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Thursday, January 14, 2010

puppy love

I never fancied myself to be a dog person. I live near Portland; I know of dog people. Dogs litter the streets, hitched up to tables. Dogs come to bars. Dogs are this way and that, and after being around my Show Dog/Breeder/Boarder Grandma, and I didn't have much use for the crazy.

I dismissed it as such. Phooey.

Until my husband weaseled his way through the deep recesses of my dark, dark heart, playing on my one weakness: Squishy faced dogs. Soon, we adopted Miss Courtney.

Life was good with our shy little girl, and during the summer I started to love my trips to the dog park with my family. Me. The hesitant one. And when I suggested she would be happier with another dog in the mix, Greg - the unhesitating one - ran with it, and we adopted young Jake in August.


Jake is a sweet boy, a Dug among dogs. He is ever present, ready to play, attentive.

I find it funny that these two dogs have changed me so dramatically, when I thought I knew myself better. I guess I just didn't know what I was missing.

Happy first birthday, Jakers.

11 comments:

Beck said...

I am forwarding this post to my husband who SAYS that he hates dogs. You just don't KNOW them, honey! SEE?

Stu said...

Jake is a sweet dog and I SQUIRREL! like when he flops down with you.

"My name is Jake and I am under your feet because I LOVE you."

-Stu

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

You have really captured the essence of the Jaker Dog there, Stu.

And Beck? I was a lost cause just a year ago. It might have been a bonafide miracle at play here.

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The Girl Next Door said...

Oh too cute - yes he is enough to make the most evil non-dog-lover a convert!

Stephanie Breuner said...

isn't it funny what a dog can do to you when you know they depend on you for everything? Kind of like having a baby.

Saucy said...

We're dog people! Once you have a dog, you understand. Now cats are another story....

stephanie (bad mom) said...

He is so very Duggish. It's wonderful.

And you're still nowhere near being one of *those* dog people (not Saucy!). I'd tell you, and shun you till you changed... ;D

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Professor J said...

I am one of those dog people. And your post made me smile.

brandy101 said...

I love my pets. Although I think they take advantage of that fact a bit too often ;)