I am a lucky dog to have a lot of wonderful human and animal friends. Friends are what make life fun, so today, while my person is still busy working on her NaNoWriMo project, I’d like to introduce you to my furry pals.
You might have read in one of my other posts about my best friend, Stella. She is a boxer and we met when I was a puppy. We love to walk, hike, jog and play together. We’ve even been sprayed by a skunk together. Life is so much more fun with Stella by my side.
Stella grew up with Lucy and Doc, both dachshunds. Sadly, Doc isn’t with us anymore. Lucy is getting older, but she is still in charge of the house.
Another friend from my puppyhood is Spencer, a cocker spaniel. We met at puppy class and played at the dog park together. Now, we mostly just meet for coffee. (We don’t drink the coffee… our people do.)
I’ve lost a few of my first friends. That is one of the saddest things about being a dog. We get old fast. Of course there was Doc, who loved to play ball even more than I do.
Mandi was a Rottweiler and she was the queen of my universe. She loved going for rides in the car, but don’t worry, she didn’t really drive. Nala, a calm and wise Rhodesian ridgeback, lived across the street from Mandi and we all took many early morning walks together.
Now I take my morning walks with my best pal Stella and with Clara and Pete. They are sister and brother Rhodesians. They are two years old and they are really big, especially Pete. They love to sleep, but they are also very good hunters. Every small movement catches their attention. Once, Pete spotted a fox, but since we walk on leashes, we couldn’t chase it. My person says we would never have caught it, but I’d have liked to try.
I have one tiny friend, Sparky. She is a Maltese and she’s white and fluffy. We don’t get to see each other very often, but she is a super fun doggy dog. There is nothing small about her personality.
My other really close friends that I play with a lot are Sydney, an Aussie shepherd/springer spaniel and Regal, a Labrador retriever/golden retriever mix.
Sydney is the boss and sometimes she has to remind me of that, but she watches out for me. Regal trained to be a service dog to help a disabled person through Canine Companions for Independence, but unfortunately, she didn’t pass the test. They said she liked toys too much. Loving to play seems like a good thing to me, but I guess if you have a job helping a special person, you have to be serious.
You may have noticed that most of my friends are canines, but I do have one feline friend. As a general rule, I view cats as the enemy, but my kitty cousin, Einstein, is an exception. If we ever met face to face, the fur would fly, but we have a great virtual relationship.
Telling you about all of my pals makes me feel happy and reminds me of how much I am loved. I hope you have good friends like I do. If you need a friend, look for a furry one. We are very entertaining and we have lots of love to share. You might even find a sidekick who can help you with your work.