My little sister has gone to now saving little dogs. She once had several collies she had rescued but they have since passed on to doggie heaven. Her latest pet menagerie are dachshunds and between them they have anywhere from 2-3 at their house. She makes of them all as if they were her children and this one in particular loves to sit on her lap as she reads the paper. On this particular day she took it upon herself and put her glasses on the dog who decided to try and see the world through my sisters eyes…..literally. Magoo, Ryder and little bitty red dog are very spoiled and pampered as they have become humanized by the doting grandparents. For many years my sister waited for grand children and found these adorable little creatures a great substitute. Now that she has her first grandchild, they have all been taught to mind their manners and all seem to love our little bundle of joy that is now quite the toddler.
Catching people unaware you are taking their picture is great fun. I have many great catches but love this one the best. If she knew I had it I am sure she would try to steal that picture. Our pets are no different as my dog will not pose for a picture and unless you catch her unaware, she hides. To me it is a game with her as she is very camera shy. Little bitty red dog is not camera shy as you can see and is quite the ham when it comes to being the straight man in comedy. This pose makes him look so serious but can definitely draw out the laughter when I share it.
Basking in a small stream of sunlight are my dog and one of my Grand-dogs. Almost like grandchildren except they don’t need a their mothers as much. Lady is quite a bit older than Sadie but she loves to have all the Grand-dogs visit. It keeps her young as she tries to keep up until she runs out of gas and takes a siesta. Lady is a cross between a lab and a chow and one of the best rescue dogs I have found. Sadie is a cross between a beagle and a shiatsu and came to our family from a local breeder. She has the cutest little goatee and frequently needs her hair trimmed out of her eyes but is such a little sweetie. Lady must really be worn out as usually she runs when I get out the camera. I see here ears are up so I know that my snap does not go UN-noticed.
Lady is a rescue dog that now has the life of Rylie in which she is the queen of the castle. Rylie is Sadie’s companion where she lives and they frequently find things to get into as a team. There is no shortage of hair balls and fuzzballs where we live. Literally as you can see by the beautiful coats these two are sporting. It is great to see these girls enjoying the great things a beautiful spring day have to offer. At least they have not been rolling in the mud. Probably because there is still so much snow. I don’t think I will let them out to explore as I may be giving them another bath.
My only regret is that they don’t live as long as humans. I swore I would never have another dog when Lady came into my life. My oldest daughter and her two children took me to the pound as they felt I needed a dog for security and because I had to put my last dog down from a brain tumor. Yes animals get the same malady’s as us human beings. It is hard to outlive our best friends that offer such unconditional love and fun. I think God sends us these four legged companions to help us relate to our inner selves. When our kids have left the nest they sure take on a part of your heart that needs to feel needed. Thanks Lady and Sadie for posing for this old lady who really enjoys your company.