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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Favorite Things Thursday


At the very top of my list of oh-so-many favorite things is DOGS--Canis lupus familiaris--definitely domesticated wolves. I am in awe of their four powerful legs, the scratchy pads on their feet, a tail that lives a total life of its own, ears with pariscopic properties, luxurious fur coats, wet noses and tongues, with those soulful, profoundly knowing eyes.

typical Minnesota scene--always a Lab in the pack

I have been fortunate to have had a dog most of my life starting with my first pal Penny, a Golden Cocker Spaniel, then two black Cockers--Stormy and Rocky, some farm dogs, Angelo the collie-cocker mix Dave got for me for our first Christmas together in Massachusetts, Patches the beagle while the girls were little and the dear kindred-spirited Pashka, the black and white Siberian Husky we had for 16 years who 'crossed the bridge' in March--one brown eye, one blue eye, gentle, happy snow-eater.

Favorite Things Thursday is a new Meme sponsored by my fellow blue afficionado, Blue at Behind Kyanite's Door. To join up for this personal glimpse into what makes us tick, stop by!



11 comments:

B. Roan said...

Now that is a great beginning to Blue's meme. Ditto on the dogs! I see you enjoy My Antonia. Willa Cather is one of my all time favorite authors...perhaps because my maiden name is Cather.

For The People said...

That is a really neat post. I lost one of my dogs last week. :( We still have four. Have a great 4th

Dragonstar said...

Lovely post! I came to dogs late in life - 14 years ago in fact - but it took no time at all to discover that dogs are people.

Donna said...

Geez these dods are beautiful!! Happy day sweetie!!hughugs

Blue said...

What a lovely post - here's me the proclaimed dog lover & you beat me to it re dogs being a favourite thing - LOL!
Am delighted you have joined in.
There's now six of us!
And, I need to create a logo, according to Denise!

Take care
Love
Blue

Marianne said...

You know how I feel about our dogfaced friends :^) The video was great, mostly though Love the photos, especially those last two :^D

raf said...

Love those doggies, Noni and Gromit is always a winner around our place. Like the Hope video clip too!

Julie Schuler said...

We watch Wallace and Gromit at our house, and we did even before we had kids. When we ask about the mail we say "Was there any post? Perchance?" And sometimes we'll even break out the "Not me knotty pine!"

I always ask my son if he wants a dog, and my husband scolds, since we have two cats and that's plenty for him. He is the one on "scooper duty".

Old Wom Tigley said...

A great post.. my friend John and his wife Tina called by to say their dog had been put to sleep Fridat as the cancer is had in its nose was to much.. I loved this dog and had many play fights and ball throwing gameswith the big guy.. I'll miss him for sure. If you get timenip over to John and Tina's and readwhat John as wrote.
JED

Old Wom Tigley said...

A great post.. my friend John and his wife Tina called by to say their dog had been put to sleep Fridat as the cancer is had in its nose was to much.. I loved this dog and had many play fights and ball throwing gameswith the big guy.. I'll miss him for sure. If you get timenip over to John and Tina's and readwhat John as wrote.
JED

Inland Empire Girl said...

I love the last picture of you and your dog. Will you get another dog? I can't imagine life without ours.