I finished reading Marley & Me before bed tonight and then afterwards I couldn't go to sleep. Not because I was sad but because I was thinking about how much I love my own Marley... Cannon. I decided to get up and write a post about him so that hopefully I could fall asleep.
Cannon has been a GREAT dog for us. He house trained easily, has never chewed anything up, is playful, loyal, and only barks when people arrive at the front door. He doesn't beg for food or lick faces (but he will jump in your lap and get dangerously close to your mouth to give you a kiss). He loves to swim and will even dive under water for a stick.
As I was finishing Marley & Me I was feeling guilty about how in my post partum haze I was so close to giving him away. Man am I glad I didn't. He's been a trooper! He's adjusted to life with Parker just fine. Having a baby around has definitely slowed him down. Over night Cannon became a calmer adult dog. I wish I had the same amount of time to devote to him that I did before Parker, it amazes me that Cannon is just as excited to see me everyday and still sleeps by my side at night even though he's not my baby anymore.
Here's some pictures of our two buds. Parker giggles when Cannon licks his hands, but doesn't like it when Cannon licks his face. But its cute because everytime Cannon strolls over to Parker, Parker automatically starts laughing. Cannon hasn't really developed any strong loyalty to Parker yet, he's usually trying to be close to me when he's around Parker. But a few times we've caught him hanging out with him. Like in this picture:
Mark walked out of the bedroom to see them sitting like this.
Here's Cannon checking up on Parker in the bath.
Cannon knows which toys are Parker's and which ones are his. On this day it was confirmed to me that Parker knows which toys are Cannons as well. Cannon can only touch Cannon's but Parker can touch anyones'.
Cannon is not allowed to take from Parker. He does pretty good following these rules!
Thank you Cannon for being the best pup I've ever had! I'm glad your young and have got many more years to go with us!