Thursday, March 18, 2010

Private Nap For One Please

Enough drama; it is time for a cute Alven picture!

Here he is taking an afternoon nap where he isn't supposed to be and looking very comfortable.

You see Alven is a door opener. And yes, the door to this room had been closed (or so I thought). I'm sure he's not the only one, and there are many other crafty pups out there who have mastered the 'ole wedge nose into gap and push open technique, but at our house he was the first pup to attempt such things. Flash and Dottie are the complete opposite. You will often find them pitifully starring at you from the other side of the door if they feel that the door gap is not wide enough. There is no door pushing, door nudging, or door butt bumping for those two. In this house that is Alven's speciality. Though I will say that Dottie has no problem letting Alven push open a door and then walking through first!

It's gotten to the point that if I don't want him to get into a room I will not only make sure that the door is completely closed but I'll also lock it! I know it's ridiculous, but this dog is so darn crafty that any day now I expect him to figure out a way to reach the door knob and turn it. I probably wouldn't even be surprised if that were to happen. I'll just look at him, he'll look at me and I'll say "Touché Alven. Touché."

He didn't even have the decency to look guilty when I found him. Not that I blame him really. If I really didn't want him in there I should have not only closed the door and locked it, but also put up a brick wall in front of it. You know, to slow him down just a tad so maybe I can get there in time to stop him.


  1. What fabulous pictures of Alven!! Beckett is the same way. That boy can get doors open like it's nobody's business. I almost want to leave a video camera running to figure out how it happens!

  2. LOVE-ly pictures. Baxter is usually too polite to push open a door, thankfully. Not sure where he gets that from! Love the fur between Alven's toes - they look like fun things to tickle him with! :)


  3. Sweet dreams Alven!!!
    Love Ruby & Penny

  4. Okay, Alven - move over! Cause we could sure use some snuggle time! You look sooo comfy!

    PeeS-we won't tell "how" we get doors open, right? It will be our little secret!

    (((hugs)) your friends
    Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

  5. He's just so cute! How could you deny him a soft white bed?

  6. Alven knows the best spots in the house. He doesn't need to beg for anything when he can get it on his own. Good for you!!

  7. Awww Alven looks adorable!! I've always wanted to know what colors do you use in this room, and what camera do you use to take these pictures? Please email me@ yurisan0oh (at) hotmail (dot) com