Friday, April 13, 2012


Brendan is into dogs. More like obsessed. He breathes, thinks, draws, and looks for dogs. Everywhere. I have even caught myself in the car gasping with excitement when we see one out and about. "Oh Brendan!!! Look at that one!!!!!" So this has really been going on for months now. We look them up on the computer. We check out books from the library. We watch videos. We have watched just about every Cesar Millan video we can find online. His favorite dogs go back and forth between German Shepherds and Huskies. He is currently reading Cesar's Way:The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding & Correcting Common Dog Problems, by none other than the Dog Whisperer himself, of course. He is a fountain of information....all things dog. It's all he wants to talk about to anyone who will listen. It has gone on for so long now that I am seriously looking into how to give him more of a productive outlet for his "passion" rather than just obsessing about it and driving me crazy. I'd like to get him some dog walking "jobs" and maybe have him volunteer at a dog shelter or something. I don't know. He needs something! Luckily we know a lot of people with we have a dog (although I'm not sure how much she counts in Brendan's mind since she's so small and getting kinda old).

Here are a few of his hundred drawings and also a fan letter to Cesar and it even shows up in his creative writing assignments

there are lots of drawings of him when he is grown up and what his life will look like with his dogs.

Here is a picture of Cesar. Looks like Cesars dogs are "walking him"...that's a big no-no!
I stand corrected. These are "pulling dogs" and Cesar has given them permission to pull him down the street on his skates. It's good exercise for them. (my little dog whisperer told me that)
ever seen Cesar's cool skates?

It should be noted that this kid has lost another tooth on top, but who could tell that the huge gap in his mouth is one tooth bigger!

And how about a creative writing sample? This just killed me. :)
The assignment was called "Explorer". He has read a lot of adventure books this year and the idea was to make up his own explorer story. Here's his (posted with permission):

Once upon a time I went exploring in South America. But first I'm going to tell you how I got there. Then second, I'll tell you where in South America I explored. Then last I'll tell you what I came home with. Ok, so I went to South America in a plane about 6,000 miles. When I got to my destination, Rio Brazil, I went to a place where I could learn about the dangers of the jungle. Three days later I started exploring in the jungle. There was so much stuff to find. After a few hours I saw a Siberian Husky puppy so I took him home. Did I ever go back? No worries, because that's another story.
The end.


Anonymous said...

I love this story so much!! I can't wait for the next one and I would like to know about the dog you found too! You have a great imagination and great story telling ability. Love from your Great Aunt Marshmellow.

Kristi said...

I love how Sammy is his own special breed. We have one like that too ;)