Sunday, June 3, 2007

We Change

Did you ever hear the expression "Change is Good"? I like that. Change is defined as to transform or convert. I am a perfect example of that. I have transformed! Mom and Dad got me when I was just a little shrimp. Mom held me when I was only two days old. My fur-Mom, Sissy, needed to take care of me then and she did a great job. My sisters and I eventually drove her nuts which is when she decided it was time for us to go to our furever homes. Anywoo......getting back to the original subject - change. Here's a perfect example. Here's me when I was just a few weeks old. That's Dad holding me. I was doing my "I'm shy" impersonation. Anyone that knows me knows that I am most certainly NOT shy! Take a look:

This was my first attempt at manipulating humans. Since then I've become a pro. That's part of "change". Another example of change is changing size. When one gets bigger, things get easier. For instance we can reach the counter top easier. And we can block the television much more effectively. We can also body slam our other canine siblings. Now that you've seen the BEFORE picture, it's time for the AFTER. Here I am now, trying to portray the same "I'm shy" look. Note the color of Dad's face. He was talking kinda funny as this picture was being taken. I can't imagine why. I've gained a few ounces but I'm still the same me:

So there you have it. Never be intimidated by change. Change is good!


Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Oh that is a great photo - both of them! My dad and mom will both still pick me up even though I am not the tiny ball of fluff I used to be 3 years ago!!!

Guinness & Shiloh's Mommy said...

Our mom would fall for you in a heartbeat, Echo! We are workin that manipulation thing too - what power in shyness! it get's em every time! Check out our blog today for even more great meet n greet photos. Our mom is having fun wiff her new camera!

Esp good are the shots of Bear and the great elbow who gives treats....

Peanut said...

Oh man I should get a picture of my mom trying to lift me up. Her face changes colors just like your dads. It's funny huh?

MaPaw said...

I had to look closely to tell the differences between the photos. They are subtle, but I can see how your mask has changed and you have become a more skilled manipulator.

Hope said...

I think that your dad just got smaller! Love ya!

Holly said...

LOL!!!! That was a great comparison. I couldn't help but laugh at both the humans expression, and yours at being hefted up there!

I think you are still just as adorable though!


Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Wow! You're big. How big are you? I weighed 43 at the vet last week. I want to get bigger so Mom will stop picking me up when I am trying to not have to do something. I don't like being man-handled, I mean mom-handled.


The Daily Echo said...

Sitka - Thanks! I enjoy being so photogenic. And humble too!

Guinness & Shiloh - I'm hard not to fall for. Mom says God made me extra cute for a reason. She can never stay mad at me.

Peanut - Humans do lots of funny things!

Magnum - I asked Dad what the big deal was! Maybe he should eat more Wheaties.

Hope - That's the ticket! He got smaller!! He'll like that thought too.

Holly - Thanks for labeling me adorable. Shucks!

Steve - Ummmm....let's just say I'm "large". We don't like numbers. But to give you a hint, it's more than 43. HAARROOOO!

The Army of Four said...

Echo: Those are GREAT pictures!!! We love them!
Hey, our mom uses that expression about God making us Sibes cute for a good reason, too. Wonder what they mean by that?
Play bows,