Friday, October 10, 2008

Dogs Rule Day !

A little break from genealogy to show how much we love our dogs! Dogs rule in our house.
Dakota
Why we love our dog Dakota!
1. Loves to bark at anything, even a leaf falling off a tree.
2. Especially loves to bark early in the morning to wake up neighbors dogs to
come outside to bark with her.
3. Loves to sit at dining room table, has been known to occasionally lay ON TOP of the
dining room table and sleep.
4. Loves to sleep with Mom or children.
5. Loves to cuddle.
6. Has great manners, she refuses a doggie treat until Anya and Kaylee have had theirs first!
7. Loves to chase Kaylee around house until they both get yelled at and sent outside to play.
8. Best dog in the house!
Anya
Why we love our dog Anya!
1. She loves Mom the most.
2. She loves to growl, oh I mean "dog talk" to people.
3. Will occasionally bite butts, beware! (don't worry she doesn't break the skin!)
4. Prefers to stay by Mom when Mom is home.
5. She is first in line for a dog treat.
6. Loves to eat!
7. Refuses to go on diet, Mom gives in, but makes her go up and down the stairs
several times a day for at least some exercise.
8. Best dog in the house.

Kaylee
Why we love our dog Kaylee
1. Supposed to be Mike's dog, but we all know how THAT works out!
2. Loves everyone and everything!
3. Loves to bark.
4. Loves to chase Dakota (thank heavens, that way they both get some exercise!).
5. Loves to sleep with Mom or children.
6. Good on a lease, but prefers to run and have family members chase her.
7. Loves to gives wet sloppy doggie kisses (the only one that gives smooches!)
8. Best dog in the house
A friend of mine gave me the article below, I hope you love it as much as I did!
Dog Lessons for People
* When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
* Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy ride.
* Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
* Take naps.
*Stretch before rising.
* Run, romp, and play daily.
* Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
* Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
* On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
* On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
* When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
* Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
* Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.
* Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not.
* If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
* When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.

5 comments:

Msteri said...

Beautiful dogs! It was funny, all three are the best dog in the house! I enjoyed your article.

Msteri

Taylorstales-Genealogy said...

Thank you Msteri! You know you can't show favoritism for your kids and your dogs! They are family members after all!

Jasia said...

A trio of cuddly canines! What a cute bunch you have. They all look and sound like real characters. You must giggle every day just watching them!

Thanks for sharing your beauties!

Taylorstales-Genealogy said...

Jasia,
Thank you for your kind words. I truly am blessed to have such a diverse (and cuddly) family of children and poochies!

SpeakUp Librarian said...

Love your post. Nice touch that all three are "best dog in the house" *smile* Rusty says "bow wow" and "let's play again soon".

The Family

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck

Genealogy Pox, author unknown

WARNING: GENEALOGY POX IS VERY CONTAGIOUS!

SYMPTOMS: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has a blank expressions, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries and courthouses.
Has a compulsion to write letters. Swears at mailman when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins, and remote desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls and hides phone bills from spouse. Mumbles to self. Has strange, faraway look in eyes.

NO KNOWN CURE!

TREATMENT: Medication is useless. This disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where he/she can be alone.

REMARKS: The unusual nature of this disease is that the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it!