|Trip to the park|
A beautiful big dog was chained (a long chain) in the middle of a yellow-grassed, side-fence-down backyard. The community was relatively new and it was rare to see a new home with a fence down but we were still interested in that house, mainly because of the big yard.
Our realtor took us to explore the house and told us that the owners would be there. It was awkward. When we went to the second floor, we noticed three kennels, two small sized and one pretty big. We continued walking through the home and came back down stairs to go out to the back yard and oh my, there he was.
A lovely and playful big brown dog! As I walked out he came up to me and stood up putting his front legs on my shoulders. He was a tall as me! Shocker! I thought he was adorable, and although he looked mean, I didn't fear him.
We walked back inside and I told the lady of the house that she had a very cute pup and her husband immediately said “Do you want him? You can take him.” Wait, what had he just said? I looked toward my husband and I smiled but we brushed that comment off thinking it was a joke. We continued looking and finally left.
|It is a Chihuahua not a Great Dane bed. Lap dog complex.|
During one of these visitations, we learned he was a very curious doggy and since the fence has wood he couldn't see outside and when he heard kids he jumped and poked to fence with his nose or threw his body against it until it tumbled over. He did it many times. And so did he at our rental. He broke one of the boards to the street and another to the back neighbors. In the broken board to the street, Lana thought she could fit and got stuck in betweenJ. She was making a run for it but I was watching and thought it was hilarious.
|That is how they tend to sleep. It is such a beautiful thing to witness.|
Every one likes him but there is absolutely one thing that bothers me, as a mom, why would people tell me he is much cuter that the other one (Lana)? Why? It’s not like I go and tell them one of their children is cuter than the other. Come on people, have some sensibility! Just because I am human and they are dog does not mean I care less about them. We are their parents, not blood parents but pure love parents. We care about them both as if they were our human children. Yes, we don’t put diapers on them or dress them or take them to church with us. But we feed them, protect them, take them to the vet, and worry about them. If either is down and not eating, we worry. If they are exhausted after a long run/walk at the park, we feel for them. That is why they don’t live outside. We play with them and take them to classes.
They have their occasional play dates at the dog park. If we didn’t care about our fur kids, we would never drive four hours just to leave them in a safe and trusted place when we need to go out of town. We love them because it is a wonderful feeling. A feeling that is rewarded every day after we come home from work. They both welcome us as if they have never seen us, even if you just go out to take out the trash. So why tell me one is cuter that the other? Clearly they haven’t experience this kind of love.
We also found out he loves children, the homeowners had a toddler and he was her pony. He also lived with two small yapping dogs, so he has such patience with little dogs at the park.
|They love to hike.|
Little by little they both started to hang out together, to play and to share our love. And we became a very happy family.
Scooby is such a lovable pet, he thinks himself a lap dog. Well no, he is thinly challenged, 100lbs or so. He has been on a diet so he is leaner.
He has become the balance for Lana, she has so much energy and he calms her down. He is such a big baby and she is so independent and tough. Total opposites! He whines so much and is such a scaredy-cat (no pun intended, Scoobs.); But oh so lovely, he protects Lana and she protects him. They can't be apart from each other too long or they will cry their heart out and annoy the hell out of you. They share beds even though each has one.
They love us unconditionally.