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Monday, February 28, 2011

This is Daisy. We got her when she was a wiggling, waggly, 4 month old puppy. I drove home with her curled in my lap because she was whimpering for her mama.

Today she's an 8-yr-old member of our family. She listens (most of the time), finds ways of communicating that belie her lack of English, and she'll expose her belly at the sight of your descending hand. The girl has no pride. She's always happy to see us--you can tell by her big smile and wagging backside.

But what I love most about Daisy is her gentleness. The boys were young when we got her, but even then, not so much as a nip. She wouldn't hurt a fly--or a rambunctious preschooler. In fact, you're less likely to be nipped by Daisy than beaten to death with her wagging tail. Don't say I didn't warn you.

So tell me, what's the most loved quality of your favorite furry friend, past or present?

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Denise Hunter  
posted at 8:46 AM  
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At 9:37 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

When I was growing up, we had an overly friendly dalmatian named Jetaway. Like Daisy, she wouldn't have hurt anyone. She was always happy to see us, always offered a listening ear (and back to cry on), and loved to disrupt our play. She'd walk across the game board, scattering pieces or steal the Barbie and run off with it. She smiled all the time. Nice memories. Thanks for reminding me. :)

At 11:26 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Dogs can be wonderful company. Great memories, Pam.

We had a German Shepherd named Smokey when I was a kid. She scared everyone who came up our drive, but truth be told, she was as gentle as a kitten.

At 7:08 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I adore Daisy! There is nothing like a Golden. :)

Samson in my Rock Harbor series was based on my daughter's dog Harley. And now she has Parker, a wonderful golden. Dogs love you no matter what you do. They show God's unconditional love. :)

At 8:39 PM, Blogger jel said...

very purty dog,
she reminds me, of my (jan~jan) she was a very cool smart dog! I miss her!

At 9:21 PM, Blogger Christine said...

We have two idiotic cats. Misty is afraid of everything, including her own tail. If we want to pet her, we have to let her sniff our hand first. Then if she feels like it, she'll lean her head into our hand. If not, she gets up and runs away.

Pumpkin is a big orange tabby brat - I mean cat. He demands attention when he wants it, even if it's while I'm typing. He leaves so much fur on the desk, I often joke I have a cat in my keyboard and a mouse on my desk. I'm thinking of using that title in a book about their antics!

At 10:21 AM, OpenID Alecia Bates said...

I was outside for 15 minutes on Saturday and when I came back inside, my dog acted as if I had been gone all day. I love how she is always excited to see me. =)

At 3:23 PM, Blogger SandieP said...

Alecia, that is how our dog Jack is. I go out to the mailbox and when I come inside he greets me like I've been gone a week. LOL Our dog Mollie is gone now, but she was gentle and loving. I particularly loved when she would come and sit on my feet, which were always cold. She is missed.


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