we've become one of "those couples" the ones who not only talk about their dogs incessantly, but who bring them to the park, the beach, etc... our car windows are covered in nose marks & slobber. we plan weekends around where and when we can take the dogs for a ride. we go on vacation and end up calling home to check in on the dogs. i find myself at petco more then twice a week. always looking for some new toy or fancy collar. i'm a dog junky!
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ~Roger Caras
but look at the pic of griffin above. that is a look of pure joy & excitement. he LOVES going in the car! and gilly, she's all tongue. that's a sign of a tired out dog, which means a quiet night at home. i'm getting more exercise then i have in years thanks to her.
there are night's when we're too tired to pile into the car and go to some park. we go for walks around the barn, trying to catch glimpses of the baby hedgehog or little spotted fawns. until one of the dogs starts barking and the little critters run off.
The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. ~Samuel Butler, Notebooks
my dogs are not my children, or "children replacements". they are dogs. i never wanted to have kids, so i have no desire to pretend my dog is a child. no, they're just dogs...
A dog is not "almost human" and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such. ~John Holmes