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I have been completely, utterly, unabashedly in love with our canine comrades for as long as I can remember. I have had at least one dog, more like two, and a cat or two, since I was born, thanks to my mom and her love of providing needy animals a home. But now, in my adulthood, (as if this phenomonon has just happened or something…adulthood…HA) I am missing this important addition to the family.
I watch more Cesar, The Dog Whisperer and too closely follow the famous Dooce’s daily Chuck posts than a non-dog owner should be allowed. So I live vicariously, and it seems to be working for now.
My obsession met the final straw today, though, while taking a break from “the footballs”. I looked up from reading and realized that the hail-mary-hoping quarterback had suddenly become the extreme vertical dog champion, Flash. These dogs are amazing. (I guess they are called Dock Dogs). I couldn’t find the ESPN footage from today, but you have got to see this:
I am highly entertained by this. Like, a kid “laughing-until-milk-comes-pouring-out-of-the-nose” type of entertained. Then, a part of me feels bad for the dog. Like, awe, the poor things…having to jump through hoops and catch frisbees and swim and fly through the air like we dumb humans make them…it’s all so, well, entertaining.
Time for a dog, huh?
I have been feeling the same way. Anytime I see a picture of a Corgi or Beagle puppy, my heart leaps & I get tears in my eyes. I guess our biological must-own-dogs clocks are ticking!!!
Oh- those puppies love it! No for to be worrying! If I could spend an afternoon diving into the water to be rewarded by shoes, or chocolate or JEWELRY -you bet I would, baby!
OMG! That is the funniest video ever. I have to say, I think those dogs are having a helluva good time. We’ve been thinking about adopting another dog too but I think we’ll wait until spring. In the meantime, our cat Cocoa is giving us lots of love and laughs. Love the new layout by the way. Very fresh!
You should check out Coastal Pet Rescue. No need to ogle over videos, when there are plenty needing a good home.
I will hook you up with Ashley and Mandy, who are always in good supply of pups needing homes. I know they were in wigs when you met them, but maybe you will recognize their pics on the website.
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JAH HAS always been mine. Nice site! Winston is still kicking …13yrs old. Sounds like you’re doing great and getting married-wow. Drop me a line sometime. I have a little girl, her name is Amelia, she’s a pistol and about to have another one-hoping boy. Talk to you soon i hope. Merry Chritmas! You can say that on this site right??? I tend to lean a little more towards the middle.