She’s a 7-year old yellow, make that white, lab. The joy this dog, or “hog” as we also like to call her, has given us is immeasurable. Of course I know all dog lovers feel that way, but truly our lives are enriched by her presence.
The great thing about labs is that they just want to be around people all the time. She has been great company to my three daughters and to my husband, she really is his little buddy.
In the evenings, while I’m at work, Savannah and Mark have their routine. In the winter when Mark goes out for wood for the fireplace, Savannah has to follow with a stuffed-animal in her mouth. Her “babies” by the way are all over the house and we could care less. At 75 pounds plus, she also enjoys sitting on Mark’s lap. Do you have this visual in your mind?
If there is outdoor grilling going on, each time there is a “check” on how things are coming along out there, Savannah has to accompany Mark. It’s a riot.
We have a pond in our back yard that Savannah uses as her pool When she is in it treading water, she becomes Esther Williams Hog (of course a reference to the Hollywood actress who dove and swam her way into stardom). Family and friends get such a kick out of this scene. The rocks around the “pool” are designed to allow easy in-out access for the hog. We would not want her to be stressed in any way.
At any rate, life with a dog is so much better and much richer than life without one.
Savannah, you are one lucky gal!
P.S. This post is also on my friend Helen’s blog called Tesla Love. If you love animals you’ll want to bookmark this for a lot of really sweet stories.
P.S.S. And if you have time you can watch this Pooch Parade in Santa Barbara, California.