Its been awhile since I have played along with work consuming my life. But the luxury of three days off this week I have the time to do lots of sewing and catching up on blog land.
Melody is hosting Tuesday treasures and this week its all about our dogs.
I currently have two dogs sharing my home and life and I could not imagine life without them
The oldest of the two is Robbie
Sometimes I wonder that he is really a dog at all. Robbie is a daddy's boy and is always by his side when DH is home giving him endless cuddles.
We got Robbie when our little Maltese Terrier Penny was getting on in years, the vet told us to get a younger dog to extend her life and give her back some zing. Sadly we had to send Penny to heaven at the young age of 8. She got Cushings syndrome which caused her to go blind almost overnight and blow up like a balloon. It was incurable and she was suffering. We lost Penny in October and discussed waiting until Christmas to get another puppy.
Robbie missed her and was pining, sitting at the door and crying every day. Three days after Penny died DH and I were out on a Saturday driving and went past a pet shop that had a large blackboard out the front and written on it were the words Cute Cavalier King Charles puppies. So I asked DH if we could just take a look. Well of course the look turned into a purchase and Billy came into our life.
At first Robbie did not like Billy at all, he was very snappy towards him and would not play. I think it was all about establishing who was going to be the alpha male (Robbie won) .
Billy is the exact opposite of Robbie in personality, he is a real true DOG, loves to run and chase seagulls on the beach while Robbie just trots along at our heels. Billy frolics in the surf, rolls in the mud, steals food from our grandies, climbs in the dishwasher to lick the plates if we leave it unattended and snores. Boy does he snore.
Here is a short summary of the other dogs in my life.
When I was 8 dad brought home a Kelpie pup. Dad worked in a bar on a casual basis and a man brought in a basket of pups to giveaway and said if no one took them he would have to put them down. It was Easter time and Aussie as we called her (as she was the first Aussie in our family) was our Easter present.
When I was 15 mum and dad gave me a Basset hound puppy for my birthday, Fred. (after Fred Basset). I had Fred until I was around 23 and have some pics (not in digital form) of him with my daughter when she was a toddler.
When my hubby and I bought our first house we got the majestic Ben, a beautiful and gentle long haired German Shepherd. Next along came Penny the Maltese and the rest you have read about.