'um, mom, this is *my* couch....you must share....'


dogs have been called 'man's best friend' for years and years and years.

as most of my friends know, we have two greyhounds.
common myths about them:
* Myth: they need running every day. Reality : i have never seen such a lazy dog breed in my life. think 75 lb cats. for real. in fact our cat Ellie *is* way more active than either of the dogs. and ironically fatter ;) go figure...
* M: they are mean or extrememly shy due to how they are treated at the tracks. R: Not true. again, *amazingly* loyal and they are so very happy to be 'retired'. who doesn't look forward to retirement?? they are not really allowed the opportunities at the tracks to bond with humans, they are just there for sport. hence the big time loyalty they grow into once they are adopted into a home....
*M: They're too skinny and underfed. R: They're naturally built for speed and they *are* fed high protein racing diets at the track that keeps them very slim... our dogs are fed Eukanuba food, along with Quinn's affinity for paper...whether it be newspaper, magazines, paper bags, $20 bills or firestarters. no, those last two are *not* made up. sadly.

that's a few things....now, attached is a news report about a cowboy's dog named Skidboot....god bless Texas ~ (um, trivia of the day, I was born in Houston). This clip proves what so many of us with dogs know. (and those with cats, you are not discounted one bit. you are wholly included as well. The cats got one of the first clips on the blog ;)....animals and humans have a bond like no other. unconditional love they call it. no matter what kind of day or life you have going on, your pet's love for you is the same every day. they don't care if you didn't pick up your clothes. they don't care if you had either a bonus day or horrendous day at work. they want to be fed. they want to be loved. they purr and snuggle with their thanks and affection.....and they reciprocate with absolutely no hesitation. what on earth could be better than that kind of love? which is one reason that I chose to have a tattoo of my grey Cora on my ankle....peace to you all, and scritches to all of your pets...~jd

1 comments:

David said...
March 8, 2008 at 10:01 AM

100% all true...last night, Jasper (100 lb. dog) was laying on top of me on the couch (much like Quinn in your pic) for over an hour, got down, and Zoey (cat) joined me for half an hour, got down, and Elly (cat) joined me for the rest of the night, then went to bed, where Zoey was waiting and slept on the bed all night. I believe that somehow they discussed who had rights to me during the day while I was at work...

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