog tucked behind my knees. When I hear the dog’s sigh after finally finding the most comfortable position, I know all is right with the world and we both sleep like babies. Enjoy!
===After a while, the dog will think of the crate as a refuge===
That’s what I’m told. He’s really quiet now. Chilling in his crate, which is on my desk near me. Man, he’s so cute. But, man, it was tough getting him in his crate after his early afternoon walk and play time.
- Boone's is Back - Thursday, Jan 24, 13 @ 3:25 pm:
Oscar- watch out for cigarette buds and beer caps. PS- you’ll have a blast chasing geese in his back yard.
He appears to be leaning to the left…clearly you haven’t trained him yet.
- Just The Way It Is One - Thursday, Jan 24, 13 @ 3:34 pm:
Yikes! Best ‘o luck with him–just do keep those old Newspapers and Magazines handy, ‘cuz in that look he’s giving in the picture, I keep hearing the line of an old, I think it’s a Doobie Brothers’ song, “He’ll keep you RUNnin’, YEAH he’ll keep you runnIN’…!!!”
Congratulations! Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers are great dogs. We brought home our first Wheaten in 1991 and have had two or three around our house ever since. Sweet, sweet temperament. Our Jelly Bean and Bella Grace welcome Oscar to Springfield.
Is there a bed for him to lay on in the crate? If you’re home, they generally like to be outside the crate and exploring but it is so chaotic watching them. When we’ve had pups that didn’t want to go in, we just offered a cookie bribe that we held inside the crate and they usually scoot right in.
Congrats!!! He looks like a super star! Best wishes to Oscar from my dogs.
*gets up afer lying on the floor, quietly scheming for hours to take a closer look at the scruffy-faced being that just walked into the thread. Eyes widen as she wonders, “Could Oscar possibly have grown that big in just a couple of days?” Thinks about what she read on Wikipedia about puppies for a few seconds, remembering that almost all puppies walk on four legs and then leaps for joy as she realizes it is not Oscar, but…Rich Miller! Skips with joy toward the big guy and then tugs on his jacket to get his attention and asks:*
Mr. Rich, how did YOU convince your family to let you bring an Oscar home?
Phew. It worked! (Not that I wanted to get Rich in any kind of trouble, or that I really didn’t want Lisa to win to the photo caption contest today…but Oscar is terribly, terribly cute. And, it is, after all, his debut.)
- Formerly Known As... - Thursday, Jan 24, 13 @ 7:48 pm: