That picture of Elliott and Oscar just caused me to "awwwwwwww out loud" at my desk (sorry co-workers!) He's so sweet with the puppies - he definitely has a strong paternal instinct!
Uncle Elliott makes all the pups feel safe.
My heart is melting right now. That nose is TOO CUTE.
I love his nose!! Thank goodness for the company of Elliot. (:
Good Gravy! Isn't he a cutie! That nose, those white eyelashes...sigh...I'm sunk.
Priceless pictures. Brave little puppy.
It always helps to have an Uncle Elliot nearby to help you make it through those first solo naps!
I want to nuzzle his little puppy footpad in the last picture.
It looks like a tough day:)I am glad those puppies found such a great place.
I'm so glad you're working on confidence with Oscar! That's great! :D Good luck little man!
Nice job, Elliott. Keep those pups feelin' safe.
He got a big ole teddy bear there!
Now can Elliot come to my house to get my 5 year old human daughter to sleep in her own bed away from momma and poppa?
Elliot: "Don't worry little man. I'll show you how it's done..." (thud)The thud is the sound of Elliot's rib cage hitting the floor in the first picture.
Unfortunately little Oscar has been afraid of Uncle El - unlike his sibs. We sorta forced the issue here - out of the frying pan, into the fire - and it worked some. He was resigned to accept Elliot's comfort as he got sleepy. Tomorrow this boy goes to foster care with the wonderful Possum and Nancy and Erich. It's time to be a Big Boy and learn how to be brave!
Precious! This is a wonderful blog.
That last pic is so sweet - a little nap smile for the camera. :)
Oh, how precious. This is a great example of something I try to explain to adopters when they ask - do you think this dog was abused? And I say, y'know maybe it is just his personality that he was born with.
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