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