another thing that I think everyone knows despite my never having said so here is that I have a new little dog, azure. I adopted her in early may after thinking about it for a long time, and she’s slipped into my life in a surprisingly easy way.

there are a few things people tend to say when they meet her for the first time:

“she looks like that dragon from the neverending story!”

“look at that snaggletooth!”

“who needs a baby when you have one of these?”

it’s true that she is a bit of an infant in dog’s clothing. she likes to be carried, and she’s not shy about asking to be picked up. in a crowd or after meeting an especially big dog, she will come running and stand up to rest her paws on my knees imploringly. once in arms, she melts into a floppy little thing, resting her head on a shoulder or breastbone, making contented, barely audible grunting noises. she likes to suckle on soft things: her stuffed bone, her towel, my shirtsleeves, her toes.

I really didn’t get a dog so that I could pretend to have a baby, but having a dog who likes to be babied is pretty sweet.


Posted August 25th, 2010 in the little luckdragon.


  1. Andrea:

    Awww! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. krisis:

    And this is a dog tiny enough to hang out in our now-much-larger house on some spare weekend, yes? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. rabi:

    yes, she goes in bags and on trains. although I should probably get her puppy-cut again if she is going to be visiting pet-free homes, because her long coat is super sheddy.

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  5. Rob Doughty:

    Rabi, Myra and I just spent the weekend with your mom, and I joined your dad at a Red Sox game on Saturday. We had a great time. We all had lots of meals out together. Zoey too, and Erik and his girlfriend Riti. Anyway, Andi was telling me stories about Azure and her relationship with Lucy. She sounds like a real character of a dog. I have a real soft spot for Lucy too. She is a very unique and special dog. We miss not seeing you for such a great length of time and hope to remedy that soon.