Wednesday, May 07, 2008

An ode to Boomer

We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment. ~George Eliot

Okay - not really an ode - just a post. The best thing about dogs is the way they just love you. But they are so cute otherwise. Don't you just wonder what goes on in their heads sometimes? My dog likes to be warm. In the summer, he's pretty insistent on being taken outside to sit in the sun. Inside, he'll head to the attic room and sleep. At night, he likes to be covered with a blanket when sleeping. Sometimes he has strangely human characteristics. He has a pillow on his bed. He'll sometimes sleep with his head propped up on the pillow. I love that he gets so incredibly excited to go for walks. And he doesn't mind that we leave him to go to work because our leaving means he gets a treat. He gets so darned excited for those treats. He understands certain words. Some get him excited. Other words - well - he knows he's been bad. I love it when you scratch his back near his tail and he dances from pleasure. All in all, he's so cute and such a love bug. Dogs are on of God's best ideas! (Chocolate is another.)

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