Thursday, March 4, 2010

Two of the best ever...

I have a habit of getting so wrapped up with things that I need to do in my daily life that I many times miss out on things that can really reduce the stress level.  In addition to my cats and my goats..I have two really wonderful dogs.  Dogs are interesting creatures.  Many times I wish people were more like dogs.  They always seem to be happy to see you and they don't give a damn what you look like, whether you're old or young, skinny or fat...  They just want to visit and show you they care about you.  I have two girl dogs that are really sweet.  Idgie, my Norwegian Elkhound is one of the sweetest dogs I have ever known.  She came to me from a breeder who simply gave her away.  For some reason, they de-barked her so she sounds like she is coughing when she talks.  She's very skittish when it comes to loud noises and throw herself at the door to come in the house when she gets frightened.  She's basically just a friendly, sweet puppy.

My other dog is Dusty and she's a mixed breed that probably has some husky or elkhound in there somewhere.  She's bigger than Idgie but just as sweet.  We've had her for years, but she still acts just like a puppy.  She runs and jumps and gets all excited when anyone comes home.  This one has a full bark and isn't afraid to use it when strangers drive up to the house.  She also helps me get the goats back in the pasture should they venture into the backyard, which they do from time to time.  She never hurts them, but they take off like rockets when she comes running.  I usually give her a short haircut in the summer and boy is that a pain.  She has three different types of fur and my clippers take a beating when I have to trim her.

Idgie and Dusty are great family dogs....and I have found myself spending more time with them lately.  Like I said, dogs are interesting creatures.  They love you even if you sometimes take them for granted.  I'm going to try and not do that as much from now on.

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