Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rod gives me a scare.

When Rod was just a young pup, he gave me a bit of a scare.  I was hanging out around the house when I noticed a trail of blood leading to Rod, and he seemed distressed about something on his face.  I could tell his mouth was bloody and drool was coming out.  I of course panicked and went to see what was wrong.

When I got to him, I realized he was just going through what we all go through at a young age: losing our baby teeth!  In this particular instance, his tooth was quite loose and was hanging out of his mouth at a perfect right angle.  He did not like that nor did he appreciate my attention to his mouth.

 After that, he lost all his baby teeth in private and I kept finding them around the house.

And for a while, his mouth looked like this:

But now he has this lovely set of chompers!

He still does not appreciate his mouth being touched. 


  1. Oh how I love this. Let me list the ways...

    1) your pony tail
    2) "OF COURSE I panicked" as if this panic over a dog is completely natural and expected...which is it. completely.
    3) this is the first close up I've seen of your ring and it's beautiful! (off topic, I know, but a girl never tires of hearing it)
    4) the tooth has a face
    5) that look in his eyes in the last picture says he is BARELY tolerating you!

    fantastic. :)

  2. Too cute!
    We had Milly and Shelby's teeth removed when they were fixed, but their other teeth were coming in and it was a mess. They did lose a few teeth before that but I never saw them lose them, just found them around the house. They also HATE for me to touch their mouths, which is too bad because their breath is AWFUL.