Sleeping Dog!

Although I’m fully aware of just how sickening it can be watching a parent going all soppy over their child and that it’s even worse when humans wax lyrically about their pets, I couldn’t resist.

There was Bilbo all snuggled up asleep on the Pooh Bear rug and I went all mushy, gushy and took at least ten photos of the poor mutt who probably thought he was being struck by lightening as the flash kept going off.

Bilbo turns 10 this year. While he’s looking very healthy, I’m very conscious that dog years and human years far from correlate and there will be a goodbye.

With this in mind, we adopted Lady a few years ago. She was supposed to be our next dog, especially as he wasn’t in good shape back then. Somehow, her arrival gave him a second wind and he’s really perked up.

However, adopting Lady also made us appreciate even more how each and every dog has their own character and that you can’t replace a dog anymore than you can replace a person. You simply have to grieve and then move forward.

However, this wasn’t supposed to be a sad, reflective post. It was all about showing off my puppy dog in all his cuteness and appreciating him…. ball obsession and all! He’s a marvelous dog and definitely our best furry friend…along with Lady of course!

Do you have any pets and good pet posts? Please share!

xx Rowena

14 thoughts on “Sleeping Dog!

  1. merrildsmith

    My younger daughter and I are always sending each other cute photos of our pets (we have two cats; she has a dog and a cat). Bilbo does look very cute. πŸ™‚

  2. Rowena Post author

    I get inspired when you share about your close relationships with your daughters. It’s very encouraging and it’s doing seemingly little things like this that build those bonds and keep you close! xx Ro PS We’re watching “The Day After Tomorrow” again on TV tonight and I swear the temperature has really dropped. This was the first movie our son ever went to as a newborn 12 years ago. An optimistic start!

  3. merrildsmith

    Thanks, Rowena. Younger daughter is actually coming over today. πŸ™‚ We had started watching the TV show “Friday Night Lights”on Netflix when she living here (despite not being a football fan), but we never finished it. So we’re going to eat lunch and goodies and watch a few episodes. Enjoy your movie and bonding time!

  4. Deb

    Ha!! Don’t leave it in his reach. If he’s like my dog though he counter surfs looking for items left too close to the edge. πŸ˜‚

  5. Rowena Post author

    Thanks! He’s a gorgeous dog as long as you’re not the posty, ride a bike or drive a bus. Let’s just say he gets “protective”!
    xx Rowena

  6. thetidbitsoflife1138

    Such a cutie! I am a veterinary technician and it is hard seeing people put down their fur babies at work after having them for quite a few years….Each dog is irreplaceable and special in our hearts . I hope Bilbo (when he goes) goes in peace knowing that he is very loved and adored and that your new dog gave him a little “umph” in his last days! πŸ™‚

  7. Rae Blogs

    That’s amazing. Always good when other dogs help your current dog. I have 3 pups who are all about the same age (1 year and a few months).

  8. Rowena Post author

    Hi Rae,
    Thanks for visiting. It’s been awhile since I’ve written a dog post, which is a bit remiss. We went on a 3 week holiday to Tasmania and I’ve been catching up on so much then and got stuck into my research. I enjoyed your blog xx Rowena

  9. Rowena Post author

    Thank you very much. It’s funny how he perked up after Lady arrived and he’s looking pretty good at the moment. Such a relief! You love your pets in ways so far beyond words and yet they live for but a fraction of our lifetimes.
    As hard as it is for people to let their pets go, it makes such a difference when the vet practice handles things with compassion and you definitely seem to do that which must help so much. Keep up the good work!
    xx Rowena

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