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Where Does My Joy Come From - 2/3/17

Friday, February 03, 2017

Where does my joy come from today....

My puppy Bunny, she makes me laugh and go OOOOH and AWWWW all the time. Granted, when she get's yodeling, it can be a bit piercing, but she plays like a kitty cat and she always seeks closeness. I love to have her around when my hubby is on night shift, sleeping at my side. She is a bit on the serious side, and I believe she has no idea how cute she really is. She is not one of those dogs who seek advantage by being cute. She gets confused when we laugh at her. She usually didn't mean to make a joke. It just happens. :)

Proof: Playing with ducky is serious business. No time for cute.

.... my beautiful Granny Velvet. She is 14 1/2 and completely deaf now. Luckily we taught both hand signals and verbal cues since she was a puppy. It does come in handy to be able to have a whole conversation with a dog who can't hear you just by pointing and using body language. She forgets that she had breakfast and will sit in the living room barking until someone comes out and lets her out, or gives her what we call "Ninesies", "Elevensies" or "Inbetweensies", just a handful of her kibble served up in her dish. Why make an old confused puppy who has been nothing but perfect and humble all those years sad by denying her beloved food? So we spoil her rotten to give back all the love she has given us over the years. It makes me sad to see her slow down and she has days where she will lose the occasional "morsel" in our house while she walks. I just pat her head and motion that it was one of us who couldn't hold it. No need to make her ashamed. Perfect puppies should not have to worry about such trivial things.

Helping Daddy clean the deck

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    Awwwww, sweeties!!!!!!!!!!
    1638 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Velvet what a wonderful name for her. She looks like Velvet and I bet she feels the same. 14 1/2 years, amazing. Shows you have taken excellent care of her. I felt the same way about our English Springer Spaniel. He was more than just a "dog". I still even 30 years later miss him and think of him often.

    Furbabies are wonderful to have, and when hubby and I finally slow down, it will be time to get another in our lives.

    The pictures you have on here makes me just to hug them. Give them a hug for me ok?

    You take care, be safe and stay healthy.
    1639 days ago
    Oh goodness, how I loved this blog! Especially the bits about Granny Velvet. I, too, have a senior black lab named Tank. She's turning 11 this month and she's much whiter than your dear girl, but she's also stone deaf now. She duck hunted with my husband in her early years, so she knows many hand signals. What a blessing those are now! The challenge is getting her attention to see us give the signals! haha But she is so wonderful and sweet. She has arthritis issues so when she's up to a walk now it's only around the block, and sometimes she wants to quit before we even go that far. But when she's feeling strong she still skitters around the house on the hard floors like a puppy! I love that. She almost always gives a little hop after she sits for a treat. We try not to deviate from her routine as it seems to be such a comfort to her.

    Your bunny is adorable. We've been thinking it may be time to bring another baby into the house. Tank does well with other dogs, and with cats, and I think she might like it. Your blog is encouraging!

    Enjoy your sweet babies and revel in the joy they bring you!
    1639 days ago
    I love dogs but don't have one of my own. I love going to the park and getting some "puppy love" from the dogs being walked there. You have such great companions!
    1639 days ago
    Do ' you just love the furries. They make a place in your home
    1639 days ago
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