Saturday, February 1, 2014
Photo - Heart Connection ~ January
This photo was taken on January 5, 2014, the day my baby boy turned 11.
It is so hard to believe that he is 11 already. It seems just yesterday that we were talking to our breeder at the Detroit Dog Show and she was telling me about a litter of puppies that she had and was having a hard time finding homes for them. Really?
I wasn't sure if I really wanted to add a second dog, we already had Devil Dog at home, see last month's Photo-Heart Connection post here for the story of Devil Dog. But maybe a playmate for Devil Dog would be a good idea. Better for him to chew on a fellow dog than us. So I agreed to take a look at the puppies and we set up a time for us to come over.
There were three puppies looking for a home. Two boys and one girl. I knew I wanted a boy. So we checked out both boys. Scout seemed to just scoot over into our laps and instantly won our hearts. He had the longest ears which made him look a little bit comical, but the saddest eyes. How could I say no to that. So of course we packed him up and took him with us.
I have never regretted that decision. He quickly got Devil Dog whipped into shape, and helped turn Riley into a wonderful dog.
Some of Scout's downfalls: he can't be left alone with a pair of socks, the kitchen towels, paper, the dog sitter's bills, or stuffed dog toys. As I am typing this he just came out of the bedroom with two socks in his mouth from on top of the dresser. Some things never change.
He is momma's baby needing to be near me most all of the time. When I do my stretching exercises in the morning a lot of times he will come lay on me and for me to continue I have to move off the yoga mat and onto the floor, leaving him with the yoga mat. Oh the things we do for our dogs.
Still I would never trade a day of it. His hips are starting to give him a little trouble, but for the most part he still does quite well. I know that that day will come when we must say goodbye, but I hope that is still a few years away, because I have a hard time imagining my life without my dear Scout.
Joining Kat for Photo-Heart Connection