Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday the 13th

Isn't today all about bad luck and horror flicks? Well, here at the Shenanigans' household it's not..

First, of course, it is my wedding anniversary... Five long years together and still haven't driven each other crazy (almost but not yet)... Plans you ask... None... Zip... Nada... Nein...Nyet... The weather is just to blah and gloooooomy to go out.... Perfect for a night of Horror movies and cuddling on the couch though... and thank you to all the people that wished us a happy anniversary ...

Second.... What else could be so great about today... It is something so wonderful it has always been very special and important to me.... Now what was it..... What could it be.... How about Black Dog's birthday.... *hugs black dog* Happy Birthday





I truly love this dog... Yes, I know tons of people say their dog is the BEST in the world and yet I don't correct them... Just kidding... However, this dog is just too good for words to describe how wonderful he really is... For those that don't know I got him for FREE... He was being thrown out and going to be put to sleep because the wife didn't like him but rather only the other dog they had (his littermate)... She would abuse this poor dog in ways I don't want to think about...

So, when the husband walked into the Vet Clinic I worked at (surprise surprise I worked at a vet clinic too) and asked how to get to the animal shelter because yada yada yada... I told him I had been looking for a dog and would be happy to take him... Figuring that I could find this poor pup a much better home and save him from death... Little did I know that it would be my home...

Later that day he brought over this sad looking dog with a broken leash and nothing else... The husband told me his name and it took me days people DAYS to figure out how to say his name correctly... It's not English and well his owner was a Linguist so you know it was not a normal name and surprisingly the people that do know the name actually pronounce it incorrectly... But I digress....

For those that are bored by now about me talking about Black Dog turn back now because there is more....

Black Dog was a smart dog I found out... I returned home from work and found a trail of food from the cabinet to the dog sitting in front of the patio door... When I say trail I mean it was like he took one item out at a time and taste tested it... Then moved on to the next and placed it just behind the first item... OOOhhh I was beginning to think I had made a wrong choice in taking in this dog..... Then there was the time I made banana bread and it was on the counter top WAY out of reach... Or so I thought... I came home to find no bread but the pan on the floor and claw marks all over the inside... Still have that pan...

I wasn't worried at all when I gave birth to my son just how Black Dog would react... This dog I swear can understand the human language... You can give a command he has never had and he will do it.... It's crazy... Everyone that meets him can't believe his background.... Or how he protects us... He has never bitten anyone but if needed I do believe he might (or hope he would)... See what he does is give a small woof woof that you can just hear and then presses himself against the door.... If you don't tell him okay he will then woof a tad louder so the person outside can hear...

Black Dog has more frequent travel miles than many people I know.. Each time I move he goes with me... When I got married I told DH this dog comes with me or I'm sorry... Good thing he likes dogs...

There are so many wonderful moments of my life that include this dog... He turns eight today... I tear up when I think that I won't have him with me forever.... However, I hope it will be many more years together... In fact, yesterday he had a physical, EKG, etc... No one could believe that he was eight years old and healthier than some four year old dogs... That's my boy....

(for those that think it was a bit extreme to do the EKG just remember that I worked with several types of animals before becoming a SAHM and thus my DH is a vet and they just had to test the new equipment out on Black Dog to make sure it works..)

So, here's to my best buddy in the world.... I can only hope to find another dog like him one day even though I know I won't...

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing what some people will do to animals, and I'm so happy to know that a good dog got a second chance to have love and a real family.

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