Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Shopping

Alfie and I walking through an automatic glass door Katharine asked if I could take her to Borders for a little Christmas shopping, so I decided it'd be a great outing for Alfie too. Here we are going through the automatic doors (which are some of the loudest I've heard, by the way!) Since we knew just what we wanted the shopping didn't take long and pretty soon we were in the checkout line.

The picture below shows something I really like about Alfie: his "watch me" is great! People around were noticing him but he stayed pretty focused on what we were doing. Good boy!

Alfie stares intently up

The guy behind the counter always teases me, "Why do you bring in such cute dogs if I can't pet them?" to which I always reply, "If you could pet them I wouldn't be allowed to bring them in..." It's just like a ritual, this conversation we always have to have. Makes me laugh!

Outside, we walk past an interesting grate. I was trying to go around to the right, Alfie decided to go around to the left. We'll get it together eventually!
Alfie and I on opposite sides of a grate in the sidewalk
Any chance this grate thingy would make a good chew toy?

Then, of course, Alfie notices a little puppy in the shop window who just seems to keep following us...finally he has to check it out and it's only his reflection. He gives me an embarrassed look.

Alfie walking along, looking at his reflection in a plate glass window
I guess it's not real after all!

Before we leave, I take the opportunity of working Alfie on some stairs. He hasn't seen this many all at once before! We got up (the easy part) but as you can see in the video he wasn't too eager to go down at first. He probably would have liked me to carry him! I had to use my silliest "squeaky-toy-voice" to get him started...but then he finished like a champ.
Other than confusing me by trying to walk on my right side afterward, I thought he did pretty well!

Time to go home! Alfie already knows what the "bus" is and when we get there, eagerly goes to the passenger side to get in.
Alfie sits right next to the car door, waiting to get in
That was a pretty good day's work, don't ya think?


Natalie said...

awww :) I love his eyes in your 'watch me' picture, they're so big! I also like how you can hear him crunching his little treat in the video haha.

L^2 said...

Gosh, he is just too cute! And it looks like he is doing very well.

puppyluver said...

you make my job look so easy! :)

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Alfie!! Nice to meet you! What a super cutie you are! I am working on my 'watch me's' TOO! You are a pro at these, I can tell!!

Come by for a visit sometime!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Cassie said...

Awww Alfie is adorable! Thanks for entering the giveaway!

Becky said...

What a cutie. Sounds like a good day. Love your comment in the store re: getting to bring your puppy in.