Monday, January 14, 2013

In Praise of Dogs

" No", we said.   "We'll never get a dog.  They are messy, too much work.  How would we ever fit in all of those walks?"   Well, that was our attitude until my DH saw a sweet little guy in the local newspaper with "Adopt Me" on a scarf around his neck.   "Maybe we'll just go to meet him", he said.  "Tyler" was scheduled to appear at a seniors' event at a pet store so off we went "just to look".   Needless to say, we fell in love with the little guy immediately.  After a series of home visits, he came to live with us for good and we really can't imagine not having him in our family.  Tyler is an 11 year old  rescue dog, poodle terrier mix we think, with no teeth, a chronic cough and the most loving and dear personality.   He's brought great joy to our lives and I can honestly say that I learn so much from him.   He takes life as it comes, doesn't grumble, accepts us for who we are including those days when we are far from perfect.   In return, he asks us to feed him, exercise him, scratch his belly, give him a warm, comfortable bed, treats and most of all to love him.   Honestly, is that too much to ask?
I honoured life with a dog as the first spread in my 2013 journal.  Feel free to tell me about the pets in your life.   I'd love to hear.  

5 comments:

sharon said...

Hi Heather! I looooove your little Tyler, he is adorable, and i am sure he loves you so! I think it is so wonderful to take in a senior dog. He deserves the rest of his life to be great and you are giving him that! I also love your whimsical journal page, it's fantastic! You have inspired me to be a bit more , let's say, sot so serious!! I hope to get to know your artistic side better! Hugs!

Janny said...

Ow gorgeous!

Glenda said...

Tyler looks adorable. Dogs are a great companion. We have Zaccy, a maltese/shi-itsu x who is now 7 years old and is so cute still and I would hate to be without him in our lives.

redjanfan said...

I have two little dogs, Mandy and Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie) and Max a Maltese/Shi Tzuh mix. We call them the M&M's cause they're just so darn sweet. Mandy is 3 lbs and like a little bird while Max is a robust solid little soul. They are just a delight and I spend a good deal of my time with them. As I write one is curled up on the arm of the couch on my left and the other is on a pile of cushions meant for my elbow on my right. They are both 2.5 so hopefully will be with me for a good while yet. Love em.

Marva said...

oh I love this spread, and what a cute little poodle you have!