Friday, January 5, 2007

DOGS, DOGS, and more DOGS!!!!!

It is raining today and we should reach 60 degrees. Two theories, that this weather will continue and we will never see winter (except for that Thursday in early December when we had one day of snow), or that we will wake up one day and be digging out until April. I decided to tell you a little about the 4 legged family members that we share our lives with.

Banff (9 year old lab/bloodhound - adopted from the Humane Society when he was 12 weeks old). I took this picture on our only "snow day" so far this winter. As you can see he loves to rub his face in the snow.

Scotia (7 year old shih tzu - adopted from Humane Society when she was 3 - poor baby had a very hard life - now she lives in luxury). There will never be any pictures of Scotia in snow, as she does not like the great outdoors, and goes outside only when it is absolutely necessary. Scotia is my baby and why I love shih tzu's, if I did not have Scotia I would not have gotten Seil or Islay.

Whistler (8 year old terrior mix - adopted from Humane Society when he was about a year old). Loves the great outdoors, in all kinds of weather, and would gladly give his life to protect what he loves most - his family and his home. A watch dog to be reckoned with. (only fear - the vacumn cleaner).

Islay (you met her earlier), arrived in October when she was 10 weeks old. She will have her 1/2 year birthday on January 13th. Islay came from a breeder near the Maryland border. This is the first puppy we have bought in over 10 years, but we had a very sad summer and lost two beloved dogs, she was a gift from my husband, and she is a joy, and an absolute clown.

Jasper, who we lost to cancer in early June. She was 10 years old and was much loved, because she gave much love. She will be with us always.

Seil, a lovely wee shih tzu who we had for the briefest time, but loved dearly, we lost him to epilepsy in August.

If you are wondering about their names, they are all named after places we love, in Canada and Scotland. Our son started this trend when he named Jasper after his favorite place in Canada.

1 comment:

Arianwen said...

My 5 year old son says he would like all of your dogs and that siel is a little cutie! I agree. We have cats but are still dog lovers.