Posts Tagged ‘pets’

I planned to spend this evening in the kitchen, cooking and baking yumminess to take with us as we make the holiday rounds for the next several days.  Then I remembered how annoying it is to have my every move anticipated by Border Bitch and Polar Bear Butt.  So, I pulled out a seldom used tool: my little friend Comfort Time.  The bottle promise to “promote relaxation and calm”.  Oh heck yeah.

Thus, instead of spending my evening with two of these:

I got to enjoy the quiet company of these:

It was LOVELY!

The kitty got a little, too, since he was jealous that the dogs were getting “treats”.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to have the same effect on him.  He spent the entire evening getting “cozy” with one of his kitty toys.

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A Posse Dog

When I was young we got a dog from the Athens Co. Dog Shelter.  He was a wee puppy (we kids were so excited!).  A few days after we brought him home, he came down with Parvo.  Fortunately, after three days at the vet’s he was in the clear. 

The pup loved to explore, so my Grandpa Moe named him “Posse”, because he said the dog plus us kids made up our own posse.  The pup grew into a big, gentle, long-haired dog.  He had a small patch of white on his chest, but other than that was all black.  He fit the Belgium Shepherd breed standard almost perfectly.  As the AKC says they should, Posse “reflect[ed] the qualities of intelligence, courage, alertness and devotion to master. ” 

Posse patrolled the farm for about a year.  Then, one day, he was hit by a car and died.  I was devastated.  He had been my obedience dog for 4-H that year and I had high hopes for showing successfully together.  Besides that, I’d lost a best friend.

Today I was reminded of my friend Posse when I was browsing the Franklin Co. Dog Shelter’s website, as I tend to do from time to time.  Check out this guy–he looks almost exactly like my Posse.  I love his eyes–they say, “I can’t wait to find a friend to guard & a job to do!  Can I be yours?”. 

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