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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

On Times Square and Our Rupert

Times Square crosswalk
Photo by myself in Times Square.

A candid view of visitors persevering on the pavement. Wandering around on your feet all day can be tiring.

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It's been raining nearly every day here in New York, which is no fun indeed. Funny thing about cities is that they don't deal with Nature very well - one big rain and the subways are sorely delayed.

The rain also means lugging the camera to and fro but hardly using it at all. It also means a small dog at home who refuses to walk outside.

Boston Terrier, on the grass
Behold.

Cute face yes, but don't be fooled. Favorite pastimes include tormenting our cat, picking up trash and causing a ruckus.

Rupert already has quite a good understanding of the English language. He knows many more words than I did at 10 months.

He knows 'Are you hungry?', 'Do you want food?' and 'Do you want to go outside?' If the answer is affirmative, he will violently cock his head to the side. If only so-so, he'll merely give a small nod.

He can discern 'carrot' from 'lettuce' (yes, this dog is quite the omnivore). He knows 'greenie', a chewy green treat, and 'stick', a chewy stick-like treat.

And then there is the awe-inspiring 'pig's ear', which will always illicit a violent spin of the head. He loves pig's ears and will do almost anything for one.

Related posts: A Rupert Update, On Rupert and the Wild Parrots of Brooklyn and Doggone It, Rupert is Six Months Old.

8 comments:

Hinkley said...

Rupert is adorable :)

Anonymous said...

Cute name for a dog, too!

WTakeuchi said...

Hi Kitty!

Nice Rupert you have!

I know what you mean by "cute face yes, but don't be fooled". We have a Golden Retriever named Bud who lives in our backyard. Until we build his own home, he destroyed the grass and the flowers with his cute face and happy tail!

But we love him!

Washington

roentarre said...

Stunning image. Your photos are getting better and better. The story is well done in the hip shot

Kitty said...

Thanks Hinkley!
ha, you'll have to join his fan club. He has a huge audience here in the neighborhood.

Thanks Anon
We debated for a good while about what to name him. Mark came up with the name and stuck to his guns for weeks.

Hi Washington
Ha, you'd think a golden wouldn't be so destructive? They look so gentle and sweet.

Thanks so much James
I've been really challenging myself. Half the battle is having the time to do be out shooting. The more you shoot, the more you have to choose from.

Of course, you know that.

Reluctant Blogger said...

Oh he is so adorable. I cannot believe he would be naughty. Never!

We are going to choose our new kitten on Saturday - can't wait. We won't be able to take her home for a few weeks but the owner will send us photos.

It's not good having a house with no pet!

BANJO52 said...

For good dog pics (the same breed, I think), clever stories, you might want to look into this country living blog from southeastern Ohio's hill country--especially if you have ANY interest in birds. She presents an artist-naturalist's information in an accessible, chatty style. Very enjoyable look at a place pretty much the opposite of your NY.

http://www.juliezickefoose.com/blog/index.php

Regards from Banjo52.blogspot.com

Bramley said...

All of your Rupert posts, Kitty, are terrific!
Yes indeed, pooches can be a handful...our Blarney (bichon X) is 10, and still causes havoc!
Your pooch's name actually takes me back to my childhood in England, and my Rupert the Bear annuals - I think they are somewhere in the basement - I must go find them...soon...
Thank you for your blog - NYC photos, comments, and Rupert!
Be well...
Stuart