Monday, August 11, 2014

Ode to Rayna James..

After losing our two dogs within six month of each other, I was relieved to be pet free for a while. I'd lived with fur all over my house for well over twenty years and looked forward to clean corners and baseboards, as well as a poop-free yard.

And I enjoyed that for almost eight months. Then Rayna came into our lives at the beginning of this year. That story is here. I wasn't really in the market for another dog. After being sans cat for close to a decade I had a hankerin' for some feline companionship. But I also wanted to wait until I was working from home or the kids were gone. Or both. Or who knows. But Rayna needed a home.

Fast forward seven months and I'd like to say how grateful I am to have had her around. We all know the emotional benefits of having a pet, and I have to say I've benefited much from her presence in our family. I won't go into all the sordid details, but my life has been enriched.

So without further ado, some recent pictures of Puppy Face...

She loves to play and we step outside several times in the course of a day to throw her ball. Though not the one pictured. Her preferred ball is a football shaped tennis ball, at the moment.

 Here she is in the office with me. The kids probably aren't home otherwise she'd be next to one of them.

 Rayna's favorite place to be...Sonshine's bed, preferably with Sonshine.

And outside enjoying the sunshine. I'd do that more if I could...

Do you have or have had a beloved pet that you couldn't imagine your life without?


Regina Richards said...

We've had our share of dogs over our 26 years of marriage. Our current buddy is deaf, blind, well past the average life span of his breed, and sleeps 20 hours a day. When he is awake, he's still pretty frisky so the vet says he could have a few years yet. We hope so.

Angi Morgan said...

Awesome !
Love the pup posts!

Anonymous said...

From the age of about 8, I haven't lived without a dog and/or cat. Every one of them was special. Love the quote: Dogs' lives are too short -- their only fault, really.

Fun pix!