Can't Handle the Cuteness

I've come to the conclusion that Paco is just too darned cute for me. I don't know if I can handle this level of cuteness…seriously, it should be illegal.

First, there was him getting his head stuck in the lattice on his first day home with us. Less than five hours home, and he's already making us cut holes into the barriers we put up for him...I suspect he planned the whole thing so that he could try to get out again later when we weren't looking.

Then, when he was begging for food one night during dinner, we ignored him. We had just fed him, some food was still in his bowl, so we just acted as if he weren't there. He went into the kitchen, picked up a bit of the dry food in his mouth, brought it into the room we were eating in, dropped the food on the floor, then sat down facing us and joined us for dinner.

And THEN, the magic puppy trick; after five hours of being away from home with Paco in the crate, I come home to find that he had left me a puddle to clean up...OUTSIDE the crate! :eek:

I knew these guys were smart, but seriously...it's gotten to the point that last night, he was keeping me company in the kitchen while I washed dishes, but to keep him out of trouble I had him on a tied leash. He wrapped the leash around the table leg, looked at me, and then circled around once more to tangle himself up some more. I actually had to wonder...was he really unaware that he was tying himself up, or was he hoping that I would not only give him attention by unwrapping him, but also unleash him alltogether? Hmmmmm....

And now, a picture from whe my brother puppy-sat for us. 🙂

They are smart pups. If you don't keep a collar on them indoors (like I do) they are also very sneaky. 😃

Sounds like you are having great fun with your Pup

Paco is very cute - and if you think you have seen sneakiness so far - you ain't seen nothin' yet!

Chris has already learned to be suspicious of silence. Last night, we were lying on the bed, and I could see Paco on the floor asleep on his pillow. I guess Chris was dozing, because he suddenly sat up and said "Where is Paco?!?!" really loud…even woke Paco up! I said "sssh! He WAS sleeping!"

Chris "Oh, sorry....it was just so quiet..."

@Shannanigan:

I've come to the conclusion that Paco is just too darned cute for me. I don't know if I can handle this level of cuteness…seriously, it should be illegal.

Yes, basenji puppies are that cute so we don't kill them when they're oh so naughty. We all face this problem.

He s so cute but what is it they say the best is yet to come have fun.

Rita Jean

He is crazy adorable. The best part is, they pay attention to what makes you laugh, and will hang on to that trick for later (when you need a laugh).

And they get frustrated if they can't please you! I've given up on trying to teach him to "speak" on command so that when people ask to hear his yodel I can have him peform…he just doesn't want to speak, and gets upset when he can't figure out what I want from him.

I'm happy with my quiet puppy 😃

Houston

Yes, he is adorable..they are addictive aren't they?

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