While we were celebrating Caitlin's birthday in New Orleans, Sherman stayed back in NYC and had a staycation with his dogparents. Upon our return, we couldn't help but wonder if Sherman was thinking, "Back so soon?"
Besides the occasional head tilt, Sherman generally ignores what's on TV. Things were different, though, when we watched Bolt the other night.
Sherman ignored the action movie bangs and even Bolt's barking. It wasn't until an especially dramatic scene that Sherman looked up at the screen. As strings on the soundtrack elicited emotion and Bolt found himself in a difficult situation, Sherman sat up on the couch. His eyes were stuck on the TV as Bolt endured a harrowing experience. For a moment, Sherman wasn't watching the movie as a curious animal with good hearing but rather as a concerned viewer.
As Sherman can surely attest, one of the great pleasures of living in New York City is leaving New York City. For the 4th of July weekend, we call went up to our friend's house on Lake Waramaug in New Milford, CT. Sherman spent his days swimming and sniffing and protecting us from squirrels.
Sherman is a beagle/american eskimo mutt living in NYC and frequenting Tompkins Square First Run. He was born on September 9, 2008. His nose is ridiculously sensitive -- to a fault -- and he follows it wherever it decides to go. The worse the smell, the better. I have certainly pulled things out of his mouth that I cannot identify to this day. After he gets a bath the fur on his rump resembles Donald Trump's hair and we have aptly named it "The Donald".