My whole life, I have been surrounded by animals.
I cannot think of a time when I did not have a pet….
and I hope there never is a time I don’t have one.
I told you a BIT about the cats a few weeks ago,
so it is only fair
I NOW give the DOGS some AIR Time!
We have Three Dogs.
DASH , MUFFIN AND CHARLIE.
Appropriately named by the SPCA where we got the year old puppy,
7 years ago on the way home from school…
We have clocked him running next to the car at 25mph and I am sure he can go faster
|Way back when..when he could be crated…those days are long gone.|
If we ever moved, we would have to leave Dash here.
He is the Neighborhood dog,
A few years ago, while delivering invitations for a Neighborhood Open house, we discovered that he has a bowl at each house on the street…
and a NAME…”Buddy”, “Sport”, “Speedy”
Everyone loves Dash and he belongs to NO One.
BUT We all BELONG TO DASH.
When we had Dash for about a year…his wandering, and the car chasing and the jumping and nipping
and general naughtiness…
made us consider finding him an alternative home.
We consoled the kids by letting them pick a replacement dog
and they chose a DOG like their cousins have…
A Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.
She may not be the sharpest pencil in the box,
and she still…at age 5 is not housebroken ….
she burps when she eats and does not always play well with others…
and does not share food…
….but she is our Girl…
….and lo and behold,
when we got Muffin…
Dash began to settle down.
And then there were
Fast forward to two years ago.
Phoebe came home from soccer practice one day and said
“Mom ! Mom! Hannah’s Mom brought the cutest puppies to practice today!”
I reminded her that ALL puppies are cute and that we did not need ANY MORE PETS!
That weekend, I went to her soccer game and as I walked toward the sidelines
I almost tripped over a pile of puppies…
“What would it hurt to put this little yellow guy in my jacket?” I thought…
“I mean…look at him shivering!”
I turned to my husband and said…
“For our Anniversary?”
he replied…’That’s not fair!”
You would have done the same thing…
|on the way home from the soccer game…|
the Dog is half Yellow Lab and Half Border Collie.
This is his brother…Elvis, owned by one of my daughter’s best friends.
We know where 6 of his 7 siblings are…
I carried him like the baby he is, until he got too big.
We all did…
We kind of still do…
Charlie is that one dog, who makes everything make sense to me.
and he brings out the good in ALL of us….
He saved my Life…
My best friend says he is the Dog equivilant to Derek Jeter…Handsome and a smooth operator…
I say He is a BIG LUMP of LOVE….
OF MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE..
….Three may be a crowd ….but for us it is the perfect number…
Tell me about Your Pets!!!
cats? Dogs? llamas?