Archive for the ‘Mushy stuff’ Category

Sweet Dreams Big Girl

Monday, September 5th, 2011

As many of you know, Tessa, my Great Dane is 13+ years old. That’s incredibly old for a Dane. We have been so lucky to have her, and she’s been a really special girl.

We lost her on Friday, and I cannot find the words to describe how much she has meant to me and Big R.  So instead I’m opting to do a simple slide show of some of my favorite pictures of her.

I’m not very good at “all things technical”, so to get it to play you need to click on the link and download it. Then you can play it from there.


Kids & Dogs

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

What is it about kids and dogs? They just seem to go together: like peaches and cream, or peanut butter and jelly.


Maybe it’s because they are both so innocent.

Dogs and kids pretty much live in the moment. They don’t worry too much about what happened yesterday, or what’s going to happen tomorrow. They just care about the here and the now. You know, where’s my ice cream?


And where’s my bone?


Nothing tickles me more than to see a young kid playing “tag” with his dog, or a small child that can barely reach around her big dogs neck, trying to give him a hug. (Even though I’m pretty sure most dogs HATE that, most kids LOVE it!)


A kid growing up without a dog, is just not right. That wagging tail when you come home from school - that slurpy tongue on your face in the morning - the endless games of chase, and tug, and fetch the stick.


Kids are good at loving their dogs, and the dogs are good at loving them back. Yup. Dogs and kids just go together like ham and cheese.


If you weren’t fortunate enough to have a dog when you were growing up, it’s not too late. You can still know the unconditional love of a four-legged furry friend. There are more than enough to go around: trust me - I’ve seen the local shelters.

I can’t IMAGINE my life without dogs. How about you?