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Going to the Dogs

…or as we say here in Texas, going to the dawgs.

My family is big on dogs.  Big, hairy, messy dogs.  Husband and I have had them our entire married life, with only a sad two-year period when we were dogless, yet Boy’s crusty cantankerous 18-year-old, then 19-year-old, cat remained.

We started our married life with two goofy inbred yellow labs that no one wanted.

Bip and Bop.  Bip died before she hit two-years old, yet Bop continued well into doggy old age and was the dog-love of my life. I still miss her big brown eyes.

She was as gentle as velvet against bare skin, yet as ferocious as a momma bear when need be (need be came around once in her life, and she was magnificent protecting Boy and me).

Next was Perseus, or Percy as we came to call him, named by Boy. He was our first male dog. I thought that a male might not be as protective of us, but he did his job well, always alerting us when anything or anyone happened by.  Husband traveled frequently for business and Percy was a great companion and watchdog in his absences.

When Percy got sick and we knew he wouldn’t recover, it broke our hearts in so many ways.  I honestly thought I’d never own another dog after he died.  The joy he brought us was so complete, I just couldn’t bear the thought of another.

Then came Dexter.  As for the rest of our mutts, he was a rescue.  He’s our empty-nest baby.  He came to us unexpectedly, but has been the Best. Dog. In. The. World.  Not to mention adorable.

Take a look for yourself:

1st week in his new home:

Going To The Dogs

His cuteness grows:
Going To The Dogs

 

He laughs at all my jokes:

Going To The Dogs

 

He plays well with others (this is his pal, Lucky):

Going To The Dogs

 

He tolerates my let’s-see-if-he-let’s-me-do-this shenanigans:

dexter

 

He’s a happy happy part of our family and we can’t imagine life without him:

Going To The Dogs

What about you?  Got a pet you’re crazy about?

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Pamela

Monday 18th of March 2013

So beautiful! So happy God sent you an empty-nester!

Mrs. Tucker

Monday 18th of March 2013

Thank you...so are we ♥

Karen

Friday 15th of March 2013

I was Dexter's foster mom!! Dexter and his brother and sister were very shy and scared little puppies. Then came Mrs. Tucker and he walked right up to her!! He is so beautiful!! We still talk about him!! Thank you for giving him a loving forever home!!

Mrs. Tucker

Friday 15th of March 2013

So nice to see you here, Karen! He is adored and maybe a smidge spoiled. Thank you for taking such good care of him until he came to us.

Gardenchef's Needle and Pen

Thursday 14th of March 2013

Your Dexter looks a lot like our Moshi! Got you from Someday Crafts link party!

Mrs. Tucker

Thursday 14th of March 2013

Then your Moshi is adorable!

Noelle the dreamer

Wednesday 13th of March 2013

I think I was in love when I saw his patience (with the let's see if he lets me do this shenanigan!). Dexter, you are unique! God bless,

Mrs. Tucker

Wednesday 13th of March 2013

I'll give him a kiss from you! (while i put something on his head and take a pic)

Vicki Valenta

Tuesday 12th of March 2013

I'm not a dog person ... meaning, I don't want to be responsible for a dog at this point in my life. But I love other people's dogs. This one looks like a sweetie. We have 3 grand dogs that we take care of when our kids travel - a Jack Russell Terrier, a Rottweiler, and a Lab mix. It's quite a crowd when we have all three.

Mrs. Tucker

Tuesday 12th of March 2013

That is quite the difference of temperament in doggieland! All sweeties, I'm sure. Dogs are lots of work, but luckily for us, the neighrbors have a big dog and we trade of care when traveling. They are like brothers!

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